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Taste Neapolitan Traditional Pizza in the Foreign Settlement Area

post : 2013.10.05 16:00

Pizzeria Onda is a restaurant opened last November in Minatogawa, Urasoe city, where you can enjoy traditional Italian Neapolitan pizza.
It is situated in a corner of the Foreign Settlement Area, a popular place among young people.

The ingredients of the dough are only flour from Naples, salt from Sicily, water and yeast. Mozzarella cheese arrives from Italy by air three times a week. The ingredients are simple, but because they are well chosen, the flavor of the ingredients is conveyed directly.
Moreover, the oven for baking the pizzas is a wood-fired brick oven made in and transported from Italy. With a temperature of 450 degrees, they are baked instantly in one to one and a half minutes.

That day we ate a simple margherita with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil. Precisely because it is simple, the deliciousness of the ingredients is so well conveyed that you want to taste every single bite with your eyes closed.

The owner Manabu Suzuki moved to Okinawa with his family last year. After having trained at Italian restaurants in Tokyo for about 12 years, he set up his own first shop. He experienced several dishes among Italian cuisine, but when it came to open his own restaurant, he chose Neapolitan pizza because “it was the most difficult and interesting."

Suzuki carefully selects and uses ingredients produced in and around Naples, hand stretches every single pizza and bakes them himself. While feeling through his skin the conditions, changing depending on the humidity, temperature and climate, he does not miss the timing of perfectly baking that changes slightly everyday.

His particularity has been recognized and he became the first member in Okinawa of the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani in Japan. Suzuki says he wants to continue spreading this deliciousness throughout Okinawa. "Maybe someday, someone will say that in Okinawa there are many delicious pizza restaurants." We had that impression after having eaten the pizza from Pizzeria Onda.

Kansas Street NO. 41, 2-13-7 Minatogawa, Urasoe city
Tel. 098-943-2960
Operating Hours
Lunch: 11:30am-2:00pm (Close 2:30pm)
Dinner: 6:00pm-10:00pm (Close 11:00pm)
Closed: Wednesday


Okinawa CLIP Photo Writer Masayuki Sesoko


2-13-7 Minatogawa, Urasoe city