After Just One Visit, This Humble Little Italian Restaurant Will Be Your New Favorite Place In Hawaii
By Megan Shute|Published October 22, 2018
With more than 10 years of experience as a professional writer, Megan holds a degree in Mass Media from her home state of Minnesota. After college, she chose to trade in her winter boots for slippahs and moved to the beautiful island of Oahu, where she has been living for more than five years. She lives on the west side but is constantly taking mini-road trips across the island and visits the neighboring islands whenever she can getaway. She loves hiking, snorkeling, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.
When asked about Hawaii restaurants, most people likely start talking about seafood restaurants on the water, tiki bars with kitschy decor, upscale sushi restaurants, and unassuming Hawaiian eateries with ono plate lunches. What they don’t often think about is Italian food. After all, Hawaii is more than 8,000 miles from Italy, and one wouldn’t necessarily expect to find authentic Italian cuisine in the middle of the Pacific Ocean — but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. While many of Hawaii’s Italian restaurants are average at best, there is a surprisingly amazing eatery on the island of Maui that will wow your taste buds with just one bite.
Sale Pepe is located at 878 Front St. #7,8, Lahaina, HI 96761, and is open for dinner from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. They are closed Sunday. For more information, visit their website or follow along on Facebook. Have you ever eaten at this incredible Italian bistro? Share your experience with us in the comments below!