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Forni Description

Located in Kyoto, FORNI is a unique Italian restaurant that offers authentic Roman-style pizzas and grilled dishes. What sets FORNI apart is their commitment to using traditional Japanese techniques and ingredients to create their dishes. The restaurant has enlisted the expertise of Chef Fumio Yonezawa, renowned for his sustainable grill cuisine, to elevate their menu.

At FORNI, you can indulge in freshly baked Roman-style pizzas with a crispy crust and a variety of toppings. The pizzas are cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven, giving them a unique smoky flavor. Additionally, FORNI prides itself on using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients from Kyoto and its surrounding areas. This ensures that every dish is made with the freshest and highest quality produce.

The restaurant's interior is a blend of modern and traditional Japanese design, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The attention to detail in the decor reflects the meticulousness that goes into each dish. Whether you're looking for a casual lunch or a special dinner, FORNI offers a range of prix fixe menus to suit your preferences. From the 'Moderare' course featuring pasta and wood-fired mains, to the 'Divertito' course with Chef's recommended dishes, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

FORNI is not just a place to satisfy your cravings for Italian cuisine, but also a destination where Japanese and Italian culinary traditions come together. Experience the harmonious blend of flavors and the artistry of Japanese cooking techniques at FORNI.

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Forni Overview


284 Nijōaburanokōjichō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto 604-0051


+81 (0) 75-468-3166


3 minute walk from Nijojo-mae Station on the Tozai Line, Exit 2
10 minute walk from Karasuma Oike Station on the Karasuma Line, Exit 2

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Mon: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Tue: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Wed: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:30PM, 5:30PM-9:30PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Reservations Accepted

Wine List

Outdoor seating

Craft cocktails

Wheelchair Accessible


Private Dining Room


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Forni Reviews

Forni Google Average Rating



Great restaurant. If you are staying at the hotel breakfast can be had here as well. Atmosphere is very good. Especially with such a breathtaking garden so close by. The food is very good as well. Staff is very forthcoming and friendly as well. I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu from Forni. 👌


Fantastic service….

Situated in The Hotel Mitsui Kyoto ‘Forni’ is the Italian restaurant.

I went for a green salad, vegan pasta, four cheese pizza with truffles & finishing up with Basque Cheese Cake.

Definitely need to visit the gym ! The pizza was on crispy thin bread so much lighter to digest than heavy dough.

Tomoka the staff who served had an excellent blend of service and friendliness - quite a rare skill in Japan

Highly recommended and did not break the bank at all!


Outstanding Italian food with impeccable and attentive service. All the items we ordered were delicious.

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