Appetito Craft Pizza and Wine Bar

4.2
53 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
From the culinary masters behind Taormina Sicilian Cuisine Appetito offers a contemporary approach to classic Italian fare, featuring hand-tossed, Neapolitan-style artisanal pizza and an impressive boutique wine list. Regional Executive Chef Hiroyuki Mimura has taken the techniques of classical Italian cooking from his time in Italy and combined them with influences from around the world. Under the masterful guidance of Regional Executive Chef Hiroyuki Mimura and the artful execution by Chef De Cuisine Naomi Ito, every item bursts with delightful flavor.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(808) 922-1150
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kuhio
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Parking details
All of our guests are welcome to self park at the Ohana East Hotel accessible from Kuhio Avenue.
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Public transit
Bus Stop at Kuhio Food Pantry
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
53 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
45%
Very Good
39%
Good
13%
Fair
2%
Poor
1%
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

ブースシートで予約をしましたが、普通の席? 予約をしないできた女性2人はブースシートへ? 対応の不満を感じましたが、料理・コストは最高です。

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DS
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

The portobello mushroom fries are fantastic. The shrimp pesto pizza is terrific.

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ML
4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The older hostess wasn’t friendly at all and didn’t seat us after we checked in. We waited after walk-ins for 15 minutes before asking another woman if we could be seated.

Food was interesting and pretty good. Our waitress was lovely and professional but all other workers seemed unhappy.

I wouldn’t go back.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great new spot in Waikiki

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

I ordered capressi salad, glass of wine, and 3 mearballs in curry sauce. Salad was small but very good. Curry was way too spicey. I like a little kick but this was way too much. It drowns out any other flavor. Waitress was slow, slightly spilled beer, didn't wipe it up and took forever to deliver food. Salad and meatballs came out at the same time.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Awesome service !

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MY
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Appetito's, in the heart of Waikiki, the beer was cold and the pizza was delicious, what more could you ask for!?

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

My boyfriend and I celebrated our one-year anniversary here, and we absolutely loved it. The service was terrific, the cocktails were delicious, and every last bite of the food was eaten. We had an intimate setting where we could watch the pizza being made and smell the brick oven.

Our favorite was the deep-friend portobello fries with pesto sauce. They surprised us with a little dessert for our occasion! Daisy was our server, and she was so sweet!

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2.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Appetito has a very nice curb appeal and the inside is nice as well. They have a good happy hour with $5 wine and $9 pizza, but that's where the happiness ended for us. We ordered a margherita pizza to share for a starter and the topping ingredients consisted of tomato sauce and one small blob of melted mozzarella cheese per slice with a few strips of what I assume was basil. We were still hungry so we ordered a shrimp dish for $15 and the size of the portion was ridiculously small (only eight bite-size petite shrimp in a very bland sauce) and it wasn't even tasty. We decided not to try anything else, and since we were STILL hungry when we left we stopped at a food truck on the way back to the hotel and got a delicious shrimp kabob served on three skewers with nine huge grilled shrimps and pineapple, all for only $15. The choice was a no brainer, wish we would have skipped Appetito and found the food truck first. I hope Appetito makes some changes to their food because the atmosphere and decor make this place worthy of a nice meal.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

期待通りというか、期待以上に満足しています。何を注文してもハズレなしでした。

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Even though the food was outstanding, the noise level was pretty ridiculous. As it started to get busy, it got harder to converse at our table. Getting back to the food...the only thing I was disappointed about was they got rid of the Cauliflower Fritto and Calamari. Other than that, everything we ordered was outstanding!

Here is what we ordered:
Crispy Fried Chicken: 3.5/5
Tasted like regular Karaage chicken. Nothing special with this dish.

Crispy Fried Portobello: 5/5
Highly recommend ordering this dish. The portobello was perfectly crispy and complimented well with the pesto aioli on the side.

Naomi's Spicy Meatballs: 4.5/5
I was surprised the most by this dish. The meatballs were very moist and paired well with the spicy green curry sauce. Who would have thought that meatballs and curry works well together!

Tuscan Hummus: 4/5
Hummus is hummus. You can't screw it up!

Quatro Formaggi Pizza: 5/5
My favorite dish of the night. The mixture of the four cheeses with the cream sauce were superb. Top it off with local honey and you got yourself a tasty pizza!

Korean Yakiniku Pizza: 4/5
The pizza had a lot of toppings so the crust got really soggy and everything kept falling off. Other than that, it was a delicious pizza!

If you don't mind the loud ambiance, then I highly recommend checking this place out!

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OT
4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

料理がどれも美味しかったです。
お会計の時に、こんなに安いの?と思いました。
しかし、スポーツバー的な雰囲気ですのでなかなかの騒々しさです。

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Great food, but a little noisy. The mushroom fries are always a winner! When we got there they had seated someone under my Open Table reservation, but they worked it out and seated us promptly. Table service was generally good, but we had asked for a side order of anchovies that took too long, so we had to cancel the order. Overall a very reasonably priced and yummy place! Definitely on our go back list!

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

何を食べても本当に美味しかった。
ワインの種類も豊富で、定員さんが相談に乗ってくれて美味しい物が頂けました。
ビックマッシュルームのフライは是非食べてほしいです。

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OT
5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Very nice wait staff!

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EA
3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

While the food was excellent, the restaurant was too loud. It was hard to converse across the table within our group of 4. The several large-screen TVs give the place a sports-bar feel that seems at odds with the upscale ambience they're clearly trying to project, and the screens are distracting, too. Lose the TVs and drop the music volume and this could be a really great venue!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Aloha, our 2nd time here & liked it just as much as the first time, great food, great server Juan, remember us too!

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MA
4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

As a group we all enjoyed our meals except for one. We we a return group because we enjoyed it the first time round. Pizzas are really good, so is the pasta.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Vacation, came here for breakfast and back for dinner! Both meals were great, glad we ran across this when we were walking !

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Vacation, came here for breakfast and back for dinner! Both meals were great, glad we ran across this when we were walking !

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Enjoyed the pasta and the pizza was above average. The markup on wine prices a big negative; $40 for a Merlot retailing at under $10.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Las pizzas son malísimas !! La pasta de s aceptable ,pero con porciones muy pobres... Aquí a resaltar es el mal servicio que obtuvimos ; nuestra mesera nos olvidó por completo !
El lugar es bonito , pero jamás lo recomendaría ..

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The manager Kelly Ngyuen will make sure your dining experience is exceptional. Bravo!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Attended the grand opening and really loved the food. Returned to celebrate my Mom’s birthday. Because of her hearing issues I asked for a table in a more quiet area of the restaurant. Unfortunately the place carries an echo so it didn’t really matter. The food was good and the service was just okay. The server never told us her name, we had to ask. I think she was new. Overall it’s a great place to eat but the noise level is so high, I’d go back only for lunch or happy hour when not as busy.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent place to eat. Service was outstanding

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My friends and I really enjoyed this place. It's got a great vibe to it; nice decor, energetic atmosphere, hip. I agree with other reviewers about the pizza - they need to work on improving it. We asked for it well done after seeing reviews of it being soggy; but it was still soggy. The outside crust was good and the overall flavor was good, but you can't pick the slice up and eat it, because it just wilts all over your hands. It's not true brick oven pizza if the crust isn't crunchy all the way through. Please fix this, Appetito! The deep fried cauliflower was good as was the grilled Caesar salad and the kale salad. I had the liminocello with basil cocktail and loved it. I would recommend this restaurant and I would return, but I do hope they work on their pizza crust!

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Made reservation for 9:45pm and was called and told I had to order before 9:50pm. I felt rush from start to finish and couldn’t enjoy my meal and company.

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Food wasn't bad... just unremarkable for the price. Service was slow. Appeared to be too many chiefs and not enough indians. With so many choices in and around Waikiki, I don't intend to go back.

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OT
4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Pizza crust was great!
Good service and ambiance

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JS
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Was recommended apetito from an aussie traveller. Great food. Great service. Would definitely recommend it.

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OT
5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Great Pizza! Great atmosphere and service!

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

雰囲気の良いイタリアン&ワインバーでワイキキで軽い食事とワインを飲むには最適なレストランです。
サーバーの気配りも完璧でとても良い感じにオーガナイズされている印象を受けました。
ピザは熱々ではなかったですが、すぐに食べられる温度で炭の香りと共に美味しく頂きました。
カリフラワーのフリットやカラマリもワインのお供に良く合います。
コスパも良くて楽しい時間を過ごせました。
しかし、後日、カード明細を確認するとチップが10ドル多く請求されてました。
カード支払いをした場合は後日届く明細と照合して、泣き寝入りせずにこちらの控えをカード会社に提出してクレームを入れるようにしましょう!

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JD
3.0Dined on February 19, 2018

95 USD für Pizza, Salat und eine Fl Wein. Rechnung auf dem Tisch sobald man das Besteck abgelegt hat. Wir hätten deutlich mehr erwartet für das Geld.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Hostess tried to seat us at a high top table instead of a booth as we requested on Open Table and tried to say the open booth just next to it was reserved. But she came back a second later and let us sit at the booth. It wasn’t busy most of the night. Waiter was friendly and our food and drinks were good.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Best Pizza in Honolulu.
Noce restaurant and good service

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AM
4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I made a resavation the restraunt using open table. I went there and they said I don’t have a resavation. They put us a small bar table which is for just drinking. We went for dinner.
The hostess was not nice

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SS
4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

I've been looking forward to their pizza once their oven was approved. I tried the salami pizza. It was ok. Our server was either overwhelmed or very new because coffee came without a spoon to stir in cream & sugar. When we informed the server we needed more creamer she kept pointing to the creamer pot on the table, we had to OPEN IT to show her it was empty. With every refill of iced tea, we never got new straws so we learned to save our straws before asking for a refill. We literally had to wave the server down for every refill even though she constantly walked by our table. The Superbowl specials menu was still available when we arrived & we ordered a few items from the menu but the special pricing was not applied to our bill. We had to request for the bill to be changed to honor the special pricing. I advise keeping a close eye on your tab until the service comes up to par.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Food, service was great! Try the portables fries, very unique!

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V
5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

I had been watching all the reviews and waiting for their pizza oven to become functional. They did not disappoint. This is as authentic as it gets outside of Italy. The appetizers were great too.
Kudos to Emily who addressed food allergies prior to arrival and Clayton our server was more than accommodating. We did put everyone through their paces! Definitely returning!

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