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Formaggio Grill

305 Hahani St, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2802
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Ranked #44 of 123 restaurants in Kailua
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kailua Road
Transit: Da Bus stops across the street on Kailua Road with service to 10:00 pm.
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65% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We just happened by this place while on vacation and loved it. Meals were excellent and service was also. Will go back if we come back to islands.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

the service was good, and we enjoyed our food (i had the garlic ahi, which was delicious and a good sized portion, although the pasta was a bit oily)... i liked the fact we could order 2 oz. glasses of wine with a nice range of wine options. however, the prices are a bit too high. my ahi dish was... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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126 reviews 126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stopped by on a night ride and sat at the bar. Ordered a white wine and mussels appetizer. Bartender was very friendly. Food and wine were so so, especially considering the price. Not sure if I'd return.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I came here with my father for a late lunch. The menu is very unimpressive and the service matches the menu. I ordered the kale and beet salad which was actually yummy. The pizzas however is where they fell short. Horrible!!!! I ordered a cappuccino an they said their little cups that take the espresso are ring fixed. Seriously? Also... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We almost skipped this restaurant because of several poor reviews. Not sure what those folks' issues were with it. We LOVED this restaurant. Excellent service, great wine selection and outstanding food. Yes, it's pricey but it's perfect for special occasions. Salmon with crabmeat was very good and the prime rib was phenomenal (rare, tender and perfectly seasoned). Chocolate macaroon dessert... More

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Golden, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Expensive menu. I had the fish tacos, which were mediocre, at best, for $14.50. It took 20 minutes for our dinner to be served (20 minutes for fish tacos and a Caesar salad? Really?). The staff was friendly, but next time I'll try Maui Tacos across the street.

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Los Angeles, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We had high hopes when our family group of seven walked into Formaggiio. It's decorated with a flair, and has an eclectic menu. Our expectations were soon dashed. The waitress neglected to take my drink order, and then spilled the drink bringing it to the table. She had to be asked three times for water and twice for a glass... More

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Honolulu, HI
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Thought we were going to the windward side Formaggio. What a mistake! Food was a huge disappointment! The seafood completely overdone! Plates served sloppy, orders came out wrong. If you're a foodie who prefers delicious high quality food this is not the place.

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Kelowna, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Not wishing to do "the traditional" on Thanksgiving, I searched for a place I could go and really treat myself. I had noticed this restaurant on one of my many drives around Kailua and decided it was the place, The menu is an incredible mixture of choices that will appeal to any palate. Even though it is suitable for families,... More

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Irvine, CA
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291 reviews 291 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

After a few days in Waikiki, Formaggio Grill was a nice change of pace. The chef tries to be creative; this works sometimes and doesn't others, but s/he deserves credit for trying to innovate with native ingredients. Three of our party of four had local fish in different preparations. Formaggio Grill offers a wide range of wines by the glass... More

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