San Francisco has always been an important location for the Italian emigration. History is mixed with innovation, and both tell the story of how Italian hard work and creativity are rewarded by the entrepreneurial spirit that finds a perfect welcome in San Francisco and its surroundings. Consul Lorenzo Ortona heads the Italian Consulate General in...

Five years ago this month, Arancino at The Kāhala opened adjacent to the hotel valet. It created a buzz with its fine-dining vibe, a prix fixe menu starting at $85 (and taking hours to finish), a sommelier-created wine list and a dress code that required men to wear shoes. While much has remained—the wine list is still impeccable and much of the dr...

Velocity Honolulu, the luxury car dealership located on the ground floor of Symphony Honolulu on Ward Avenue, is home to high-quality cars, the Italica coffee shop and panini bar, and now an Italian restaurant: Le Radici. Velocity’s new fine-dining concept celebrated a packed private grand opening last week with Champagne cocktails and pūpū from It...

The relics of St. Pio of Pietrelcina — better known as Padre Pio — are coming to Maui and Oahu in November. Padre Pio is the well-known 20th-century Italian mystic with miraculous healing powers who bore the stigmata, the wounds of Jesus Christ. Six relics, which have been touring the United States since last year, will be at Holy Rosary Church in...

Promuovere lo studio della lingua italiana e incoraggiare gli studenti americani a sostenere l’esame Ap di italiano. Questo l’obiettivo del Comites di San Francisco che, attraverso la Commissione lingua e cultura, ha organizzato una simulazione online del test per gli studenti residenti nella circoscrizione consolare (Northern California, Utah, Ida...

During World War II, some 3,000 Okinawan soldiers, conscripts and civilians were imprisoned in Hawai‘i as prisoners of war. Twelve of them died while in captivity here in Hawai‘i and were buried in the cemetery at Schofield Barracks 73 years ago. Schofield Barracks Casualty Affairs Office spokeswoman Stefanie Gutierrez said the remains of 12 Okinaw...

Russo’s New York Pizzeria (Russo’s), known for authentic New York style pizza’s and authentic Italian fare in both its iconic restaurant chains and in the freezer aisle of grocery stores, is shaking up the restaurant industry with a new, fast-casual, pizza and pasta-focused concept offering a fresh approach to classic Italian dining. Chef Anthony R...

Angela Bononi, a University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center thoracic oncology postdoctoral fellow, was one of five recipients of the prestigious 2017 Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Awards presented at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. “There are no words, neither in English nor in Italian, to express how much wi...

It's always a pleasure to return to a restaurant that you remember fondly; I recently had the opportunity to do that at Pulehu, an Italian Grill. This restaurant is somewhat of a hidden gem tucked away in a lush corner of The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas. The management would like all residents to know that they offer complimentary valet pa...

Hawaiʻi has no shortage of authentic Asian food, but do locals know where to find real Italian cuisine? (Hint: We’re not talking about pepperoni pizza or chicken parm.) By putting on Festa Italiana, the first-ever event of its kind in the Islands on Oct. 7, the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaiʻi hopes the answer to that question will soon be a res...