One of Vladivostok's delicious pizza joints

Pizza Land in Vladivostok

Published: January 18, 2012

Pizza Land
ул. Фонтанная, 35 
Hours of Operation: Daily from 10am – 10pm
Price: $7-$10

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.

About the author

Michael Smeltzer

Michael Smeltzer has degrees in Russian Language and Philosophy from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He has previously studied abroad in Irkutsk and is currently spending an academic year in Vladivostok as part of SRAS's Home and Abroad program.

Program attended: Home and Abroad Scholar: $10,000 to Study Abroad

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