One of Tokyo's more well-traveled pizzaioli, Hideyuki Maruyama did repeated stints in Italy and worked the ovens at local restaurants including Kagurazaka's Hide Margherita (they changed the name after he left, natch) on his way to opening Pizzeria La Rossa. An old-school shopping street in Musashi-Koyama offers a low-key setting for this agreeable eatery, where the walls are decorated with photos from the owner's travels. The pizzas are reasonable priced, starting at ¥1,080 for a marinara, and you're getting a lot for your money: Maruyama uses top-notch San Felice flour for his dough. He's particularly adept at incorporating fresh herbs into his creations; while the margherita isn't the best we've tried (a little too soft and doughy, really), we're absolutely smitten by the other pizza we order. The Aroma – a mozzarella base, lightly dusted with parmesan and topped with generous piles of fresh basil, coriander, rosemary, cilantro and thyme – is definitely the one to start with here.
|Venue name:||Pizzeria La Rossa|
5-33-25 Meguro-Honcho, Meguro-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-3pm, 5pm-10.30pm (last orders 9.30pm) / closed Wed|
|Transport:||Musashi-Koyama Station (Meguro line), west exit|
Average User Rating
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My favorite local pizzeria. The biggest draw here are the fresh ingredients they use. My favorites are the Siciliana, which is nice and garlicky, and the Iapponesa, which has thinly sliced beef and negi. Some of the side dishes are pretty good too, I often get the french fries because they come in a nice, big portion for sharing. The regular Margherita is good too, but I prefer stronger flavors, so I usually order one of their spicier pizzas.