Japanese-Italian Pizza, now in PH
Japanese restaurant Pizza Salvatore Cuomo finally opens a 433 square-meter branch at Uptown Parade in Bonifacio Global City.
The restaurant features an open kitchen design and a unique crossover of Italian and Japanese cuisine in its menu offering, the Inquirer reported. Pizza Salvatore Cuomo offers unique dishes including thin-crust pizza with special toppings, bistecca, fresh pasta and other distinctly Japanese meals.
The restaurant, which is now under Y’s Table Corp. in Japan, was the brainchild of Japanese-Italian chef Salvatore Cuomo. He and his brothers studied the Japanese food market and pursued their first restaurant in Tokyo, serving unique Italian pizza to Japanese people.
Locally, the restaurant chain partnered with the Am-Phil Group that manages local franchise of international chains Chili’s, Wild West roadhouse Grill, Super Bowl of China, Tokyo Tonteki and Nanbantei of Tokyo.
Richie Yang of Am-Phil group said in an interview with Inquirer that aside from the ingredients, the wood used for the pizza was also a vital part of the business. “Aside from the food ingredients, he was also very particular about the wood to be used in the pizza oven. My partner brought two types of wood to Fukuoka where Salvatore is now based so they could try it out. Salvatore didn’t like either, but he eventually agreed on using gmelina (beechwood), a fast-growing tree,” Yang commented.
Yang highly recommends the four cheese pizza, mixed seafood, bistecca and tiramisu for first time guests, said the publication.