Pizzeria da ENZO combines piece of Italy with authentic Okinawa
Pizzeria da ENZO on a hill near Cape Maeda and the Blue Cave, a famous destination for divers on Okinawa, serves authentic Naples Pizza and Italian-style cuisine with matching wines. To compliment the food is the restaurant’s location that offers a view so awesome that very few places on Okinawa come even close.
The restaurant has a large outside terrace that offers the best ocean view over a natural beach surrounded by sugar cane fields in front of the restaurant.
Customers are also allowed to bring their pets on the terrace to enjoy a lunch or dinner together.
ENZO’s policy is to use locally grown ingredients in their foods as much as possible, such as Okinawan pork, fresh vegetables from local farmers, fish and octopus.
The heart of the restaurant is a large wood-fired pizza oven that dominates the kitchen area where the cooks work in full view of the patrons. Every pizza served in the restaurant is baked at high temperature in this oven. Flour for the pizza dough is imported from Italy. Store manager Noriyuki Mogi guarantees his “Pizza fresh out of the oven is awesome.”
Besides individual items on the menu, ENZO has party plans starting from ¥3,900 per person. Reservations for party plans have to be made two days in advance. The plan includes pizza, appetizers and pasta plus gelato for dessert. Adding two hours of unlimited draft beer, red and white wine, awamori and soft drinks to the plan brings the price to ¥4,500 per person total.
There is also a take-out menu for those who’d like to have a pizza party at home. As the Christmas is around corner, the take out menu could offer an easy option for home cooking. Of course, it’s always a favorite for birthday and family parties.
Options include ¥1,500 chicken for 3 to 4 people. Pizzas cost from ¥1,200 up. Party Box for 2 to 3 persons consists of eight kinds of food including garlic chicken and roasted pork, and costs ¥3,800.
Panettone is a traditional Italian Christmas treat, a sweet bun containing dry fruits and almonds. ENZO is the only place on Okinawa that serves it.
A reservation two days ahead is required for take-out orders. Mentioning this article in Japan Update gets you a free soft drink with your order.
Pizzeria da ENZO is located at 715 Maeda, Onna Village, Okinawa.
Their telephone number is 098-923-5924. Prices mentioned above do not include tax. For payments, all major credit cards and cash in yen are accepted.