I'd like to introduce a restaurant in Fukui City, "Italia". It is located in the basement of
Yours Hotel Fukui near Fukui Station (2 minutes walk from the west gate of the station).
The restaurant was opened in 1971, and it was the first restaurant in Fukui City specialized
in serving spaghetti and pilaf. The spaghetti sauce that the chef makes is amazing and
it's purchasable at the restaurant.
The kitchen, tables and the chef, everything about this restaurant made me feel nostalgic.
I ordered a lunch set that comes with hot creamy soup, salad, spaghetti or pilaf
(you can choose either one) with meat sauce, a fried shrimp, sausages and
a cup of espresso. It was a big lunch and very satisfying.
I can say for sure that it was definitely worth more than 1,140 yen.
As I finished eating, the espresso was served, and I enjoyed talking with the chef.
He showed me a beautiful harp and played it for me. I'd never seen a chef playing
the harp before.
He was saying that he might be the only one who cooks and plays the harp in Japan.
If you have a chance to visit Fukui, I'd suggest you go to the restaurant.
I'm sure you have a great time there.
*He doesn't play the harp regularly.
In addition, the chef told me that his son is also a chef. He cooks French food
at his own restaurant called " Le DiamantRose" in Fukui City.
When I have a chance, I would like to eat at his son's restaurant as well.
Location: The basement of Yours Hotel Fukui
1-4-8 Chuo, Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture
Open hours: 11:00-21:00
Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture