"This pizza was inspired by my memory of eating street corn or elote when I was younger."
National Pi Day — Monday, March 14 (3.14) — is meant to be an annual celebration of mathematical fun and equations, but that doesn’t mean local businesses can’t create their own spin on the holiday. Besides, a slice of pie is a great way to honor the day.
Over at North Italia, the modern Italian concept is celebrating Pi Day with the return of a regionally-inspired pizza that represents a culinary tradition in Arizona.
From Monday, March 14 – Monday, April 11, they’ll be serving a Chorizo and Sweet Corn Pizza, which comes topped with serrano, cilantro, tajin, and garlic aioli for $17 a pie.
This addition will temporarily replace the rotating “Chef’s Daily Pizza” on the menu.
“This pizza was inspired by my memory of eating street corn or elote when I was younger,” said chef Omar Huerta of North Italia. “I would visit my grandparents in Nogales, and we would walk over to Mexico and there would be street vendors selling everything from guitars to ice cream and much more. The elote was always my favorite part of the adventure — watching them prepare the corn would make my mouth water. The textures and the flavors would blow me away every time.”
With each purchase of the pizza, North Italia will donate a percentage of its proceeds to select local organizations dedicated to fighting hunger in Arizona.
You can grab the limited-time pizza for dine-in, takeout, or delivery. Additionally, North Italia will be offering one week of free delivery via DoorDash from Monday, March 21 – Monday, March 28.
Hours of operation are 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Saturday. North Italia is located at 2995 E Skyline Dr. For more information, call (520) 299-1600 or visit northitalia.com.