Downtown's Maccheroni Republic opening soon in Hawaii -- and beyond

Dec 28, 2014 1089

by Russ Parsons

Is Maccheroni Republic going to take over the world? Jean Louis de Mori and Antonio Tomassi, who opened the always-crowded little downtown restaurant two years ago, have formed a partnership with celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi to open places in Hawaii, and possibly even to franchise restaurants in China, Japan and South Korea.

The first of the new Maccheroni Republic locations will probably be in Honolulu, De Mori says, and may be open as early as this summer. From there, the plan is to expand into another half-dozen locations throughout the islands, and then possibly even outside the United States.

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