Restaurants, Italian Shinsen

Time Out says

Head to Milan or any city in southern Italy and you'll probably spot locals sauntering down the street with a panzerotti in hand. This staple Italian snack – basically a small, deep-fried pizza – is given a slightly classier makeover at Panzerotteria, on the outskirts of Shibuya. The owner of this 20-seat restaurant, not far from the Shoto Museum of Art, spent 25 years living in Italy and brings a connoisseur's touch to the art of tarted-up street food. The panzerotti are served as sit-down food, properly presented with sauces and garnishes, rather than as a quick takeaway; try the margherita fresca, filled with juicy mozzarella and tomato, or opt for one filled with pork, vegetables and sweet fig sauce if you're looking for a more unusual flavour combination. The food menu also stretches to antipasti and a range of imported cheeses, while there are some good bargains to be found on the (erratically priced) wine list. Dogs allowed.



Address: 2-14-12 Shoto, Shibuya-ku

Transport: Shinsen Station (Keio Inokashira line)
Opening hours: Lunch Fri-Sun 12noon-3pm (last orders 2.30pm). Dinner Tue-Sun 6pm-1am (12midnight) / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)

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