Whether you are dining at a fancy Italian bistro or simply grabbing a slice from the pizzeria down the street, everyone loves a good slice of pizza. Hawaii isn’t necessarily known for their delicious Italian food, but luckily for us, there are still a few excellent pizzerias across the islands to satisfy that ever-present pizza craving.
1) JJ Dolan's, Honolulu
This Honolulu Irish pub and pizzeria is the only local shop that made Pizza Today’s Top 100 list. Gross sales in 2014 reached $2.4 million.
2) Big Island Pizza, Kailua-Kona
Yelp reviews tout this pizzeria’s amazing thin crust, as well as excellent flavor combinations and fresh ingredients.
3) Flatbread Company, Paia
Featuring locally sourced, organic ingredients, Flatbread Company serves up delicious made-to-order flatbread pizzas baked in a wood fire oven.
4) Boston’s North End Pizza Bakery, Aiea
Now this one is a personal preference, but Boston’s does pizza by the slice, delicious and cheap. The perfect place to stop while out running errands when you don’t really want fast food, but you also don’t want to spend a lot of money.
5) Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza, Kilauea
Because this little shop makes their own meats, the prices can be a little steep. However, it’s totally worth the price tag when you sink your teeth into that first delicious bite.
6) Big Kahuna’s Pizza, Honolulu
This little pizzeria located next to the airport is known for their garlic cheesy balls, a perfect appetizer to enjoy while waiting for your pizza. Also cool is the fact that any pizza can be ordered as a sub sandwich. Be warned though – they can get incredibly busy, so be sure to call in that order way in advance.
7) Giannotto’s Pizza, Wailuku
Authentic New Jersey pizza in Hawaii? Yep, the owner of this little joint is actually from NJ, and you can definitely tell.
8) Café Pesto, Hilo
Though this shop features a variety of entrees, their pizza is marvelous, with several unique options – like chili shrimp pizza. They also have a location in Waimea, if you’re in the area.
9) Amina Pizzeria, Honolulu
This hole-in-the-wall establishment serves up fresh, made to order pizza, calzones, lasagna, and pasta.
10) Nikki's Pizza, Lahaina
After a long day at the beach, sometimes all you need is a good, cheap, mouth-watering slice of pizza. Nikki’s definitely delivers on the front. The apparently have a pretty great breakfast menu, too.
11) Pizzetta, Koloa
From gluten-free pizza options, to pasta, a gelato bar, and delicious drinks, Pizzetta has got it all. The BBQ chicken pizza, pictured above, comes with a scrumptious papaya barbeque sauce… Yum!
12) The Lovin Oven
Located within the Bamboo Hotel is this small pizzeria with a plethora of vegetarian options, and excellent Yelp reviews.
Which of these pizza places is your favorite? Are there any others you would add to this list?