Aug. 5, 2013 12:00

Put your pizza on island time.

The first Italian restaurant in Lafayette since 1957 is still tossing up some of the best pizza in town. Alesi Pizza House on Johnston Street is featuring the Hawaiian special for EatLafayette and it's also the dish of the day.

Photo by: Camille LeJeune

Canadian bacon, pineapple, and jalapeños on a hand-tossed thin crust make it the ideal summer pizza. Alesi is even throwing in a special deal for EatLafayette - order the Hawaiian special today and they'll throw in two house salads and two free beverages all for $20.00. Make it a lunch date destination.

Alesi Pizza House

4110 Johnston St.
(337) 984-1823

The EatLafayette campaign, which runs through Sept. 2, aims to encourage dining at locally owned establishments. To have your dish featured in INDEats as the EatLafayette Dish of the Day or Dish of the Month in IND Monthly (you must be willing to share your recipe for the monthly feature), contact Kari Walker at; find participating restaurants and info on their specials here.

For more information on local eateries, view the online INDEats Dining Guide.

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