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Cafe Sistina

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First Interstate Bank Building, 1314 S. King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
808-596-0061
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great ambiance

wow somebody actually painted the inside of the place. the only way to describe it is unbelievable. the food is above average italianfood for hawaii, and the bread was way better than your normal bread. prices were reasonable and a pretty good wine place, if you want pizza this aint th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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lahaina
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

New owners, different tastes, different quality! Used to be my favorite and now will probably never go back! Waitress was nice but service slow. waithelp not trained!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Cafe Sistina is my favorite Italian restaurant in Honolulu. When I want Italian, it's where I generally go. Like any "favorite" restaurant, there are special dishes that draw me back. In particular, at Cafe Sistina it's the Venison Ragu Pappardelle. Typically, it's a luscious, creamy, finely ground venison ragu with fresh pappardelle. Last night, it was prepared hamburger-helper style. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

wow somebody actually painted the inside of the place. the only way to describe it is unbelievable. the food is above average italianfood for hawaii, and the bread was way better than your normal bread. prices were reasonable and a pretty good wine place, if you want pizza this aint th place. we had the eggplant which was a little... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was very good and the service was even better. The place is very dated, but it is clean. The portions are large and the prices are reasonable.

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Lihue, Hawaii
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We "accidently" ate here the first time we enjoyed this restaurant. The second and third times were not accidental at all. Expect slightly unusual, and delicious, Italian food and a wait staff who is attentive and knowledgeable. The food and wine pairings were perfect each time. The setting with the wonderful paintings covering the walls and ceiling make it a... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Dinner, very good dinner, in Rome's Sistine Chapel is somewhat unlikely for most people. Honolulu diners enjoy this opportunity regularly. This wonderfully painted venue, painted by the owner's own hands ( even though that is the story, it's more likely he used brushes) is a wonder. On a busy night it is a noisy wonder with consistently satisfying food.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Hadn't been here for a while. Was duly impressed but not surprised that the quality of the food was still great in presentation, freshness and flavor. Being one who is adverse to salty food I was delighted that the seasoning was low in sodium. Matter of fact I even had to add a pinch of salt to the Bruschetta to... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Celebrated my birthday. Parking in building was free. Servers were friendly and courteous. Menu had a wide variety of Italian styled dishes.In the past, I have had fruit of the sea served with puttanesca sauce (you must request this-not on the menu) I had wild boar sausage in a rich sauce with gnocci. Plenty left over to take home for... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Upon walking into the restaurant we were automatically greeted by patrons, who instructed us that we had to check-in at the back of the restaurant. Once there, rather than being greeted by the host, he asked if I had a reservation and what my name was. He gave me a double take asking if that was really my name. Once... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

There are very few decent restaurants near the Blaisdell Concert Hall. We dined here before the opera. The servers were aware that we needed to be at the opera before 8:00 and made certain that service, although not feeling rushed, was fast enough that we could be on our way in time. The service was excellent. The food had some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: First Interstate Bank Building, 1314 S. King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-596-0061

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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