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Formaggio Wine Bar

$$ - $$$
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
Wine Bar, Italian, Bar, Pub
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2919 Kapiolani Blvd, Unit 10, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3507
+1 808-739-7719
17:30 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 01:00
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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240 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

There were very few customers in the restaurant. Service was OK, but the waiter was totally unfamiliar with the wines and the food choices. There was live music, which thankfully was not too loud. The food was average.

Thank Hawaii-Biker
Honolulu, Hawaii
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Late night happy hour, small happy hour menu, but awesome dishes! Nepalese chicken curry is awesome! Panini and the mini pizzas are always a favorite. The regular menu features a wide variety of dishes, but the favorite is the escargot! Order your own, I'm not sharing :) Pair your dishes with wine or spirits. Try different wines as sampler sizes... More 

1 Thank Al S
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2016

So nice to meet some locals, get away from the standard tourist crowds. Happened by chance to go there, amazingly friendly staff, awesome food and great local vocals from our entertainer of the night. They went out of their way, ( even to get a soft drink from elsewhere for one of the kids) to make us feel relaxed. Would... More 

Thank nickyhattam
Honolulu, Hawaii
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

First time to this wine bar. A little dark inside the bartender and manager were very attentive. Large menu but small food prep area that is open with a double oven. The pizza was average. Impressive wine list but pricey.

Thank Kokua711
Honolulu, Hawaii
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Formaggio Wine Bar is hidden at Market City Shopping Centre. Food and Service were good we enjoyed the braised Short Ribs - excellent, Bruschetta and Fondutta very nice but portions were small for price paid 100.00 + for 2 pax. The room is kept uncomfortable dimly lit. All in all nice experience and we will be back.

Thank leo888_99
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We found this little spot tucked away behind a shopping center. Food was good. Service was a bit slow, but we weren't in any hurry, so it didn't bother us. Live entertainment in the form of a guy playing guitar to background music. We enjoyed ourselves. Small plates but reasonably priced. Pork belly tacos were good as well as the... More 

Thank Sharon L
Honolulu, Hawaii, Usa
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

I enjoy being welcomed by Naj and opening the place up at 5:30 to enjoy Happy Hour specials and standing favorite dishes. The wine selection is good and food pairings make it wonderful. It does not hurt that the restrooms are now clean and bright and the eye candy is always a delight!

Thank ColinKurata
Honolulu, Hawaii
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Not fancy, but my beef short ribs could have rivaled any of those served at a five star restaurant in New York City. The service was very friendly and helpful. Live music an added bonus. Warning : this gem his hard to find. Get directions before you get lost.

Thank uncoco
Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Formaggio Wine Bar is located in a small shopping plaza, almost missed it driving by. This hole-in-the-wall restaurant provides live music, open seating, and an assortment of wines. No reservations were needed, even arriving at 7:00pm. Formaggio is dimly light and provides this great ambiance, especially when the live music begins. We selected the Margherita Pizza, Lobster Mac n Cheese,... More 

Thank Mel T
Honolulu, Hawaii
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

I have eaten here many times and have never had a bid dinner. Such great items come from such a small kitchen. Owner always comes to the table and says, "Hi."

Thank Skuds

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Wine Bar, Italian, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 01:00
17:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2919 Kapiolani Blvd, Unit 10, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3507
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Neighbourhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
  • Phone Number: +1 808-739-7719
Voted Hawaii's Best Wine Bar five years in a row, this intimate hideaway is sure to please your palate with its casual gourmet fare and over 50 wines by the glass. Just minutes from Waikiki, join us for fantastic food and wine pairings. Daily pau hana appetizer specials and vegetarian entrees good enough to convert any meat lover!

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