A healthier alternative to pizza, the pinsa makes its debut in Tokyo with this restaurant. Dating back to ancient Rome, the pinsa is similar to a normal pizza but is lighter, crunchier and made with carefully selected natural wheat flour, rice flour, soy flour and natural yeast. To make them even more authentic, the restaurant imports special ham and cheese direct from Italy. We stopped by for a taste test and fell for the ‘Carbonara’ (¥1,200) and ‘Italian mortadella and pistachio’ (¥1,400). For those with a sweet tooth, they also serve dessert pinsas including 'Apple, honey and cinnamon' and 'Strawberry and lemon yoghurt cream' (¥1,000 each).
|Venue name:||Pinsa de Roma|
1-9-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-10pm daily|
|Transport:||Meiji-Jingumae Station (Chiyoda line), Omotesando Station (Ginza, Hanzomon, Chiyoda lines), Harajuku Station (Yamanote line)|