Ristorante Terauchi (リストランテ寺内)

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Went with a friend and ordered 2 appetizers, 2 pasta and 2 meat dishes to share. The waitor was kind enough to divide everything into half for us, so the pictures are all half portion.
Appetizers are foie gras pate, and roasted quail stuffed with multi-grain risotto and cheese. Both are very good, especially the quail.
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Fusilli in seafood ragu sauce with anchovy and pine nuts and seaweed. Pappardelle in meat ragu sauce. The pasta is kinda normal.
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Charcoal grilled pork. Roasted lamb in onion, anchovy and vinegar sauce. Wow the meat dishes are amazing!! Simply good quality meat grilled to perfection and I don’t need anything else! The charcoal grilled pork smells and tastes heaven with only salt. The lamb is tender and the sauce nicely savoury. The potatoes and onions on the side are lovely too.

The interior of the restaurant was not exactly that pretty and the lighting was just gloomy but not atmospheric. When we went, it was very empty, no music was playing, the many waitors with kinda stiff posture were standing nearby, dead quiet, the kitchen was just right next to us, also produced very little sound….frankly the atmosphere was terrible…^^;; At first when I took out the camera, the waitor told me not to use flash, I was not going to use anyway….But after I took pictures of each dish, he brought the lamb to me before cutting it into half so that I could take pictures first, probably because he thought it would look better as a whole, so maybe they didn’t mind the pictures but were afraid that the flashlight might bother other customers. My friend who doesn’t understand Japanese took a picture of me sucking the bones with the flash though…^^;; The portion was so huge that my friend couldn’t finish the lamb, I was quite full but was going to eat it for her, but the waitor came up and said he would wrap it up for us to take-away. I have never been to an upscale restaurant that does that…I think if there were more customers, the atmosphere would have been more lively and the experience more enjoyable. And just order the appetizers and the meat dishes would be satisfying enough, the pasta can be skipped. ^^;;

5 thoughts on “Ristorante Terauchi (リストランテ寺内)

  1. How considerate! 😀 I wish waiters are more smart like that, especially in korean restaurant, when the dish is served it’s usualy neatly place but they would mixed hot sauce or rice or whatever in front of you, before I get to snap a photo. I understand the no-flash thing as it is bothersome, especially if it’s not just a one time doing.

    If you knew there’re so many meat already, u can always skip the carb ^^;; You have lamb twice in a week~~ (look soooooo good!) *q*

  2. またまたの、長文!!

  3. やっこさん>

    You should tell the waitresses not to mix the thing when you place the order, but then they probably forget…
    Oh yeah, I understand the flash thing too, but I wish the waitor would give the warning after someone actually uses the flash. ^^;;;
    I knew this place is good for its grilled meat, but then it is an Italian restaurant and I felt obliged to order pasta…well I was curious about its quality too.
    Yeah, I had lamb twice this week~~ but dining in this place was really a last minute decision…

  4. うーん、すごい長文。。

    これは夜? イタリアンはなかなか当たらないから、行ってみようかしら?? 幾らぐらいでした??


  5. しんぷさん>

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