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Formaggio Grill Kailua

4.4
4.4
558 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 263-2633

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Rodhel Ibay

  • Catering

    From PARTY PLATTERS to BENTO BOXES we offer affordable catering to fit all your needs.<p>1. CARRY-OUT Catering: Drop by Formaggio Grill and pick up the food. It will be boxed up and ready to go.<p>2. DROP-OFF Catering:<br />Let us bring the food out to you. Enjoy the convenience of home or office delivery. *<p>3. SET UP & SERVE Catering: We will set up, service, take-down and clean so you can relax and enjoy. *<p>4. NEED A PLACE TO PARTY?: The Gallery at Formaggio Grill is our beautiful private room with comfortable seating for up to 36 guests. *<p>*Additional fees or minimums may apply.

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate life in The Gallery at Formaggio Grill. Our beautiful new room offers intimate private dining in an elegant yet remarkably relaxed setting. It features a double vaulted arched ceiling with Italian blown glass chandeliers. Commissioned pieces of 'wine art' by eclectic artist Ron Genta grace the gallery walls. It's the perfect place to gather with business associates or family and friends. There is comfortable seating for up to 36 guests all at one table. Our big screen monitor and Bose stereo complements your audio / visual needs.

  • Private party contact

    Wes Zane: (808) 263-2633

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua

  • Cross street

    Kailua Road

  • Parking details

    FREE PARKING at the front and rear of Hahani Plaza. Additional free parking at adjacent shopping center lots across the street. Adjacent post office parking lot requires small $2.00 fee after 5:00 pm

  • Public transit

    Da Bus stops across the street on Kailua Road with service to 10:00 pm.

  • Entertainment

    Live music on Friday and Saturday from 9:30pm - 11:30pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 558 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Notable Wine List

  • Oahu

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Oahu

    Notable Wine List

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  1. MR

    MarielaR

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Aloha, It was my first time at Formaggio Grill. It was easy to get a reservation through Open Table. We went on a Friday night at 7:00. As soon as I got to the restaurant I liked the ambiance. There was live music and it was big and decorated very pretty. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. I ordered an onion soup (which I never got it but it was ok because the servings were big and I wasn’t going to be able to eat all my food if I had had it) and the burger with fries. My husband ordered a chicken masala but he mentioned that it needed more sauce. They have a great variety of alcoholic beverages. I will come back.
  2. RH

    RyanH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    The food was average, but very overpriced. There are just too many options in Kailua with better food and better prices to recommend this one.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Live music was a lovely unexpected addition to our dining experience. Food was hit and miss. The Neptune was delicious. My husband thought his seafood dish was just ok. Wait staff was lovely but food output was not well timed. We were a party of 5 and are understanding and didn’t say anything but I would have liked my food to be a little hotter. Would probably go back with just 2 of us for date night.
  4. JC

    JodyC

    Anchorage

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner and service was outstanding! Live music was played and the artist was very good!
  5. DE

    DeniseE

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Would definitely go there again.
  6. MH

    MichelleH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I want to love this cool neighborhood wine bar because the food is good and the live music is nice, but man oh man it just seems odd that me and my two kids aged 11 and 10 can't eat two entrees and a salad there without spending $125!!! Outrageous. I didn't even order a drink- just water, because all the wine is like $16+ per glass. I live in the neighborhood and I want to go here because there are rarely seats at the other restaurants if you don't plan ahead, but I can't afford to spend $20 on a glass of wine and $70 on a steak. When you can get the prices down out of the stratosphere and maybe offer a few lower end reds for more like $6-7 a glass, and keiki menu items that maybe don't cost $40 a plate, we will be back.

    Formaggio Grill KailuaResponded on August 7, 2022Aloha Michelle, Mahalo for joining us for dinner! Yes, the costs for all our products have gone up substantially in the past two years. But rather than serve an inferior product, we have decided to maintain the quality that our guests have come to expect and appreciate for the past 12 years. Incidentally, we currently have sixteen wines by the glass that are under $16. We hope you will be able to join us again soon!

  7. JS

    JamesS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bruschetta was the best we have ever had! Staff was super friendly and helpful. I got the Ahi Tuna dish, I ordered it seared on the outside and raw on the inside and it was probably the best meal I have had on this trip so far. All the food was super fresh and flavorful. Higher prices are worth it for the quality of food, plus we are on our honeymoon so it was an excellent place to treat ourselves. :)
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Cibo non un gran che Hamburger male assemblato e duro Servizio cordiale Zuppa di cipolle scadente
  9. DM

    DaveMac

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great local restaurant. High quality food and drink. Hope they bring back happy hour soon!
  10. KK

    KellyK

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our meal at Formaggio Grill. The wine was great and so was the food. Our server was wonderful and very helpful. We will be back!!
  11. SL

    SherryL

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are visiting from out of town and it was our first time to this establishment. We thought the food was excellent though a bit pricey. My husband had the salmon piccata and loved it. I had a butter fish, an evening special, and it was delicious. There was a guitar player who stood outside and played through the open window/wall who played well and a good variety. Our server was attentive.
  12. k

    keithy

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    the room was a little too warm, could use more cooling, food was outstanding and the wine selection is great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a comfortable spot and yummy meal. Great meal. Would go back again and again.
  14. a

    aquahonu

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There were 3 of us celebrating a friend's birthday. There was wonderful music, all staff were friendly & attentive. Food outstanding! The person who waited on us was great positive energy & professional.
  15. B

    Brunch

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were here with a visitor from Canada. Great food and service from Mike was outstanding. I had parked right outside though and after dinner realized my car’s catalytic converter had been stolen while we ate. It’s a busy street and lot so it was a surprise, just be aware of your surroundings and the area if you go here.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful, food was amazing and so was the wine. Very thankful to have them on the Windward side.
  17. ML

    MindyL

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and starters are large. Live music was a great addition to dinner. Steaks were superb!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I don’t know why we had not visited sooner. Every mouthful was delicious. As we were seated in a corner far away from the windows, I would have appreciated a little more light to see my wonderful food better.
  19. D

    Dino

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was okay. Probably ordered the wrong thing. Wine was great. Service was great. Tiramisu was great.
  20. TB

    TomB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    GREAT to see Formaggios's with lots of customers. MOST are visitors and it's too bad we'll see all that business lost because of the new STR laws here as of 10/1/22.
  21. A

    Anna

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daniel was a great server! We loved what we ordered, with the exception of the calamari fritti. It was barely fried. However, the mushroom risotto and bruschetta were outstanding. And the wine and cocktails were faultless.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    The waiter was very distracted and the food was just ok. Not the best expertise
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service was good. Bruschetta was very good. Drinks and entree food was not very good for the cost. Short ribs were flavorful but very fatty. Seafood stew had good broth but seafood wasn’t good.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The waiter was nice, but the food was so bad we ended up not finishing any dish. $60 for bland steak. Very disappointed. They used to be so good…
  25. N

    Nic0074

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our to go place for date night or night out with friends 10 years ago when we lived here. We are finally back visiting and omg everything is the exact same as far as how delicious the food is, the chef is incredible, the staff is incredible, the ambiance, the location is prime. Do yourself a favor and get the filet minon, but honestly everything was absolutely delicious. This was such a fun new memory with our boys and wonderful nostalgia. Thank you to the staff!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    We really wanted to like it. The ambiance is nice (casual). The servers are nice. There was live music which was the best part of the evening. However, all 4 of us were disappointed with the food. It just wasn’t that good. We ordered appetizers, dinner and dessert. There wasn’t a single dish any of us would reorder. The food was definitely overpriced with regards to the quality, preparation and presentation. We didn’t order any alcohol and our bill was a little over $250 with tax and tip. Hopefully they find a little magic in the kitchen and pull up.
  27. KL

    KandL

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    At 5:30 the restaurant was quite a bit warm. They did open the sliding window up front and it helped. Portions are large. All the meals were great. We had crab crusted salmon, chicken Marsala and lobster pasta.
  28. JR

    JohnR

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great service’. Absolutely loved it!!
  29. S

    Sadith

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. The chef did a great job on my shrimp scampi spaghetti. It was absolutely delicious. I strongly recommend this place. Per my husband the meat on the burger was delicious, but the bread a little hard.
  30. MH

    MaryH

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Menu was limited and food was average
  31. MS

    MichelleS

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was amazing! The food was delicious and the ambiance was outstanding. We lucked out and they had live music that night; he was fantastic. We can’t say enough great things about this place!
  32. O

    Olomir

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Went for Mothers Day with wife & 4 others. Caprese, duck pate, kobe burger good. Crab crusted salmon good but needed more crab. Lamb chops overdone. Lobster pasta mediocre. Chicken parmesan good but spaghetti undercooked & hard. Live music good but too loud, interfered with conversation. Sign on table limiting dining to 90 minutes was annoying. Tip suggestions of 18%, 20% or 22% also annoying. Overall, unimpressive. I tipped 12% & will not recommend to others.
  33. TF

    TammyF

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Relaxed ambiance plus excellent service. Interesting and varied menu.
  34. GL

    GeorgeL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Live in Kailua and have eaten here before. Our food was very good especially the french onion soup. Server was new but quite attentive. In our previous visit we had escargot and it was superb, but it was not on the menu this time.
  35. l

    lesliem

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very personable staff. French onion soup was A+. Large portions and sauces delicious.
  36. AL

    AngelaL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always an enjoyable night when we choose Formaggio’s. The food is excellent and service is on point. Pricey, but worth it.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing amazing
  38. JW

    JoniW

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Meh…. Food was so-so, as was the service. We used to go here all the time and haven’t been back for a couple years until last night. It might be a couple more before we try it again.
  39. K

    Kristi

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Wine and menu selections are amazing. Servers did not know their wine or how to read a table. Told us we could not order dessert if we planned to take it home. Literally. Food and wine was very good.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The waitress must pen having a very off-night. Was not impressed with the level of service at all. Food was great, environment was great, drinks for OK, but service really ruined it for us.

FAQs

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

Formaggio Grill Kailua is rated 4.4 stars by 558 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Formaggio Grill Kailua

305 Hahani St, Kailua, HI 96734

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kailua Road

  • Neighborhood

    Kailua

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    FREE PARKING at the front and rear of Hahani Plaza. Additional free parking at adjacent shopping center lots across the street. Adjacent post office parking lot requires small $2.00 fee after 5:00 pm

  • Public transit

    Da Bus stops across the street on Kailua Road with service to 10:00 pm.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rodhel Ibay

  • Entertainment

    Live music on Friday and Saturday from 9:30pm - 11:30pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (808) 263-2633

  • Catering

    From PARTY PLATTERS to BENTO BOXES we offer affordable catering to fit all your needs.<p>1. CARRY-OUT Catering: Drop by Formaggio Grill and pick up the food. It will be boxed up and ready to go.<p>2. DROP-OFF Catering:<br />Let us bring the food out to you. Enjoy the convenience of home or office delivery. *<p>3. SET UP & SERVE Catering: We will set up, service, take-down and clean so you can relax and enjoy. *<p>4. NEED A PLACE TO PARTY?: The Gallery at Formaggio Grill is our beautiful private room with comfortable seating for up to 36 guests. *<p>*Additional fees or minimums may apply.

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrate life in The Gallery at Formaggio Grill. Our beautiful new room offers intimate private dining in an elegant yet remarkably relaxed setting. It features a double vaulted arched ceiling with Italian blown glass chandeliers. Commissioned pieces of 'wine art' by eclectic artist Ron Genta grace the gallery walls. It's the perfect place to gather with business associates or family and friends. There is comfortable seating for up to 36 guests all at one table. Our big screen monitor and Bose stereo complements your audio / visual needs.

  • Private party contact

    Wes Zane: (808) 263-2633

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