I’m Qiana, a native New Yorker from Brooklyn. My husband, Michele, is from Milan by way of southern Italy. From vastly different worlds and cultures, we bonded over a love of cuisine, family, and travel. On a trip to Maui, overcome by the magic of the island, we married on a whim and kept coming back. Eventually, the pull that Maui held on our hearts could no longer be denied. We sold our Brooklyn restaurant and moved to Lahaina, eager to share our vision, philosophy, and love of Italian food and culture with the community.
After just reaching our 9-year restaurant anniversary and becoming a beloved part of the Maui restaurant scene, Sale Pepe Pizzeria e Cucina has been lost to fire in Lahaina. Our hearts are broken and bruised but our will is resilient.
By supporting this GoFundMe campaign you are supporting our family and the entire Sale Pepe Ohana to get back on our feet. We hope to get back in the kitchen, provide jobs for our wonderful staff, and seat your beautiful smiles at a table. If we've had the pleasure of feeding you, we hope that you felt our love and aloha. Dining at Sale Pepe was like pulling up a chair at our family's table.
We're so looking forward to a day when we can once again say “Mangiare Insieme”, Let's Eat Together.