FUUD: Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza in Kalihi

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It’s an unlikely place for a pizzeria.

But in a parking lot on the corner of Kalihi Street and Nimitz Highway, two guys are serving up some of the best pizza on the island. And baking them in an 800-degree, wood-fire oven on site.

Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza opened in August to rave reviews, especially from fans online, where word about this unusual pizzeria is growing. People love the fresh ingredients, the thin crust and, yes, even the idea of sitting in a tent in a parking lot in industrial Kalihi eating a gourmet pie.

Here’s what our recent visit looked like:

Inferno's Wood Fire Pizza

It's an odd place for a gourmet pizzeria, but on the corner of Kalihi Street and Nimitz Highway, there's a place to get custom pizzas right out of a wood-fire oven.

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Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza,, 306 Kalihi St. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon-9 p.m. Saturday. Phone: 808-375-1200.

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16 comments
harrycovair
harrycovair

I like their Marinara Sauce that they use. It's slightly spicy which complements their Pizza very well. I also like the way their crust comes out puffy and partially burnt sometimes. More flavor and a lighter non-bread like crust.

Just got to fight for parking if one wants to go there since the parking is shared with the brick and mortar business there. I need to go back and try the Clam Pizza one day.

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

pizza is my Pavlovian food. if i see it or hear about it, i have to have it. i will go out in cold, wet weather, not stopping for an umbrella or a jacket or shoes and make a bee line for the nearest pizza joint. fortunately in the Bay Area, they are everywhere, and good ones too. i think half the people around here are Italian. my favorite has always been thin crust, mushrooms, black olives and pepperoni, lots of pepperoni. some people say pizza is an American dish. all the North Beach pizzeria owners make some kind of hand gesture under their chin and say something in Italian that is the equivalent of 'Feh' when that comes up in conversation. now i must bid you arrivederci and head for Luigi&Mama's

Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

CAT: Aaaiiiyyyaaahhh! Fuud Pix! Tenks! Never been on a Sat nite but been there for lunch as it is close to work. Love the charcoal smokiness of the crust. The sauces don't give me acid reflux like PH's. Worth the price and way cheaper than CPK.

The Old Guy
The Old Guy

Was the one with clams to clammy or too garlicie?

nathankam
nathankam

Look awesome...and on my route home from downtown nonetheless...thanks for the heads up.

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

love this pizza! i do think it's the best, tho as w/ anywhere, some are better than others. def a lot bigger menu now. must go try the clams... on a dry day.

russkar
russkar

Corner of Kalihi St not King. Do I get a gold star in class today for proof reading?

808marv
808marv

Wow good thing you went on Saturday night, more elaborate setup than weekday lunch. Gotta visit them again on the weekend then. Seems there are also a whole bunch of new specials that I didn't see on the menu when I went or in Mari's previous review, like the clams. The only one I tried so far is the all meat, which I thought was OK but a little salty. Gonna get that BBQ chicken next for some REAL "scarfing" haha.

CodyZamboni
CodyZamboni

thanks for the pizza pics. looks fantastic. Pizza in parking lot : saves money on rent. but on ultra rainy days like today, even under their tent, I prefer to be indoors.when I dine.

M
M

Hello Cat! Fuud pixs Friday! I just saw this on Cheap Eats with Lyle and Russ. Looks really ono.

Cat
Cat

@The Old Guy It could have had more garlic, actually. But that's just me. :)

russkar
russkar

@nonstopmariFUUD: Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza in Kalihiwww.nonstophonolulu.comIt’s an unlikely place for a pizzeria. But in a parking lot on the corner of King Street and Nimitz Highway, two guys are serving up some of the best pizza on the island. And baking them in an 800-degree, wood-fire oven on site. Inferno’s Wood Fire Pizza opened in August to rave reviews, especially.

Glasses not necessary yet....... ; ) Little Elves must have fixed it....

Cat
Cat

@808marv Saturday night was awesome! Great pre- or post-event place. Different. And can BYOB. Brought wine and Diet Coke. Great night!

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