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“Authentic Italian in Waikiki” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine
227 Lewers St, Ste 100, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-1944 (Waikiki)
808-926-5050
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Ranked #171 of 1,946 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Cross street: Don Ho
Saluda, NC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian in Waikiki”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This restaurant is a great option if you are looking for Italian. They have lunch specials that include salad and desert and are very well priced, particularly if you are tired of the overpriced touristy restaurants in the area. We ate upstairs which was a lovely room with only 6 tables, here is a downstairs space and i believe a courtyard area as well. Service was cheerful and competent!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

After visiting Italy 4 weeks ago and of Italian descent. I must say the food was authentic Italuan, regardless if they were Japanese chefs, they were great chefs You don't have to be Italuan to cook Italian. We shared the seafood bruschetta, squid ink pasta, spaghetti pescatore and finished off with a great macchiato and a cannoli for desert. I was delighted. I would recommend to my family and friends. Best food I'veh had whilst in Hawaii.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
1 review
“Delicious home style cooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We visited Taormina Sicilian Cuisine early on our trip to Waikiki. Craving a bowl of pasta, Taormina didn't disappoint. The appetizers of tuna sashimi and grilled squid were beautiful and our pasta's (Bolognese alla Siciliana and Black pasta 'frutti di mare') were like they were made from home. The wait staff were highly knowledgeable and friendly.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Atmosphere & Menu.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

A great interior & friendly & attentive staff creates the good atmosphere. Top quality menu with super food nicely presented, some of my meal could have been more tasty though...maybe that was peculiar to the particular dish chose.
I'd certainly return here on my next visit to Honolulu.

Visited September 2012
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Edmonton
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16 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A Lovely Dining Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We chose this restaurant for our last meal before leaving the islands..probably a good thing or we would have gone right back the next day! We ordered the 6 course tasting menu ($85.each) and really enjoyed it. We ordered different pastas and different mains so we could share. Loved it all. Both of us would go back for a full dish of the squid ink pasta if we could....so yummy. Each course is quite small and the whole menu is designed so that the average eater can finish it right through to desert. We were quite full but we did eat every delicious bite. It is great to be able to try a little of many different dishes We had a lovely wine and the food was delivered at perfect intervals. The servers are obviously professionals and take pride in their work. We reserved the day before and were glad that we did as it was busy and we doubt we could have walked in.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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