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WEEKEND FUUD: Angelo Pietro

Yeah, bridal showers can get redundant. But not when the bride-to-be loves food

Posted September 12, 2010 by Catherine E. Toth

I’ve been to a lot of bridal showers. And yeah, sometimes they get a little redundant. We play the same games, dress the bride-to-be in wrapping paper, laugh about the same skimpy PJ set that we know the bride won’t wear.

But this weekend I went to a bridal shower where the food took center stage. And everyone there — including the bride — was all about it.

My girlfriend, Sydette, loves to bake. I mean, she gets excited about melamine bowls and covered muffin trays.

So we gathered at one of her favorite restaurants, Angelo Pietro, to celebrate her upcoming nuptials. Here’s what we ate:

Raw potato salad (1 of 8)

Raw potato salad

To make it easy, we got the prix fixe menu. For $20, you get a cup of soup, a choice of entrees and this, the popular raw potato salad.

Angelo Pietro, 1585 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 110. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (808) 941-0555.


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  1. Eric
    Posted September 12, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Raw potato salad??… I have never heard of this dish before. The food looks great.

  2. Posted September 12, 2010 at 9:34 am

    Raw potato salad looks interesting…. almost like shredded daikon or pears. What did it taste like?

  3. M
    Posted September 12, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Hello Cat!
    Fuud pixs Sunday!!!!

    I had my first date there with my wife!
    The Raw potato salad is guud. We always order that.

  4. Ron
    Posted September 12, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks Cat…..more fuud offerings, the merrier.

  5. nonstopmari
    Posted September 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    pietro’s used to be one of my go-to places; not so any more bc i’m surrounded by carb-counters. loved the genovese, mixed mushroom in shoyu-butter broth, takana bacon, tarako. love eating spaghetti w/ chopsticks!

  6. MaxMaxMax
    Posted September 13, 2010 at 1:34 am

    I must say that I liked Angelo Pietro better when it was next to the carwash across from the Blaisdell. Been to it a few times after it moved near Ala Moana center and it just didn’t seem the same. I used to love the “Durkee” style fried onions they’d put on top of the pasta!

  7. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted September 14, 2010 at 11:26 am


    Aaaiiiyyyaaahhh! Fuud Pix! Tenks! Wow, fuud pix on Sunday! Jes discovered it, AP has become sort of a staple type restaurant. Kind of like a place you would go if you ran out of ideas…still very palatable.

  8. harrycovair
    Posted September 14, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    @MaxMaxMax That’s right, some of the dishes used to come topped with Fried Onions. Then you always had to fight for the 5 or 6 parking stalls competing with the golf store next door.

    I have to agree with you. When AP moved down towards Mahukona Street something changed in the recipe or cooking process. It just didn’t seem the same anymore.

About Catherine E. Toth

Born and raised on O'ahu, Catherine E. Toth has been chronicling her adventures in her blog, The Daily Dish (, for four years. She worked as a newspaper reporter in Hawai'i for 10 years and continues to freelance — in between teaching journalism full time at Kapi'olani Community College, hitting the surf and eating everything in sight — for national and local print and online publications.

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