Instead of the usual Japanese greeting of irashaimase! when you walk into this restaurant for dinner, here you'll get a buonasera! And if it is indeed a fine evening and you're dying for pizza, there's no better place to be than here with its very cool setting alongside the Kiyamachi canal. Seating is either outdoors or indoors where a wall of glass faces the canal. In any case, the emphasis here is clearly on pizza, with more than a dozen varieties available in two different sizes (hearty appetites will find even the small one ample, but daintier diners might want to share). Salads, pasta, and a few meat entrees like grilled fish or spareribs are also available, along with the requisite Italian desserts and wines, but the real bargain is the lunch buffet with appetizers, salads, pizzas, pastas and desserts on offer.
Pizza Salvatore Cuomo & Grill
90 Nakajima-cho, Kawaramachi Sanjo-Higashiiru, Nakagyo-ku
Our Rating Neighborhood Nakagyo-ku, north of Sanjo Dori Hours Daily 11am–3pm and 5–11pm Transportation Subway: Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae (3 min.); Bus: 4, 5, 10, 11, 17, 32, 59, or 205 to Kawaramachi Sanjo (2 min.) Phone 075/212-4965 Prices Small pizzas ¥1,400–¥2,100; lunch buffet ¥1,000 Mon–Fri, ¥1,200 Sat–Sun Cuisine Type Italian Web site Pizza Salvatore Cuomo & Grill