Ohana Pizzeria muffaletta

Served hot or cold, the muffaletta at Ohana Pizzeria is made with salami, prosciutto, Italian roast beef, fontina cheese and an olive mixture on focaccia bread. 

One of the best pizza places in Fulton, Missouri, offers a lot more than just pies.

Featuring the Hawaiian word for family in its name, Ohana Pizzeria is the brainchild of husband-and-wife duo Chris and Beth Johnston. The couple opened the pizza joint last February, just three weeks before COVID-19 ripped through the nation.

Both industry veterans, Beth started working in front-of-house positions at age 15, and Chris has held titles ranging from bartender to executive chef. Although they were tempted to open a barbecue restaurant, Chris background is mostly in Italian cuisine, and they felt like the space and their ideas were pointing toward a pizza place instead.

Ohana Pizzeria pizza

Ohana Pizzeria offers cauliflower crust pizzas alongside classic styles, including New York, St. Louis and Chicago. 

Ive always done a lot with Italian food and a lot with different types of pizza, and so it was an easy, natural flow for us to go into the pizza industry, says Chris.

Ohana offers three styles of pizza – St. Louis, New York and Chicago – plus a cauliflower crust option, so were sure you can find a pie you like.

We might as well do all three – that way everybodys happy, says Chris.

You can order most of the pizzas in a variety of sizes and customize your toppings as well. Looking to try one of the restaurant’s favorites? Try Da Hawaiian topped with fried Spam and pineapple or the Fulton made with pepperoni, sausage, ham and bacon.

Ohana Pizzeria calzone

The calzones at Ohana Pizzeria can be made with any combination of the restaurant's pizza toppings. 

While the pizza is technically the star of the show, the Johnstons say that it only makes up half of the restaurants food sales. Appetizers, sandwiches and pastas round out the menu, with everything made in-house. Guests have been known to come back to Ohana numerous times for the seafood ravioli (stuffed with lobster, shrimp and scallops), muffaletta (salami, prosciutto, Italian roast beef, fontina cheese and olive mixture served on focaccia bread) and the hand-breaded mozzarella sticks.

We have several regulars that moved out here from St. Louis, and weve been told multiple times that they no longer have to drive back to go to The Hill [for Italian food], says Chris. We could be transplanted into any major city and do just as well; we just happen to like being in the country.

Ohana Pizzeria is currently offering its menu for carryout, delivery and limited dine-in service Tuesday through Saturday.

Ohana Pizzeria, 61 W. Second St., Fulton, Missouri, 573.826.3240, ohanapizzeria.com