Il Cuore - Ristorante Giapponese

Via Romana, 123/R 50125 Florence Italy Map
Average price €45.00
9,2 /10
707 reviews
174 reviews
La vera cucina giapponese da qualche anno ha trovato casa in Oltrarno. Il Cuore, ristorante giapponese in via Romana, è l'antitesi dei locali all you can eat a cui ormai siamo abituati in Europa e in Italia. Qui, a pochi minuti a piedi da Palazzo Pitti, c'è la cucina autentica del Sol Levante, fatta di pochi piatti ma tutti curati in maniera maniacale. Ci sono le zuppe, classica quella di miso o l'alternativa con le polpette di pesce, le ciotole di riso in diverse versioni (accompagnate da pollo spalmato di salsa e cotto alla griglia, dalla cotoletta di maiale o dalla tempura), il maiale cotto in agrodolce o il misto di tempura. Familiari poi il misto di sashimi e una mini porzione di sushi, consigliata al temine del pasto. La carta dei dolci cerca di stupire con proposte inedite: oltre al gelato di tè verde matcha, il Kurumi Yubeshi una tortina a base farina di riso con le noci e il Kuzumochi, rettangoli di Kuzu, un vegetale usato come addensante nella cucina orientale, servito con sciroppo di zucchero di canna e soia.

Lo staff, gentile e attento a qualsiasi tipo di esigenza, accoglie i clienti in kimono. E sempre in abiti tradizionali accompagna i commensali durante tutto il pasto. La location, intima e piccola, è tipicamente fiorentina: il soffitto a volte fatto con piccoli mattoncini e un vecchio pavimento in cotto. Ma sono gli unici elementi fuori tema perché tutto il resto, dall'atmosfera ai dettagli, dai quadri all'apparecchiatura conduce e rimanda al Giappone. Il candore del bianco delle pareti contrasta con i colori scuri degli arredamenti, di tavoli e siede. Il locale è semplice, lineare, ideale per concedersi una serata alla scoperta di una cultura di cui pensiamo di sapere tutto ma che ha tanto ancora da raccontare. E quale modo migliore per approfondire la conoscenza del Giappone se non attraverso i piatti della sua cucina tradizionale?

Scritto da Carmela Adinolfi
Classe 1989. Giornalista professionista dal 2017, collabora con La Repubblica dalla redazione di Firenze. Lavora come freelance occupandosi di food, attualità e società.

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Il Cuore, ristorante giapponese in via Romana, è l'antitesi dei locali all you can eat a cui ormai siamo abituati in Europa e in Italia. Qui, a pochi minuti a piedi da Palazzo Pitti, c'è la cucina autentica del Sol Levante, fatta di pochi piatti ma tutti curati in maniera maniacale.

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Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€45.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €2.50
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €4.50
    Glass of wine
  • €17.00
    Bottle of wine
  • €2.00
    Coffee
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Il Cuore - Ristorante Giapponese

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Autobus 11

Opening time

Cena: dal martedi alla domenica dalle 19:30 alle 22:30

Services

  • Credit Card , Mastercard , Visa
  • Air-conditioning , English spoken , Open sunday , Pets allowed , Wifi
Excellent
9,2 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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Food
9,3
Service
9,5
Setting
8,8
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Quiet
Waiting time
Correct
31/707 reviews
Filippo C.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 Dec 2019
Very sweet attendance and delicious food
Alexander P.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 29 Nov 2019
Best Japanese Restaurant in town. Just like being in Tokyo. Top notch food. No gimmicks, just great food and outstanding service. Thank you.
Riley K.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Sep 2019
Some of the best sushi I have had anywhere in the world. Unique, innovative dishes that make use of the rich agriculture in the region and truly hit your palette with a sensational effect. A real treat to eat at this restaurant.
Isak L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 6 Sep 2019
We dined as a couple and had the €39 a person tasting menu with the pairing of 3 glasses of sake (60ml each) (additional 18€ Each). The food was good and I cannot complain about it, I would say the fish on the sashimi course and the fish on the sushi course were the same types. The sake was good. The ambiance was a bit lacking, I didn’t feel like I was walking into an authentic Japanese restaurant, for the the price of €120 for the meal I admit, I expected a little more. It was quaint, but we definitely noticed it needed a couple more touches to make it look the part. The waitstaff was very nice very courteous. The head waiter was sometimes difficult to understand when he was speaking Italian. We both speak fluent Italian and sometimes his pronunciation left us wondering what he had said. Honestly I don’t think I will return I think I can get better value at other restaurants in town.
Makiko I.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 17 Jul 2019
super nice and beautiful food & service! i want to say… thanks for wonderful time!!!
Rita C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 14 Jun 2019
Real japan in Florence
Remy Z.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 23 May 2019
Authentic Japanese cuisine, great sushi, outstanding Japanese salad, ...in authentic, Japanese-owned tranquil setting...our server was a sweet, Japanese young lady..pleasant, efficient, and able to converse in English...their is a meat item on the menu for non- fish eating members of your party. The warm saki was delicious as well.
J L.
(1 review)
Average Rating
6 /10
Food
4
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 19 May 2019
Visited there for Donuri but this menu disappeared. Other menu are all soso.
Dalia G.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 10 Mar 2019
ristorante favoloso e la proprietaria fantastica che ti accoglie in maniera calorosa e sorridente
Kelly J.
Foodie
(35 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
10
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 8 Mar 2019
is a bit slow.
Fujiio F.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Feb 2019
The only real Japanese restaurant in Florence!
DAVID S.
Adventurer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 19 Dec 2018
semplicemente fantastico!
Ying H.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 21 Oct 2018
good service,good food!
Tomo K.
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 9 Oct 2018
Very welcoming, comfort, very good ambiance. Staff were very friendly and professional.
Food was good as eating in Japan.
I love kuzumochi. Never had outside of Japan yet and was good. Kurogoma pudding was good too.
I will rerun for sure.
You must try if you like real Japanese food and got tired of Italian food for a day. ????
Diego L.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 29 Sep 2018
Very nice true Japanease place in Florence... worth a stop
Isadora B.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 12 Sep 2018
The service took a little bit too long, portions are really small for the price but the food is excellent! I loved it overall!
Tiantian Y.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 9 Sep 2018
The best Japanese restaurant in Florence.
Lawrence R.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 23 Jun 2018
Food was good.
MENGDI Z.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 May 2018
Il cuore is my true love traditional Japanese restaurant in Florence. Already come here many times. The quality of food, the service of the restaurant, the mood inside, all about cuore never let you down after stepping inside, if you like the real Japanese cuisine, here is a place must to go. And surly you will come back again.
Vladimir T.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 17 Apr 2018
Best japanese restaurant in Firenze !
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