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Forget the stresses of everyday life and escape to the warm and romantic setting of Paesano Ristorante Italiano when in the mood for superior Italian cuisine.
Located within Waimalu Plaza Shopping Center and Manoa Marketplace, this eatery offers more than 80 pasta dishes alone, and that’s not counting the chef’s special Cioppino ($30.90), a tantalizing dish of sauteed mixed seafood with Hamakua mushrooms, cherry tomato, peas and capers simmered in wine, lemon grass, saffron, fennel and tomato broth, served with slices of fresh garlic bread.
“Our chef’s specials do well here. Our customers really like them,” says owner Billy Rattanasamay. “I really recommend Osso Bucco and Shrimp Scallop Alla Bolla ($30.99).”
This customer favorite features veal shank braised for three hours with onion, white wine, beef stock, tomato sauce and celery. Brought to a slow simmer, it’s then seasoned with salt and pepper to taste. The dish also includes two jumbo shrimp and four sea scallops, served with snap peas in a white wine and butter sauce over linguine.
“The restaurant (at both locations) can get really busy, so people should make reservations just to be safe. We also do takeout orders,” Rattanasamay says.
Paesano is an ideal place to celebrate the most special of occasions, and to make party planning easier, Paesano Waimalu offers a separate room for celebrations, which can seat 20 people.
Viva Italia at Paesano Ristorante Italiano!
Paesano Ristorante Italiano
- Waimalu Plaza Shopping Center
- 98-1277 Kaahumanu Street
- Aiea, HI 96701
- Manoa Marketplace
- 2752 Woodlawn Drive
- Honolulu, HI 96822
- (808) 485-8883 (Aiea)
- (808) 988-5923 (Manoa)
- Open Daily
- 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.