In general Italian food in Hawaii is horrible. We tried Le Nonne to try to break the spree and weren't disappointed. This is a family run place with a personal touch. We were seated (group of 7) and saw that the restaurant was full with another large party. I was worried about the possible wait but they were right on top of it. Our waitress (I think the owner's/chef's wife) told us the specials and tool our orders.
I ws a little worried when the bread came out and was just OK. The Olive Tamponade was more of a pesto and heavily garliced.I a not a garlic fan but for those who are I'm sure it is good.
My kids are easy. They get Spaghetti Bolognese around the world. They are quite critical even in Italy. They loved this sauce. They were eating it with spoons out of the bowl. That's a big commendation.
I had the pizzaiola. It was more like a chicken parm with a slightly sauce. I forgot to ask him to leave out the garlic but he didn't overdo it. The meat was prepared well and was tasty.
My wife got the seafood pasta and she enjoyed it. We also got the special risotto which was not too heavy and was tasty but lacked salt.
I was happy but was tossed up between a 3 (average) (which is good for Hawaii Italian) and a 4 which I thought was pushing it until we got dessert. The Tiramisu` and the Creme Brulee` were both fantastic and pushed me to between a 4 and a 5.
If you like real Italian food, I think this is place will serve you well. Just ask the chef or server for exactly how you want it and I am sure you will be satisfied.