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About Formaggio Grill Kailua
Savor over 50 wines by the glass at Kailua's toast of the town. Indulge yourself with an array of succulent steaks, chops, prime rib and fresh Hawaiian fish. Enjoy savory hot pot classics, thin crust pizzas, pasta and Panini. In the mood for a burger? Try our world famous 'Kobe' Panini. Other crowd pleasers include the 'watermelon & rocket salad' and the 'lobster bisque to live for' gets rave reviews nightly. Taste unique wines from around the world to perfectly pair with the casual Mediterranean gourmet fare.
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.
Kailua, HI 96734
Contemporary American, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wine O' Clock w/ Special Tapas from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm daily
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Live music on Friday and Saturday from 9:30pm - 11:30pm.
Catering: 1. CARRY-OUT Catering: Drop by Formaggio Grill and pick up the food. It will be boxed up and ready to go. 2. DROP-OFF Catering: 3. SET UP & SERVE Catering: We will set up, service, take-down and clean so you can relax and enjoy. * 4. NEED A PLACE TO PARTY?: The Gallery at Formaggio Grill is our beautiful private room with comfortable seating for up to 36 guests. * *Additional fees or minimums may apply.
From PARTY PLATTERS to BENTO BOXES we offer affordable catering to fit all your needs.
Let us bring the food out to you. Enjoy the convenience of home or office delivery. *
1. CARRY-OUT Catering: Drop by Formaggio Grill and pick up the food. It will be boxed up and ready to go.
2. DROP-OFF Catering:
3. SET UP & SERVE Catering: We will set up, service, take-down and clean so you can relax and enjoy. *
4. NEED A PLACE TO PARTY?: The Gallery at Formaggio Grill is our beautiful private room with comfortable seating for up to 36 guests. *
*Additional fees or minimums may apply.
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
Da Bus stops across the street on Kailua Road with service to 10:00 pm.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Formaggio Grill Kailua Ratings and Reviews
Of the four of us who went to dinner, one said their food was good. That was the French onion soup. Everything else was just ok, not awful but not good. We tried the bruschetta, the crab and cheese dip, the escargot, the Fish special, the fingerling potatoes (VERY heavy on the garlic). The service was very good. It was so loud in there we couldn't hear each other at all. The good service doesn't make up for bad food relative to the price. I had eaten here before but now I know why I hadn't been back in three years, unfortunately.
Usually service is outstanding, but this time is wasn’t so good. Took 30 mind for server to return and take our otder. Then another 45 to get the good. Appetizer (salad) was forgotten and we just got the main meal. Dessert ice cream cane melted. Server knew and explained that’s why she put in a cup, instead of ala mode. Server was nice but young and inexperienced, for a higher end restaurant. We go there almost every month, but may stop now. Sad to see things get worse. The manager is on vacation and may have contributed to the drop in service.
The restaurant was a little crowded, and had one noticeable large party of 10+. The drinks and appetizers arrived quickly. However, after it arrived we put in our dinner order and waited for over 40 minutes for our entrees to arrive. The experience would have been much more palatable if management, or wait staff stopped by in the 40+ minute wait to check on each table and reassure them by letting them know the kitchen was backed up. We witnessed one table completely walk out of the restaurant in disgust after receiving the same service, and treatment we did with wine still at the table. The one bright spot was after waiting for 45 minutes for a small mushroom pizza to arrive, our waiter kindly removed the charge from our bill, and saved this review from being much worse.
Food was above average. Calamari fritti with vegetables were delicious. Salmon with Crabmeat on top was also tasty. I would have preferred a choice of rice versus vegetables as a side. Boyfriend had the famous Wagyu burger which he thought was delectable. Overall great!
Food was outstanding. Service was quite slow and rather inattentive; food arrived almost an hour after our reservation time. Very cool vibe in the dining area. Hardly any parking but we parked at Target - very convenient and only a short walk. Spare construction/renovation materials visible under the sink in the bathroom.
I love the ambiance of Formaggio and the server was great. However, I eat a plant based diet. The only option on the menu that did not contain animal products was the bruchetta. It was good. I ordered the "warm" kale and beet salad and asked for cheese to be left off. I was told everything there is cooked in butter even the salad, so they'd sauté it in olive oil instead. It was not sauted in anything. The kale was raw and the salad was not warm. It was virtually devoid of flavor. My diner companions fish tacos were "o.k." I'd go here for drinks only.
We took our next door neighbor here for her 80th birthday at 6pm. Great menu, quiet at that time, wonderful service. I haven't been there in years. The steak with bordelaise and mushrooms was fantastic. So was brussel sprouts, warm beer and goat cheese salad, pasta and salmon! We finished with chocolate pyramid and the restaurant gave our birthday girl a complimentary tiramisu. We'll be back! Mahalo!!
This place has the worst service i have ever experienced. Extremely Rude and cocky host who has no idea how to handle customers on a busy evening.
My wife and I had to wait 10 minutes at the host station while he worked on a take-out order. Then he has the nerve to come up to us and say in a cocky tone that we are late for our reservation. We weren't when we arrived.
Having a reservation and being told that i need to wait an additional 45 minutes is one thing, but that was uncalled for. His attitude almost got him knocked out....by my wife.
Lived and dined in Kailua for over 20 years.
Never going back to this place again.
They need to better judge how many reservations they make within an hour...perhaps it was Valentines' day but still...we had reservations at 6:30 and were not seated until pass 7:00 and then we waited for over an hour for our food. It would have been nice for them to give a complementary appetizer or wine for the long wait. Will not be returning for a while.
Reservations made yet didn't get seated for 50 min. Gift card purchased in '09 from Formaggio Kailua with no expiration date was refused by management. Reason being that it was a new owner. In my opinion it should have been honored because regardless it is the same restaurant and company....omg! terrible! will not be back!
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