REDValentino opened its doors at Ala Moana Center June 4. It's the first Hawaii location for the high-end Italian brand, and only it's fifth stand-alone boutique in America.   A sister label to luxury giant Valentino, REDValentino offers fashions and accessories with a similar upscale feel but infused with a heavy dose of whimsy.   Re...

Thanks to the growing success of the super We Love Italian "Let Us Adopt Italian Language Students" campaign, grants are now available through COMITES of San Francisco, the "Committee of Italians Abroad" in our area.   The purpose of the grants is to promote and support teaching and learning of Italian language and culture in Northern Califo...

Recently taking 1st place in the Star-Advertiser's People's Choice Awards for Hawaii's Best Italian restaurant, Arancino Ristorante Italiano will be celebrating its recent success with a special menu. Created by Executive Chef Daisuke Hamamoto, Arancino's will also feature their food at the Best of Honolulu Festival, which is happening on July...

By John Burnett A downtown Hilo institution for 23 years, Pescatore has closed its doors. The listed phone number for the longtime Italian restaurant at the corner of Keawe and Haili streets had a disconnect message when called on Thursday afternoon.   A listed phone number for owner Jim Murphy had also been disconnected and his Facebook p...

by Darin Moriki   It has been a little less than two weeks since the last meals were served up at Hiroshi Eurasion Tapas and Vino Italian Tapas & Wine Bar before the doors closed at the two DK Restaurant locations in Honolulu's Waterfront Plaza. But it may not be too long before at least one of the two restaurants reopen.   R...

Bruno's Forno owner Zoran Milanovic was a dedicated customer when Bruno Iezzi himself recruited Milanovic to take over the small Italian restaurant in Honolulu's Chinatown last year. Now, Milanovic is searching for another Bruno's Forno heir before he closes the shop at the end of the month. Milanovic, a portfolio manager at CitiGroup in Dalla...

The Italian American Club of Maui will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Kaunoa Senior Center, 401 Alakapa Place, in Spreckelsville.   The potluck dinner theme will be Roman food, from the Lazio region of Italy. Attendees are asked to bring a dish that serves five or more.   Read more   Source: http://www.mauinews.com &...

The Italian American Club of Maui will be hosting a chocolate celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14 at Ulupalakua Ranch.   The $15 admission includes a winery tour, wine tasting, beverages and chocolate desserts. (Participants are asked to bring a favorite chocolate delight to share.)   The event will begin with a no-host lunch...

The Italian American Club of Maui will host a Chocolate Celebration on Sunday, April 6, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 'Ulupalakua Ranch.   A $15 admission fee includes a tour of Maui's Winery, wine tasting, beverages and delicious chocolate desserts. Participants are asked to bring a favorite chocolate delight to share. Proceeds will benefit...

One of the personalities I recently interviewed asked me if I wanted to look for Italian traces in every one of the 50 States. I answered that maybe I would have, and started to think about the one State where maybe it would have been more difficult to do that. Maybe Hawaii, I thought. But then no: Italians have been and are everywhere in the world...