Friday, April 6, 2007

40. Bar Review: Enotria Diana

Enotria Diana is one of my very favorite places to drink (and snack) in Shimokita. A typical Italian cafe and bar, this place does not disappoint.

The front of Enotria Diana completely opens up, making the front mostly 'open-air'. There are three oak barrel tables for 2 outside, an L-shaped bar counter that holds about 12, and a long bench seat against the wall lined with a number of tall round tables, with chairs opposite.
Italian posters, maps, strings of wine corks decorate the walls, and an Italian radio show plays in the background. There is even a large cured ham shank hanging over the front of the bar, we ate some of the shavings from this ham - delicious!
The menu has a wide selection of foods to snack on, but you'll need to be able to read a bit of Italian or Japanese. Recently we had:

Assorted cheese plate 1300 yen
Olives 390 yen
Prosciutto ham plate 1000 yen
Homemade sausages 430 yen

Although we have never eaten dinner here, the menu is extensive enough to do dinner. There are a number of grilled foods, salads, antipasta, croquettes, casseroles, and desserts.

There are also many drinks to choose from, and they are all reasonably priced.

House red wine 500 yen
Cocktails 650 yen
Pint of beer 820 yen

Address: Kitazawa 2-14-14. A five minute walk from the South exit of Shimokitazawa Station.
Phone: 03-5779-8733

Open from 11:30 - 23:30, 7 days a week