Again, this is not really a cafe, but a full-on pizzeria. Still, I had such a good time at this shop that I couldn’t resist writing about it. I visited the shop with a group of fellow PTA moms.
Here is what the restaurant looks like from the outside:
We got there before they opened at 11:00am, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves for a while. It really filled up quickly, though, and there was a huge line on the porch.
The interior was fun and stylish.
Basically, Litofun is an all-you-can-eat pizzeria. The system works like this: you order a pasta dish or a casserole, and then you can eat all the pizza you want, plus you get a salad, dessert, and unlimited drinks to go with your entree; the price was 1,290 Yen for all of that. The restaurant offers fresh pasta dishes, but only 2 types of fresh pasta and a limit of 5 servings each. Luckily, there were 5 of us in the group, and we got there early enough to be able to order the fresh pasta. We all chose the Bacon & Basil Carbonara special:
The salad was actually served first; it was a gorgeous salad of mixed greens, topped with just the right amount of creamy dressing and a dash of powdered paprika. Very good.
The pasta was excellent too, but actually a little too rich.
The staff bake various pizzas and bring them to your table, and you take a slice (or two) of whatever kinds you like. You can also request pizza toppings and combinations.
They also offered sweet, dessert pizzas. The pizzas are obviously thin-crust, so it’s easy to eat a lot. The pizzas are made in a gas-fired pizza oven.
Here are some photos of the drink bar, the dessert case, and the chocolate cake I selected:
The desserts were probably not made on-site; they were ok, but nothing flash. The draw at this restaurant is obviously the pizza. A good place to go if you want to eat a lot. I ate so much that I didn’t need dinner that evening, nor breakfast the next morning.
+ What I liked about this restaurant: Endless, fresh-baked pizza, super-friendly service, nice atmosphere, big tables.
– What I didn’t like about this restaurant: The bathroom was way too small for the restaurant and looked very cobbled together; no real view from the huge windows–a few potted trees would have been nice.
Address: 〒710-0011 岡山県倉敷市徳芳117-1 Okayama-ken, Kurashiki-shi, Tokubou 117-1
Tel: 086-441-7418 FAX: 086-441-7428
*There are also Litofun Italiano restaurants in Okayama city and Tsuyama city; check the website (in Japanese) for locations and details.
Date visited: July 4, 2013