Chef Meagan Kilgore says it took over 20 tweaks on her pizza dough recipe before she felt she got it right. The pacific climate and air really make yeast dough finicky. But safe to say she has nailed down a winner with the Kalua Pig and Pineapple pizza at the Pacific Whale Foundation’s new new restaraunt – Porto.
The pizza comes flame fired, the oven is a bohemoth, taking up a 1/4 of their kitchen space. You can see it right behind their front counter and espresso machine.
Italian Hawaiian fusion of Kalua Pig, rich pomodoro, fresh Maui pineapple, and mozzarella give a new twist to the traditional ham pineapple combo. They make their own sauce, not to thick or thin, great tomato flavor.
All of Porto’s pizzas come 14 inches and range from $16 to $21. Find it at the Maalaea Shops next to the Maui Ocean Center.