Misaki spent a total of seven years honing his skills in Italy, predominantly in Rome, but also traveling from the foothills of the Alps down to the furthest tip of Sicily. During that time, he developed a brilliant repertoire of variations on the theme of gnocchi, ravioli and the entire gamut of pasta.
Casa Vecchia: Good local fare with uncommon flair
Name (J) カーサ ヴェッキア
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥5,000 or more
Casual, friendly, affordable and cucina that's far better than you'd expect from a local trattoria.
In the evening, the lights are so low you can hardly read the menu.
Drinks Beer (Moretti) ¥630; sangria ¥620; wine from ¥750/glass, from ¥4,000/bottle; digestivi from ¥1,050
Number of seats 12 currently, but expanding to 20 next month
BGM Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club de Paris
Smoking No smoking
1-34-10 Uehara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
12-2 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. (last order)
Cash, Credit Card
Transport Leave the station by South Exit 1, turn left and walk to the end (near Exit 2). Turn right, walk up the hill, then take the first side street to the left (by a hair salon). Casa Vecchia is on the right after about 80 meters.