Appetito Craft Pizza and Wine Bar
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.
*Effective January 1st, 2020, there will be a 24-hour cancellation fee of $25/guest for parties of 6+ guests. Mahalo for your support as we grow another year with you!
*In celebration of our 2 Year Anniversary this Friday, February 7th, we are offering $10 pizzas, half off select bottles of vino and 20% off food items as a way to say Grazie! Enjoy live music by saxophonist Shigemasu Nakano.
Celebrated my wife’s birthday and dining with out of town guests.
We had a really enjoyable meal with great service.
Very disorganized! We had been to this restaurant two years ago and had a much different (better) experience. We had a waitress who said she was relatively new. She was quite lovely and I do not think our problems were necessarily her fault. The issue was it took a long time to get our drinks and they started bringing our food order. We accepted the salad but then they tried twice to bring our pizzas before our drinks arrived. I'm not sure what was going on so we did ask to speak to the manager. Two different people came to hear our story. Although they did apologize, no explanation or compensation was offered. A glass of wine or a dessert would have gone a long way to trying to turn our experience around. I have referred people to this restaurant in the past but am now reluctant to do so. I'm also not sure that I will return. Sad because the food is good and i really wanted to like this place.
Great food and Luke made the entire experience amazing. Was very thoughtful regarding food allergies to ensure a great night.
Very fast service and great pizza. Our waiter, Luke, was very friendly and made sure we were looked after and had everything we needed.
First and foremost the wait staff were poorly trained. We ordered one of their pizzas their prized meatballs and two glasses of wine. To our surprise the pizza came first then the meatballs and the wine lagged behind. We thought that the meatballs would come first as an appetizer but that wasn't the case. Upon taking a bite of the Meatballs it appeared as though there were deep fried which gave them an ugly texture. The pizza was a very ordinary neapolitan pizza that wasn't great. The table next to us ordered two appetizers and two entrees. Before they had a chance to take two bites out of their appetizer their entrees arrived. We saw a similar problem at another table. We have been coming to Waikiki for many years and have eaten at many restaurants and this was by far the worst. If you're looking for Italian food stay away from this place.
Fresh ingredients for the pizza. Tasty
Hanger steak very flavourful . Everything portioned well.
The pizza special was delicious and looked amazing with the edible flowers. The mushroom fries, wow I want more. The crab pasta was ok. The chocolate Nutella was a little disappointing. It was like the warm flourless chocolate cakes. No taste of Nutella. But presentation of all the dishes were really well done.
Celebrated a birthday at Appetito. It was our first time, so we did not know what to expect. Ambience was nice with just the right amount of lighting and it was fairly busy in the restaurant. Server was attentive in the beginning but may have been overwhelmed with other customers as he did not revisit our table again for more than 15 min after our initial food was delivered. We did not have the opportunity to ask about a missing item or order additional food from the same server — we had to ask someone else after waiting for 15 min. Also, our server did not seem to acknowledge that we were celebrating a birthday until it was time to order a dessert and we made it a point to mention it. Perhaps he was not informed by reservations/receptionist? Overall, it was good food, save for the pizza which had runny/watery tomato sauce on it which ended up making the pizza really soggy. Such a shame because I could tell the pizza dough was really nice from the crust (which did not get soaked). Also, the interior of the restaurant was well-done, with a nice white ceiling, but the ceiling in a had visible mold-like stain/substance at an air vent which detracted from the new feel of the restaurant. The bathroom was clean and the staff at the entrance very friendly and accommodating.
Would dine here again.
To start the year off was to go here. It's my place to go when I decide to go out. To closed out the old year 2019 last Dec was almost every week. Tip for first time dinners come in during Happy hour 3-6 PM or after 8PM to get the feel of the place. I see a lot of "impatience dinners" everytime we dine here. Just enjoy and relax the food will come to you. Sorry when we dine it's a bottle for drink, fried mushroom, king Kong, meatballs, pizza, then bolognese for the wife, and then for me always change up every visit. Christmas Eve was prime rib. Oh with valentine's day coming up reserve now, they will offer a set course meal with wine to match, can't wait.
All of our food was great. This place was a good wine selection as well. I would not hesitate coming again.
Was so disappointed they removed the lasagna from their menu. It was one of the best items on there roughly a year ago. Their Bolognese pasta was quite excellent though.
I’m sure the 20 oz prime rib was excellent for $58 (if you like your cut of meat to be 40% fat!) (Sorry, but bad choice).
All in all, we had a good time though.
Highly recommend the Fettuccine Granchio...topped off with a crab claw. Also absolutely loved the Nutella cake with gelato.
I loved the corner location. I loved the airiness about the place. The food was great. I cant wait to come back in February.
Terrible service. Server argued with us about how much pizza to order then one of the pizzas came out later when we were finished. Then argued more about if we had enough food. Won’t be back.
Good food but very small portions
Great find on OpenTable for a last minute reservation!
The service was good and the food was excellent !
The pizzas have a nice chewy crust. There is an interesting variety to choose from and toppings were very fresh. The wine is outrageously overpriced which was a disappointment. I understand Waikiki is expensive but this was out of line with area restaurants. So if you don’t drink and want a nice pizza, then this is your place.
We ate Pizza and pasta as the carbo loading at the night before the full marathon. Margerita pizza was so good. Kale green salad was also very good. Tasted so nice with red wine. Very friendly service. I have already recommended a friend to be there while in Waikiki.
I’m sure I will come back.
Hard to get the attention of the waitress but the food was great!
Great place to eat not many good places to eat in Waikiki but this was very good going back in a few days
Excellent service in a really nice and convenient space. Very good value for the money, would definitely go there again. It's better for couples and friends than for families.
Delicious food. Cool atmosphere. Hope you don’t get the waiter we had. He was inattentive and barely made eye contact with us the whole time.
If you are in Hawaii, please visit this place. Food is great!!! Went three times while in Hawaii and would visit again!
First time visiting and the food was awesome. I had lemon chicken and hubby had the shrimp pasta. Excellent! Excellent! And ordered the Italian meatballs as an appetizer! Delicious!
Very good pizza!
Fantastic dinner at Appetito. The presentation of everything - from the charcuterie board to the pizza, pasta and dessert - was picture perfect.. and everything tasted as good as it looked. The cherry on top was the complimentary chocolate nutella cakes - two - to celebrate my twins' birthday. Grazie Appetito!
Back for a second night in a row. Excellent food, superior service and a great price point for Waikiki. Atmosphere is lounge-like - modern and clean. We visited last year and the experience was equally positive.