Cinetwin and just a block off of the covered Hondori shopping street. Reasonably priced Italian foods, great selection of quality wines by the glass or bottle (from 500 yen a glass to 2,000 yen a bottle). A great place for a group get-together or a regular after-work haunt. An easy to navigate bilingual (English and Japanese) menu is available on the tables on a tablet.
Totide wine bar opened in July, 2011 and is listed on the facebook page as a Romanga wine bar, working in partnership with Japanese owners and one of the biggest Italian wine producers, Gruppo Cevico.
According to its website on ameblo.jp, Totide is often a host venue of wine seminars, tastings and other events to celebrate the great wines this group produces. Have a look at the totide-hiroshima facebook page for upcoming event information (mostly in Japanese).
It looks like they have had some fun and interesting food and wine seminars, it’s worth getting in touch to find out about future dates if you are interested.
We went as a group and drank a lot of great tasting glasses and bottles of wine as well as shared quite a few tasty dishes of pasta, pizza, salads and appetizers over a few hours and it was less than ¥4,000 per person at the end of the night.
For food, we had the 3 cheese pizza, margarita pizza, the anchovy rich bagna cauda dip and vegetable appetizer, the steamed platter with mussels, a cheese platter, a few plates of pasta and a few extra servings of bread to help finish off all the lovely sauces and dips.
The only downside of our dining experience was when they told us they had run out of bread, as we were therefore limited in which appetizers we could order as the most appealing ones were either made with bread or would be enhanced by being able to eat up the sauce or dip with bread. Hopefully an Italian restaurant like this, so close in proximity to great Hiroshima bakeries like Andersen might improve it’s bread supply chain.
To their credit the wait staff were very friendly, courteous and helpful and the food and drink was delivered very quickly. They were also able to adapt to order requests from vegetarian diners in our group. The wait staff seemed to speak a little English, but there was a wonderful bilingual menu on a tablet computer on the table for us to refer to as well.
- Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 16:00-24:30 (last order) / Sundays: 11:30-22:00 (LO) Closed: Mondays and the 2nd Sunday of the month
- Telephone: 082-541-1678
- Address: 1-22 Sato building 1F, Hondori, Naka-ku, Hiroshima city
- Facebook page: TotideHiroshima
- Google Map link
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