Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Angelo Pietro

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Ted Tokunaga We went to Angelo Pietro (@PietroHawaii) recently and found that they have some new menu items — pretty good ones, at that! — and were impressed to find the chefs there often plug in new dishes to add excitement to their menu. The most recent set is comprised of six pastas and three appetizers.

If you’re not familiar with Angelo Pietro: it’s from a chain of restaurants in Japan that introduced Hawaii to the concept of Japanese-style pasta 31 years ago. You can choose the noodle to go with their selection of toppings and sauces, which was a novel idea at the time. They’re best known for their raw potato salad, which is served in a mountain of long shreds with your choice of Pietro dressing — which got so popular, you can buy it at Longs.

We sat with Pietro’s chef Ted Tokunaga to check out four of the new pastas and learn more about his work there.

We also talked story at HawaiiIRL.com with Ted to get tips on ordering pasta with their unusual sauces, find out about their weirdest order, and see what else is going on at Angelo Pietro. It was pretty informative! If you’d like to see still photos of the four new pastas, click here.

12 comments
M
M

Hello Melissa!

I love all kinds of pasta. My fisrt date with my wife was at Angelo Pietro so this has a special place in my heart.

bettydalycity
bettydalycity

Those dishes look so good. Did you box all of them? I would. Wish I could go Angelo Pietro for dinner when in Honolulu.

nonstopmari
nonstopmari moderator

u're having a banner week -- 2 of my favorite foods in the whole world, spaghetti and durian!

i've been cooking w/ pietro's dressings for yrs. when i used to assemble my recipes into small cookbooks at xmas, half of them included pietro's. u cd drizzle that stuff on rice and it wd be good!

turkfontaine
turkfontaine

following @PietroHawaii i hear and obey. your will be done.

Annoddah_Dave
Annoddah_Dave

Delicate Blossom: Steeenky Cheeese! Limburger is pretty ripe. Having gone to the caves in Roquefort, that one is also ripe.

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@M Hi M! Awwww that's sweet! Do you guys go back every year?

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@bettydalycity haha, yes, we boxed them all, but I made sure to take home the seafood one and the gorgonzola one. What kind of pasta do you like?

Melissa808
Melissa808 moderator

@bettydalycity If I recall, I didn't care for the stuff that was peperoncino (old menu item) style. The salmon pasta here is good!