We drove to Denarau, an island resort town on the west coast of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, for a long weekend trip and stopped for lunch at Pizza Place on the Coral Coast to break up the drive.
Pizza Place is also a cafe, and it’s next door to a diner in the Maui Bay Estates area, which houses residences and vacation rentals. It’s right off Queens Highway, about halfway between Suva and Denarau, which makes it a good pit stop. (It takes 3.5 to 4 hrs. to drive straight from Suva to Denarau.)
Seating is primarily indoors, and although the setup is open air (no closed doors or windows), there’s no air conditioning, so you’ll be feeling the topical heat and humidity. But you can sit beneath a ceiling fan if you park yourself in the living room-style couch area.
We ordered two vegetarian pizzas. The crust is very thin–kind of like a cracker–so you don’t feel heavy after you eat a few slices. There was a light layer of melted cheese, which was nice and gooey. The colors of the pie reminded me of Italy’s flag: red and green from the bell pepper slices (Fijians call bell peppers “capsicum”) and white from the onion slices. I ate half my pie and saved the rest for a snack at the hotel.