A nice Italian restaurant outside the Fussa Gate specializing in pizza, Nicola’s offers 50 combinations from cheese and tomato to anchovy and tomato. Prices range from ¥800-2400; ¥1,400 for Plain Regular (10.6” Gouda cheese and tomato sauce). Also available are minestrone soup (¥500) and salads (¥1,300 large antipasto). There are four dinner specials: steak (¥4,000-4,800), chicken (¥2,000), barbecued pork spare ribs (¥2,300) and sole (¥2000). Meat plates range from ¥1800-2000. The dinner menu may seem pricey, but it is reasonable for the amount of food served. The delicious manicotti, cannelloni and lasagna range from ¥l,500-l,800. The restaurant can seat approximately 80 people and has 16 parking spots in front. Most of the wait staff speaks English and the menus are in English with pictures too. Reservations for parties can be made by calling one week in advance and again on the day before the function.
DIRECTIONS: Turn left out the Fussa Gate. Nicola’s is halfway between the Fussa and Supply Gates, right before the second stoplight. It has a large red, white and green sign located in front. Hours: 11am-midnight. Closed New Year’s Day. Telephone: 0425-51-0707. Website: www.pizza-nicola.com. Karen Ozment. Updated 2007, photo by Kelly O’Donnell, May 2013.