"You may have the universe if I may have Italy." 

-Giuseppe Verdi

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Established in 1990, the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is dedicated to fostering friendship among the residents of Hawaii with an Italian background or with a special interest for Italian culture, traditions and history, as well as promoting a better understanding of Italian traditions.

Upcoming events

  • 28 Nov 2018 10:15 PM | Malia Zannoni (Administrator)

    Friends of Italy Society of Hawai'i is excited to invite you to our annual Festa di Natale at Vintage Cave Cafe, on Friday, December 14 from 6:30-9:30pm. 

    We're delighted to indulge in the incredible culinary delights of Chef de Cuisine Taiki Oda. Chef Taiki pays homage to his culinary training in Parma, Italy, with an Italian-inspired menu filled with classic specialties and modern twists. Chef Taiki was a featured chef in our Festa Italiana Passaporto Italiano VIP Experience.

    Menu: Vintage Cave Cafe will serve a delicious 5-course menu at a special discounted price offered especially to the members of the Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii.

    • Passed Appetizers: Prosciutto & Grissini and Caprese
    • Soup or Salad: choice of Quattro Mushroom Salad OR House Onion Soup*
    • Pasta: Pasta alla Boscaiola
    • Main: choice of Jidori Chicken Diavolo with roasted potato and brussel sprouts OR sauteed Fresh Fish with cheese risotto*
    • Dessert: Tiramisu

    *Kindly advise, courses requiring selections should be made when registering. This includes a request for vegetarian main course.

    No-host bar: A full bar will offer for purchase beer, cocktails, wine, soft drinks, and coffee.  Vintage Cave Cafe offers a selection of Italian Cocktails, Italian Liquers & Digestivos as well as a selection of Italian Wines.

    Silent Auction: We're excited to offer a silent auction featuring wines, dining certificates and speciality items that we're having brought in from Italy.

    Sapori Preferiti "Favorite Flavors" Gift Exchange: Get in the holiday spirit and join us for a fun gift exchange. If you'd like to participate, please bring your favorite (non-cooked/non-prepared) sweet or savory Italian food/ingredient item valued under $15. Examples might include: a jar of your favorite pasta sauce, a bag of your favorite Italian confectionery , pandoro, your favorite dry pasta, a jar of your favorite olive oil or balsamic, etc.


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Friends of Italy Society of Hawaii is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization | P.O. Box 1376, Honolulu, HI 96807

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