The 30th Annual Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, NV was held from March 26-28, 2014. Among the entrants featured in the International Pizza Competition was Pizza Corner, a local Hawaiian eatery. With pizzerias from around the world competing, first time entrant Pizza Corner offered something unique and original in the pizza world. Their entry – The Original Hawaiian Poke Pizza.©
The brainchild of Executive Chef Jerome LaSorba II, this pizza had already gained a following at the Pizza Corner. “ It seemed natural to represent Hawaii with something traditionally Hawaiian and Poke Pizza fits,” said Chef Jerome.
Winning First Place in the Regional heats catapulted Pizza Corner to the Finals, Chef Jerome won a nice cash prize and the world was introduced to a new spin on pizza – Poke Pizza. Other “Local Style” Pizzas offered at Pizza Corner are also available like their Kalua Pork, Mango Salsa and Mango Chutney Pizza, another favorite with visitors and locals alike.
Started in May of 2013 by cousins Helen Savio-Godwin and Frank Mento to offer traditional NY Style pizzas, the pizzeria immediately found a niche market serving mainland hotel guests and Ko Olina residents. “I am happy to see so many mainland families with children enjoying out pizzas and garlic knots,” continued Frank “and hopefully we can introduce Poke Pizza to some of our visitors.” The restaurant makes its own dough and sauce, and sources the freshest and finest ingredients in order to offer its guests the best dining experience. Traditional NY Pizza offerings are available and the Local Style Pizza menu is growing weekly.
Asked about the experience in Las Vegas, Mento said “ We has a lot of fun at the competition, met some great people, and we are looking forward to returning next year with another original Hawaiian Style Pizza. Anyone have any suggestions?”
Pizza Corner is open seven days a week from 11AM to 9PM. You can buy pizza by the slice from 11AM to 5PM daily and you are welcome to BYOB anytime. Dine in, take out, and delivery are available, (Delivery is limited to the Ko Olina Resort) Call ahead at 808-380-4626. Visit our website for the full menu at www.pizzacornerhawaii.com. Coming soon: online ordering and a loyalty card program.