Taormina serves the timeless cuisine of Southern Sicily with contemporary style and flair. Inspired by the authentic flavors of Taormina, a seaside village in Sicily. Executive Chef Hiro Mimura pairs fresh pastas with the highest quality seafoods and meats unspoiled by heavy sauces, Sicilian style pastas are dressed in pure, extra virgin olive...

Giuseppe Zanotti opened his seventh U.S. store in Dallas, and is scheduled to debut late this month in San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by market entries to Houston this fall and Waikiki, Hawaii, early next year. ON THE SUNNY SIDES: Giuseppe Zanotti sees gold in both the Texas prairie and far-flung American islands. The Italian shoe designer opened...

Mākena Beach & Golf Resort welcomes back Castello Banfi Winery for a seven course Winery of the Month dinner on Saturday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Molokini Bar & Grille.    The wine dinner will pair the internationally-acclaimed wines of Castello Banfi, as well as other wines from the Banfi Vintners portfolio, with a special...

by Darin Moriki   The owner of Hawaii's sole Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen in Ewa Beach is looking to open up at least two additional locations on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big island over the next 12 to 18 months. "With Hawaii's growing economy and room on the islands for more of our authentic Italian options, the state offers access...

The Italian American Club of Maui will be hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at Flatbread Pizza in Paia.   Enjoy small or large pizzas from 5-10 pm (either dine-in or take-out) and help support the scholarship fund for the Italian American Club of Maui. Please mark your calendars and don't miss the best wood-fired pizza on Maui...

Hawaii Kai Thai restaurant owner Maile Sengoura is opening her second restaurant, this time one serving Italian cuisine, in Honolulu's Ward Centre in April. Bellini Bistro and Bar will offer indoor and outdoor seating for 47, including a private dining room that seats 12. Multiple flavors of bellinis will be on the menu at the Auahi Street establi...

Ansaldo Honolulu, a joint venture between Ansaldo STS and Hitachi Rail Italy, unveiled the first driverless and staff-less train for urban transport in the U.S. in Honolulu.   The joint venture between the two Italian subsidiaries of the Hitachi Group will design and manufacture Honolulu´s rail transit system, as well as build 20 driverless...

The Italian restaurant Le Nonne Hawaii closed less than a year after opening in the Kapolei Marketplace.Cindy Lau, the manager of Kapolei Marketplace, said the couple is working on selling the space to a new restaurant. Chef Pier Antonio Micheli opened Le Nonne Hawaii with his wife, Stephanie Micheli, in July 2013. Micheli told PBN he wanted to br...

by Katrina Valcourt   Philippe Padovani calls himself the Donald Trump of chocolate. "I shake up this town. That's my French part," he says. Outspoken, brazen and with an impressive résumé spanning 45 years in the food industry, Padovani has achieved worldwide recognition as a chef and founding member of Hawai'i Regional Cuisine.  ...

A $1,500 scholarship is being offered by the Italian American Club of Maui. IACM is an Italian heritage club whose mission is to promote the Italian culture through fellowship, good food, and friendship.   The IACM also raises funds for a yearly scholarship that is awarded to a high school senior on Maui to apply to their continuing higher e...