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Ma chi parla italiano!? - Kyoto
Ma chi parla italiano!?

Old Cliffie once heard a plaintive voice call across a crowded bar: Ma non c'รจ nessuno che sa parlare italiano? It was a sad Neapolitan pizza cook who had been in Japan for ten days and who couldn't speak English, let alone Japanese. On a night off from cooking pizzas for trendy young Japanese, he'd found his way to the Pig and Whistle, a British bar that provides an expatriate haven for middle-aged English teachers, thrusting young insurance brokers already dreaming of Singapore and promotion, and the occasional bewildered tourist. Good pub grub, especially when you are in time for their happy-hour special of a pint and a plate of food for 1100 yen - something of a bargain in Japan. The Pig - as it is affectionately called - is handily located opposite Sanjo-Keihan station. Time your visit right and you'll find old Cliffie sitting in the corner.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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