Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar celebrates its first anniversary by unveiling a delicious secret: a hidden patio facing Kūhiō Avenue. With a full leafy hedge, stone wall and wooden benches, this patio that seats about 18 people is now the host of a new “in-the-know” event called Vino Sociale Friday.
Vino Sociale (pronounced so-shee-ah-lay), or “wine social” in Italian is the much more casual, carefree version of a wine tasting event. Guests are escorted to the back of the restaurant, down a ramp that leads to the outdoor patio. They are then greeted by welcome champagne and are asked to freely seat themselves at a banquet style table for 18 people.
Beverage Program Director, Jill Shiroma, curates a flight of wine that is then paired with a rotating selection of menu specials that showcase Chef de Cuisine Naomi Ito’s hand in the kitchen. General Manager, Nadia Mohd Sivan, arranges the spread in an “edible table runner” fashion so that guests can help themselves to samplings of dishes that are placed at either end of the table. As the evening progresses, heartier entrée dishes—in shareable style—arrive for guests to enjoy, though guests are encouraged to order from the regular menu should their favorites be missing. The evening wraps up with a small bite of dessert.
At an all-inclusive price of $65 per person (including tax and tip), guests are treated to an exclusive and unique experience reminiscent of invitation-only social parties in the neighborhoods of Paris.
In celebration of the first official Vino Sociale Friday on December 7, guests will be treated to a special rate of $55 per person. Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis.
Guests looking to recreate the night for a private event can also reserve this experience with a party minimum of 10 people. The patio seats up to 18 people, but the experience is available within the restaurant in the semi-private dining area as well.
Validated self-parking is available at OHANA Waikiki East by Outrigger for all guests.
We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.