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Solimene's

65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea Shopping Center, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
(808) 887-1313
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Ranked #18 of 62 restaurants in Waimea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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English first
Kailua-kona, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Yes, Solimene's closed in June. Now know as Luna. Similiar menu, but first visit was not good. Might have to try again.

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Kamuela, Hawaii
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87 reviews 87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is excellent. I come here for business meetings and it is perfect. I recommend eating here.

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Alaska
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The selections on the menu are marvelously described. The taste not so much. We would have laughed a little more at discovering the imported pasta specially used for the courses were really boxed Barilla that sells for $.99 a box at Safeway but after totally our 3 meals the humor was lost. There is nothing fancy, special or yummy about... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This restaurant was recommended in the "Hawaii Revealed" guide and we stopped in for lunch on our way back to Waikoloa from the Waipi'o Valley. It is very casual and small. We got there around 1p and it wasn't crowded. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. We each ordered pizza. They were really delicious!!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

When the Mrs and I were golfing the other day, a part time local told us of the place. So we took the Mrs mom with us to give it a try. Glad we did. The food was great. The Mrs mom and I shared a med Big Island pizza. It was plenty of food for the two of us.... More

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Waimea, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Solimene's in Waimea is a super Italian lunch/dinner restaurant - great salads, pizza, pasta dishes, steak, fish, shrimp, calzone, Wine and beer available along with great coffee! Great rustic, country style food!! Lucky you if you go there!! Penny Vredenburg - Waimea

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The last time we eat at Solimene's my husband enjoyed his food but my stuffed shells were cold. Not warm, but the middle was out-of-the-cooler cold. We had eaten there before and had enjoyed it so we ventured back last night. We called the restaurant to find out what time they closed. The lady on the phone said 9:00 PM... More

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Based on how crowded the restaurant was, we assumed that Solimene's would be good. It wasn't. My fish was overcooked yet cold. The pasta wasn't cooked enough and the chicken parmesan was dry. They were very busy so the service wasn't all that great, either. The waiter failed to bring the water (we asked twice) and worse - forgot to... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food in this restaurant. Ended up having lunch here by accident, but we'll go again when we're back in the neighbourhood. Pasta tasted the way it should!

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Calgary
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

After reading most of the reviews, my husband and I thought we would enjoy our meal at Solimene's, but unfortunately, we didn't. It took a couple minutes for the waitress/hostess to acknowledge us when we walked in. When she finally brought us to a table she didn't give us menus. She walked into the kitchen and we could hear her... More

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