Festa Italiana Hawaii, Hawaii's first & only Italian festival, celebrates where “Ciao Meets Aloha” - the intersection of Hawaiian and Italian cultures. During these trying times, Festa Italiana Hawaii is eager to show aloha (compassion, kindness, love) to the people of Italy and the local Hawaii restaurant community. The festival has launched a ter...

Luxury branded residences are becoming increasingly prevalent in the world’s most sophisticated urban areas. While a beautiful home in a coveted enclave is still a status symbol, discerning buyers are increasingly seeking out the additional sense of prestige that accompanies ownership of a branded residence. Hundreds exist worldwide, most in Asia a...

On a small Hawaiian island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the odds of finding authentic Italian cuisine seem slim to none. Perfectly ripe tropical fruits, hefty plate lunches, and freshly caught fish are familiar and expected, but we are here to discover the diamond in the rough, and that’s Matteo’s Osteria. The ambiance of the restaurant is a...

A flight from Hawaii to New York is at least nine hours long. But then you have to find a way into the city, settle in, yada-yada, badabing badaboom, by the time you're enjoying a hot slice of pizza you're mad tired. Fahgettaboutit!  On Saturday, I found a route that takes just 30 minutes from downtown Honolulu. Mad Bene, which is East Coast slang...

Hawaii’s Kitchen went on the road to Viaggio for a taste of its Northern Italian Cuisine with Hawaiian flair. General Manager Gregg Fraser and Executive Chef Rodney Uyehara invited Tannya Joaquin into the kitchen to see preparation of Viaggio’s popular Polpi in Umido – braised octopus in a puttanesca sauce sauce served with cannellini beans and gar...

Mangiamo! The 3rd annual Festa Italiana, Hawaii’s only Italian festival, is returning to Kakaako on Sept. 28 from 4 to 10 p.m. This is your chance to taste all kinds of Italian fare without leaving Cooke Street. The whole thing is an immersive experience, so there'll be lots more than food. Like live music, art and entertainment. A wine and beer ga...

There is no such thing as a normal day for Michael Bruno. His day includes back-to-back meetings with deans, faculty senate, student leaders and other university leadership. This is ontop of being a scuba instructor. Bruno juggles multiple responsibilities because he serves as provost at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, however, he doesn’t take...

Nathan Brovelli, bell attendant at Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, has been named a "Na Hoku O' Ka'anapali" by the Kaanapali Beach Resort Association. Launched in July 2018, the program recognizes "shining stars" who act as ambassadors of the resort area. As bell attendant at the front entrance of The Whaler, Brovelli is often the first and...

Pueo’s Osteria, an Italian-inspired eatery in Waikoloa, will celebrate its six-year anniversary with a red carpet entry on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, with complimentary amuse bouche, “6 for $6 each” late-night food specials and also drink specials. Since opening on Aug. 16, 2013, owners Jim and Christine Babian could not be more pleased with the succes...

Saturday, September 28, 2019 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Kaka ako - Cooke Street (between Auahi and Halekauwila Streets). Festa Italiana, Hawaiʻi’s only Italian festival, returns to Kaka ʻ ako for the third year in a row. The street festival and VIP experience Passaporto Italiano will offer the opportunity to taste the many amazing flavors of Italy in...