The Italian luxury designer brand Versace is once again opening a store at Ala Moana Center in May, the state's largest shopping center said on its website.The new store will be located in the former Big Island Candies space between Tumi and Armani Exchange in the Macy's wing on the mall level. Versace also is hiring for all store positions includ...

by Lennie Omalza   When we heard that Maile Sengoura of Maile's Thai Bistro in Hawai'i Kai was opening an Italian restaurant, we were intrigued. What would the owner of a Thai restaurant do with Italian cuisine? Plus, the "and Bar" portion of its name had us daydreaming about our next pau hana.   When we finally made it over to Ward V...

by Darin Moriki   Italian designer Giorgio Armani's fashion company will open its first Hawaii outlet store next month in Waikele Premium Outlets on Oahu, according to public records verified by outlet management.   Giorgio Armani Corp., the New York-based subsidiary of the fashion designer's Milan, Italy-based Giorgio Armani S.p.A.,...

The Italian American Club of Maui will host a Chocolate Celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ulupalakua Ranch on April 10. The cost is $10 and includes 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 at the General Store at 11 a.m. Des...

Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen, an Italian restaurant chain on the Mainland, planned to open its first Hawaii store for dinner Monday evening at the Safeway-anchored Laulani Village Shopping Center in Ewa Beach on Oahu. Robert Carlisle is owner and operator of the Ewa Beach restaurant, which Russo's said will act as a flagship store for future...

by Duane Shimogawa Angelo Pietro, the popular Japan-based Italian restaurant chain, which closed down its only Hawaii location near Ala Moana Center in Honolulu in September, has found a new location, but a little further east to the Kaimuki neighborhood, the restaurant's general manager confirmed to PBN. Angelo Pietro's will open in the spring o...

The Foodland-anchored Princeville Center on Kauai's North Shore is adding a new Italian restaurant called Piazza, the leasing firm for the center confirmed to PBN.   The eatery will serve pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven, among other Italian dishes. Piazza is scheduled to open later this year and is owned by two local families, one of whic...

State Department and Navy officials will give Italian media a tour of two antenna ground stations in the United States this week in an attempt to allay local fears surrounding a similar site nearing completion in Sicily, officials said.     The trip concerns the Mobile User Objective System, a narrowband satellite communication syste...

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant which has reached a tentative agreement to open its first establishment in Hawaii at the Target-anchored Kapolei Commons, is postponing its entry into the state until further notice, the head of leasing and property management for the Honolulu-based developer of the West Oahu shopping center told PBN. Todd Hedrick,...

A $1,500 scholarship is being offered by the Italian American Club of Maui. High school seniors may pick up an application at their school office.   Source: http://www.mauinews.com/