Fodor's Expert Review Taormina Sicilian Cuisine

$$$$ Waikiki and Diamond Head Italian

Honolulu has its share of Italian restaurants, and Taormina, taking its culinary cues from Sicily, is considered one of the best by foodies, locals, and visitors alike. In a sleek, elegant room (there is outdoor seating, but this is one place it's best to dine indoors), you can dine on well-executed classics, from porcini risotto with sautéed foie gras to a breaded veal chop "alla Taormina" (the restaurant's take on veal Parmesan). Pastas include spaghetti vongole (with clams), sarde e finochetti (sautéed sardines with fennel, anchovies, olives, and capers), and the trademark uni (sea urchin) with tagliatelle. Don't miss the artfully presented antipasti misti (mixed appetizers). For dessert, go traditional with cannoli or tiramisu. The wine list is extensive, and prix-fixe menus are offered for lunch and dinner.

Italian Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

227 Lewers St.
Honolulu, Hawaii  96815, USA


Known For:
  • Intimate, quiet respite in bustling Waikiki
  • Authentic Sicilian cuisine
  • Extensive wine list
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Reservations essential

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