About Stars'n Cacio
There’s a new star of the Kyoto dining scene. Launched in September 2020, Stars’n Cacio has quickly become a part of modern Kyoto life by setting itself apart from the others. Nestled in the heart of Kyoto’s Teramachi shopping district, Stars’n Cacio is a meeting place; a secret escape; and a favourite place to unwind that serves Italian and American comfort food with a luxurious touch.
Conceptualised by Andrea Ferrero, who has previously worked as executive chef in some of the world's finest hotels like the Bvlgari Hotel in Milan, Italy and Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo, Stars’n Cacio is a unique project encapsulating incredible Italian food and wines, American bites and innovative cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. Reflecting the new buzzing energy of downtown Kyoto, Stars’n Cacio is open from breakfast until late.
Taking the stars of the American flag, and cacio from the Italian for cheese, the menu is a merging of flavours, whether it be eggs benedict for breakfast, a smoked BBQ for lunch, or the famed cacio e pepe that has fans coming back for more.
What is most unique about Stars’n Cacio is its link between traditional culture and the street. Under the large vine-lined streetside loggia take time out to have lunch, aperitivo and unwind. Or head inside, with hand-painted walls by street artist Usugrow, giving the soul of Stars’n Cacio an underground element not usually associated with this tradition-focussed city.
According to Ferrero, it’s about changing the notions of how we see fine dining. “My aim is to go against what people expect of luxury. Our produce is of the highest quality, but I want an experience that appeals to all of the emotions, and have filled the space with art and life. It’s very personal. In the world of luxury, in the end it’s about the entire experience that you remember.”
With this in mind, Ferrero has set out to make Stars’n Cacio into a conceptual lifestyle band, superimposing creative free living with traditional Kyoto values, creating a new multifunction lifestyle space. This is characterised by the brand’s first collaboration with Kyoto kimono-maker Hinomaru, a brand that evolves the traditional Hapi coat style into a contemporary unisex garment.
Combining quilted cotton and Japanese denim, the Stars’n Cacio Hapi is a limited edition personification of the Stars’n Cacio ideals of street luxe. “I chose the colours of the coat based on the space of Stars’n Cacio, and to represent the environment. That’s why we used denim with the pops of quilted orange”. The coat is unisex and limited edition, and is available in-store or online.
What Stars’n Cacio does best is make a statement that goes against the grain of what we expect of an Italian restaurant experience. With ambitions to create a Tokyo space and further fashion and art collaborations, Stars n Cacio is bringing a new perspective to Japanese food, art and fashion.
Meet The Chef
Andrea is the creative mind behind 'Stars'n Cacio'. He has been a chef since his youth and worked as executive chef in some of the world's best hotels like the Bulgari Hotel in Milan, Italy and Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo. Andrea is obsessed with quality and creating delicious food with only natural ingredients. Apart from running Stars'n Cacio he is a concept creator and F&B consultant to hotels and restaurants.
Our Commitment To You
No artificial additives are added to any of our food products. None!
All our recipes are developed, tried and tested by a world-class chef
We act with responsibility in everything we do, from our packaging to how we treat our team and our supply chains
We follow international food safety guidelines and we protect our customers and employees from any potential hazard in food preparation as well as food service & delivery
We know the source of all our key ingredients and maintain close relationships with farmers & producers all over Japan
Our aim is to provide 100% customer satisfaction. We take customer feedback seriously and take action to constantly improve our products & services