Top Pizza Places in Kyoto, Japan

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Lavanya Nair

Kyoto is renowned for its rich heritage and culture, as well as its culinary traditions. After relishing the classic foods that are typical of Japan, why not discover how Italian food is interpreted here. Here’s our list of the best pizza places in this buzzing city.

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1. Goichi Pizza

Restaurant, Pizzeria, French, Fast Food, Vegetarian

Spinach Eggplant
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An intriguing insight into the art of Italian cuisine. Goichi aims to offer a delectable menu dedicated to Italian cuisine. Try the beef and sausage topping on a fresh and textured dough base, or the homemade pasta laden with a luscious marinara sauce and garnished with sharp Parmiggiano. With its warm and rustic furniture, an old world charm pervades the restaurant and excels in making you feel right at home.

2. Pizzeria Napoletana da Yuki

Bar, Restaurant, Pizzeria, Japanese, Fast Food, Vegetarian

Gorgonzola Risotto
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What should you expect from a restaurant whose owner has spent a great deal of time in Naples, mastering vital culinary techniques, crucial to pizza making? Some good Italian home-cooking for sure. This petite establishment has a bar adjacent to the seating area, a more traditional style of decor in keeping with Japanese culture. This contrasts with the deliciously authentic pizzas, antipasti and desserts that chef Yuki serves; each dish contains a true taste of Naples.

3. Trattoria Sette

Restaurant, Pizzeria, Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian

Anchovy Pizza
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The epitome of opulence and luxury, the Trattoria Sette is nestled within the Hyatt Regency Hotel and prides itself on transporting you to Italy and treating you to their finest delicacy: authentic, stone-baked pizza. They also offer an enviable selection of breads and pastries on sale at the entrance of the restaurant, all of which are beautifully packaged and can be enjoyed either in the restaurant or taken away. Tantalize your taste buds with a pasta a la vongole or a creamy gorgonzola risotto over a crisp glass of wine or refreshing cup of green tea.

4. Il Pappalardo

Bar, Pizzeria, Restaurant, Japanese, Fast Food, Vegetarian

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Located near the Hyatt, Il Pappalardo specializes in Italian food with a fine-dining twist; tuck in to a succulent cut of prime steak, cooked to perfection or a seafood medley, showcasing fresh mussels. The small but sleek tables sit opposite the large bar, with a good cocktail selection.

5. Amici

Restaurant, Japanese, Italian, Fast Food

A highly reputed establishment, Amici has a sublime range of Italian courses that are a delight for the eyes and the taste buds. The restaurant uses its culinary prowess to form a union of both East and West, boasting an unrivaled selection of both Italian and Japanese recipes. Don’t miss the intricate 3D models of meals on the menu that grace the store windows.

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