4-6-16 Ginza Chuo-ku Tokyo 104-8212 Japan
Ginza Mitsukoshi 11th Floor
price: lunch 1500 yen ～ dinner 5000yen～
A famous Italian restaurant owned by Juliani Gargani in Firenze, Italy finally opened its branch in Ginza, Tokyo. The restaurant is located inside the renewed Ginza Mitsukoshi Department store on the 11th floor. The interior of the restaurant is compact and small with many artistic painting produced by Gargani himself.
The start of this restaurant dates back in 1979 where Juliani Gargani and his wife opens a small restaurant on Via del Moro. The name of the restaurant "Gargas" comes from his nick name. In 1984, now the chef of Tokyo; Elio Cotza joined this restaurant who served as Gargani's right hand. Working over 25 years in Firenze, he now is the main chef of Tokyo Branch.
|finally the entrance after an hour wait in the line!!|
|Paintings along the walls and ceilings|
|oops...a little blurry there.|
Pasta- Handmade Tagliorini with Veal Ragot sauce (+300 yen)
|service bread...not very fascinating. very small and cold...|
|Tagliorini with Veal Ragot sauce|
|Prosciutto, Porchini, and Eggplant Pasta in Parmesan|
I will have to go try dinner. The one thing that ruins the whole place is that I saw no windows in the restaurant. How I thought it would be nice to glance out of the 11th floor and enjoy a nice Tokyo night scenery. Oh well, I will just have to go with the interior of the restaurant and some wine will do good:)