Hawaii is a truly special spot for pizza. There are plenty of transplants from Chicago, New York, and even Italy that have set up shop across the islands serving up their own unique spin on one of the world’s most beloved foods. Here are the 10 best pizza restaurants in Hawaii!
This pizza joint specializes in a thinner crust pie, with customizable toppings as well as specialties. The margarita and New Yorker pizzas are both extremely popular, and you can watch as the staff fire the pizza in an authentic brick oven as you wait.
Get Sum focuses on local ingredients and offers gluten-free and vegan options for those with gluten or dairy allergies. Although the pies are a bit pricey for me, the quality is there. Chris, the owner, learned out the make pizza from a Sicilian on Long Island, New York, and uses a 100-year-old dough maker to churn out his crust.
This spot in Kailua-Kona has a little Italy type of décor and is popular with the locals. You can choose between thin crust and deep dish, and there are a variety of pastas and other Italian entrée options as well. For those looking to try something other than pizza, the meatball sub has garnered a loyal following.
The ever-popular spinach and garlic pie with ricotta keeps happy patrons coming back again and again to this Irish pub with an extensive pizza menu. The dough is hand tossed with a small amount of Guinness beer and the ingredients are always local and fresh. Ice cold beer and pizza have always gone hand in hand, so if that’s your craving, head to J.J. Dolan’s—you won’t regret it.
Got a late-night pizza craving? Look no further than Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza, which serves up pies to hungry patrons until 4 a.m. Try the white truffle pizza and be prepared for a rich, delicious pie with a crisped, bubbly crust, cooked in a Kiawe wood fired oven.
Based at this Saturday farmers market, this Neapolitan-style pizza stall has fresh local options and the ultimate grilled pesto pizza with macadamia nut pesto, hand pulled mozzarella, local tomatoes and fresh basil. Dedicated fans show up to the market each week to grab a slice of this pie as they meander around the market doing some weekly shopping. Farmers markets are great places to stock up on fresh produce and local ingredients, and what better way to shop than with a perfect slice of pizza in hand?
Bar 35 is part bar, part eatery, but their extensive pizza menu is just as popular as their 200 plus beer list. Favoring a classic Italian style thin crust, toppings are unique and include lamb, smoked salmon and pork, along with interesting sauces like sweet chili sauce. On Tuesday nights, come in for a pizza and bottle of wine for only $25, a steal in Honolulu!
This dive spot is popular with locals and tourists alike. Self-proclaimed as “Jersey-Style Pizza in West Maui,” the menu has extensive options, with a variety of cheeses (mozzarella, goat, ricotta) and toppings, as well as calzones, sandwiches, and other classic fare.
The owners of Pizzetta are from the Calabria region of Southern Italy, so you know the pizza is legitimate. There are many options to choose from or you can build your own pizza with toppings of your choice. Hungry for an appetizer? Choose the truffled mushroom mac & cheese, the hot crab & artichoke dip or the gnocchi a la romana. Fresh salads, Italian pastas and entrees round out the extensive menu.
Pietro’s pizza is served in the popular Neapolitan style, with a light and airy crust that is crisped to perfection. There is a bit of confusion as the pizzas served inside the restaurant, as opposed to the outdoor patio, are a different style and of higher quality. If you are looking for the better choice, eat inside. The Don Ho is a pie made with Portuguese sausage and Kalua Pig and the cheese is melted and blackened until crispy.