From outside, Beverino looks classier than you might expect on the drab stretch of Meiji-dori between Ebisu and Shibuya. But the wine list immediately reassures, offering a score of bottles at ¥2,800, a dozen at ¥600 per glass, and plenty more in higher price and quality brackets. But it’s the food menu that will make you want to stay. Italian in inspiration, the starters range from smoked swordfish carpaccio to tasty fritters of cod and shrimp, to excellent homemade salsiccia sausage.
In line with the nationwide state of emergency declared on April 16, the government is strongly requesting that residents stay at home whenever possible and refrain from visiting bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.