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...

by Michelle Ramos   A small group of diners met with "Under the Tuscan Sun" author Frances Mayes Monday at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel for lunch.    The author and her husband Ed, in town to promote Mayes' label Tuscan Sun, chatted with about 15 people about life in Italy, where Mayes bought a house in 1990, and in North Carolina, w...

by Alex Bitter   Turning waste into environmentally friendly plastics is the goal of a $1.4-million project announced Tuesday by the University of Hawai'i and an Italian plastics company.   Researchers in the School of Ocean and Earth Science & Technology (SOEST) will use the money to improve the plastic manufacturing process used...

Kings' Shops has announced Solimene's Italian Restaurant is open through March 2015 as a surprise addition to the center. It is located across from The Three Fat Pigs Restaurant. This is the same Solimene's Italian Restaurant that was owned and operated by the Aiona family of Waimea.   Read more   Source: http://www.hawaii2...