Hawaiian Pizza History and Pizza Restaurant in Kailua Kona

Longboard Legends Hawaiian Pizza Restaurant

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The real history of pizza and Hawaiian pizza starts in Italy. Or Greece. Perhaps Egypt? There are good arguments for each, depending on how we define pizza. Starting with the loose yet scientific definition of “some kind of flat bread with stuff on it,” we know that pizza dates back to at least the 1st Century B.C., when the Roman poet Virgil wrote,

Their homely fare dispatch’d, the hungry band

Invade their trenchers next, and soon devour,

To mend the scanty meal, their cakes of flour.

Ascanius this observ’d, and smiling said:

“See, we devour the plates on which we fed.”

Even earlier (circa 500 B.C.), Persian soldiers baked a flatbread on their shields which they then covered with cheese and dates. I think, however, that if I went with this theory and walked around saying “pizza was invented in Iran,” I’d be starting arguments that I’d rather not have.

But does it count as a kind of pizza if it’s cooked out in the field and not in an oven? Let’s call it flatbread and move on…

So, you want to know the real pizza origin? Let’s see: the Egyptians made a flatbread, the Indians baked naan in hot Tandoori ovens… but neither of these had toppings. The Persians had toppings, but was it pizza?

The ancient Greeks had a flat bread called plakountos, on which they placed various toppings, and we know also that Naples was founded (as Neopolis) by the Greeks. And Naples is the home of the modern pizza and Longboard Legends Pizza restaurant is the home of the taro flour crust Hawaiian pizza.

Of course, in the ancient world, Naples was part of Rome — as was its neighbor, Pompeii. And pizza ovens were all over Italy, even back then.


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I think we can agree now that ancient pizza is a toss-up, ‘middle’ pizza was Greek, and modern pizza (pre-American) was definitely Italian — Neapolitan, even! And American pizza –or rather Hawaiian Pizza made from taro flour crust made by Longboard Legends Pizza restaurant is in Kona Hawaii! Call our Kailua Kona Pizza restaurant at 1-808-327-2211

Longboard Legends Pizza Restaurant Helps Hawaii’s Homeless With Pizza Sales!

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 Longboard Legends Pizza Restaurant and More Than Sport Teamed Up Together to help the hungry of Hawaii.

Longboard Legends Pizza’s Management announced they would GIVE A MEAL for every purchase of all their Pizza Slices sales to help Hawaii’s Hungry on October 6, 2015. Longboard Legends Pizza restaurant owners, the Liebelt Family said they’ve always admired the “More Than Sport” and the work they do helping Hawaii’s Hungry .


Karen Liebelt the manager, said they’re thrilled to be able to give to an organization that has given so much and done so much good over the years. Karen and Stephanie Liebelt, said anyone who purchases from Longboard Legends Pizza, The Home Of The Only Taro Flour Crust Pizza Pie, will now know not only do they get the best “Taro Flour Pizza Crust Which Really Makes the Toppings Pop” and is also “Good For Gluten Sensitive Consumers, they’ll also be helping Hawaii’s hungry population.

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Longboard Legends Pizza restaurant was founded in 2014 and serves the local Kailua-Kona Pizza Restaurant industry. It is known for being The Home of the Largest 28″ Taro Flour Crust Pizza Pie. The Liebelt Family operates the only known taro flour crust pizza restaurant in Hawaii. Longboard Legends Pizza’s, goal is to serve food using the freshest ingredients from the islands. Their dough has Hawaiian milled taro flour, and their salads and pizza toppings include fresh locally grown vegetables and house smoked meats. Their desserts are made in house as well as their signature beverages. Having been in the restaurant business for three generations, the Liebelt family has always been in the hospitality business. Owner Rob Liebelt knew he wanted to have his own pizza restaurant, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Longboard Legends Pizza restaurant was opened as a result. http://longboardlegendspizza.com 1-808-329-2211