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“Artisanal Pizza at its best. Period.”
Review of Pizza Riva

Pizza Riva
Ranked #32 of 6,163 Restaurants in Hiroshima
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Artisanal Pizza at its best. Period.”
Reviewed July 14, 2012

Pizza Riva opened in December 1997 and was one of the first traditional Napoli-style pizzerias in Japan. They use a wood-fire brick oven imported from Naples, and quality ingredients like buffalo mozzarella, artisan-cured salami, prosciutto, fresh basil and rucola. The pomodoro sauce is pure perfection - you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. They also have a nice selection of wines, indoor and al fresco dining. It's a family-run business - the atmosphere is warm, upscale-casual, and a long-time favourite among locals and ex-pats alike. There is an English menu and English-speaking staff on hand.

In a brilliant shining moment for Hiroshima, in July 2012 Pizza Riva's star chef Shuhei Ooka took the top prize at the first international “Pizza Napoletana Olympics” held by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (AVPN) in Naples.

They are open for lunch from 12-2pm and for dinner from 6-10pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Super-highly recommended!!!

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank emsakko
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“If it is Pizza you crave while in Hiroshima, look no further.....”
Reviewed November 26, 2011

Living in Japan we miss some of our North American food.
Pizza, thanks to Pizza Riva, is not one of them.

This local gem was a recommendation by our Sensei.
We have been there 4 times in the last few month and it has been a Western bright spot in our Asian diet.

The menu is without English, however, it has Italian, so it is fairly easy to understand.
They use Italian techniques and product to deliver a Pizza and Crust without compromise.

Small so arrive early.
Beer and Wine.
Friendly Staff.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Pattoe
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