We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best Italian food -ever!”

La Cucina Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #531 of 2,391 Restaurants in Honolulu
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Best Italian food -ever!”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is a very small restaurant with one cook and one server. If you have a couple of hours for dinner, it is well worth your time!

Fresh pasta is cooked from scratch - best dish was arguable as they were all good. We had the Trenette Norcina - a sausage pasta; the Scampi Limone - shrimp with a lot of lemon zest; and the Risotto - holy cow, I never liked it risotto before I tried this one! Most of the time, risotto is like mushy rice - this dish is a killer and I would order it again, but share it since it is very, very rich.

Tiramisu was very good as was the starter salad that we shared. Best to have everything family style, as the dishes are quite large and you want to taste as many dishes as you can.

Tips: You must make a reservation, and they only accept reservations for 4 or more. We had a party of 3 and waited about 45 minutes.

  • Visited September 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank rainb0wtraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

48 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first

Travelers who viewed La Cucina Ristorante Italiano also viewed


Been to La Cucina Ristorante Italiano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing