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“Lovely Italian food.”
Review of Arancino di Mare

Arancino di Mare
Ranked #51 of 2,420 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $35 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Waikiki
Description: Arancino Restaurants has been serving authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of world-famous Waikiki to visitors from around the world. Its recipes reflect Napoli-style epicurean delights made with imported cheeses, meats and pastas from Italy incorporating fresh local seafood and produce creating unique Italian dining experience. The award-winning Arancino Restaurants have received high remarks by guests, who also include high-profile U.S. and Japanese celebrities. There are currently three Arancino locations – Arancino di Mare (Waikiki Beach Marriott), Arancino on Beachwalk, and our newest location Arancino at The Kahala (The Kahala Hotel).
Reviewed April 4, 2013

We ate here twice having found it by accident (it is located off the main street hidden under the Marriott Hotel).

It was a nice change to have food other than burgers and fries. The staff were pleasant and brought us foccacia bread to start. We ordered a lovely salad with papaya, lobster bisque (which my husband had both times and he said it was delicious), lasagna, seafood pasta and pizza over the 2 nights. All the food was very tasty.

The restaurant only takes bookings for certain times (early dinners 5, 5:30, 6pm). As we wanted to eat later we arrived and were given an electronic device that advised us when the next table became available. We only waited about 15-20 minutes so it wasn't so bad. We ate at the outside tables both nights as inside the air-conditioning is quite cold so outside the temperature was more tolerable.

We would recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Don't let the fact that it is attached to the Marriott fool you into thinking this is your average hotel restaurant. The food was flavorful and great. My wife, daughter and I really enjoyed the food. We have been in Waikiki for two weeks and eating out every night. This has been one of our favorite restaurants.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

This very hidden away restaurant was a great find. We ate here twice. Had the pizza with arrugala and prosciutto was delicious. The gnocchi pesto very nice along with the linguini with vongole

The staff are very knowledgeable with the menu and will help you if you struggle to choose something. Portions are a bit more on the normal side. Not those huge Cheesecake Factory plates

Perhaps the one down side is the cost of wine $48 for a bottle. We bought our own bottle from abc store. Still paid a $15 corkage but it was cheaper than buying from the restaurant

Thank elvis10_10
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Was looking for an Italian restaurant on Waikiki for a change of pace and decided to try this one based on other reviews. There is nothing great to comment. The atmosphere was just okay, our dinner of spaghetti and meatballs was very mediocre with the meatballs on the dry side. On the positive side, Our appetizers of bruschetta and eggplant were quite good as was the service. Probably wouldn't return altho we did see some fine looking food coming out of the kitchen to other tables. Maybe we ordered the wrong thing ? Altho good meatballs should be a given at an Italian restaurant.

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Thank S F
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Happened upon this place during our last visit. Cannot believe we hadn't been here before!! Excellent Food and Service. Actually I cannot think of a thing we did not love. My Bolognese was the BEST I have ever had, and it was a recommendation from our wonderful waiter. We loved it so much that we have a 110% tip!! Keep in mind that for Waikiki, this place is also an amazing deal! Was the best italian we have had in a long time. Going to make this a regular place on our rotation during our visits to Oahu. Delicious

Thank lotsobiztravel
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