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Hawaii: In Real Life ~ Angelo Pietro

We visited Angelo Pietro’s chef Ted Tokunaga to talk about their nine new menu items


Posted February 15, 2012 by Melissa Chang

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.

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  1. Annoddah_Dave
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 7:27 am

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

  2. Melissa808
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

    @Annoddah_Dave I love stinky cheese!

  3. Melissa808
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

    @Annoddah_Dave I love stinky cheese!

  4. turkfontaine
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 8:48 am

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

  5. Melissa808
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 8:56 am

    @turkfontaine@pietrohawaii hahaha thank you for reading!

  6. nonstopmari
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    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!

  7. bettydalycity
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm

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

  8. bettydalycity
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm

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

  9. Melissa808
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    @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?

  10. Melissa808
    Posted February 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    @nonstopmari I know, right? I’m a big fan of the new stuff now.

  11. bettydalycity
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 2:20 am

    @Melissa808

    I like spaghetti with clams and salmon and peperoncino style.

  12. Melissa808
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 8:32 am

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

  13. M
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 11:34 am

    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.

  14. Melissa808
    Posted February 16, 2012 at 12:07 pm

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

About Melissa Chang

Melissa has been blogging regularly since 2007 and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations. She is currently an independent marketing consultant, specializing in social media. 

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