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. So, without further ado, here is your ultimate Hawaii pizza bucket list, complete with 15 mouthwatering pizzerias across the four main islands sure to satisfy your cravings. Let’s dig in:
1. J.J. 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.
1147 Bethel St., Honolulu, HI 96813
2. Flatbread Company, Paia
Featuring locally sourced, organic ingredients, Flatbread Company serves up delicious made-to-order flatbread pizzas baked in a wood fire oven.
89 Hana Hwy, Paia, HI 96779
3. Hanalei Bay Pizzeria, Hanalei
This pizzeria describes itself as serving up "Kauai-style pizza with a fresh, local flair." And while we aren’t quite sure what Kauai-style pizza is, it sounds pretty delicious.
5-5190 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI 96714
4. Cafe 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.
308 Kamehameha Ave #101, Hilo, HI 96720
5. 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.
550 Paiea St, Honolulu, HI 96819
6. Prison Street Pizza, Lahaina
Housed in a once-abandoned Lahaina plantation home, laid-back pizzeria serves up mouthwatering speciality and build-your-own thin-crust pies, plus calzones and beers.
133 Prison St, Lahaina, HI 96761
7. Pietro’s Pizza Kauai, Lihue
This cozy Italian restaurant serves up authentic neapolitan-style pizza that’s cooked in an woodfire oven. Outside, you will also find a walkup window with outdoor seating reminiscent of a New York pizza.
3501 Rice St, Lihue, HI 96766
8. James Angelo’s Underground Pizza, Waimea
This casual pizzeria utilizes the freshest ingredients and offers patrons all the comforts they might find in a popular east coast pizzeria.
64-974 Hawaii Belt Rd, Waimea, HI 96743
9. Impossibles Pizza, Haleiwa
This roadside pizza truck located on Oahu’s north shore near Shark’s Cove might not look like much, but the pizzas you’ll find here are absolutely divine.
59 Kamehameha Hwy., Haleiwa, HI
10. 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. Enjoy your meal on their covered courtyard for an enchanting experience.
2484 Keneke St, Kilauea, HI 96754
11. Boston’s Pizza, Kaimuki & Hawaii Kai
Boston’s Pizza, found in Kaimuki and Hawaii Kai on the island of Oahu, has all the markings of your favorite hole in the wall pizza joint, and trust us, the pizza pies do not disappoint. With the atmosphere of a classic east coast pizza joint and a local twist, Boston’s does pizza, by the pie and by the slice, just the way we like it - delicious, cheap, and all around top notch.
Hawaii Kai: 515 Pepeekeo St A, Honolulu, HI 96825 Kaimuki: 3506 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816
12. Sale Pepe, Lahaina
This Italian bistro offers a changing menu of brick-oven pizzas, housemade pastas, and small plates. Utilizing fresh, local ingredients and creative presentation, you’ll love the pies at Sale Pepe.
878 Front St #7,8, Lahaina, HI 96761
13. Amina Pizzeria, Honolulu
This hole-in-the-wall establishment serves up fresh, made to order pizza, calzones, lasagna, and pasta. No matter what you order, we bet it will be mouthwatering.
1694 Kalakaua Ave # D, Honolulu, HI 96826
14. Scorpacciata, Kapa’a
Don’t judge a book by its cover at this Kauai pizza joint. This Neapolitan pizza food truck is a favorite among locals, and their mushroom pizza is truly to-die-for.
4-1286-4-1322 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746
15. Sophie’s Gourmet Hawaiian Pizzeria, Honolulu
This fast-casual pizzeria in East Honolulu offers custom gourmet pizzas made to order, fast and fresh, from a rotating brick oven. Yum!
Koko Marina Center Building E, 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy d100a, Honolulu, HI 96825