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Cafe Sistina

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$20 - $35
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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APPETIZERS
$14.75
Large Antipasto Misto
A large palette of Italian cold cuts with prosciutto, salami, capicola ham, cheese, and olives.
$14.75
Carpaccio
Thinly sliced lean raw beef with olives, capers and lemon, dressed with our Venetian sauce.
$15.75
Shrimp Alla Basil
White shrimp cooked with white wine, butter, garlic and fresh basil.
$15.75
Escargot
Imported from France but blessed with Italian butter garlic sauce served over polenta.
$9.75
Funghi Con Polenta
Italian crimini and wild porcini mushrooms in a Gorgonzola cheese sauce over polenta.
$8.75
Burschetta Pomodoro
Grilled bread rubbed with garlic, covered with chopped tomato, basil and extra virgin olive oil.
$15.75
Mussel Bianco
Mussels simmered in white wine, butter, onion and herbs.
$15.75
Clams Scampi Style
Fresh manila clams cooked with white wine, butter, garlic and herbs.
$17.75
Hot Antipasto
Fresh clams, mussel, calamari, shrimp, garlic, cayenne and paprika in white wine butter sauce.
$15.75
Boar Sausage and Bell Pepper
Boar sausage sauteed with olive oil, garlic, onions, red, yellow and green bell peppers.
SALAD
$7.75
Verde Della Casa
Romaine and organic baby greens with tomato, cucumber, onion and balsamic vinaigrette.
$12.75
Caesar Salad
Large crispy romaine lettuce prepared in the kitchen with all the right ingredients.
$19.75
Fish Salad
Golden brown pan fried catch of the day on romaine, organic baby greens, tomato, cucumber, onion, olive and roasted garlic.
$14.75
Mozzarella
Large mixed greens with fresh mozzarella cheese, spinach, roasted bell pepper, onion and tomato with garlic balsamic vinaigrette.
$10.75
Caprese
Fresh Mozzarella, tomato and basil with extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
$19.75
Jumbo Shrimp Salad
Jumbo shrimp pan fried to golden brown on romaine and organic baby greens, onion, tomato, cucumber, olive and roasted garlic.
$10.75
Tomato Salad
Fresh sliced tomato, onion, capers and basil with vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
$14.75
Contadina
Large mixed greens, grilled eggplant, zucchini, onion, tomato, bell pepper, frittata and feta cheese.
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All reviews eggplant bread wild boar sausage puttanesca tiramisu carpaccio house salad seafood sistine chapel italian food vodka sauce italian place fresh out of the oven office building service was excellent capers oahu
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant by accident, but we were glad we did. The ambience isn’t great, but it does have hand painted replicas on the wall from the Sistine Chapel , hence the name. Although the pasta wasn’t homemade, the food was very good....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jeff E
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

This marvellous eatery has an extensive, diverse and fascinating menu. After two rounds of complimentary hot bread rolls with garlic butter, for mains we chose wild boar sausage, lobster ravioli and linguine carbonara and each was superb. Finished by sharing tiramisu which was also excellent....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank melbvictory
Reviewed October 15, 2018

From the outside you would never guess that a very nice Italian Restaurant is behind the glass doors. The décor is fantastic and is my understanding that the wall murals and ceiling (painted on acoustic ceiling tiles) were painted by the owner. The menu is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mundell22
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is my second time here and I plan to keep bringing friends & family here. The paintings on the walls are so lovely and you feel relaxed as soon as you are seated. I ordered a delicious chicken gorgonzola and it was so tender...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank strudel2018
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Had our reception at Sistina. We were 22 people and they were able to accommodate us without issue. Food was decent, not quite like Mom's, but they did a good a job. We would definitely recommend. Would suggest using more authentic Italian coldcuts for their...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

First the inside is beautifully painted. The service is fast friendly and attentive. I had lasagna and it was good but could have used more garlic. I liked the side of vegetables that came with it. My wife took a recommendation from very nice server...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tjbales
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Cafe Sistina does not make any of their pasta fresh. The vegetables were way over cooked. Eggplant was soggy with far too much oil. The chicken in the chicken marsala was dried out, though the flavor of the sauce was delicious. Lasagna was above average....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Ann C
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Sistina is housed in an unassuming building in Honolulu, but you will like what you see when you head inside. The beautiful art imitates the Sistine Chapel (thus the name) in Rome. We found the food to be above average, but nothing spectacular in terms...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Susan and Phyl T
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Again a wonderful experience! Sure, the waiter made a little mistake taking our orders, but since he was otherwise great, the food and atmosphere more than made up for it!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Kathy E
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Went here for a family birthday dinner. The food was really good, though not outstandingly memorable. Our party had the chicken parmigiana, gnocci, lasagna, mushroom ravioli and seafood combination pasta. The bread was inconsistent. The first serving we had was warm, the second was fresh...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank kimcheeboy
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Barb991
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Response from Shorty_HI | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't have the answer to that. However, I would recommended going to another Italian restaurant such as Sabrina's instead of this restaurant.
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