Italian Restaurant with a view!
Entrance to Grand Blue Italian Restaurant Chatan
Grand Blue is set on a hill close to the EM Costa Vista hotel and has a view over Chatan down to the sea, inside a single house. It bills itself as the “Million Dollar View Trattoria” so how does it measure up?
We visited at lunchtime when the menu is a bit more simple and mostly features pizza, pasta and a meat and fish special. There’s also a simple salad bar with tea and coffee also available. As there were two of us dining and we’d heard good things about the pizza, one of us had a four cheese pizza with rocket and the other had the fish special.
Four Cheese Pizza
Firstly, the pizza; quite possiby one of the best we have ever had in Okinawa. The four cheese had a great flavor with plenty of fresh cheese, that combined with a hand made crust and wood fired oven adds up to a seriously good pizza! The fish came with a small portion of vegetables and a small slice of quiche. Although the fish was well presented, it was a bit overcooked and the portion size was a disappointment for the cost.
In terms of the restaurant itself, the decor could do with freshening up and redesign, however if you go with a mind to eat pizza with a view then you’re not going to be disappointed. Finally the lunch sets come with an Italian dessert and there’s coffee available on the salad bar area. If you’re visiting at dinner there’s a more extensive menu, but in our opinion the star here is the pizza so for a first time visit, tear into a pizza and enjoy the view!
Note: Last order at lunch is 15:00 and dinner is 21:30. Closed between 16:00 and 17:30