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...

by Darin Moriki   Moncler, an Italian outdoor lifestyle retailer with French roots, may be opening a second Hawaii store in Honolulu's Ala Moana Center, which is set to unveil close to 40 retailers in its new Ewa Wing expansion project within the next two weeks. Architect Giancarlo Teglia of Venice, Italy, on behalf of Moncler USA Retail, L...

by Catherine Accardi   Mauro Battocchi's last day as San Francisco's beloved Consul General will be July 8, 2016. He has been Italy's Consul General in San Francisco since September, 2012. For the past four years, Battocchi has presided over countless events with a never-ending smile and seemingly boundless grace that will be sorely mis...