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“Amazing Art display by Mark Brown” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Assaggio Italian Restaurant

Assaggio Italian Restaurant
354 Uluniu St Ste 101, Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734-2533
(808) 261-2772
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Ranked #19 of 126 Restaurants in Kailua
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Amazing Art display by Mark Brown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We enjoyed some very tasty food and truly fabulous service by our server Merit. I had prawns that melted in my mouth and Steak that was cooked perfectly. My partner loved here shrimp linguine.

Do not miss this opportunity to see Art by Island Master Mark Brown displayed all around the restaurant.

Treat yourself to a great meal and enjoy a visual art extravaganza at the same time.

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  • English first
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English first
Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Really good restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The owner of our rental house recommended us this restaurant and we have been highly surprised! Our waiter, Merit, was really pleasant and thoughtful. The food was really good too. It is a little bit pricey but it is worthed. I have ordered the lobster ravioli which was delicious and my boyfriend got a chicken julienne and vegetables on linguini. The portions are also reasonable! It sounds weird to eat italian food while you are in Hawai, but it is definitively a good spot!

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Portland, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

You would think it a little odd eating Italian while in Hawaii. That it may be but this is one place you will need to try. The service was outstanding and and the food excellent. There was six in our party and everyone's meal was delicious. Be warned that the portion sizes is amazing. Several at our table ordered the smaller portion and was still plenty of leftovers. Can't wait for our next trip to Hawaii so we can dine there again.

  • Visited December 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Service was among the best I have ever found, food was great too”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We were a party of seven and were made to feel like we were the center of attention by the wait staff. We were provided with accurate information and suggestions as we ordered, the food was prepared wonderfully, and our every need was quickly taken care of!
I had the parmigiano chicken and it was the best dinner I found in Kailua. My wife, usually very picky about her meals, thought the bay shrimp and minestrone soup to be excellent. We all found our orders to be delicious and well-prepared. Each serving was large, so we had plenty to eat.
The food is really good, but as others have said, it wasn't the BEST Italian food I have ever had. It was close, however. Do not be deterred by reviews from earlier years. The 2013 reviews are telling the truth about this restaurant being well-worth a visit.
The prices are a bit high, but not really beyond average cost for a really good restaurant dinner in Kailua. We made reservations and I would recommend that be done by all. Parking was tough. There is a parking deck behind the restaurant with a sign that says there is restaurant parking on the second level. There are signs on the second level that limit the parking to four spots and two are blocked in by the other two spots. I would recommend finding a space on a nearby street.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Best on the Island!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Okay, they are not on the mainland or in Italy. But they are the best on the island and VERY good! Assagio's has an excellent full menu and wine list for a formal dining experience although many come in casual. LOVE the caesar salad....they make the dressing at your tableside, egg and all. Excellent sausage and peppers and their house sauce is good as well. VERY attentive servers.

  • Visited February 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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