Taormina Sicilian Cuisine
I ordered the pasta with no spicy since my child wanted to eat, but came with spicy a lot.
Focaccia supposed to be served warm but came frozen cold and hard.
Overall taste of the food was poor.
Server seemed no care.
Sat outside. Very pleasant. Food was excellent , service as well. My new favorite in Waikiki.
Our meal was amazing starting with the seafood bruschetta then monching and finishing with the chocolate lava type cake. Our waitress, Jackie, was so knowledgeable, professional and fun!!This was one of our best meals on our vacation. Fantastic restaurant. 💕
Had a great meal at Taormina. Have been coming here for years. The Bolognese "Moderna" is to die for.
We will return to try the 5 course option with wine pairings as it looked enticing.
We had outside seating and the staff provided us with a table for two, which turned out to be a cozy little setting for us. I had requested for a quiet table and the occasion was a “date” with my wife. I understand the restaurant cannot control the noise level for outside seating arrangements but did find myself leaning over during our conversations.
We had the risotto and the seafood pasta dishes...both were delicious. Accompanying our main courses were white and red wines, admittedly requiring seconds because they both paired well.
We used the Wyndham hotel valet parking in the back of the restaurant and found it convenient ($6 for 3 hours).
Looking forward to our next visit for lunch!
Always eat there when on vacation. Friendly staff, great food! I'm Siciliano...trust me, you'll love it too!
We always have a great time here!
Food is great. Service was wonderful.
We sat by the kitchen. It was fun!
Food was very good. Service was very poor. We had to wait a long time for our entree to be delivered. Very upsetting
Good for Japanese
Nice ambience and food!
Food good, but not spectacular- especially for the price
One of the few places open after 8:30 in Waikiki
Everything was great highly recommended been here on several occasions
Food was terrible, very ordinary pasta for a high price. Wouldn’t recommend to anyone
Very good place to taste sicilian, but rather italian cuisine in Waikiki !
Top welcome and service, as usual in USA, you're gonna tell me...
Very relaxing and tasty experience, a bit expensive but it worth.
We sat outside for our meal and it was GREAT!! The manager was very generous giving us 2 free desserts at the end of our meal and giving us a free glass of wine!! The waiter was very nice and very educated with the food that they offered!! Overall the experience definitely earns 5 stars in our opinions!! We will definitely go back! We recommend this place!!
The service here is outstanding as is the food. The uni (sea urchin) pasta is the best on the island for our tastes. The anchovy pasta is a delight in simple straight forward taste. It was neither oily nor salty but well balanced with a mild anchovy taste. The salad with pears and beets was full of flavor. The greens themselves, seemed perfect and flavorful as if they were picked just before serving.
We’ll be back again to enjoy this fine Italian cuisine.
The experience was mediocre
Absolutely outstanding!!! The food and service was excellent. Special acknowledgement to our waiter Gabe who was beyond incredible. Made a fabulous evening even more fabulous.
This was a very elegant on certainly non-traditional Italian dining experience. The only complaint I have is that at the time I made the reservation, there was no indication that the menu was a fixed-price menu with very limited options. I understand that being on Christmas night, it was a special night, but having no option other than the fixed-price menu was a little disappointing. And the price ($120 per person not including beverages) seemed - to me anyway - to be very very high.
Christmas lunch with my 95 year old mother. Liked our server Gabe -he was very patient with my demanding mother. He was very busy. Also liked that manager acknowledged our presents at the restaurant
Christmas Eve menu was beautiful. Staff excellent. Had a great table. Will be back soon.
Excellent food. Salad, uni pasta, and frito mixto. Set outside. Reasonable wine list. We really liked it.
What a great Italian reataurant. We enjoy our visit everyone we are in Waikiki.
The atmosphere and service were very good and the food was very delicious.
We have been going to Taormina for many years each time we are in Honolulu. Our expectations are always high because of the many wonderful meals we have had here. Unfortunately this time was not exceptional . The food was lacking the “something special “ that they have always had. The Bolognese moderna was very average made with ground beef rather than the thinly sliced high grade steak of the past and similarly the fruiti de mare lacked the special quality that Taormina has always had. Hopefully this is a short term glitch as we have always loved this place.
I ordered the chicken with brown butter and it was delicious and I ordered the eggplant appetizer and that too was delicious. My issue with this restaurant is that the menu has very little options for people that don’t like a lot of fancy stuff like goat cheese and squid ink and everything. I did find things to eat and I enjoyed it very much but I felt the menu was a little too persnickety for me. I do recommend that you look at the full menu before you go but I think if you go you will enjoy it very much.
Great meal, great service, but I prefer sitting in air conditioning resto rather than humid conditions. Their uni pasta is to die for!
Food was exceptional. Best dinner we’ve had during our week in Honolulu. Restaurant provided comp anniversary dessert. This easily was the best dining decision of our trip!