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Zia’s Caffe

January 15, 2017

Keeping It Simple, Italian

When it comes to his philosophy on the food that he prepares at Zia’s Caffe in Kaneohe, executive chef Jesse Kila says this: “We try to keep it simple.” You won’t find anything too fancy on the eatery’s menu, just quality, tasty Italian-American eats that can be enjoyed in a comfortable setting. Kila has been…

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December 11, 2016

Can’t go wrong with Italian

Zia’s Caffe is a favorite for locals who love Italian food. So, with the holidays in full swing, the Kaneohe eatery will have its popular Prime Rib available ($29.95 for a 10 ounce cut) Dec. 16-18 and 23-24. And the blessings keep on coming. Chef Jesse Kila shares that “from now until Christmas, if anybody…

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November 20, 2016

Catering to vegetarians, carnivores alike

Zia’s Caffe, located in Kaneohe, is known for serving delicious Italian cuisine in a comforting environment. There’s something for everyone on the menu, whether you’re craving house-made pasta, pizza or a refreshing salad. Zia’s menu is vegetarian-friendly as well, according to executive chef Jesse Kila, who says that entrees like Molokai Sweet Potato Ravioli ($15)…

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October 16, 2016 ,

Got My Eyes On Eggplant

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! Like many of you, I can hardly believe it’s already the middle of October and we are officially in what I like to call “pumpkin-spice season.” As we start to snuggle up with those seasonal lattes, we’ll also need a menu of cozy fare filled with hearty ingredients to help us…

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September 9, 2016

Italian Classics With A Twist

Over the years, Zia’s Caffe has become a family-dining staple on the Windward side of Oahu. Nestled at the foot of the beautiful Koolau Mountains, Zia’s is best known for its Italian-inspired cuisine and feel-good ambiance, which guests enjoy from the moment they enter the eatery. The family owned and operated restaurant first opened in…

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August 7, 2016

Sit Back, Relax with Pau Hana Bites

At Zia’s Caffe in Kaneohe, some things never change, like the warmth that radiates from a comforting menu of Italian-inspired dishes served up in a hospitable environment. What the eatery does switch up, however, is an evolving mix of flavors for regulars to enjoy, including a freshly debuted pau hana menu. According to executive chef…

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June 26, 2016

Zia’s Caffe

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Gnocchi Primavera ($16.50) After you’ve spent a day on Oahu’s scenic Windward side, come on in to Zia’s Caffe for a delizioso meal everyone can partake in. Since opening in 2001, the Kaneohe eatery has been serving families its quintessential cuisine, authentically made with heart and soul….

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May 15, 2016

It’s Dessert Time

Best known as a family favorite on the Windward side of Oahu, Zia’s Caffe has become a staple for its authentic Italian food and exceptional customer service. The eatery first opened in 1998 at its former location in Kailua, and then expanded to Kaneohe in 2001. Family-owned and operated, Zia’s Caffe has a lot of…

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

Sometimes it’s easy to take the simplest foodie pleasures for granted — things like bread, for example. It’s one of the most basic staples of our diets, yet it often gets pushed into the shadows of the ingredients it supplements. And if you think about it, bread should be in the spotlight, since a slice…

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March 1, 2016

A Home Away From Home

The word zia in Italian translates to “aunty,” which makes perfect sense for the name of Zia’s Caffe, because the eatery emits a feeling of camaraderie you can sense from the minute you walk through its door. With many similarities between Italy and Hawaii’s cultures of food and family — for example, meals in both…

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