Italian Deliciousness in Delightful Izu
Trattoria Vento di Napoli (Napoli no Kaze)
Izu is a favourite go-to locale for Japanese and tourists alike; its seaside hotels, hot springs, and some of the freshest seafood in the country are only a few of the reasons why. I recently spent a few nights there (in the Ito region) partaking in so much that the peninsula has to offer.
So imagine my pleasant surprise when a local turned me on to a quaint, Italian roadside trattoria not to far away from my hotel. "There's nothing out here but fish," he said. "So it's nice to have something a little different sometimes."
Vento di Napoli is opened for lunch and dinner, and it serves good-tasting dishes with generous portions at a considerate price. Appetizers such as tomato and mozzarella caprese range from 600-800 yen, salads for about the same. Pastas and risottos are priced from 800-1200 yen, and pizzas from 1000-1200. Meat and fish dishes are also available. And beer, wine, and cocktails are only 450 yen a glass!
It's a no-frills kind of place, but you get more than you pay for and get treated kindly by a very gracious staff. If you're ever in the area, I definitely recommend you stop by for a visit.
Trattoria Vento di Napoli
Shizuoka-ken, Ito-shi, Higashimatsubara-chō 1-16
Car parking available
Official Website (Japanese only):
Former Deep Japan Writer