Pizza on O'ahu
So I saw two new places: one on the corner of Kalihi Street and Nimitz. (It looks like a lunch wagon or small shack) and the other on Beretania near Los Chapparros in Moiliili. (Someone told me it's the same owners as the guys who have an italian restaurant in Kaimuki, behind Cafe Laufer). Anybody been to these places?
What about V Lounge? I've heard their pizza is good.
My current favorite: Boston's North End.
I liked Ray's Pizza in Waikiki, but they closed down (I liked their philly cheese steak.) On occasion I like Magoo's "supreme", but they're pricey.
3565 Waialae Ave Ste 107, Honolulu, HI 96816
Been to all mentioned above. Your talking INFERNO'S on Kalihi which is very good but hit and miss. V Lounge is still going strong even after their kitchen fire. For decent non Kiawe Wood Oven Pizza we like Antonio's near the Kahala Mall. JJ Dolan's is always good in Downtown Honolulu.
Haven't tried the newer places yet ... Restaurant V, Inferno, etc.
But for years, when I got a craving for an authentic, Naples-style pizza Margherita, I went to the California Pizza Kitchen at Ala Moana Center. Only when I had other reason to be at Ala Moana, which isn't often, since I hate being in that shopping center. I'm not impressed by some of the other pizzas on CPK's menu. I went in there again a couple days ago and ordered the Naples classic. As usual, it was done right: thin crust, decent crushed tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil. Hard to believe a chain store can do a good job with a pizza hardly anyone ever orders, but every one I've had there has been excellent.
Ala Moana Center
1450 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814
You may know there was a rift b/w the original Boston's North end (they call it a mutiny) and some of the managers. There is a spin off now just called "Boston's Style" pizza in a couple locations, Kaneohe being one of them. BTW they buy their crust dough from Mauna Kea Baking Co.
, Kamuela, HI 96743
We tried the VLoung Magherita pizza tonight. I loved the crust, but I must say the mozzarella was a little tasteless and the sauce was unusual (almost creamy(?) and not enough tomato flavor for me). I also thought the basil was muted. I wouldn't mind trying another pizza though.
I actually wanted to try the Fendu Boulangerie pie and the Inferno, so I could compare, but couldn't do it all today.
I made it out to Fendu Boulangerie and tried their five cheese pizza. (I actually ordered the classic, but they gave us the wrong order.) It wasn't bad, but it was disappointing. The crust was sort of spongey, and the pizza reminded me a little of Costco's cheese pizza (which I kinda like, but not something I'd tell others to get).