Taormina Sicilian Cuisine
Soooo delicious! Enjoyed the food and the ambience.
Taormina is our favorite place to go to for a fancy night on the town. We come here every year for our anniversary and it's always been a special visit every time! They never disappoint, our favorites are always consistent and we've never had a new course we didn't like. To top off, a visit from the head chef is always a great treat.
I was VERY impressed with he service. The waitress was very attentive.
The food was wonderful and portions were filling.
Great Bistro. We sat outside and it was surprisingly pleasant..you can choose to watch people or be watched by people! The food was yummy and service excellent! Plus, free four hour parking in Waikiki with Validation is a bonus.
We were here for the Restaurant Week Hawaii for lunch. All the 4 course dishes were excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The chef takes great care in his/her dishes. Loved it!
Loved this place, one of my favorites on the island.
The waiter was amazing and elevated the experience.
Incredible food, service, and atmosphere.
We went here to Waikiki for our honeymoon trip and reserved here for a special dinner. We had rucola salad, sea urchin pasta, and truffle carbonara. All of them were very good, especially the truffle carbonara which they shave fresh truffles at the table. We were surprised that they served us a desert plate saying "Happy Honeymoon".
Their kindness made our day so special. Thank you so much!
This is a food paradise. From the excellent, attentive service from Joe to each scrumptious bite served, this is a fine dining experience. Honolulu is full of expensive restaurants, we’ve tried a lot, frequently disappointed but this is a stand out. Please go with an attitude to relax, enjoy, and savor. The Ricci di Marr is perfection in a bowl. My only regret is that I didn’t book a second meal before leaving for stateside.
I found the food to be very good but very overpriced. Nice atmosphere and excellent service but cold Focaccia Bread and only 1 piece, and a turn and burn table strategy - get the food to you quick and get out. Waited a few days to get a 6:30 reservation but won’t be did I feel there again
The service was fantastic. The kitchen was running a little behind, but we were enjoying our drinks. The chef sent out a delicious side of Prosciutto and papaya while we waited. It was unnecessary, but much appreciated. We will definitely come back and recommend Taormina to friends who visit.
We celebrated our anniversary here and were greeted & wished Happy Anniversary at the door and by our server. The service and the food were both exceptional . We were treated to a beautiful anniversary Tiramisu dessert at the end of our dinner which was a very nice surprise
The food and service was excellent however the noise level was extremely high. We have been coming here for many years and it seems that the dress code is getting more lax every year. Tank tops, sweatpants, flip flops common at 7:30 pm even though website says otherwise. Noisy children, etc. with the high prices for the food you would expect a more subdued atmosphere. I’m afraid a once romantic dining experience has been turned into a Hardee’s play area experience.
I will recommend Taormina Sicillian Cuisine to all of my friends!! Very clean and quiet atmosphere even in busy Honolulu, Bolognese and Lasagna were the best!
Absolutely wonderful, as always. So much fun to sit at the front windows and people watch on Halloween. Amazing food, great wine and incredible service (thanks Hannah!). We’ll see y’all in December!
We have been to taormina’s many times over the last several years. We went there this year to celebrate our anniversary. It used to be a great restaurant— service, food, value and ambiance. But it has changed significantly and this will be our last time there.
We were sat upstairs and told we’d enjoy it because it was cooler and had a nice view.
We were 1 of 5 tables being waited on by one server. Two of the tables were large parties. Once they were sat, the other parties including us were ignored. The smaller parties ate very quickly and cleared out.
Unfortunate that an upscale restaurant restaurant has chosen to have such a limited staff and frankly one that doesn’t have the time or patience to wait on its clientele.
We asked Jenna? Our server if there were any specials and how some of the dishes were prepared.. her response was— “it’s all written down there on the menu.” She was rushed throughout our time there and clearly did not believe it of value to spend time on us. We can see the restaurant is no longer the same restaurant we once loved.
We unfortunately won’t be returning.
We appreciate the past great service and attention we were fortunate to have received over the years.
Our waiter Gabe made our evening and dining experience very enjoyable.
Hands down my favorite restaurant. Never disappoints!! I usually choose the uni pasta for lunch course menu but I tried a different pasta - tomato cream sauce with crab claw! So delicious!! Wine pairing is great too!
Always a great experience! Only one lunch special I haven't tried yet and they've all been absolutely fantastic! Crab meat pasta is my personal fav as well as the lasagna!
We always enjoy dining at Taormina, once again great food and wine and as always the best service!
Everything outstanding. Lasagna with touch of Roquefort cheese more than enough for two.
Beautiful restaurant, most, attentive staff and outstanding food! Everything we ordered was cooked to perfection! We’ll definitely be back!
Taormina is a must stop for my husband and I whenever we come to Oahu. And it did not disappoint last eve. This trip was to celebrate both my husband and my birthday. And we brought my daughter and her husband and they were both really impressed with this fav restaurant of ours.
Tank you, keep cooking up great food Taormina!
We weren't impressed with the bread served, either the rosemary focaccia or the bruschetta. Both seemed stale. Pastas were good and service was nice though.
The food and the atmosphere was wonderful! My favorite is the "Uni Pasta",and also the homemade bread was delicious, and I cannot miss the dessert! It was elegant, and my husband and I had a great time!
Nice choices richly done. Excellent service. Quiet atmosphere. Not what I think of as traditional Italian. Not rustic. The bread was more like cake. The lasagna was very rich. The spaghetti pomodoro was small but delicious. Nice warm chocolate dessert.
Great food, beautiful simple preparation. Attentive Wait Staff.
Taormina is a quiet little gem of a restaurant in the busy streets of Waikiki. Everything about it will make you want to return.