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James Angelo's Underground Pizza

64-974 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7334
+1 808-885-7888
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (56 reviews)
“pie” (6 reviews)
“garlic knots” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
64-974 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7334
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally found a pizza that meets my criteria. Great crust and a wonderful selection of toppings. Only drawback is the limited hours. Be sure to order and pick up before 9:00PM or you will miss this wonderful slice of paradise.

Thank 1mrmase
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We found this place as we were driving from Hilo to Waikoloa. We literally smelled the pizza driving down the road and decided to stop in. Food was amazing, the owner was super nice, and the relaxed environment was just what we were looking for....More

Thank Julia L
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a weekly stop for us. They have the best pizza and the story here is the cook and proprietor James, used to cook pizza in his garage and people started lining up to buy his pizza, hence the name Underground Pizza. So good...More

Thank 765matildak
Reviewed 20 August 2017

From New Jersey to San Diego, had a few pizzas and Calzones in our travels. Had a great time here talking to the staff and a couple of the locals as they stopped in late on a Sunday. HUGE calzone (easily could have split that...More

Thank alan w
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This place is excellent Boston pizza. Used to be really underground as a mobile, pop-up restaurant. Pizza is just amazing. My girlfriend says best she has ever had. Pizza is better than the pasta and sandwiches, but everything is great. If driving through, plan around...More

Thank Jbrown2700
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Like an oasis in a desert we ended up here starving after many hours of a self-guided driving tour of the north Kohala coast and cattle country. How can there be such good New York pizza here and not in Ohio?? A mystery.. Great pizza....More

Thank Festnoz
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I am born and bred in the NYC area and live in Brooklyn with my family. We take pizza seriously. After zip lining at Umauma Falls, our guide recommended Underground Pizza for lunch (it's about 45 mins away). We thought pizza in Hawaii would be...More

Thank Lori R
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Hidden gem on the Big Island!!! We visited this little spot on our way back to out resort after visiting Hilo for the day. Was so happy with that decision!!! AMAZING pizza!!!!! Garlic knots were amazing!!!! The owner was fabulous!!!! A must stop while on...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

All I can say is wow!!. James was great and the food was amazing. Fresh dough for the garlic knots and pizza. Enough for 4 and I will most certainly be going back

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I used to think pizza is pizza but after a trip to New York I refuse to eat pizza unless it's underground pizza. The only other choice is to catch the next plane to New York.

Thank happy_opu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 64-974 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743-7334
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Waimea
  • Phone Number: +1 808-885-7888
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