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Cafe Sistina

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First Interstate Bank Building, 1314 S. King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for a place to have a family dinner for 6. We were hesitant to try Sistina because of the mixed reviews but we decided to try it because the menu was appealing. We were not disappointed. We had the shrimp al Diablo, ragu bolognese, meat lasagna, chicken parm and osso buco with a veal shank. My son... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I absolutely loved this place. Not only was the atmosphere very warm and friendly, the food was excellent. Miguel was wonderful! It was one of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time. He made us feel very welcome and was very kind. We will be recommending this place to everyone. Thank you for such... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Café Sistina WAS our favorite restaurant in Honolulu for well over a decade. My Sweetheart and I found out the hard way on Sat. 13 Feb. 2016. I had an inkling when I made our reservation, Maybe a little too business like ? ? When we arrived, I asked if Sergio Mitrone, the owner would be in this evening as... More 

Thank walt773
Redondo Beach, California
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114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I was a little worried at first because I tried to call to ask about parking. For some reason the phone number listed on numerous sites is a disconnected number. So we were concerned if Sistina was closed. We were relieved to see they were alive, well and busy when we arrived. I spoke with one of their staff who... More 

Thank Dr Wendell W
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

New owners, different tastes, different quality! Used to be my favorite and now will probably never go back! Waitress was nice but service slow. waithelp not trained!

1 Thank doug s
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Cafe Sistina is my favorite Italian restaurant in Honolulu. When I want Italian, it's where I generally go. Like any "favorite" restaurant, there are special dishes that draw me back. In particular, at Cafe Sistina it's the Venison Ragu Pappardelle. Typically, it's a luscious, creamy, finely ground venison ragu with fresh pappardelle. Last night, it was prepared hamburger-helper style. The... More 

Thank Michael G
San Francisco, California
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169 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

wow somebody actually painted the inside of the place. the only way to describe it is unbelievable. the food is above average italianfood for hawaii, and the bread was way better than your normal bread. prices were reasonable and a pretty good wine place, if you want pizza this aint th place. we had the eggplant which was a little... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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136 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good and the service was even better. The place is very dated, but it is clean. The portions are large and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Amy O
Lihue, Hawaii
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We "accidently" ate here the first time we enjoyed this restaurant. The second and third times were not accidental at all. Expect slightly unusual, and delicious, Italian food and a wait staff who is attentive and knowledgeable. The food and wine pairings were perfect each time. The setting with the wonderful paintings covering the walls and ceiling make it a... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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985 reviews
753 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Dinner, very good dinner, in Rome's Sistine Chapel is somewhat unlikely for most people. Honolulu diners enjoy this opportunity regularly. This wonderfully painted venue, painted by the owner's own hands ( even though that is the story, it's more likely he used brushes) is a wonder. On a busy night it is a noisy wonder with consistently satisfying food.

Thank johnfjohnston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: First Interstate Bank Building, 1314 S. King St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-596-0061

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?