Formaggio Grill Kailua
The interior is a warm and comfortable environment with welcoming tones of Tuscan reds and golds, decorated with the art of Ron Genta. Soft lowered lights cast aglow about the restaurant, reflecting off of the plush red stools and wooden friendship bar-style tables.
Achieving that perfect blend of "upscale" yet casual, Formaggio Grill is the "gathering place" for the Windward side. Come enjoy the good food, fine wine, and great friends at Formaggio Grill in Kailua.
The burger was a bit too salty.
Employees were very friendly and attentive.
I will definitely dine here again.
Food and service was great ‼️
Muscles are incredible! Beef bourguignon was incredible ‼️
Went on a weeknight. Pretty empty. Ordered French onion soup, it was warm, not hot. Cheese was Melted on the outside of the bowl. No oowy gooey cheese. Which is the whole point. Burger was just ok. Fish with mashed potatoes was also served lukewarm.
The fries were so so salted but the other food vere very good.
Excellent service on a busy night such as Valentines! Food was great and so is the wine!!
About average compared to other places in the area. Disappointing that they were out of their fish special at 7pm and the restaurant was practically empty on a Monday.
Celebrated a birthday and the server provided excellent service. Food was pretty good but the lobster was over cooked. A little disappointed with that but spending time with the family in a comfortable atmosphere made up for it.
Fantastic food and great service! Definitely worth going back to!
I love that this restaurant focuses on quality of food/wine and there are no TVs.
They were out of the first three bottles of wine we ordered. They must have been wiped out from the holidays and ill prepared for a 6:00 pm seating on New Years Eve. my uncle ordered their signature beef dish, which they also ran out of by 6:30 pm. The dishes we had were fine, nothing special. We really wanted to like this place, but had a bizarre experience with them not having items available. We expect better service and management for a dinner out on New Years Eve.
I ordered the Garlic Ahi dish. So did my mother in law. We both ordered ours medium rare, and when they came out mine was cooked all the way through and hers was cooked about medium. It was also overly salted and the server didn’t provide our dishes at the same time as half the table (10 min delay).
Other food was okay. My husband had the spare ribs and he liked the sauce, my father in law had the steak but said it was served cold.
Our server, Cheryl, was great. Food was yummy but not hot when it arrived. Great wine selection. So happy you were open for Christmas dinner - thank you!
Our server was very rude and she gave us attitude all night with a smile on her face. Ruined our Christmas Eve Dinner. Every time we asked her for something it seemed as it made her irritated. Finally she came up to us and told her she has a 10 year old son waiting for her at hone and she will be leaving. Understood you have a kid at home, but it’s to be expected if ur working on Christmas Eve that it’s busy. We were in no rush, just trying to enjoy our time together as a family, but she made the night really not enjoyable. Finally we asked for the manager and as it is a small restaurant there is no manager. There was only the owner. Now, let me explain we were not asking for free food. But after his poor excuse of him making the server work because they were short one server was nothing we needed to hear. She was rude, she was not friendly, she ruined our night, didn’t come to get us refills for about 12 minutes or check on us and all her had to say was sorry it was his fault for making her work and all he did for our bill was take off one bread and the kids spaghetti! Big deal, we still ended up paying $200 for crappy service and a poor excuse for why. Sorry this restaurant is a no go for me anytime in the future.
Go there often. It’s a Great hangout, simple menu and good service even though it was Xmas eve.
We ate here on Christmas Eve and had reservations. We were sat at the bar top which we didn’t like but was understandable because there were a lot of larger party’s tables set which occupied most of the tables.
Food was amazing, a little expensive but really good food.
Drinks were really good too. Try the white sangria.
Food and service excellent but live music needs turned down 40% because the noise prohibits conversation. My teen (in the industry and is a food runner at another local restaurant with live music) agreed it is too loud
Always good food and drinks
Expensive. Limited menu. Wine menu was bigger than food. Don’t recommend taking kids.
Evan is a great cook. Should be paid more to insure he's not taken by another owner.
Reliably very good food, pleasant service,excellent coffee. A very nice meal.
The waitress and kitchen were very accommodating for my dietary allergies. The sauces were amazing!
Food and service was excellent
Great simple food and really well cooked
Nice small restaurant and ambiance, not too packed
Lovely atmosphere. An overall pleasant experience- great service, friendly waiter, yummy food!
Just an outstanding experience. Wonderful wine selection, both by the glass and by the bottle. Service was friendly and gracious, and the food was terrific.
Would absolutely return. If we lived here, this would be a regular stop.
We dine there a few times each month. Food is really good, service is always excellent.
Nice lighting, very friendly staff, food is good but could have added more choices, e.g. more side and pasta etc. No baby high chair which is a huge inconvenience. Steak is a bit pricy.
Surprisingly quiet for a Sunday evening. Loved it.
Service was fantastic. Had five servers taking care of us. Felt like royalty.
Food was fantastic. Best seared pork chop I’ve ever had. I’m going to try to figure our how the magician in the kitchen cooked this so I can replicate at home.
Mahalo for a great evening and experience.
Food was very good, service was excellent however the restaurant was uncomfortably hot which really ruined the experience. This was our first time dining at this restaurant so I don’t know if it’s always that hot or maybe their AC was down?
We wanted to enjoy our meal but it was so hot that we ended up rushing through the meal so we could get outside where it was cooler.
The table next to us mentioned the uncomfortable heat to the waiter and eventually someone opened the windows which helped however by then we had finished our dinner and were waiting for check. Not sure that we will be going back after that experience.
Great food, casual atmosphere, nice for group gatherings!
One of the best places to eat on the Windward side of Oahu. Their Beef bourguignon is truly delicious and is enough for 2 to share.
Beautiful food, perfect ambience, super service, you all do a beautiful job!
Amazing food and ambience! A wonderful wine list and well priced food!
First time dining there. Large selection of wines and food was good. The restaurant temperature was too warm. I would have ordered another glass of wine if it was cooler. The timing of starter to entree was way too close.
My husband always orders the beef bourguignon and it’s delicious! Every time. I tried the rib eye with red wine sauce and it too was delicious. Service was prompt and friendly. I would definitely recommend!
Noise level unacceptable.(Lowering the ceiling with sound panels would help). Food fair. Would not go again.
The restaurant was not very busy, thus pretty quiet. The waitress was fantastic and explained the specials and they came out exactly as described. Food was great.
Mother’s Day. Many people had to wait despite having reservations. They were ill-prepared to handle a larger crowd. They ran out of one of the specials by 6:45 on that night. The waitstaff was disinterested at best. Would not recommend for a special night.