Some nice fresh pasta. Kind of small wine list. all the portions were on the small side, not that I left hungry. Quality was very good
Poor service, brought water and didn’t even ask us if we wanted drinks. I asked what market price was for truffle pasta and she took that as my order and we had to call her back. Never checked on us, all our service came from other waiters clearing our dishes
This was one of the best overall dining experiences. Food, servers, staff all just excellent.
Superb service and food.
Sicilian food like we found in Sicily.
Pasta was cooked well, and the sauces were well done.
Frutto did Mare one of the best we've had.
Bread was okay.
We went to Taormina for lunch and had a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding. My three companions had pasta which was delicious. I chose the fixed price lunch, which is a lot of food, all expertly prepared. In fact I would recommend skipping breakfast and going big at lunch. Our waitress, Alyssa, did a great job. She was pleasant, attentive and knowledgable about the dishes on the menu. She made an enjoyable experience even better. My wife and I had mentioned that we had recently both celebrated birthdays. We didn’t expect anything, but at the end of the meal we each received a complimentary tiramisu and ice cream dessert from the chef. We will return to Taormina.
We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. Everyone enjoyed every course and loved the uniqueness of each dish. Pretty reasonable for a dining experience at this level. Hannah, our server, was delightful. Thanks for a great evening! We'll be back.
Very good dinner and service. Choose all Sicilian dishes which were outstanding.
We eat here whenever we are in Honolulu.
Great food. Had the catch of the day. Very attentive and gracious staff. Lots of attention to detail. They even offered (without us asking) an umbrella to get us through the cloudburst that started when we got up to leave.
Will definitely return on next trip to Honolulu.
I believe if you were seated in the inside of the restaurant, you may have better service. Service was very slow on the outside seating area. Food was salty. Needed to drink a lot of water during and after meal. The Tiramisu and chocolate cake was okay but not great as described.
Beautiful Taormina Sicilian Restaurant . Was greeted immediately by a very Friendly Host .
Seated at a beautiful table facing Waikiki Beachwalk . They had a small late afternoon lunch rush . Was greeted by Jackie very friendly and very informative in the menu . She recommended wonderful choices . I had a pea soup and garden salad with the most delicious garlic vinegarette dressing . Perfect for an afternoon. Lunch .Kazu ( the General Manager) came over and introduced himself was very proffesional and shared the history of how Taormina was conceptionalize .
I ordered the Sicilian as my pasta . Very flavorful and nice touch of spinach as well in the dish
Because I had just celebrated my Birthday
A Delicious Tiramisu with Belgian chocolate ice cream as a Birthday Surprise dessert . I will highly recommend Taormina Sicilian Cuisine for my Guests to dine at during there Stay in Hawaii
Thank you to Kazu , Jackie and Jenn and all the Chefs ... Thank you for making my Birthday very Special . Aloha
Absolutely wonderful! The truffle pasta is amazing.
dishes were tidy and tasty.
kitchen offered us a extra dish for waiting long time. i really appreciated it
My wife and I celebrated our birthdays at our favorite restaurant, Taormina. They always deliver and never disappoint. Our favorite dishes are their seafood bruschetta, vongole spaghetti, sardine pasta, etc. Their desserts are also excellent. We usually sit inside, but were taken to an outside table this time around. It was fine until a huge truck parked tight outside next to our table. It was quite noisy as it kept its engine on. Honolulu is a big city. So, nothing you can do about that. We will probably pick an inside table next time. Taormina still gets our vote as our favorite and best Italian restaurant.
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.