We try to visit each time we are in Honolulu. I think this was our fifth visit and will probably be our last. The first table we were seated at was wobbly, not uneven on the floor but the actual top of the table was looses and it was very distracting so we asked to be moved. The hostess had to check with somebody before she could move us, which I thought was weird but they moved us. We were greeted by the waitress and she advised us, first thing, that we needed to order quickly because there were a couple of large groups and she didn't want us to have to wait an exorbitant amount of time for our food. Immediately I felt rushed. I ordered the Miriam salad to start which was a mixed greens, pear and nut salad. The salad was good but there were only two minuscule pear pieces in the entire salad. My husband ordered the mussels and clams as his starter. The broth was delicious and the clams were good but the mussels, fishy so only ate one. For my entrée I ordered the special but they were out. It was only 6 PM! My second choice was the cheese raviolis in a pesto cream sauce and my husband ordered the pasta carbonara. The pasta was cooked perfectly, we didn't have a problem with that as other diners have complained of, and it was served piping hot which was terrific. My raviolis were good but the "pancetta" that was in my husband's rigatoni was giant and the bite I had was very tough. He didn't mind tho and thought it was pretty good. As far as the decor....there is no air conditioning and they have plastic tablecloths. Now, if you have bare skin and the plastic coated cloth rests on your knees/legs it's very uncomfortable so, I had to roll up the tablecloth so it would not touch my legs. And, instead of nice cloth napkins they use polyester napkins that are nonabsorbent and don't feel pleasant to use. We should have asked for paper ones, oh well. I must admit that I am nitpicking but it couldn't be helped. So goodbye Auntie Pasto's, we will not return.
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