A good pizzaiolo is still a rare commodity in Tokyo, and when one of them leaves a popular restaurant, it's practically a cause for mourning amongst the regular clientele. That was certainly the case when Keisuke Ikegami parted company with Shibuya's Pizzeria Al Forno in 2011, but he's since resurfaced with a new place of his own, on the southern edge of Shimokitazawa. There's space for just a few tables at Da Oggi, with counter seating overlooking the open kitchen, where Ikegami cooks his pizzas one at a time, fussing over each to ensure that it comes out just right. You can't fault his attention to detail, but the results are surprisingly inconsistent: while the quattro formaggi we ordered was masterfully executed, our quattro funghi was a sloppy mess in comparison. The affordably priced drinks helped sweeten the deal, but while Da Oggi is definitely a welcome addition to the Shimokita dining scene, it doesn't quite merit a special trip.
|Venue name:||Da Oggi||Contact:|
2-29-2 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku
|Opening hours:||Mon, Wed-Fri 5pm-12midnight (last orders 11pm); Sat, Sun & hols 3pm-12midnight (11pm) / closed Tue|
|Transport:||Shimokitazawa Station (Odakyu, Keio Inokashira lines)|