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Il Buco at Sand Villa Hotel

2375 Ala Wai Blvd, Next to the Pool at the Sand Villa Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3448
+1 808-922-4746
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, European
$$ - $$$
2375 Ala Wai Blvd, Next to the Pool at the Sand Villa Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3448
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

You know the food is going to be amazing when an Italian waiter tells you about his favorite Italian restaurant. It is in a non-pretentious hotel and is in a small quaint space. The food is to die for! The owner (Salvatore) is very gracious,...More

Thank 7books
Reviewed 22 February 2018

It’s almost hard to describe the odd wonderful Italian restaurant and Wine bar.Located in a second rate hotel,you walk through basically a diner and down a few stairs to reach it by the swimming pool.Literally a hole in the wall with just a few tables,a...More

Thank alohapeter
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

The whole concept of walking through one restaurant to get to another blows your mind but then to arrive at the hidden gem is super! We had the house wine served in large carafes and a huge charcuterie then shared the pasta. All were super...More

Thank Kevin1256
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We happened on this great bar and restaurant after arriving in Waikiki on a late night flight. Seeing that they served drinks until 2am, we walked the 10 minutes to find a pool-side “cave” that transported us to Italy. The space is small and very...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Very small restaurant and hard to find. It is behind another restaurant at the hotel that is close to the canal and away from the action of Waikiki and the shopping. It is well worth the search and courage. Wonderful food, but what made the...More

Thank tlccva
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Always helpful and only 3 blocks to the beach!! Breakfast is nothing to write home about, but very good atmosphere and visiting place.

Thank bernadette59
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Stopped by for a quick drink on Valentine's day but ended up having some appetizers as well--never made it out to our dinner because il Buco was too delicious! The portions are generous, the ambience is romantic/cozy/perfect. Very much recommend getting the antipasti plate.

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

If I'm wrong hate me. We started with the antipasto misto. Not the best, but we shouldn't have got it. Everything was so much better! We had the calamari and it rocked! Came stuffed with cheese and with ruccola salad on the side. The best...More

Thank Marc_and_Kim_Z
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Calamari is fantastic! Other dishes looked amazing too. Nice wine. Awesome owner and staff. Cozy setting. Great spot, can't wait to go back.

Thank Dc2011dc
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Bar not easy to find, but if you're reading this review - you should find this place on hotel Sand Villa area. It is cozy, nice music and friendly atmosphere. Very good selection of original Italian wines and tasty menu. Authentic Italian spirit. I can...More

Thank Elena N
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2375 Ala Wai Blvd, Next to the Pool at the Sand Villa Hotel, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-3448
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-922-4746
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