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Formaggio Grill

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305 Hahani St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2802 (Kailua Road)
Da Bus stops across the street on Kailua Road with service to 10:00 pm.
808-263-2633
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Noisy and slow, but the food was good

From the menu we had seen we expected an up-scale, romantic restaurant. Formaggios turned out to be more like a noisy sports bar without the TVs. We were seated in a back room which was less noisy but equally without atmosphere. My husband's steak was excellently prepared, as was my fish... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Ladybug21212
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

From the menu we had seen we expected an up-scale, romantic restaurant. Formaggios turned out to be more like a noisy sports bar without the TVs. We were seated in a back room which was less noisy but equally without atmosphere. My husband's steak was excellently prepared, as was my fish. The prices were high but the portions were also... More 

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Camarillo, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The service is friendly --although pretty slow. The food tastes great. It may be a little overpriced, but then most places in Hawaii are. We enjoyed our night here.

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los angeles
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Expensive for what you get; ate here on our first night in Kailua. Would not go back. Pizza was not good; ribs were so so; expensive for what it was.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The place in town didn't feel all that pretentious or pricey, this one does. My feelings aren't softened by the fact that my wife has gotten sick on two separate occasions, from the fish tacos, tall stools make it a real thrill to bring kids here, should have closed years ago

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Kailua, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Food was basically good, but a bit pricey for what you get. They have a wide variety on their menu of both food and spirits, and the ambience is nice enough for a semi-casual restaurant in a beach-town community.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Driving from Honolulu to Kailua is always a beautiful ride over the mountains. Formaggio Grill has good food, with an open kitchen and friendly staff. Overall the food is good and they have great wines to match the meals.

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San Pedro, California, United States
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had went on a zip line tour,and it was our family .10 with 2 children.we wanted a good dinner,and not being locals just drove till we found somewhere that looked good. We weren't dressed up,but we still went. It started out ok,but by the end was terrible. They were a little busy,but the service was so obviously discriminating. We... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The best thing on the menu is the burger and truffle fries. The beet salad is pretty good. Do not get the paella. Most food is overpriced but typical for the area. Wine selection is so-so. A good bar to sit at if there is room.

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Hawaii
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A mediocre restaurant with poor management. Food pricy and service slow. I ordered risotto and found a spoon at the bottom of the bowl. Manager made some lame excuse but did nothing. You can wait 10-15 minutes to get a drink from the bar as only one bartender for both bar and service bar. Waiters look like slobs and certainly... More 

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We went to Formaggio Grill to celebrate my son-in-laws birthday. He and his grandson enjoyed, according to them, "The best steak I've ever had in a restaurant." My husband, daughter and I thought the stuffed and rolled chicken breast was the best chicken we've had in a restaurant. One grandson had the lobster mac and loved it; the other had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 305 Hahani St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2802
    (Kailua Road)
  • Public Transportation: Da Bus stops across the street on Kailua Road with service to 10:00 pm.
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Kailua
  • Phone Number: 808-263-2633

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?