On Saturday, 6/28/08, I went to Il Chianti Italian Restaurant in South Torrance with my friend. It opened in Torrance, California in 2004. It's main branch is located in Kichijoji, Tokyo, Japan. It has other locations, such as Tokorozawa, Kawagoe,Tachikawa, Irima, and Shinsaibashi, Japan.
About a year ago I had a dinner at this restaurant, and it was around $85 for two of us with a bottle of wine.
On weekends and holidays, they have branch course menus. It seemed to be reasonable.
Pasta branch course is $13. It comes with soup, salad, assorted appetizer plate, bread or steamed rice, one drink (wine and beer included in the selection), and dessert.
Main Dish branch course is $16. It comes with all those extras as mentioned above.
Half Pasta and Half Main Dish branch course is $18. It comes with all those extras as above.
We chose Half Pasta and Half Main Dish course. The pasta for the day was Pasta with white fish in tomato sauce. The main dish for the day was Herb Grilled Chicken or Butter Grilled Salmon. The dessert for the day was Tiramisu, Strawberry mouse, or lemon mouse.
I had a white Italian wine for drink, Herb Grilled Chicken for the main dish, and Strawberry mouse for the dessert.
I will upload photos below. When we went there, we saw Asian people mostly in the restaurant. Three Korean ladies were enjoying branch courses across our table.
Our review is something was not quite right. We thought their seasoning of salad dressing, pasta sauce, and etc. was too salty. We like mild tasting. They use lots of salt and pepper to prepare their dishes. Those who like salty seasoning, they love this restaurant. We liked the dessert the best among the branch course. This restaurant received 4 out of 5 stars at a local restaurant review site, Yelp.
The branch menu ブランチ・メニュー
Salad with shrip and ham えびとハムのサラダ
Clam juice soup with assorted appetizer あさりのスープと前菜の盛り合わせ
Pasta and Main Dish (Herb Grilled Chicken) パスタとメインディシュ（チキンの香草焼き）
Strawberry mouse ストロベリー・ムース
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