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Review of Arancino

Ranked #74 of 2,405 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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!
New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great restaurant. Food is excellent . Lots of choice. We ate here 3 times and every dish was delicious. The only problem is that you cannot make a reservation.

Visited August 2014
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California Desert, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Too expensive for frozen food”
Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Our visit for good Italian food brought us to Arancino.

We ordered lasagna first. We wanted to first try this order and again different.
Lasagna had no meat in. It was simply pasta and some sauce. They microwaved the frozen pasta. As we ate we saw dried pasta everywhere. Taste was yuk. Paid $ 23 for this.

If this is what we knew we would have purchased from grocer and heated our self.
And we did not bother to place next item.

I would never recommend to anyone regardless.

2 Thank tcosta09
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Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Handmade italian”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

This restaurant has two locations - the one near the Marriott Resort is much bigger and has a large outdoor seating area. The location near Beach Walk is much smaller and I walked past it several times before I even realized it was there. They offer high end pasta dishes and excellent pizzas.

Visited February 2014
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Tustin, California
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Delicious food!”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Ate here four times during our recent trip to Honolulu. My kids and I were addicted to the scallop carpaccio and the uni pasta. Both were amazing and we could never get enough. We also really enjoyed the squid ink and calamari pasta. Yes, it looked strange but was ever so delicious. My son loved both the seafood and mushroom risotto. The pancetta rigatoni was a big hit as well. Don't miss out on the amazing desserts too. The tira misu was great and the panna cotta to die for. Service was wonderful if you can get Nick as your waiter, but look out for the crowds at dinner time. They only take reservations for the super early evening. If you go after 6:30 pm for dinner, expect to wait.

Visited July 2014
Thank victoriacr63
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Santa Maria, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC Italian cusine!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Amazing staff (all helping each other out), awesome food, small-restaurant ambiance. HIGHLY recommended (a bit pricey, but here in Waikikii, what's not). The staff couldn't have done a better job, their attention to detail and making our every whim/request happen in short order was top-notch. And did I mention the food was FANTASTIC? Our party of 10 was in total agreement, we all LOVED it! (6 adults, 4 kids between the ages of 13 and 17). Future Hawaii trips will require a repeat visit for sure! (note: our party of 10 is hard to seat on a Saturday night, but they took our cell phone number and gave us a call 20 minutes before our table was ready...very nice!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank mchapek
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