This steady presence in the South Kona dining scene is a friendly, white-tablecloth establishment in a hole-in-the-wall location next to a liquor store on the mountain (mauka) side of Highway 11. The restaurant's husband-and-wife owners prepare homemade pastas and focaccia daily. Specials are always delicious and usually include lasagna, focaccia, and risotto. The homemade herb-cheese ravioli is rich and savory, and even the salad options are a notch above, with ingredients such as candied macadamia nuts, roasted beets, and sautéed haricots verts. Homemade desserts are worth saving room for, particularly the banana-rum flambé.