Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

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$31 to $50
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Inspired by authentic Sicilian recipes from the kitchens of Southern Italy's seaside town of Taormina, Chef Hiroyuki Mimura pairs fresh pastas with the highest quality seafoods and meats. Unspoiled by heavy sauces, Sicilian-style pastas are dressed in pure, extra virgin olive oil. Fresh vegetables, lightly grilled fresh local fish, and lamb seasoned with herbs offer diners a healthy range of options.Featured dishes include fresh Fettucine Carbonara finished with tableside Truffle service, grilled Lamb Chops "Palermo" and Veal "Siciliana." Taormina's specialty dish is Uni Pasta (Sea Urchin), a delicacy enjoyed in Japan and Italy. Italian espressos compliment selections of house made desserts (Dolci).
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OT
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were wonderful. Between the 3 of us we had risotto, filet, and munching. The filet was tender and delicious. This restaurant was recommended to us and it was perfect

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service, nice time catching up with old friends

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

ウニのパスタが殆どニンニクの味しかしなかった。
骨付きのカツレツは、お肉が柔らかくて美味しかった。
雰囲気は良かったけど、全体的な値段の割に感度するほどの美味しさはなく、日本のイタリアンの方が全然美味しいと思ってしまった。

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DZ
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic siciliano. Uni pasta is perfect. Great service

M
Seattle
123 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING Experience at Taormina. It was our 32nd anniversary and we were celebrating with two other couples. They are awesome. Food was amazing ( from the salads to the entrees) plus Great wine list. Our server Jackie was very nice and made the experience even better. The General manager ( Jocko Walker) kept checking on us and was real hands on.

d
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food is good quality and the service was kind but WAY overpriced. An appetizer plate was $26 for two small pieces of prosciutto, one piece of mozzarella and two half-pieces of sun-dried tomato. The food is fresh and tasty but would definitely think about going back given the price and size of the potions. We had two salades, two pastas, one glass of wine and one appetizer plate for $145. Given other restaurants in the area that are more reasonably priced, I would try elsewhere.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

牛フィレ肉と季節野菜の炭火焼きがVery Good!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

息子と一緒に行きました。
おいしいウニパスタいただきました。ワインのおすすめもよかったです!またハワイに行った時には伺いたいです。

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E
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect thanksgiving lunch. I enjoyed wonderful time with my husband

MW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous italian food and outstanding service. They put an interesting and delicious twist on common italian dishes which make them anything but common.

PT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Seafood bruschetta was terrific. Seafood in pasta dishes was overcooked and chewy. Wine was very expensive.

LA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

ウニのパスタは、期待したほどウニの美味しさが味わえなかった。明太パスタパスタ絶品。
ティラミスは少しクリームがしつこく感じた。

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not bad but far from great

OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time dining here. Another excellent dining experience.

m
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

お料理もサーブしてくれる方のサービスもとてもよくて、大好きなレストランです。特に生うにのパスタは最高に美味しいです。ただ、外のテラス席に通されると車と人通りがとてもあり、クラクションの音などで騒がしいのと、通る人がのぞいてくるのは、立地の良さと諦めるしかないようです。どのお料理も美味しく勧めてくださるワインも美味しかったです。

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Bella, was very engaging. Really enjoyed the Restaurant Week offerings and the service.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and I really appreciated the small details and how it was presented. Our server was excellent, unfortunately I can’t remember his name. He was attentive and checked on us every time but not an overbearing amount. The restaurant also gave us a free dessert since we ate there to celebrate our anniversary and it was beautiful and delicious. Definitely worth visiting and we look forward to coming back.

b
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooo delicious! Enjoyed the food and the ambience.

SQ
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding, but the portions were small.

N
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience4

当日の日曜日お昼12時頃に予約で席確保出来ました。来店時は日本語の出来るアジア系の店員さんが席を案内、その後の対応は別の店員さんでした。しかし、終始優しい英語で話しかけて下さり、こちらが(^^)??となってもずっと笑顔で接して下さって、困る事はありませんでした。クチコミで人気だったウニのパスタの入ったコース料理に、メインは牛フィレステーキのフォアグラ乗せ。飲み物にシャンパン、選んで頂いた赤白グラス一杯ずつと食後のコーヒー。前菜から美味しい!と言えるものばかり。ウニのパスタはクチコミ通り濃厚絶品です。ハワイに来てはじめて予約したレストラン、とても良いお店で大満足。味付けも良くお酒がとても進みました。お代は二人分で320ドルで、そこにチップ代として20%以上が(3段回)でつきます。価格帯としては決して安くはありませんが、お料理もお酒も全て美味しく、テラス席も広くて気分良く過ごせました。はじめてハワイの方も安心して楽しめ、美味しいお料理を出してもらえるお店だと思いました。また行きたいです。

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MT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was VERY impressed with he service. The waitress was very attentive.
The food was wonderful and portions were filling.

VZ
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

A
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, one of my favorites on the island.

JG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing and elevated the experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service, and atmosphere.

l
Nashville
39 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sometimes a dino g experience is so exceptional that you have to repeat it. Even if it means, dining at the same restaurant twice in one week. Absolutely love the food, the service and the ambiance. A lovely place with exceptional food. The Eggplant Caponata is worth the trip alone.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

l
Nashville
40 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

お昼はアラカルトと思ってお邪魔しましたが、店員さんの説明でカルパッチョも食べたくなりコースにしました。カンパチのカルパッチョは、柑橘系のソースがとても爽やかでした。パスタは評判のウニパスタと明太子にしましたが、想像したほど濃厚ではなく、日本人の口に合う味付けで、こちらも美味しくいただきました。デザートのパンナコッタも、レモンを揚げたスライスや、ブルーベリーの酸味のアクセントが絶妙で、締めに相応しい一品でした。ハワイにまた来たら、再訪決定です。御馳走さまでした。

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S
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

HT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. We love sitting by the large window facing Lewer's St. The staff was very kind to let us sit there even though it was only the two of us. The food and the service was just perfect!

VS
Edmonton
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JW
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant.

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GL
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

OT
Osaka
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

また利用したいです。

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h
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!