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“Great calzones”

Bianellis Gourmet Pizza & Pasta
Ranked #48 of 288 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Full service Italian restaurant
Seattle
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great calzones”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We stayed at a condo close to this shopping center, and wanted pizza one night. My in-laws got a mushroom pepperoni pizza they reported as very tasty, and we had a calzone that was mighty good. Would be nice to eat in the outdoor seating (we took ours to go). Quick, and relatively reasonable on pricing given the area. Would definitely get this to go again.

  • Visited May 2013
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“We found our local go-to pizza place!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

This place is so typical of what we imagined a local pizza place to be it could be the set on a TV show or movie - just enough Italian decor and busy wait staff serving customers. It was fairly busy on a Wednesday evening with quite a few table filled, both inside (with A/C) and on the patio. The staff was working hard making pizzas and other typical orders: calzones, Italian sandwiches and a couple of pasta dishes.

We ordered a medium pizza to share with half-and-half toppings on the advice of our server, the Bianelli Combo for my husband (several meats and veggies) and the Gourmet Veggie (eggplant, artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes and onion) for me. Not sure of the wait time, I got a dinner salad to share while we waited. The salad arrived quickly with an extra plate and the dressing on the side so we could each use as much as we wanted. It was a pretty basic salad with fresh lettuce, some diced tomatoes and black olive slices. The garlic vinaigrette dressing was delicious!

Our pizza arrived in a reasonable time and it was wonderful. The medium and large sizes only come with a regular or “traditional” crust. It was cooked perfectly with just the right amount of chewiness of freshly baked dough. I especially loved the eggplant pieces that were lightly breaded. I have no idea how my husband’s half tasted because it disappeared too quickly. That’s okay as I was very busy eating my own half!

Sometime I would like to try their small deep-dish option. We will also have to remember the next time we have a yen for pizza that they are closed on Sundays!

  • Visited May 2013
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Santa Ana, California
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Great Break from Fish”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

One night we needed a break from the fresh fish so decided to try this Italian restaurant. What a gem! Excellent food at a reasonable cost. We had pasta and it was sooooo good. Would recommend this to anyone.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Kathy Z
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Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cold beer and a pizza hits the right place”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Tasty, well priced and good service. The beer was cold and the pizza really hit the place for a nice change of pace.

Visited May 2013
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Thank EljayEs
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Trinity
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A great little Italian joint”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

We had one of their specialty pizzas and it was great. A good selection of beers. The thing to do is have a pizza here, and walk around the corner to the ice cream shop for dessert.

Visited April 2013
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