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Italian, Pizza, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s was one of the fun -great food evening we had since corona started. I remember this place from their other location on beach blvd . Back 10 years ago. We came without reservation to a complete filled up place. Thank to Maria who were...so kind to us and found us a place on the bar. We enjoyed the host Jewel. we loved the , the salt starved fish was the highlight. the style the taste . Class act place . We are coming back in a week .More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

Booked for 6 family members at 7:45 and arrived to be told that they wanted us to wait 30 mins because they had accepted walk ins. Didn’t even care that they had now ruined our night forcing us to get take away as all other...restaurants had bookings. Not happy at allMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020

Aracino was recommended to me by my daughter and it was amazing. It is a very quaint and small restaurant but it was excellent!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Our dinner was so good, that we immediately made reservations for a repeat visit. The pasta was cooked al dente, with excellent bolognese or arriabiata sauces. If you crave Italian, this is for you. Good service, with everyone seemingly efficient.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020 via mobile

Situated on Beach Walk, this little Italian restaurant has great taste and service I hadn’t even planned on going here, but it was the only place with an available table at the time. I had the meat lovers pizza. Great crust and overall quality. Would...definitely return should I find myself here again in the future.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020

We discovered this place while exploring the area one night. The outdoor seating and ambiance drew us in . The staff happily showed us the menu and were friendly and accommodating. Being able to see the dishes and satisfied customers really made us decide to...give it a try. We stopped in on our last night in Waikiki . It was definitely our best meal in the area during our short stay. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed our meals ,service, atmosphere, and drinks.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 3, 2019 via mobile

Lisa was Awesome- great server. Food very good as well but expensive and portions in the small side. I give a 5 - food great.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019

For kamaaina, it is 50% off their lunch special. The lunch special is a choice of soup or salad, and a choice of pasta (approximately 6 choices) or pizza (again, approximately 6 choices). My wife chose the squid ink pasta and I chose the tobiko...pasta with calamari. Both were excellent and probably the best squid ink pasta we have ever had. They used a lot of squid ink in the pasta but it was not salty; just a tremendous amount of flavor. My tobiko pasta with calamari was also good but not as good as the squid ink pasta. Also got a comped dessert (tiramisu) because we were celebrating my birthday and that was also very tasty. All in all, a great value for an excellent lunch.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

We ate here twice over a 6 day stay, once for lunch and once for dinner. It is a nice little spot for surprisingly good Italian pasta and pizza, while being considerably affordable relative to normal Honolulu prices. For dinner we needed reservations, but for...lunch we were able to walk in, though by 1 pm, the place was packed. The "parmigiana" and margarita pizza's were nice, as was the "gelato affogato" for dessert. Very much recommend this spot.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 23, 2019

This is definitely NOT a handicapped friendly restaurant. First of all, we stopped to ask about table availability (with me pushing a walker) and was initially told by the host that he could find us one (the restaurant was half empty). Then what I believe...was the manager sidled up and spoke into his ear. Suddenly the entire restaurant was booked, every table from then until closing? An obvious lie. Manager just didn't want some handicapped old guy in his yuppie restaurant. Secondly, the outdoor seating area was on level with sidewalk, but the indoor seeing area was steps and NO ramp or anything to get in. That, as I understand it, is a violation of both Federal Law and Hawaii's state laws. All restaurants in Hawaii are supposed to be handicapped friendly and comply with Hawaii's law. That's probably why snooty manager didn't want us in there. Sad thing is, this was Veteran's Day weekend, and I'm a 100% rated disabled Vet. Every other restaurant, and the Kahala Resort itself treated us like royalty. Not this place. He saw the walker and made up his mind we were riff-raff and not with the bother. We had a high end room at Kahala, but snooty manager didn't even care to ask. All he was was an old guy with a walker. We are returning same time next year to Kahala. We will continue to pass this expensive, mediocre quality food, snooty restaurant by for the entire two weeks on our return.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Yes, Arancino offers takeout services.

Arancino is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4