The Italian American Club of Maui will host a potluck at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Roselani Place, 88 S. Papa Av. in Kahului. The potluck dinner theme is Northern Italian food. Attendees are asked to bring a dish that serves five or more.   Mary Pence will share stories about Northern Italy. The Italian heritage club welcomes people from any cu...

Alex Zanardi has mastered his latest big challenge. On Saturday, the former IndyCar and F1 star turned BMW works GT driver successfully contested his first long-distance triathlon in Hawaii. The 47-year-old Italian completed the overall distance of 140.5 miles in a time of 9h47m14s. He was 272nd overall among the 2,187 athletes – fewer than a doze...

The Italian American Club of Maui will be hosting its 21st annual Potluck Picnic at "Villa Vitale" from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at 45 Welina Place (Kula 200) in Pukalani. Attendees are asked to bring a potluck dish to share that serves five or more people. Participants are also encouraged to take part in a "meatball cook-off," a "dessert...

By Vanessa Wolf   Too bad for the fictional "most interesting man in the world." Tony Bennett is not only real, he can croon. Get an earful of the 87-year-old icon's stylings next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. when he plays the MACC's Castle Theater with his daughter Antonia Bennett .   As for the title of this article? Look, we...

by Russ Parsons   Is Maccheroni Republic going to take over the world? Jean Louis de Mori and Antonio Tomassi, who opened the always-crowded little downtown restaurant two years ago, have formed a partnership with celebrity chef Roy Yamaguchi to open places in Hawaii, and possibly even to franchise restaurants in China, Japan and South...

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, endowed by Nature with a perfect climate and ravishing beauty, the islands of the State of Hawaii are for many the symbol of the ultimate getaway, the vestiges of an earthly paradise. 11,000 Italians visited the State last year.   What not so many know is that this community of 1,5 million people of differ...

Taormina serves the timeless cuisine of Southern Sicily with contemporary style and flair. Inspired by the authentic flavors of Taormina, a seaside village in Sicily. Executive Chef Hiro Mimura pairs fresh pastas with the highest quality seafoods and meats unspoiled by heavy sauces, Sicilian style pastas are dressed in pure, extra virgin olive...

Giuseppe Zanotti opened his seventh U.S. store in Dallas, and is scheduled to debut late this month in San Juan, Puerto Rico, followed by market entries to Houston this fall and Waikiki, Hawaii, early next year. ON THE SUNNY SIDES: Giuseppe Zanotti sees gold in both the Texas prairie and far-flung American islands. The Italian shoe designer opened...

Mākena Beach & Golf Resort welcomes back Castello Banfi Winery for a seven course Winery of the Month dinner on Saturday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Molokini Bar & Grille.    The wine dinner will pair the internationally-acclaimed wines of Castello Banfi, as well as other wines from the Banfi Vintners portfolio, with a special...

by Darin Moriki   The owner of Hawaii's sole Russo's Coal-Fired Italian Kitchen in Ewa Beach is looking to open up at least two additional locations on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big island over the next 12 to 18 months. "With Hawaii's growing economy and room on the islands for more of our authentic Italian options, the state offers access...