Italian Restaurant Galileo at the La Cittadella near Kawasaki Station
My College Room Mate and fellow Football Team Mate Brian Konar visited Japan on business last week. He’s in the food business and agrees that opportunities for great dining experiences are endless in Tokyo.
Another interesting dining option at the La Cittadella District near Kawasaki Station is the Italian Restaurant Osteria Galileo. Visit Galileo on the “right night” (we did) and you’ll enjoy the service and attention of Maestro Galileo Savastano. He’s a Native of Napoli and has worked and lived in Japan for over a decade as an Italian Food Importer and Restaurateur. The Restaurant Galileo is his Passion if not a show room for the various wines, Limoncello Liquor, foods and spices imported from Italy. Italian and Japanese Wait Staff are employed at the Galileo and lovely young lady from Rome greeted us and took our first beverage order.
We followed Chef Savastano’s kind direction and enjoyed a nice mixed Antipasto Plate that included cheese, nuts, Prosciutto & fresh Seafood. The Maestro followed with a Seafood Pesto Linguini served Al Dente. Our Main Course of the Evening was a mixed Grill of Lamb Chicken and Pork prepared with Herbs and Olive Oil. (It will bring us back to the Restaurant Galileo.)
The Galileo is well represented by their wine list. We tried the Zaccora Capvto and found the Ruby Red Product of the Aglianco Grape (pronounced "ah-LYAH-nee-koe") balanced, medium bodied with tastes of Cherry and traces of Chocolate.
We finished the Evening with Limoncello di Capri Liquor and Espresso Coffee. (Here's Maestro with the liquor.)
Caveat: Our research thru the Japanese Restaurant Critique Tabelog warns of slow service and inconsistent product. This wasn’t our experience but Maestro Galileo’s Restaurant might be better when he’s at the Helm of the Ship. We’ll call ahead and visit the Restaurant Galileo another night when Galileo Savastano is passionately at work in his kitchen.
Osteria Galileo www.restaurantgalileo.com/about.html