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Basking in all that is Bella Mia

Story By Alana Folen Photos By Leah Friel
May 27 - June 2, 2012

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Bella Mia is home to some of the Island’s most exceptional Italian delights. Sit back, relax and enjoy the open-air/lanai dining environment that comprises the Moiliili restaurant, and partake in the joy of good company and premier cuisine, which owner Ted Sung describes as classic New York-style Italian.

“Bella Mia is very casual and we’re family-friendly. You’ll always find home-style Italian cooking here. You can bring your own wine and there’s no corkage fee,” he says. “We have another location in Kaimuki on 11th Avenue as well.”

Bradley Reynolds serves as chef of the South Beretania Street eatery and says new specials are featured every week. Currently, Reynolds’ Penne Pasta in Creamy

Pesto Sauce ($14.95) has been flying off the menu and into the hearts and stomachs of loyal patrons.

“This is a rich dish with penne pasta doused in a special creamy pesto sauce and topped with pan-seared chicken breast and garnished with Parmesan cheese,” Reynolds explains. “Our pesto sauce is delicious and consists of white wine, garlic, basil and pine nuts. Customers have really taken to it.”

Here at Bella Mia, you won’t be breaking the bank for a decent meal. According to Sung, everything is reasonably priced and you can’t beat the large portion sizes.

Bella Mia

  • Where
    • Bella Mia
    • Kaimuki
    • 1137 11th Avenue
    • Honolulu, HI 96816
    • Bella Mia Pizzeria
    • Moiliili
    • 2222 South Beretania Street
    • Honolulu, HI 96826
  • Call
    • (808) 737-1937 (Kaimuki)
    • (808) 941-4400 (Moiliili)
  • Hours
    • Bella Mia Italian Eatery
    • 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Monday – Thursday, Sundays
    • 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Fridays and Saturdays
    • Bella Mia Pizzeria
    • 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Monday – Sunday
  • Notes
    • Ample parking available in municipal parking lot; street parking also available for 11th Ave. location.
    • Limited parking available for Beretania location.
  • Website