True Japanese hospitality in the center of Florence

True Japanese hospitality in the center of Florence

“Omotenashi” is a substantive that means “entertaining guests with full heart”. In the Japanese culture, is an disinterested attitude of natural kindness that is expressed towards a guest and belongs to the most deep part of our human consciousness, more than to our social duties.”

The tradition of hospitality – The “Omotenashi” concept

Japanese hospitality (“Omotenashi”) gets it’s belief from the Zen philosophy and from the Tea Ceremony. This concept puts in first place the spiritual aspects of caring, the absence of intrusion and the intuition towards the needs and the feeling of the guest. The idea of  hospitality in Japan is extremely important. “Omotenashi” is very far away from the meaning of “duty”, and much more deep than the simple act of welcoming and hosting a person. Japanese hospitality is culturally and historically very well-rooted in the soul of the country and as so, impossible to emulate. With absolutely no expectancy in return, it belongs to the most deep part of our human consciusness, more than to our social duties. In very few words it’s the disinterested attitude of natural kindness that is expressed towards a guest. In our Izakaya Il Cuore, hospitality is exactly the keyword. 

Il Cuore - Via Romana 123r - 50125 Firenze

Authentic Japanese Hospitality at Il Cuore

We want to bring to the city of Florence a small and true part of Japan. We wish beauty and kindness to be part of your everyday experience. As for this we offer a japanese traditional menu; together with the inevitable prensence of the sashimi, we include a huge choice of traditional japanese home-made dishes, simple but elaborate, with seasonal products of very high quality. This is the pursuit of the perfect balance in between colors and flavours, atmosphere and gestures. At the Izakaya Il Cuore, every single dish is prepared with deep devotion and thinking at the happiness of the person that is going to eat it. You will be able to enjoy the most authentic cuisine of Japan, and to live an experience that for sure only a real japanese restaurant can offer you. Our attention for the details, and our elaborate simplicity will take you to Japan, with your senses but most of all… with your heart.