A pizza pie, that’s amore

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March 29, 2015

Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

For nearly two decades, Kaimuki’s Boston Pizza has been luring customers in with its hand-stretched, traditional Italian-American-style pizza.

“Our whole focus is on the product,” says owner Shawn Rubert, noting that the landmark Kaimuki eatery celebrates 20 years next year. “We make sure we have the original dough, and the dough is one of the most important things when you’re making pizza. There has to be a great mixture of chewiness and crunchiness.

“I think the dough sets us apart. Plus we use quality cheese — aged mozzarella — and we use whole crushed tomatoes to make our sauce. Everything is fresh. We don’t own a freezer.”

Kaimuki’s Boston Pizza, which is independently owned and not affiliated with any other Boston Pizza eatery, uses the same original dough, sauce and cheese from when it opened.

Customers can choose their own toppings, or select from a menu of Specialty Pizza (Boston Special, Veggie, Big Red, Hot Italian or Meatzilla) or Premium Select Pizza (BLT, Carbonara, Gorgonator, Porkchetta, Hogfather, Barbecue Chicken, Buffalo Chicken, Chicken Florentine or 6 Cheese & Garlic).

Veggie and Big Red ($7.95 per slice or $31.80 whole)

Veggie and Big Red ($7.95 per slice or $31.80 whole)

Among the popular specialty pizzas is Hot Italian ($7.95 per slice, $29.95 whole pie), which has pepperoni, Italian sausage, tomatoes, jalapeno and sweet peppers. It was featured as a Pizza of the Week a few years ago, and sold so well that it became a regular on the menu.

For non-meat eaters, Ru-bert suggests ordering a whole pie of half Veggies and half Big Red ($31.80). “Veggies and Big Red are the two more popular vegetarian selections,” he says. “A lot of people don’t put broccoli on pizza, but we do. Also, for vegans, we can make it without the cheese.”

From the Premium Select Pizza menu, Rubert recommends Hogfather ($8.50 per slice, $32.95 whole), which consists of roasted pork, barbecue sauce, tomatoes, onion, jalapeno and sweet peppers. The Hogfather also was created a few years ago, and was named by a customer who won a Name the Pizza contest.

If this talk of pizza has you tempted, here’s a Hot Deals Hawaii offer that really will make it hard to resist. Customers can purchase a $20 voucher for just $10. The voucher only is good toward the purchase of a Fresh Baked Whole Pizza, and is valid through April 1, 2016. This special deal can be purchased at HotDealsHawaii.com through March 31, 2015, and may not be combined with other deals, promotions or offers.

Kaimuki’s Boston Pizza

3506 Waialae Ave., Honolulu
11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily

Honolulu, HI 96816

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