Inferno’s fires up irresistible pizzaDigest Eat This
April 19, 2015
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
With a large brick oven stocked with kiawe wood, which results in a sweet, smoky aroma, Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza has ignited Hawaii’s hunger for quality pizza pies.
Each pizza at Inferno’s is hand-crafted and prepared with the finest, freshest ingredients, and baked to crispy perfection at 800 degrees in the distinctive dome-shaped oven dubbed “The Beast.” The business concept started as a mobile wood-fire pizza operation, and the pizzas’ popularity led to the restaurant’s current location on Kona Street (next to Ala Moana Center).
“The pizzas really are based on what people like, and feature whatever local ingredients we can get,” says owner Kyle Okumoto. “We make the dough fresh daily with flour from Italy. Kiawe wood in the oven to create that smoky flavor, and the pizza cooks really fast so the crust is nice and crispy.”
One distinctive pizza offered up at Inferno’s is Guava Smoked Pork ($22), which features fresh mozzarella cheese, local Shin-sato guava-smoked pork, fresh mushrooms, Maui onions and a locally crafted Kilauea barbecue sauce that’s available in both spicy and mild heat levels. The sweet-and-savory pork, coupled with tangy barbecue sauce and crisp onions, create a must-try assortment of flavors.
Other popular selections include Margherita ($16), which features a classic blend of fresh mozzarella, local basil and tomatoes, in addition to White Truffle ($18), a pizza combination of flavorful white truffle oil, mushrooms and garlic. Supreme Pizza ($20) is loaded with toppings such as tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, olives, sausage and pepperoni. Diners are encouraged to ask about daily specials available on a rotating basis.
Dining Out readers also are invited to take advantage of a can’t-miss Hot Deal for Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza available now through Tuesday, April 21 at Hot-DealsHawaii.com. The special offer is good for $20 worth of vouchers (two $10 vouchers) for just $10 that can be redeemed through July 31, 2015. As a reminder:
Guests may redeem their vouchers for dine-in orders between 5 p.m. and midnight, Monday through Thursday at the Kona Street location only; printed voucher must be presented upon redemption; one voucher per party may be redeemed per daily visit on food purchases only; no cash or credit given for any unused portion of the voucher; the deal may not be combined with other specials, discounts or coupons; and tax and tip are not included.
Pizza fans will be pleased to learn that Inferno’s recently opened a second location at Newtown Golf Driving Range (98-330 Kaahele St.) in Aiea. It’s a perfect destination for those who live or work in Central or West Oahu. The convenient locale is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily, and in addition to a multitude of flavorful pizzas, diners may choose from an array of plate lunches and daily specials.
Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza
1344 Kona St., Honolulu (additional location at Newtown Golf Driving Range in Aiea)
Monday-Saturday, 5 p.m.-3:30 a.m.
Sunday, midnight-3:30 a.m.