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Review of Arancino

Arancino
Ranked #78 of 2,420 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Arancino's recipes reflect the cuisine of Naples Italy. The presentations and taste are kept simple while the flavors and ingredients or nicely accentuated. Our chefs use ingredients imported from Italy which provides each guest with a truly authentic and unique dining experience.Arancino on Beachwalk began its operation in 1995. Well-known to the locals as well as tourists, Arancino is a hidden gem in the heart of Waikiki.Please also visit our flagship location - Arancino di Mare located in the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort where you can enjoy beautiful outdoor dining while enjoying the tropical Hawaiian weather!
Reviewed November 5, 2013

A small place located on Beachwalk Avenue, we have been coming here for years.

They open around 5pm and there is usually a line out onto the sidewalk most of the night. It is that popular. You can call ahead and put your name on a list about 45 minutes out.

Rather compact inside, the place is long and not wide. You will be seated close to your neighbors. If that bothers you, I would advise going someplace else. You can't get around that here. Cozy atmosphere.
The menu is right on and simple. We have had most all on the menu(except the black seaweed) and I can say, all is good. I really enjoy the fettuccine with cream sauce that has asparagus and prosciutto in it. Divine! The wine list is high for what it is. Service is so friendly and we see the same faces year after year. A good sign. Clean restrooms but no a/c.

I highly recommend this nice place to you. It's a winner.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is the Arancino's in Waikiki (near Trump Tower and Embassy Suites)

I've tried to for dinner twice (once at 6:30pm, another time at opening 5pm). Was not successful, it is just that busy in the evening. The restaurant is small, maybe 16 tables, all 2 tops, which are pushed together to accommodate parties larger than 2.

Tried for weekday late lunch. Ordered the rigatoni with pancetta and Maui onion in house red sauce. The bread was served warm. It was all very good. Service was attentive and pleasant.

Thank snappy2012
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Been a customer for many years. Brought many out of town guests and local friends to the restaurant. Made reservation at the Beachwalk, came on time and was told the reservation was canceled by their second restaurant. Instead of apologizing for their staff's mistake, the Manager came out and ask us to wait 40 minutes. Arancino just lost a loyal customer.

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1  Thank SeaFrost
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

A great atmosphere in the restaurant which is always full with people waiting to get in. You can only book till 5pm.

The Salad of mixed greens, prawns , avocado & grapefruit slices with a homemade grapefruit vinaigrette was so refreshing & tasty.

I teemed this salad with the Carpaccio..scallop sashimi with local sea asparagus, tobilo caviar & red onions with a light champagne dressing. This is an outstanding dish & beautifully presented.

Service is good too.

I'll return.

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Thank Clio H
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Just returned from a very nice meal at Arancino. We chose an inside table rather than waiting for one outside. Shared an antipasto and entree, which left room for dessert! Everything was well prepared and nicely presented. We will be going back for sure - it was hard choosing our entree, the choices were so appealing!

Thank Candace P
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