So far I've been to La Spezia 3 times since the opening about 10 days ago.
Located in the old Cafe Cara of days past, the ambience and welcome reflect
a return to the neighborhood feel and menu of that much missed restaurant.
Breakfast was great and it's wonderful to have the homemade bagels that first
brought Liz and Dan to everyone's attention many years ago.
The evening visits have proved new Chef Megan has talent with a light palate
dialed in to the focus of the dish with respect to the subject, enhancing without
unnecessary or unfortunate embelishment. Table service was casual, friendly,
helpful, and complete.
The bar area seems popular already; attractive, well stocked, and presided over by the folks who worked Casa Blanca before everyone moved over to La Spezia; knowledgable, fun, special cocktails, with a local following.
Everyone we know who has tried it is thankful to have a neighborhood bistro back in Koloa Town and appreciative of what Liz and Dan have put together. It will become our go-to choice for all occasions.