Service: The service was good at Formaggio’s and they had plenty of staff on hand. The waiters however, where not very good listeners and they brought us the wrong pizza not once, but twice during our dinner! Also on a previous time they brought us the wrong wine which was double the cost of the bottle we had asked for.
Food: The food is pretty darn tasty. They have good size portions for sharing with the table and the food is Italian-American-French. Typical items you can find on the menu are Pizzas, Salads, Panini’s, Fondue, Lobster bisque, Escargot, Foie Gras Crostini’s, Onion Soup and other good food to eat along with wine. The restaurant has over 50 wines by the glass and its fun to sample a few instead of committing to a full bottle. (TIP: double, triple check the wine you order. On more than one occasion they brought us the wrong bottle or the price was misleading on the menu!)
Favorite Dishes: Salmon Carpaccio (yum!) , Boneless Short Ribs in Red Wine (falls right off the bone!), Mixed Green Salad, Cheese Sample Plat, Pancetta & Pesto Pizza.
Atmosphere: Love the atmosphere at Fomaggio’s. It’s very cozy with intimate lighting, low ceilings, and the flicker of candle light on each persons table. The restaurant feels like a wine cellar or somewhere exclusive and is small in size. You could dress up, or dress down for Formaggio’s depending on who you are going with.
Consistency: Both times we have been to the Honolulu location have been pretty consistent. The bill was wrong on both occasions also but the wine and food where better than average and the overall experience was positive.
Parking: Formaggio’s has free parking which is extremely convenient and directly in front of the restaurant. They have plenty of spaces and the easy accessibility from all the highway, Kapiolani blvd, and Kapahulu makes this a great place to meet friends after work.
Price Range: Low-Medium ($8-$22) per Entree
Wine: Medium-High ($27.97-$95) – Average Bottle $50
Reservations Not Accepted
Take Out Available
Live Music Friday & Saturday Night!
2919 kapiolani blvd
Honolulu, HI 96826
Tel: (808) 739-7719
Website: formaggio808.com/ /
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thu: 5:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Fri* 5:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Sat* 6:00 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Sunday: Closed for Private Parties
* Live Music 9:30pm