Brick Fire Tavern serves authenticÂ Neapolitan pizza in Honolulu. The pizza is lovingly crafted in an imported ItalianÂ wood-fired oven. The crustsÂ are soft andÂ pillowy. The taste of the pizza crust shines through with each bite. The toppings are locally sourced, fresh and full of goodness.
“Authentic pizza Napoletana is what we do.
Light and airy with a pillowy crust, slightÂ crisp, and a nice chew -Â the kind of pizza your Italian grandmother would be proud of.Â Â
It’s craft pizza, it’s house-made dough, it’s Napoletana.”
Matt and his partner Inthira were enamored by the thought of learningÂ to makeÂ pizza.Â They knew they had to discover the perfect pizza master to show them the way. They traveled to various cities in their pizza journey: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco. Nothing seemed quite right.
Then they discoveredÂ Enzo Coccia and traveled to Italy to enroll in his pizza school. Enzo only takes students 8 months of the year. He personally approves each student who enrolls in his school.Â LuckilyÂ they were accepted.Â This was a 3-month commitment as well as an enormous investment in money to complete the school. During weekends they would travel to different areas, sampling the foods, including wine and cheese.
What Matt and Inthira discovered was to be truly Italian, you must be fresh and local. They adopted this value when they opened Brick Fire Tavern.
The philosophy is to:
- Respect the craft
- Respect Tradition
- Respect Local and Fresh
Brick Fire Tavern was recently certified by VPN as serving authentic ItalianÂ Pizza. This is the first and only authenticÂ Italian restaurant in Honolulu.
The pizzas were in a word amazing. we had Margherita, Funghi (mushroom), the shrimpÂ truck pizza and more. The pizza was astounding and amazing.
Find Brick Fire Tavern
16 North Hotel Street
Here are some pics of our visit to Brick Fire Tavern: