Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

4.7
2064 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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 "Luca pecorini" and Veal "Siciliana." Taormina's specialty dish is Uni Pasta (Sea Urchin), a delicacy enjoyed in Sicily, Italy. Italian Lavazza espressos compliment selections of house made desserts (Dolci).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2064 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the birthday presentation. Service was amazing . Food was amazing . I definitely recommend

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Sunil
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best Italian we have ever had and we eat a lot of Italian food. Absolutely outstanding gluten free pasta

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Food is great atmosphere is great but too expensive.

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vipgtkyl72
Hawaii
120 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our world food tour continued …. In Sicily, at Taormina on Lewers. This is such an elegant space with tables overlooking Lewers, tables upstairs and al fresco, adjacent to the road leading to the Sheraton Waikiki.

We began with a bottle of 2018 Kenzo Estate Rindo, one of my favorite wines. Our starters were the Taste of Italy and the Beef Carpaccio. The former featured very ripe and delicious tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella, prosciutto and Arugula. The carpaccio was so flavorful and was topped with a generous heaping of Arugula and a caper vinaigrette.
We ordered the Truffle Carbonara “Tartufo Fresco”, Porcini Risotto with sauteed Foie Gras, and the pan roasted Duck Breast. The gorgeous scent of truffles, freshly shaved over the pasta, permeated the restaurant … just heavenly! The risotto was a feast for the eyes and our palates and the duck breast was a work of art and so savory. Each entrée was a visual, olfactory and gustatory delight.

Dessert was Tiramisu and Affogato … the Tiramisu was served on a black sheet of stone with fresh fruits and a berry coulis. The affogato was perfection! I finished my meal with a double espresso.

Taormina is a wonderful restaurant with great food and superlative service. Recommended!

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vipfoodforthought
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Great food! Clean and with good Covid precautions. Will visit again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wine list. Kids enjoyed the food as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
13 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow.. Taormina delivered in every way. The staff each greeted my wife and I as we walked in. The hostess found us a quite table upstairs. The beef carpaccio was truly phenomenal. My wife had the truffle carbonara and it amazed us both. I had the risotto with foie gras. It was spectacular. For dessert, my wife had the chocolate cake and I had the tiramisu. Both truly delicious. We were blown away by the food. This was truly a 10. It would be a mistake not to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Will come back again.

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vipmaryB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We are here twice while on vacation.

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BobP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative and delicious food. Our waiter and staff were friendly and professional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good but expensive for what you received.

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vipAllie
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire dining experience is excellent! We had the Bolognese, Vongole and the grilled chicken was surprisingly moist and juicy. All dishes were done well and delicious. We regularly dine here for lunch and dinner and never disappointed. A go to place for exquisite Italian dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is one of the most authentic feeling Italian meals I’ve had in a very long time, and makes nearby Italian spots feel comparable to the Olive Garden. We plan on returning soon and consistently.

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Miyuki
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall it was a pleasant experience. Food was good and our server was wonderful!
The reason for the 4 stars instead of 5 is because I wish they had asked us if we preferred to dine inside or outside. We didn’t have a choice and they sat us outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are outstanding. Service was impeccable. We are seeing so happy to be able to get a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the ambiance was perfect for date night! We also had great service. Everyone was so nice, from the hostess to the waitress to the person who brought out bread and cleared our plates. Highly recommend!

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RoseK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful spot.

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vipMirtaM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family get together; great Italian restaurant; good service

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vipMisc
Washington DC
121 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great fund. The truffle carbonara was delicious - only reason I did not give a 5 star review is because it was not served hot. Which it needed to be to completely cook the egg. But the truffles made up for that! Duck delicious- not fatty but very flavorful. The seafood mix was plentiful and tasty. Wine list a bit over priced but extensive. Nice to have a quiet elegant atmosphere in Waikiki. Will be back!

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AllisonM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming from MA, we struggled with finding an authentic Italian restaurant until we found this lovely space. The food is delicious, the staff are too notch and the vibe in the restaurant is incredible. One of our favorite restaurants!!

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vipAshE
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a treat and an exceptional experience every time.

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vipAngelaM
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Visiting from Wisconsin. Loved the ambiance. Gave, our server, was excellent. He was witty, personable, and well educated with the menu and liquor/wine selections. Certainly enjoyed our evening

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vipCat8
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely to eat at Taormina. The staff, service, ambiance and food are always outstanding!

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vipMAP1
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside with covered seating. Service was very good. All of our appetizers and entrees were outstanding. We had pasta Fresca with squid ink and seafood. Also had lamb, duck and fruti de mare entrees. Initial cocktails were excellent and so was the Etna Rosso bottle of wine. Finished off with limoncello. Great meal.

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MarioA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND WE WILL GO BACK POSSIBLY BEFORE WE GO BACK HOME.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall love this place and will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite when we visit Waikiki. Veal parmesan is spectacular!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. All done perfectly right… pasta, steak, grill fish, etc. amazing quality. Beer collection could be better… ideally add draft ones as Hawaii is hot :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner experience and lovely staff, we loved our waiter “J” she was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food! Would recommend highly

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vipXavier
Hawaii
144 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a first class wonderful food good service experience waders wonderful wine list.
We would highly recommend to dine.

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vipBubby
Hawaii
32 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and the atmosphere was fantastic!

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mame
Hawaii
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The server in charge was empty, but I didn't notice until I asked.

The food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best black truffle pasta outside of Italy.

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vipmpttm
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really like it here! It's just so pricey........ As a local I do wish you did Kama'aina

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good and they were accommodating in making changes to the menu items.

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Cele
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by this little Waikiki gem! Would definitely return as I didn’t get to try everything that looked good on the menu! Fresh pastas are amazing.

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momwith4kids
Tahoe
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We booked a table here at a friend's recommendation. The food was all very good, from antipasto to dolce. As it is hard to find an authentic Italian restaurant in the US, we were really happy and enjoyed every single dish we ordered (all the plates were squeaky clean after we ate!)
Sorry though, coming from Tokyo (where even at a casual Italian trattoria, the standard is pretty high), we could not give a high rating for the value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious

FAQs

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Taormina Sicilian Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 926-5050.

Taormina Sicilian Cuisine is rated 4.7 stars by 2064 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.