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Formaggio Wine Bar

April 3, 2016

Italian Treasures

Hidden within Market City Shopping Center’s lower level is Formaggio Wine Bar, a quaint and romantic eatery ideal for reveling in a delicious meal. Inspired by Italian, French and even some local cuisine, Formaggio is perfect for any occasion — whether it’s date night, a girls’ night out or a family meal, its menu offers…

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March 1, 2016

Formaggio Wine Bar

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Barbecue Pork Belly Pizza ($15.50) If a quiet night in doesn’t suit you at the moment, opt for a delicious and lively night out at Formaggio Wine Bar. In addition to offering more than 60 different wines by the glass, the Kaimuki eatery makes for a perfect…

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January 18, 2016

Drink to great dining at Market City eatery

As one of the rustic signs adorning the wall of Formaggio Wine Bar suggests, its patrons are encouraged to “Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.” In addition to offering 70-80 varieties of wine, including some introduced via customers’ suggestions, Formaggio Wine Bar features a European-influenced menu designed to pair perfectly with one’s favorite glass of…

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December 14, 2015 ,

Melting My Heart

One thing I rarely hear anyone disagree with is the pure molten magic of melted cheese — oozing out of grilled cheese sandwiches, topping mouthwatering pizza slices and sizzling over lasagna. Well, the Swiss were clever enough to take this celestial melted bliss, mix it with some wine and herbs, and create an entire dining…

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October 18, 2015

Just Add Wine

Don’t let the front entrance of Formaggio Wine Bar fool you. Behind the blacked-out glass is an unexpected, intricately designed, vintage European wine cellar-inspired interior. Add gourmet cuisine, a global array of wines (around 70 different types) and live music, and you’ve got the perfect intimate setting for a fun wine-and-dine experience. On the lower…

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September 6, 2015

Savory September specials now available at Formaggio

A few years ago, Niraj Maskey was a regular customer at Formaggio Wine Bar. He loved it for its Italianand French-inspired eats, vast wine selection and cozy, intimate setting. So when the opportunity to purchase the restaurant came about, Maskey — who had been working as a manager at an Indian restaurant — jumped at…

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July 19, 2015

Let’s Wine and Dine

If going to restaurants were only about the food, both eateries and diners could survive on takeout orders alone. But the truth is that patrons visit restaurants for much more than a gourmet menu. They desire a true dining experience that comes with a relaxing atmosphere and an attentive waitstaff that will help them make…

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May 26, 2015

Fine wine, gourmet food pair up

One taste of the carefully created menu and expansive wine list at Formaggio Wine Bar makes it clear why the Market City eatery has garnered so many awards. The small, but comfortable restaurant features more than 80 wines by the glass and food designed to complement the pairing. There is no better place to start…

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Getting to the Heart of Artichoke

‘Tis the season for artichokes! From March through May, artichokes are believed to be at their peak in terms of freshness and abundance. Having grown up with this good stuff since I was a kid, I can’t help but love it. For as long as I can remember, my mother would steam it to perfection,…

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March 8, 2015

Stumbling upon something good

Where have you been all my life?” It’s a common question one asks after having discovered that one in a million diamond in the rough. And it’s the exact inquiry Dining Out demanded to know after having found Formaggio Wine Bar, a cozy restaurant tavern tucked within the lower level of Market City Shopping Center….

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