ул. Фонтанная, 35
Hours of Operation: Daily from 10am – 10pm
A tasty, cheap place for pizza in Vladivostok is the appropriately named Pizza Land. It’s located downtown, a few blocks from the Semyonovskaya bus stop. Pizza Land does have some expensive items on its menu, but if you can resist the temptations to have a pizza with caviar and calamari on it, you’ll find the restaurant to be a great stop for some cheap eats.
Pizza Land is cozy and its mirror-lined walls make for the perfect opportunity to cheat at cards. The few times I’ve been there, I’ve gone with friends, and have always found it a very comfortable place to spend a few hours hanging out. The staff is uncharacteristically friendly for Vladivostok and the service is prompt. Some places struggle to turn out 3-4 pizzas at a time, but this place is very professional. The dining hall is fairly large and works well for groups of 4 to 6 people. The last time I visited, Eminem (from his earlier days) was being blasted, but it didn’t ruin the mood.
While the environment is pleasing, I still think the food is the highlight of the restaurant. While Pizza Land offers a variety of hot and cold dishes, pizza is obviously the focus. What I found really nice about this restaurant is not only do they offer the option of a small or large pizza, they also have a choice of crust size, which is rare in Vladivostok. So, you can grab a small, personal sized pizza for 7 dollars, or you can share a large pizza with a friend from 11 dollars. I’m typically stuffed after a few pieces, so a large pizza is perfect for two or even three. But, if you need more, the menu also includes salads (120-210 rubles), pastas (170-300 rubles), and a few soup options (120-190 rubles), as well as some rather pricy fish and meat entrees.
The last time I visited Pizza Land, I went with a friend and we ordered a Hawaiian pizza for 340 rubles and a pot of tea for 70. We both left satisfied and each only 205 rubles poorer. In the end, Pizza Land is a reasonable cheap eats place, so long as you avoid those more costly items on the menu. Whether by yourself, on a date, or with a group of friends, it’s worth a try!
For groups and faculty-led tours, you could fit 12-20 students here. As long as you call ahead, it’s a good place for a group.