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Pizza Paradiso

Pizza Paradiso

The kitchen gleams. Right off the bat that’s a good indication of a well-run restaurant.

I’ve always enjoyed the specialty sandwiches and salads here, but being prone to Pizza disappointment,  rarely waste the calories on locally crafted versions. However, taking a chance on a slice topped with roasted vegetables recently really paid off. The selection of veggies — olives, mushroom, green pepper, zucchini, eggplant, tomato slices and onion when arranged on a tender crust, tasted like a ratatouille sandwich. The veggies were cooked just right – not uncooked nor overcooked, as is often the case with vegetarian pizza.

When you have a hankering for decent food that’s quick and well priced, try the lunchtime spaghetti special – $6 includes bread and bowl of pasta with Bolognese sauce. If you’re in the mood for something different, Pizza Paradiso’s delicious gyros or cheese steak sandwiches or shish kabobs are satisfying choices.  If there’s more than a few of you, take advantage of the $3 off coupon (it’s right on the menu)  for a discount on a full sized pizza of your choice.  Stop in anytime of day for an ice cream or gelato scoop or their award winning tiramisu. Arrive early for the 10 inch breakfast burrito for a bargain price of $4.99.

Pizza Paradiso
3350 Lower Honoapiilani Road Lahaina, HI 96761-8404 -
(808) 667-2929
Open Daily 10am-9pm
Wood fired pizzas, breakfast, lunch, dinner, general store and great views!

Hali`imaile General Store

Haliimaile Logo

Not one but two delicious pizza options that are a world away from those you grew up scarfing down on game night. The first is from Hali`imaile appetizer menu. The Crab Pizza boasts a secret ingredient that puts it over the top in taste. Very elegant, as pizzas go. The second, Ahi Sashimi Pizza, is quite a departure from tradition but one bite and you’ll forget all other pizzas you’ve ever known. The thin baked crust is familiar, but the sauce is edamame puree and the topping is raw ahi sashimi sprinkled with and toasted sesame seeds drizzled with soy sesame aioli. This is a perfect example of  the “when in Rome” theory. When in Maui, eat raw fish pizza!

900 Hali’imaile Road
Hali’imaile, HI 96768
Phone:             808.572.2666

Kula Lodge

The kiawe wood fired pizzas at Kula Lodge Restaurant are graciously served from  11 am – 9 pm and have been generating rave reviews. Gourmet toppings such as Arugula and Prosciutto, or Funghi and Truffle are stacked on delicate thin style crusts then melted and crisped in the great artisan brick outdoor oven.  Best of all, you can enjoy your choice of fabulous wood-fired pizzas at Kula Lodge’s upcountry eatery while taking in amazing bi-coastal views of Maui from a seat on their lovely terrace. A diner recently tweeted they could smell woodsmoke and flowers while awaiting their waffle breakfast, a lovely description of the sensory experience you’ll have dining here.

Pizzas range from the simplest Margarita with tomato, mozzarella and basil for $20 to the Funghi and Truffle haute gourmet selection for $28. Kula Lodge also has a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and makes the perfect spot to stop for a meal while exploring Hana, Ulupalakua or  Haleakala National Park.


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