Aroma di Kyoto
Aroma di Kyoto is a five-minute walk from Higashiyama Station in the Okazaki area of Northern Higashiyama, which is home to two of Kyoto’s best art museums, lovely parks, and Heian-jingu, a major shrine. Ernesto is a warm and welcoming host, and chats with his customers while overseeing the kitchen. He says of his restaurant, “When you’re here, you’re home, there’s no difference”. The restaurant’s specialty is pinsa (a flatbread-like pizza from Rome). Lighter than standard Neapolitan pizza, the dough is comprised of 70 percent water and must rise for three days. The comfortable yet classy interior features a grand piano; throughout the year, special performances featuring Italian-style music are held here.