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...

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...

Air Italy has added 10 new destinations to its network through the signing of a Special Prorate Agreement with Alaska Airlines. The new interline agreement start the airlines’ partnership with 10 destinations across the US and Mexico: Anchorage, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, San Diego, Newark, San Jose (CA) and Guadalajara (...

If you’ve ever faced the dilemma of where to find good authentic Italian food in the Islands, you’re not alone. Insert Festa Italiana, and all of our pasta, pizza, wine and gelato dreams have come true. The second annual event brings a taste of Italy to Honolulu with a mix of authentic Italian food, drinks, performances and a showcase of European l...

Festa Italiana, Hawaii’s first-ever and only Italian festival, offers locals and visitors alike an opportunity to taste the many amazing flavors of Italy in one extraordinary evening. After a successful first year, where over 6,500 people were in attendance, the festival will return to Honolulu’s vibrant Kakaako District on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018....

Five years ago this month, Arancino at The Kāhala opened adjacent to the hotel valet. It created a buzz with its fine-dining vibe, a prix fixe menu starting at $85 (and taking hours to finish), a sommelier-created wine list and a dress code that required men to wear shoes. While much has remained—the wine list is still impeccable and much of the dr...

Velocity Honolulu, the luxury car dealership located on the ground floor of Symphony Honolulu on Ward Avenue, is home to high-quality cars, the Italica coffee shop and panini bar, and now an Italian restaurant: Le Radici. Velocity’s new fine-dining concept celebrated a packed private grand opening last week with Champagne cocktails and pūpū from It...

Angela Bononi, a University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center thoracic oncology postdoctoral fellow, was one of five recipients of the prestigious 2017 Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Awards presented at the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. “There are no words, neither in English nor in Italian, to express how much wi...

Hawaiʻi has no shortage of authentic Asian food, but do locals know where to find real Italian cuisine? (Hint: We’re not talking about pepperoni pizza or chicken parm.) By putting on Festa Italiana, the first-ever event of its kind in the Islands on Oct. 7, the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaiʻi hopes the answer to that question will soon be a res...

Saturday October 7, 2 PM-10 PM UTC-10. Cooke Street, Kakaako, Honolulu. Festa Italiana Hawaii is a community program established by the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fostering friendship among the residents of Hawaii with an Italian background or with a special interest for Italian culture, tradit...