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During her travels, restaurateur Maly San Luis came across an international chain, Yellow Cab Pizza Co. She loved it so much that earlier this year, she brought one to Hawaii.
“We liked the variety in the menu, and the pizza itself — the crust is great,” she says.
The eatery specializes, of course, in pizza, and also has a selection of pasta, salads, gelato and chicken wings. Plus, it also has coffee, tea, wine and beer.
If you’re going to go to a place that boasts of its pizza in its name, the first step would be to try its pies. From Yellow Cab’s selection, San Luis recommends New York’s Finest ($11.95, 10-inch; $14.95, 14-inch; $18.95, 18-inch), which is stocked with Italian sausage, ham, pepperoni, bacon, ground beef, black olives, onions and bell peppers.
The restaurant’s range of pasta dishes include Chicken Alfredo ($8.95), which features seasoned chicken and black olives over pasta tossed in a creamy alfredo sauce. It’s a generous portion that San Luis says could satisfy two people.
“The sauce is made-to-order, so it’s very fresh,” she adds.
As a complement to any meal, Yellow Cab has a selection of chicken wings, which come in different flavors, including Garlic Parmesan Wings ($6.75). Also be on the lookout for three new wing flavors — chipotle, Sriracha and cheese jalapeno — that the eatery recently launched.
So far, things are going well at the still-new business, according to San Luis. It has been especially popular for birthday parties, sports’ team celebrations and other group gatherings. (The restaurant has private function rooms.)
Yellow Cab Pizza Co.
801 Dillingham Blvd., Honolulu
Daily, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.