Italian Delight Opens

Jody Fausk is a long-time Maui business owner but missed her favorite pizza joint so much back in Philadelphia that she finally convinced Antonio Carannanty to move his establishment into her own back yard.

“It’s true,” says Fausk. “I’d go home every so often and kept asking him to come into business with me on Maui…now that our children are grown, the time was finally right.”

Pointing to the back table she adds, “We’ve only been open two weeks and we’re so busy that you see where I have to do my paperwork!”

When my husband and I visited for lunch, the place was packed with parents and after-school keiki as well as professionals on their lunch breaks. In the corners, storage boxes and styrofoam were still neatly stacked and a temporary menu was tacked above the shiny, new pizza ovens. But oh how our hearts beat at looking over our choices and watching Antonio throw that unbaked pizza crust. Real Italian…real Napoli…real Philly Cheese Steak…real Amoroso bread from a five-generation bakery…and so much more, all right here on Maui.

I could go on but I suggest instead you just go in. ITALIAN DELIGHT is located in the Lahaina Gateway Shopping Center between Office Max and Foot Locker. Dine in or take out, open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. 662-0077.

We wish Italian Delight much success and by the looks of things when we were there, they are well on their way.

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