For years, native fans of Italian delicacies would salivate as tv commercials showcased the scrumptious menu choices which have made Olive Backyard such a preferred eating vacation spot throughout the nation.
Nevertheless, till the restaurant opened its first Hawaii location almost a yr in the past in Ala Moana Heart, the one means native patrons might get their “O.G.” repair was to make a cease on the restaurant as a part of a trip or enterprise journey to the continent. After years of anticipation and ready patiently (generally!), Olive Backyard continues to serve up its standard entrées, desserts, salads, soups and appetizers throughout the Hookipa Terrace of the bustling buying heart.
“From the day we first opened our doorways final October, the quantity of optimistic suggestions has been completely superb,” says Jasmine Luecke, common supervisor of Olive Backyard’s Ala Moana location. “Friends have commented on how lengthy they’ve been ready for Olive Backyard to succeed in the islands, and now that we’re right here, they’re thrilled much more so with the opening of our second location in Kapolei. We’ve got a ton of normal visitors that dine with us weekly, which makes us actually glad as a result of it reveals we’re doing one thing proper.”
Olive Backyard’s iconic breadsticks are a necessity when eating on the restaurant, and are normally the very first thing visitors ask for. Luecke notes that the breadsticks are complemented by including certainly one of Olive Backyard’s housemade dipping sauces ($5.49 common; $7.49 massive): marinara, five-cheese marinara or Alfredo.
Tour of Italy ($24.99) is one other Olive Backyard staple, as Hen Parmigiana, Lasagna Classico and the signature Fettucine Alfredo come collectively on one plate. The trio is ideal for anybody who needs a style of all three.
The aforementioned Hen Parmigiana ($22.49) is an Olive Backyard basic that includes home made marinara and a aspect of spaghetti. Lasagna Classico ($20.99) is constructed with layers of pasta, Parmesan, mozzarella, Pecorino Romano and Olive Backyard’s housemade meat sauce.
Shrimp Scampi ($22.99) is ready in a zesty garlic sauce and tossed with asparagus, tomatoes and angel hair pasta. Hen and Shrimp Carbonara ($24.99) options spaghetti tossed in a creamy sauce with bacon and roasted pink peppers.
“‘We’re all household’ is what Olive Backyard is absolutely about,” Luecke says. “We deal with each visitor like household and put heavy give attention to offering the most effective visitor expertise potential, particularly throughout instances like these. Our environment, piping-hot meals and superb visitor service all play a component in ensuring our visitors are leaving with that ‘wow’ issue that retains them coming again.”
Amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the Olive Backyard group has remained “optimistic and hopeful” throughout these unusual instances.
“We’ve been very lucky to have the superb employees and visitors that we do, they make our jobs straightforward,” Luecke says. “We provide takeout as a secondary choice for many who need to get pleasure from our meals within the consolation of their properties. Our most important focus will at all times be the protection and well being of our visitors and employees members, along with following all mandates.”
Common supervisor Jasmine Doropan will lead the group at Olive Backyard’s Kapolei location, which is slated to open quickly.
“We’re developing on our one-year anniversary, which could be very thrilling,” Luecke says. “We’ve had a tremendous yr and we’re trying ahead to the opening of our second location in Kapolei. We need to ship out an enormous thanks to our management group in addition to our employees members for his or her dedication and exhausting work.”