Formaggio Grill Kailua
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- 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
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.
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
Shrimp was way over cooked. Springy. Sides were cold. Not room temperature, cold. Also overpriced.
Fantastic experience. Great to have live music back. Our server was excellent as always.
Fabulous meal! Had the lamb chops and they were wonderful.
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!
Wonderful food! The wait staff were great too. Never disappointed with Formaggios.
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.
great food… Extensive menu… Would go back again
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.
Great food and atmosphere. Attentive staff. Awesome live entertainment!
Romantic restaurant with live music and very friendly staff and bar tender.
Great venue with date night atmosphere. Went there for our anniversary .. will go again!
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.
Dave the live music guy was awesome!! Great food and solid wine list.
Fun night out!
Had a nice night sitting and listening to live music during dinner!
Very quaint restaurant with nice music and diverse menu.
GREAT LOW KEY PLACE WIT GREAET PEOPLE GOOD WINE AND GOOD FOOD
The food and service is outstanding. I thoroughly love coming to hear the live music especially Scott Carey and friends.
Everything was wonderful! Our first experience was 10/10 for sure. Our waitress was very sweet and accommodating!
the calamari was great also the Caesar salad and French onion soup I recommend
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
Last time I was there the food wasn’t all that good BUT this time it was great
Found this place last minute and I think it’s our new favourite date night spot !!
Awesome service, and great food. Perfect atmosphere!
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!
Wonderful meal. Sprouts, salad, paired wine, and salmon were all delicious!
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.
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.
Always a dependable dining experience. Excellent specials, wines and service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Food was fantastic. Now our favorite restaurant in Kailua.
Two employees didn’t show up for their Christmas Day shift so the manager was on overload
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.
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.