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Perfect pizza ‘rises’ again in Chinatown area

A La Carte

April 25, 2021

Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: CHRISTOPHER ROHRER

Big Island Lamb Brooklyn-style Pizza

Detroit and Brooklyn styles are two exciting new offerings at recently opened Pizza Mamo in Honolulu.

The revamped pizzeria is in the former Brick Fire Tavern Chinatown space at 16 N. Hotel St., and is a great grab-and-go place with a few tables for dine-in seating.

Pesto and Sausage Detroit-style Pizza

Detroit style is a double-risen rectangular pan pizza with a caramelized cheese crust using farm-fresh Wisconsin brick cheddar. This thick focaccia-like crust is fluffy and chewy on the inside with crisp cheese edges.

The Brooklyn style is a 16-inch New York/Napolitano hybrid thin-crust pizza, expertly melding the finest attributes of American pizza and Italian tradition.

Ingredients are sourced from local farmers and producers across Hawaii, the U.S. and Italy. Dough is carefully made in-house with organic flour. The menu features seven different pies with new creations in the works, and they range from $21 to $28. Brooklyn-style individual slices are available from $5.50 each.

Pizza Mamo is also launching delivery to Chinatown, downtown and Kakaako with a fleet of electric bikes.

With a passion for pizza, owners Matthew Resich, Danny Kaaialii and Jonny Vasquez opened the eatery, whose name was inspired by the swift mamo bird, representing how well the pizza travels.

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