Nerd Taste of Hawaii: Outrigger Pizza Company

One of our favorite places to eat in Maui is the famous and delicious Outrigger Pizza Company. Made famous from their appearance on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Every year we visit Maui, we make sure to stop by this restaurant.

Outrigger Pizza Company, prides themselves on being Maui’s first wood-fired mobile pizza oven. Frankly I didn’t know that was such a thing in existence, but it works perfectly! The company was also founded by four people, all of which are outrigger paddlers. Their passion though does not stop at the ocean, as any bite of their food will show you that they love making amazing food.

We originally went to the Kukui Mall in the interest of visiting a locally loved Thai spot, but when we arrived, we found that while it should have been open it wasn’t. Having already driven out to Kihei, we thought it best to find something local.

It was then that we saw this unassuming cart in the back end of the parking lot, making and selling fresh pizzas.

As United State Citizens, we love our pizza, and frankly we couldn’t make any other choice, as this was clearly meant to be. We made the right decision.

We had the Lilikoi Pork Pizza.

This delicious pizza has garlic aioli, kalua pork, sweet bell pepper, sweet onion, mozzarella, romano, and is finished with grated parmesan cheese and lilikoi drizzle.

If you believe that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza, because it’s a savory item, you will eat your words when you taste this awe inspiring dish.

The pizzas at Outrigger are 10″ in size, and can feed a whole person if they are hungry, or can be shared between two who are more reasonable when it comes to appetite.

They cook all their pizzas in their custom mobile wood burning oven. The wood they use for their oven is kiawe, and they don’t only make pizzas, because if you are a smoker, or fan of delicious food cooked over wood, Outrigger Pizza can sell you the much needed kiawe wood in small bags, all the way to full cords.

However, if you want their pizza but don’t want to have to make the trip, you can head to their site, or even directly to their order system to set up delivery.

Not good enough? Well then I recommend looking into their reasonable, (it’s reasonable for quality, not cheap) pricing for personally catering your next event!

However, the pizza is not all that makes Outrigger an amazing establishment, it’s the employees. Employees like Matt.

The staff is really happy to not only serve you, but talk to you as well. You leave having had an amazing dish, and feel almost like you know the person who made your pizza!

If you are in Kihei, stop by the Kukui Mall at 1819 S Kihei Rd on Mondays, through Saturdays, any time from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to get your own slice of heaven!

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