Bernini – Honolulu, Hawaii

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I really enjoy the Japanese interpretation of Italian cuisine. Mainly because their sauces are very delicate and not overpowering. Reservations is a must in advance, or else you’ll be waiting a long time at the door. This place is packed, even on the weekdays. Situated close by Ala Moana mall, and beside a few shady Korean sauna’s, streets are all one way. Parking is difficult to find, but well worth the search.

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Ready desserts and fresh ingredients. I’m not sure what they do with all of the oranges and limes..

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Prosecco to start.
They have a very large Napa selection. Not being a big fan of Napa, I stick with my sparkly.
Bread with the usual balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Grilled scallops with eggplant in a balsamic reduction sauce.
King crab with tomato cream sauce and broccoli. Noodles, al dente.. perfect.
I had to re-order the cappuccino, and this one was just as bad. I don’t know if anyone makes it proper in Honolulu. Anyone know where I can get a good one? They didn’t even have raw sugar.
Tiramisu, meh.
OK dessert #1 didn’t work well, so let’s go for #2. Cheesecake…….
Meh.
Overall, it’s not fair to judge this place because there were to many other main courses I wanted to order. But I came for pasta, and that was excellent. I highly recommend it. But if you’re a cappuccino drinker and have a sweet tooth, be warned. Don’t order dessert. Head over to La Palme D’or Patisserie at the Ala Moana Mall.
I’ll be back to try the other pastas and pizzas.
Bernini – Honolulu
1218 Waimanu Street Honolulu, HI 96814, United States
Phone (808) 591-8400

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