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What to Order When Your Non-Paleo Friends Wanna Go Get Pizza: Matteo’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant (Wailea, HI)

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We are currently in Maui with our best friends, who happen to eat decidedly non-Paleo.  They are some of our favorite people in the world and the thing we love to do the most is eat out together.  Now that Fitbomb and I have changed our diet, eating out with them is not as simple as it used to be.  It’s hard to share everything like we did in the past and choosing a restaurant to eat at is more complicated because they LOVE Italian.  I don’t WANT to eat pasta and pizza but I still crave them sometimes. Especially if someone is oooohing and aaaaaaahing across the table from me while enjoying a bitchin’ dish of papparadelle with pork sugo at Delfina.   But I digress.

Besides Sansei, the only other restaurant our friends wanted to try in Maui was Matteo’s Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant in Wailea.  Again, since I’ve been a total food dictator when it comes to choosing where to eat this week, I relented and we dined at this pizzeria today after our morning trip to the Maui Ocean Center.

WTF did Fitbomb and I eat? 

Antipasto Platter with salumi, mixed greens, olives, and a mini Caprese salad:

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Beef carpaccio with mixed greens, capers, and a lemon dressing:

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House salad with added chicken:

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House salad with added shrimp:

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The food was fresh, delicious, and reasonably priced and you have a beautiful view of the ocean and golf course when you dine out on the patio.  I was glad that the salads and apps were really well-composed and carefully prepared —  and not some half-assed concessions for non-pizza eating folks.  See?  You can eat something filling and delicious and decidedly non-carby at pizza place!


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