Our fourth visit to Taormina was as excellent as our first visit! The restaurant is one of understated elegance, the staff is friendly and professional, the service outstanding, and the cuisine consistently excellent. A personal favorite is the pan roasted duck breast. To illustrate the staff's commitment to making their guests' experience a positive one: A five-year old guest accidentally spilled his drink and was embarrassed and sad. A staff member immediately consoled him, quickly scooped up the ice and liquid while another staff member placed napkins over the wet table cloth. A new drink appeared momentarily. Thank you to the Taormina staff for leaving a positive lasting impression upon our party. Your understanding and compassion was deeply appreciated.
Always wonderful pasta. Outstanding wine menu.
I researched this particular restaurant, before I came to Hawaii. Had a Valentine’s Day dinner, and it was fantastic. It lived up to everything the reviews and pictures showed . I highly recommend this restaurant.
Amazing food and service. Varied menu with traditional Italian food and modern dishes.
Great Italien Food.....One of the Best Meals That I have Had In Waikiki.
The lasagna was maybe one of the best I've tried. Huge portion. The service was extraordinary; even though they took a long time to bring our food since we didn't ask for appetizers, they made it right bringing us a delicious eggplant and dessert as courtesy.
OMG!The lasagna is to die for! Service was personal and professional. This is a very attractive small restaurant that concentrates on -- and succeeds in -- doing a limited number of things exceptionally well. The Prix fixe menu with wine accompanying 3 of the 4 courses is a great value (especially at lunch).
A fantastic evening. Three of us and we ordered two appetizers and two main dishes. Excellent and enough food for all three of us.
We have dined at Taormina about 12 tImes over the last 4 years. Each time we thought to ourselves "wow", the food was that good. On this visit however, the food was quite simply
not as good as in the past. We thought to ourselves "meh" : not bad, but noticeably and distinctly more bland and less awesome than before.
In retrospect, we should have brought this to the attention of the staff.
Having said that, we hope it was just a one time thing, and we plan to go again.
Food was delicious but entree portion was one the petite side. Would be nice if the bread was freshly baked or at least served warm. The staff was very friendly and service was excellent.
We visit Honolulu every year and never miss our visit to our favourite restaurant.
Food and service was great. Dined outside on the patio which was very nice however you would get the cigarette smoke and noise from people out on the sidewalk next to the patio.
Excellent food. Not just your standard Italian menu but some creative options with lots of flavour. Highly recommend. Good service and nice place.
Outstanding food and excellent service. We loved it but unfortunately didn't find it until our last night in Honolulu. Quite expensive but wirth it.
Amazing food! Great deal! Great service!
The food was nothing special. Bread was low quality and the rest quite average. For the money they charge you would expect something much more sophisticated.
Staff very friendly and good service.
Uni pasta and Vongole were awesome!
A friendly welcome started a delicious Italian dinner in the heart of Waikiki! Pasta with fresh tomato sauce & delicious fresh breads. My favorite was the olive! A different spin on traditional lasagna. It arrived looking more like a "pot pie" but delicious none the less. The addition of blue cheese gave it a real twist! Yummy! Morton chocolate cake was the perfect ending and nice that the manager is from the east coast!! 😊
We enjoyed the restaurant however would make different choices in the future. I did not care for the squid ink linguini and the fruit Del Mar was short on seafood with one scallop and two small shrimp along with some clams. My husband had king salmon which was good but small. We are from Alaska and anticipated a larger portion. The salad was good - one serving enough to share with extra.
The bread was very disappointing. It was so hard on top like it was reheated or overheated. We asked for a new batch but that, too, wasn't satisfactory. Again, they left it in the microwave too long so by the time we got it, it was hard. Other than the bread, our entrees and appetizer were fine.