New Pizza Place in Hilo?

Big Island Pizza

I was happily surprised when I drove down Kilauea and seen a new pizza place called Big Island Pizza. Has anyone tried it there yet? From what I’ve heard, they are pretty good. I hope to give this place a visit soon!

Visit their web site for more info.

Again, I’m sorry for being such a lousy blogger. I’ve been very busy with a lot of things. Apologies to all unanswered e-mails… I’ll get to them soon.

Reviews by readers of Big Island Grinds

Tricia says:

“We ordered the Northwest and it was soooo ONO!!! It’s a little on the pricy side, but hey, it’s something different than the usual Pizza Hut that we usually eat. This is what was on our Northwest (saved the take out menu)- olive paste base, smoke salmon, shrimp, capers, smoked gouda cheese, mushrooms sweet red onions, rosemary and toasted pinenuts. My husband and I ordered the medium pizza- which was $16.99. We called and the employees said a medium pizza features eight slices and it was perfect for two people. When we returned home, we divided the pizza evenly, just to be fair – it was so delicious!!!!”

Howard says:

“We’ve been there twice. The first time we got the chicken and pesto pizza, with pieces of roast chicken, roma tomatoes, and mushrooms on pesto sauce. The pesto was excellent, the chicken pieces ample, and the mushrooms better than those on most mushroom pizzas I’ve had elsewhere. It’s like having a meal at a fine Italian restaurant, served on an edible plate made of first-rate pizza dough.

Today we tried the Northwest Special, described above, which was even better than the chicken and pesto. It struck me as a deluxe Hawaiian version of lox and bagel.

While most of the business is takeout, there are three tables outdoors next to the shop for people who wish to eat right there. While we were eating there today, the owner came out and talked to us. He told us about some of the exotic pizza ideas he is thinking of adding to the menu, and some of them sounded terrific. When I said that the crust reminded me of the best pizzas I’ve had from brewpubs, he told us that he treats the dough in a similar manner before baking it.

These are definitely the best pizzas we’ve had in Hawaii, and among the best anywhere. We will certainly be going back again. “

Thank you both for your generous reviews!

Big Island Pizza
760 Kilauea Ave.
Phone: (808) 934-8000
Hours: 11-9 Mon-Sun
http://bigislandpizza.com/

13 Responses to “New Pizza Place in Hilo?”

  1. Dean Says:

    Looks good James….Btw, have you ever tried Pizza Hawaii in the Puainako towncenter? IMO… Da best pizza in Hilo.

  2. jodi Says:

    looks like a good place, the crust is big and brown and the toppings look good. Take lots of pictures.

  3. kelly Says:

    looks good brah….i wonda if dey get hawaiian pizza, wit da kine kalua pork on top, or maybe huli-huli chicken…..spam would be ono too brah! da web site looks ono!

  4. Tricia Says:

    We just happened to come upon your website and read your post about this new pizza place in Hilo. We visted their website and was hooked from then on. We immediately ordered a pizza from this new business.

    We ordered the Northwest and it was soooo ONO!!! It’s a little on the pricy side, but hey, it’s something different than the usual Pizza Hut that we usually eat. This is what was on our Northwes (saved the take out menu)- olive paste base, smoke salmon, shrimp, capers, smoked gouda cheese, mushrooms sweet red onions, rosemary and toasted pinenuts. My husband and I ordered the medium pizza- which was $16.99. We called and the employees said a medium pizza features eight slices and it was perfect for two people. When we returned home, we divided the pizza evenly, just to be fair – it was so delicious!!!! I agree with Dean, Pizza Hawaii is really good too. =) BTW, great website!!

  5. Howard Says:

    We’ve been there twice. The first time we got the chicken and pesto pizza, with pieces of roast chicken, roma tomatoes, and mushrooms on pesto sauce. The pesto was excellent, the chicken pieces ample, and the mushrooms better than those on most mushroom pizzas I’ve had elsewhere. It’s like having a meal at a fine Italian restaurant, served on an edible plate made of first-rate pizza dough.

    Today we tried the Northwest Special, described above, which was even better than the chicken and pesto. It struck me as a deluxe Hawaiian version of lox and bagel.

    While most of the business is takeout, there are three tables outdoors next to the shop for people who wish to eat right there. While we were eating there today, the owner came out and talked to us. He told us about some of the exotic pizza ideas he is thinking of adding to the menu, and some of them sounded terrific. When I said that the crust reminded me of the best pizzas I’ve had from brewpubs, he told us that he treats the dough in a similar manner before baking it.

    These are definitely the best pizzas we’ve had in Hawaii, and among the best anywhere. We will certainly be going back again.

  6. callie Says:

    Ahhhh..howzit all! Stuck in mainland…Atlanta Ga. Eh- they still make “real” shave ice in hilo? can someone like..send me some? *laughs*

    malama pono
    callie

  7. James Says:

    Thank you everybody for your comments, especially for those with reviews (Tricia & Howard). I think I will move your reviews up in the actual post for now until I post a proper review.

    Dean, I think I tried it there one time, but it was long time ago and I forget how it was… but I remember it was good. I gotta try it there again!

    jodi, yeah, the crust does look yummy! that’s the most important part. :D

    kelly, interesting ideas, which i think would work! please suggest those to them.

    Tricia, it feels great to know that you found Big Island Pizza through my blog and that you really enjoyed it! Thank you for your review… I really appreciate it.

    Howard, thank you so much for your review! I have to try some of the pizzas you’ve mentioned.

  8. Fan of Don Lapre Says:

    Looks like a great place. I am definitly going to check it :)

    Fan of Don Lapre
    larisa@larisajoyreilly.com

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  10. pualynn Says:

    I’m sorry .. I’ve tried this pizza place twice and found it very lacking. First time, there was very little topping on the pizza. Second time, it was way undercooked. Nothing worse than doughy pizza crust.

  11. James Bond Says:

    I just ordered 2 pizza’s from them.

    Gourmet (Chicken Alfredo, and a 1 topping pepperoni). I will post my review once the pizza is gone.

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