My hubby and I were on a little weekend getaway from Oahu and had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Dave Giannotto at our very first visit to this fine Italian restaurant on Sunday night, 6/15/2014. We ate here for dinner. From the minute we entered his restaurant, he greeted us very warmly and made us feel like family. There were so many different things that we had wanted to try but we ended up ordering a deluxe whole 16 inch pizza to share between the two of us, needless to say, we polished up the WHOLE pizza!
The crust is tasty and perfectly chewy with a crisp and light surface firm enough at the bottom to support the weight of the generous amounts of toppings added to the pie. For our deluxe pizza, we had a generous amount of cheese, pepperoni, sausage, olives, green pepper, tomato, and onions. The tomato sauce is very flavorful and perfectly seasoned with the right amount of herbs and spices which complemented the toppings and crust very well. When the pizza arrived at our table, it was piping hot and cooked to perfection!
Dave is a genuinely nice guy who takes the time to explain his menu items and makes suggestions as to what you may want to try, especially if it's your first time, as it was ours. He also took the time to come to our table and chat with us not only about how we felt about his food, but he also takes the time to get to know you on a personal level as well. There is a true sincerity here and you really do feel welcomed and like a part of his family while you're here. You will definitely taste his families legacy and love for food with every bite you take. It's hard to find places where you can taste a families rich history and love for food these days, so eating here was a true treat! Our only regret that night was that we did not leave enough room for dessert! After polishing off a 16 inch pie between the two of us, we just could not do it! The pizza was just too good to stop! All of the desserts are homemade, which include tiramisu, cheescake, cannoli, and zeppoli's. We will be sure to save enough room for dessert next time!
Giannotto's Pizzaria is totally legit and has bomb pizza's! This pizza was by far, one of the best pizzas that we've had ever! We travel a bit and have eaten some bomb pizza's in our lifetime and we can confidently say that eating Dave's pizza is a pleasantly memorable experience and is right up there with our favorite pizza's to eat! The next time we visit from Oahu, we will be sure to make a stop here again! The next time you're on Maui, make sure to stop here for meal, you definitely won't regret it! We're definitely going to be refering our friends and family to Giannotto's!
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