Each table at Kitava has a stand holding 2 cards. One explains their philosophy. "Conscious Sourcing: Local and sustainable ingredients produced in harmony with the environment / Veggie Forward: Meals built around nutrient dense vegetables / From-Scratch Cooking: Food ingredients prepared using minimal processing without hidden additives or fillers / Mindful Meats: 100% grass-fed beef, pasture-raised chicken & eggs, pasture-raised heritage pork & wild caught seafood / Healthy Fats & Oils: Only naturally-occurring fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, and sustainably sourced palm oil." The other card describes how they chose the name for the restaurant and ends with. "We're inspired by traditional cultures around the world who recognize that clean, unprocessed food is naturally healthy and delicious. The name Kitava (small island in New Guinea whose people enjoy exceptional health) reflects this inspiration." American food, internationally inspired.