Est. 2016 | Waikiki
Modern brick-fire pizza in an al-fresco setting
Traditional and modern Italian-American pizzas live at this open-air beer and pizza restaurant at International Marketplace, which operates a sister outpost in Vegas. The menu is divided into rossa (San Marzano tomato sauce) and blanca (garlic cream sauce) pies. Opt for traditional go-tos like margherita or pepperoni-and-cheese or local specialties including the red-sauced Aloha Pie with Spam, smoked bacon, and slices of Maui Golds. The white mushroom pie gets a little luxe with truffle cheese and truffle oil. Bonus: Double happy hour runs from 2pm to 6pm and 10pm to close daily.
Est. 2019 | Kaka’ako
Thick, Sicilian-style pizza sold by the square
Named for the great aunt and uncle of owner Jared Brown (a New York City native who also owns adjacent rice bowl/sandwich stall Fat Cheeks), this brand-new pizzeria at Ohana Hale Marketplace focuses exclusively on Sicilian-style pies -- those thick, rectangular pizzas baked on sheet pans and sold whole or by the square. Garibaldi’s hearty pizzas come out with a perfectly charred crust and a variety of toppings, including the shop’s signature white pie done with garlicky spinach and mushrooms.
Est. 2014 | North Shore
Take-out food truck with oversized pies by the beach
Named for a shore break in Bali, this one-man mobile pizza truck doesn't, as its name suggests, make tracking down a slice impossible, but it is pretty tough. You'll find IP parked between Sunset Beach and Waimea, but it’s open just three days a week or less, has no social media presence, and closes up after it’s sold out (oh, and it’s cash only). So it’s best to call and make sure it’s up and running that day and still has pies for sale or better yet, order ahead to avoid the rush. Pizzas by the slice are limited, and be prepared to invest in a gargantuan pie so big, the crust runneth over the box. Add a side of homemade ranch dipping sauce in which to dunk your naked leftover crusts for optimal enjoyment.
Est. 2008 | Downtown
Lively Irish pub with reliably delicious New York-style pies
It's a fact: This Downtown Irish pub and pizzeria has one of the best New York-style pies on the island. The secret may be its hand-tossed dough folded with a touch of Guinness, or it might be the toppings made from fresh produce, or perhaps it’s the simple pairing of ice-cold beer and hot slices. Regardless, this local institution has become a favorite for pizza lovers for a reason.