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Scorpacciata Neapolitan Pizza Kauai

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Scorpacciata Neapolitan Pizza – Using Fresh, Local Ingredients to Make Perfect Pizza Every Time
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

When you’re craving chewy yet crispy crust, decadent sauces, and all your favorite toppings, Scorpacciata Neapolitan Pizza is the place to go in East Side Kauai. To get there, just follow the delightful scent of handcrafted pizza made with fresh, local ingredients all the way to their Kapaa Beach food truck. Prefer to skip the wheat? Ask about their gluten-free crust.

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

Whether you want to fuel up for your Kapaa Beach adventures or end the day right, you cannot lose with a trip over to Scorpacciata Neapolitan Pizza. At this beloved East Side Kauai food truck, the crew definitely knows how to make crisp, yet chewy dough that’s good enough to write home about. Beyond that, their flavorful sauces and toppings galore promise to tantalize your tastebuds while filling you up.

To start your dining experience, you just need to put in your order online before leaving the hotel or go right up to the window to let them know your selections. Evening and weekends get rather busy, so be prepared for a bit of a wait to order. You can check out their menu board while you’re in line, giving you plenty of time to dream up your perfect pizza. If you prefer to leave the dreaming to the team, just order one of their specialty pizzas instead.

Either way, your pizza starts with either their regular chewy, yet crunchy crust or their gluten-free crust for an extra charge. From there, they add their sauce and whatever toppings you select, many of which come fresh from the island. In fact, they never skimp on the quality of their ingredients, so you know that your pizza is always going to have bright, bold flavors in every bite.

After putting in your order, give the crew a bit of time to assemble it all and bake each pizza up to a rich golden brown. You can settle in at the nearby picnic tables if there are any open or even grab shave ice next door while you wait. Once you get your pie, you’ll have to decide whether to dine right there or take it over to the beach to enjoy the view while you chow down.

You definitely need to try their:

Fries
Available in two decadent flavors, the fries alone is good enough reason to swing by for a bite to eat. You can get either the spicy delicious Wasabi Fries with Kabayaki Aioli or go for the more traditional Parmesan Fries with Pesto Aioli. Either way, you’ll be glad that you made room for this awesome appetizer.  

Cheesy Garlic Pizza
If you just want to keep it simple, treat yourself to their wonderfully flavorful Cheesy Garlic Pizza. On this pizza, you get roasted garlic butter, EVOO, parmesan, and fresh mozzarella. Over top, they add a mix of basil and parsley to bring it all together, and then bake it up until golden brown. 

The Hawaiian Pizza
The Hawaiian Pizza gives you all the best island flavors in every bite, easily landing it on your list of favorites. To create this pizza, they cover the crust in marinara and then add smoked ham, sugar-loaf pineapple, basil, parsley, and tons of mozzarella cheese. A balsamic reduction drizzle goes all over once it’s done baking to help take the flavors to the next level.

As the crew explores all the fresh, local ingredient options each week, they often come across new and delicious toppings to share with the crowds. Beyond that, they even occasionally whip up new dishes, like their Asian Style Fish and Chips, and put them up for sale for a limited time. Once they’re out, they’re out, so be sure to watch their Facebook page for specials to avoid missing the boat.

Insider Tips:
-Although they have gluten-free crust, all the flour flying around the truck means it’s cross-contamination city. So, skip the temptation if you absolutely have to avoid the wheat as it’s likely to cause a reaction.
-Want to keep it vegan? Just ask them what options are available when you go up to the window.
-Check their menu board for their daily specials before you get your heart set on their regular items.
-Need a takeout pizza box? Expect to pay a small fee.