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“Great Italian Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Solimene's - CLOSED

Solimene's
65-1158 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea Shopping Center, Waimea, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
(808) 887-1313
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Saint Clair Shores
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

From Detroit..... best Italian on the Big Island . Quaint setting great service. Owned and Operated by Chef Ippy's (iron chef fame) mom. Well worth the 30 minute drive from Waikoloa

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Now that's a Salad and thin crust pizza as well as subtuting quinoa for pasta at request.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

I had a salad that was so big, definately shareable especially when having one of their pizzas. My friend can't have flour, and this place offers substitutions. You get the feeling that this place wants you to leave happy. Love it!
I live on the island and make this a repeat. Mahalo for kerping me coming back. Plus you can buy a bag of their very own coffee blend.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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243 reviews 243 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 82 cities Reviews in 82 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
“Sensational coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Hands down the best coffee we've had in all of Hawaii. Stopped here for a mid morning snack. Great expresso. Sensational mocha. Beautiful full bodied coffee the way it's meant to be. Made enquiries. It's their own special blend. Nice cakes too.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boulder, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Excellent value, good quality. Nice environment. Comfort food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We needed a good place to eat while traveling back to the airport along the main Highway. Fortunately we found this restaurant. We ordered a caesar salad with chicken, and a medium pizza which was plenty for two adults and two children. And everyone ate a very good meal. The amazing thing was to pay $40 some dollars (including a 20% tip), for our whole family to eat. Unheard of in Hawaii I think. I am just so grateful when I receive good value, in a nice resturant, with quality food. Also the waitress was very good, even though she was single handed at the time with plenty of hungry people to serve. This restaurant looked like it served lots of long term residents who come to live in Hawaii.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Honokaa, Hawaii, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great Meal - Not So Great Dessert!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Lunch at Solimene's today was great with one exception, dessert. The tiramisu was awful. It was incredibly dry which leads me to believe the cake or extremely stale ladyfinger was not soaked in any sort of liquid. It was merely some sort of dry cake layered with tasteless cheese of some sort with chocolate drizzled on top. I've eaten tiramisu all over the world and this is by far the worst.

The salads, sandwiches and pastas are very good so I will return, however, I will NEVER waste my money on dessert again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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