Formaggio Grill Kailua

4.6
520 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
CALL US DIRECT FOR LARGE PARTIES 808-263-2633 Savor an eclectic mix of wines from around the world to pair with our Mediterranean inspired and locally sourced cuisine. Indulge yourself with an array of succulent steaks, chops, prime rib and fresh Hawaiian fish. Enjoy delectable seafood, vegan friendly options, savory pasta, and casual gourmet fare. Our world famous 'Kobe Burger Deluxe' on homemade ciabatta, 'Garlic Ahi' and the 'French Onion Soup Gratinee' gets rave reviews nightly.
The interior is a warm and comfortable environment with welcoming tones of Tuscan reds and golds. 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 meet great friends at Formaggio Grill in Kailua.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 520 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason, our waiter, was fantastic. He was really kind and helpful and made our birthday celebration wonderful. All of the food and beverage recommendations he made were perfect and he was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday and the staff treated her so well and and was so kind.

The kitchen staff was amazing and the food was so delicious

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charlesd
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Shrimp was way over cooked. Springy. Sides were cold. Not room temperature, cold. Also overpriced.

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RobertA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. Great to have live music back. Our server was excellent as always.

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JudyA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal! Had the lamb chops and they were wonderful.

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DwayneA
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good menu with offerings that would meet most any palate, including gluten intolerant. Staff knowledgeable about options. Nice art, but large space and sound tends to bounce around. Really loved having live entertainment but sound bouncing around did make discussions a little difficult sometimes. Really good guitarists/vocalist. Food excellent!

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RickM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! The wait staff were great too. Never disappointed with Formaggios.

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bekaboo
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty! Appreciated that the bruschetta was homemade focaccia, though pricey ($20). The salads were very delicious. The dressings complemented the salad really well. Wish they had "Happy Hour" prices for drinks/starters, though (we would've ordered more drinks/food). The glass used for a $9 drink was quite small compared to other restaurants. They had live music which was a very nice touch. Service was impeccable by Jordan. Overall, it was a little pricey for some items, (starters, in particular). Prices for the entrees were about right. We enjoyed the ambience.

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vipcsalapatas
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

great food… Extensive menu… Would go back again

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vipDonnaG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Canadian house/dog sitters had not been to Formaggio before. We all enjoyed our shared bruschetta, the braised short ribs, moderately priced CA Cab and lovely desserts.

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CherylB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Attentive staff. Awesome live entertainment!

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AlisonW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic restaurant with live music and very friendly staff and bar tender.

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DanP
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue with date night atmosphere. Went there for our anniversary .. will go again!

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LESLIEJ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time dining here. We absolutely love this place. The bartender Beth was very sweet and made great drinks. The food was amazing. I highly recommend the dining experience at Formaggio’s.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave the live music guy was awesome!! Great food and solid wine list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Mainz
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun night out!

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CurtB
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had a nice night sitting and listening to live music during dinner!

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vipladieswholunch
Hawaii
53 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very quaint restaurant with nice music and diverse menu.

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vipdand
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

GREAT LOW KEY PLACE WIT GREAET PEOPLE GOOD WINE AND GOOD FOOD

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vipShelleyK
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is outstanding. I thoroughly love coming to hear the live music especially Scott Carey and friends.

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Hunter
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Our first experience was 10/10 for sure. Our waitress was very sweet and accommodating!

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IsabellaA
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the calamari was great also the Caesar salad and French onion soup I recommend

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KalebM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an amazing restaurant with a great ambiance to it food was amazing the lamb was cooked to perfection and paired with a nice balsamic red wine sauce

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MelissaR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last time I was there the food wasn’t all that good BUT this time it was great

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place last minute and I think it’s our new favourite date night spot !!

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kelleyk
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service, and great food. Perfect atmosphere!

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LesSea
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have had several consistently good experiences at Formaggio in Kailua and definitely recommend as a great options for Italian dinner out. Great wine selection and house made sangria too!

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vipLikestoRelax
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful meal. Sprouts, salad, paired wine, and salmon were all delicious!

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DanielW
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was good then it was wonderful and the service was great only thing I would mention they had fish on the special menu but when I tried to order it it wasn’t available they had run out of the fish the day before seems I should’ve taken off the special menu.

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vipRaul
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They require you to download an app in order to read their menu. It was frustrating and inconvenient so we asked for paper menus.

The live music was terrific.

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SeattleDiner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a dependable dining experience. Excellent specials, wines and service.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It’s a wine bar yet they were out of our first few choices of overpriced wine and our reservation was at 6 pm! The “special” was already concluded as well leaving only the regular menu of overpriced items. Most of our table opted for the filet mignon which was ok though one got a rib eye that he enjoyed. It was a quiet atmosphere which was nice but mainly because there were few other patrons on a Tuesday.

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vipsmwchris
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Seated promptly, but it took:
1. 20 mins to be acknowledged by server
2. 30 mins for glass of water
3. 45 mins to place order
Boyfriend ordered signature dish: Beef Bourguignon, but was told they don’t make it anymore. I ordered the “Fresh Catch” which she described, but was told they ran out. Meal was decent, but I wish I listened to my instinct and left before they served us water.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We made a reservation and arrived on time but a couple that walked in before us without a reservation was seated first and we then waited 20 minutes to be seated. Restaurant is very poorly managed. No hostess and an inadequate number of servers on Valenntines Day. Skip this restaurant. There are plenty of better options in Kailua.

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PhilipH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

over priced and a fixed menu for Valentine's Day that was not advertised in Open Table ad; mgr had trouble finding our reservation even though we were the second ones in the restaurant, one waiter apologized for the service but the other forgot to bring silverware, NOT worth the $65 per person, no options for substitutes and NO dessert. Will not be going back to this restaurant.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of us enjoyed the experience. Steaks were perfectly cooked. Loved the salmon piccata and the sauce was perfect. Pasta was also soooo good. Desserts could use a little upgrade but were still good. We went there for the entrees and they were great
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Terrible waiter.

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ReneeF
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Now our favorite restaurant in Kailua.

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vipPatdines
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Two employees didn’t show up for their Christmas Day shift so the manager was on overload

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Menu was boring and disappointing. No cheese platter or charcuterie for a wine-centric restaurant. No Christmas dishes either on Christmas Day. Wine was also average, nothing special. At least the food we ordered was good. Again, not anything noteworthy, but good. Oh well, didn’t spend long or much $ there. Just did apps and wine and left.

FAQs

Formaggio Grill Kailua offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 263-2633.

Formaggio Grill Kailua is rated 4.6 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.