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“Good Italian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Arancino di Mare

Arancino di Mare
2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Waikiki)
808-931-6273
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Ranked #120 of 1,945 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Description: Our on-site Italian restaurant proudly serves fresh, original and delicious Italian food that will have you coming back for more during your stay. From bruschetta appetizers to classic spaghetti and mushroom risotto, enjoy a variety of delicious dishes.
Holmdel, NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The food was very good, despite the fact that I am a big critic of true Italian food. Appetizer of clams were very well made although spicier than I can handle. The black linguini was made with real squid in sauce, as opposed to pasta colored black with squid ink. Kids pizza was very pale but the didn't complain. The wait was painfully long, especially for the kids so definitely make reservations.

Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mesa, Arizona
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We ate at both of the Arancino restaurants, but prefer the setting on the Beachwalk one. We had a bruschetta app. and a pizza, which were as good as any in Waikiki. Reasonably priced and good service in the bar.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Illinois
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138 reviews 138 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Wonderful Restaurant with outdoor seating.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This was our last day here and we wanted some Italian food. This place was just delicious. The service was wonderful and our waiter was very friendly.

Visited August 2013
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Atherton, California
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Inventive "Italian" food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We went to this restaurant because of the "chef's recipe" in one of the tourist magazines in our hotel. The chef is Japanese, and my husband had pizza with gorgonzola cheese and apples (note quotes above on "Italian"). We sat outside on a patio with trees and plants, very pleasant. After we ordered and were waiting for our food, we were looking around and noticed that we were the only non-Japanese people at the restaurant. Our waiter told us that they advertise widely in Japan. So that helped me to understand my salad which was a beautifully presented display of 2 cherry tomatoes, 3 clams, and a tiny "slaw". My husband liked his apple pizza and my entrée was small but tasty. Service was very good.

Visited August 2013
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Maryville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great for Breakfast~Not for Dinner or Vino”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We enjoyed two lovely leisurely breakfasts at Arancino di Mare this past week. Our group of four enjoyed the nice ocean breeze on Arancino's lovely patio. We ordered Yogurt with Fruit, The Assorted Berry Crepe, The Chocolate Panna Cota & Banana Crepe, The Mortadella Ham & Cheese Crepe and the Smoked Salmon Crepe. We each enjoyed our crepes so much that we returned Sunday to order the exact same thing. Our waitress was kind and courteous and suggested that we try the beverage bar, which was a great idea as Arancino offers a variety of fresh fruit juices: guava, pineapple and orange juice as well as coffee and San Pellegrino.
As our breakfast experience at Arancino di Mare had been such a good one we decided to return for dinner. We came with high expectations, but unfortunately our dinner experience was not the same. The restaurant was on a 45 minute wait when we arrived, so we made our reservation and returned 10 minutes prior to our time of seating. One member of our party of four stepped out to use the restroom while we were waiting and asked us to take our seat if we were called - intending to join us when he was finished. As our name was called, we began to follow our waiter to our table when we were stopped by the "manager" for only having 3 of our 4 members. We explained that our 4th member would be right back with us and that he wished for us to take our seats, but the manager refused to seat us until our fourth member returned. We found this to be rude and unnecessary. When we were seated we ordered a Large Caesar Salad to share which was very fresh and flavorful, but we were surprised by the very limited selection of wines available by the glass. For dinner we ordered the Scallopini di Vitello, the Fettucine alla crema, and the Spaghetti alla Pescatora. There were no complaints about the Scallopini, but the fettucine all crema was not good. The prosciutto was left in long salty sheets that were far too large to eat. The Spaghetti alla Pescatora too, was not good. The pasta was ok, but the seafood itself tasted like the water it had been boiled in, not like the garlic wine sauce in the description. We would not order either of these dinners again, but will definitely return for the crepes.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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