KING OF PASTARepeat winner
of the King of Pasta award!

Located in Takasaki, Gunma prefecture, Restaurant Cafe CARO serves fine Italian cuisine in a relaxed and casual setting. Our signature pasta dishes have been recognized with the coveted King of Pasta award multiple times. We also offer a range of delicious and beautifully presented a la carte dishes, together with an extensive list of selected wines and beverages to complement the cuisine.
Pasta is a feature of our most popular course options, which are perfect for parties, wedding celebrations and gatherings of all kinds. Restaurant Cafe CARO is the perfect destination for your next lunch or dinner engagement, or perhaps a quiet drink at the bar. We’re open from lunchtime until late, so you can drop in any time.


King of Pasta is a competition
open to restaurants in the
Takasaki area that are
dedicated to making pasta from ingredients sourced locally from Gunma prefecture.
Voting is by the restaurant patrons.
The aim is to celebrate and
energize the unique food industry
in Gunma—particularly the prefecture’s longstanding
connection with wheat production—through the medium of pasta.

  • 2014 Champion
  • 2012 No.2
  • 2018 No.3


At Restaurant Cafe CARO, we are committed to using locally sourced ingredients where possible. We are proud to make use of produce from beautiful Gunma prefecture, including Joshu Wagyu beef and Joshu grain-fed pork as well as vegetables grown right here in Takasaki. We believe that this is an important aspect of taste, presentation and nutritional value.


CARO What we offer


At lunchtime you will find a tempting selection of pasta dishes that have been recognized with the prestigious King of Pasta award.
With a stylish interior finished in the style of a chic European apartment, the refined ambience of Restaurant Cafe CARO provides the perfect backdrop for your next dinner party or social event.


In the evening, drop into Restaurant Cafe CARO for a drink and perhaps a plate of pasta.
Ideally located close to the station, it’s the perfect spot for a meal on the way home from work, or for social events and gatherings, with a range of popular course options to suit every occasion.
Restaurant Cafe CARO is also available for private functions, and is a popular choice for wedding celebrations with drinks.


We are open until 3:00 am, ideal for after-parties and late-night drinks.
We have an extensive wine list as well as whiskeys and other beverages to choose from.
The stylish counter is the perfect spot for a quiet drink with a friend.