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About Formaggio Grill Kailua
Savor over 50 wines by the glass at Kailua's toast of the town. Indulge yourself with an array of succulent steaks, chops, prime rib and fresh Hawaiian fish. Enjoy savory hot pot classics, thin crust pizzas, pasta and Panini. In the mood for a burger? Try our world famous 'Kobe' Panini. Other crowd pleasers include the 'watermelon & rocket salad' and the 'lobster bisque to live for' gets rave reviews nightly. Taste unique wines from around the world to perfectly pair with the casual Mediterranean gourmet fare.
The interior is a warm and comfortable environment with welcoming tones of Tuscan reds and golds, decorated with the art of Ron Genta. Soft lowered lights cast aglow about the restaurant, reflecting off of the plush red stools and wooden friendship bar-style tables.
Achieving that perfect blend of "upscale" yet casual, Formaggio Grill is the "gathering place" for the Windward side. Come enjoy the good food, fine wine, and great friends at Formaggio Grill in Kailua.
Kailua, HI 96734
Contemporary American, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Sunday from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wine O' Clock w/ Special Tapas from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm daily
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Live music on Friday and Saturday from 9:30pm - 11:30pm.
Catering: 1. CARRY-OUT Catering: Drop by Formaggio Grill and pick up the food. It will be boxed up and ready to go. 2. DROP-OFF Catering: 3. SET UP & SERVE Catering: We will set up, service, take-down and clean so you can relax and enjoy. * 4. NEED A PLACE TO PARTY?: The Gallery at Formaggio Grill is our beautiful private room with comfortable seating for up to 36 guests. * *Additional fees or minimums may apply.
From PARTY PLATTERS to BENTO BOXES we offer affordable catering to fit all your needs.
Let us bring the food out to you. Enjoy the convenience of home or office delivery. *
1. CARRY-OUT Catering: Drop by Formaggio Grill and pick up the food. It will be boxed up and ready to go.
2. DROP-OFF Catering:
3. SET UP & SERVE Catering: We will set up, service, take-down and clean so you can relax and enjoy. *
4. NEED A PLACE TO PARTY?: The Gallery at Formaggio Grill is our beautiful private room with comfortable seating for up to 36 guests. *
*Additional fees or minimums may apply.
FREE PARKING at the front and rear of Hahani Plaza. Additional free parking at adjacent shopping center lots across the street. Adjacent post office parking lot requires small $2.00 fee after 5:00 pm
Da Bus stops across the street on Kailua Road with service to 10:00 pm.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Formaggio Grill Kailua Ratings and Reviews
The service was really good. The servers were nice, attentive and we never had to ask for refills. The food was outstanding! The appetizer servings were very generous. We had the garlic shrimp hummus and fried calamari. Each appetizer could’ve been an entree. The fried calamari also had fried jalapeños, mushrooms and zucchini and the hummus had 4 shrimps with plenty of toasted baguette slices. We would definitely order again. We also shared the Beef Bourguignon, grilled ahi with linguine and garlic shrimp with pancetta linguine. All great, balanced taste, hot and generous size portions. Will definitely go back. Plenty of parking and very comfortable.
Of the four of us who went to dinner, one said their food was good. That was the French onion soup. Everything else was just ok, not awful but not good. We tried the bruschetta, the crab and cheese dip, the escargot, the Fish special, the fingerling potatoes (VERY heavy on the garlic). The service was very good. It was so loud in there we couldn't hear each other at all. The good service doesn't make up for bad food relative to the price. I had eaten here before but now I know why I hadn't been back in three years, unfortunately.
Usually service is outstanding, but this time is wasn’t so good. Took 30 mind for server to return and take our otder. Then another 45 to get the good. Appetizer (salad) was forgotten and we just got the main meal. Dessert ice cream cane melted. Server knew and explained that’s why she put in a cup, instead of ala mode. Server was nice but young and inexperienced, for a higher end restaurant. We go there almost every month, but may stop now. Sad to see things get worse. The manager is on vacation and may have contributed to the drop in service.
The restaurant was a little crowded, and had one noticeable large party of 10+. The drinks and appetizers arrived quickly. However, after it arrived we put in our dinner order and waited for over 40 minutes for our entrees to arrive. The experience would have been much more palatable if management, or wait staff stopped by in the 40+ minute wait to check on each table and reassure them by letting them know the kitchen was backed up. We witnessed one table completely walk out of the restaurant in disgust after receiving the same service, and treatment we did with wine still at the table. The one bright spot was after waiting for 45 minutes for a small mushroom pizza to arrive, our waiter kindly removed the charge from our bill, and saved this review from being much worse.
Food was above average. Calamari fritti with vegetables were delicious. Salmon with Crabmeat on top was also tasty. I would have preferred a choice of rice versus vegetables as a side. Boyfriend had the famous Wagyu burger which he thought was delectable. Overall great!
Food was outstanding. Service was quite slow and rather inattentive; food arrived almost an hour after our reservation time. Very cool vibe in the dining area. Hardly any parking but we parked at Target - very convenient and only a short walk. Spare construction/renovation materials visible under the sink in the bathroom.
I love the ambiance of Formaggio and the server was great. However, I eat a plant based diet. The only option on the menu that did not contain animal products was the bruchetta. It was good. I ordered the "warm" kale and beet salad and asked for cheese to be left off. I was told everything there is cooked in butter even the salad, so they'd sauté it in olive oil instead. It was not sauted in anything. The kale was raw and the salad was not warm. It was virtually devoid of flavor. My diner companions fish tacos were "o.k." I'd go here for drinks only.
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