Paesano Ristorante

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July 16, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

At Paesano Ristorante Italiano, you can enjoy a quaint atmosphere and quality Italian food — the perfect ingredients to celebrate any special occasion.

  • Mary-Ann Cayetano, Joe Yim and his granddaughter Kodie
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The restaurant is everything that an Italian eatery should be, but one that most can never live up to. It boasts an extensive menu that offers endless options of pastas, salads and appetizers — and for the very generous portion sizes, the prices are reasonable.

Salads include unique, tasty options such as Calamari Vinaigrette ($7.90), Sea Asparagus and Hamakua Tomato Salad ($11.90) and Blackened Salmon Salad ($20.90).

You can choose to have your pasta with a variety of seafood or meat such as the Fish Alla Capri ($20.90), New York Steak ($21.90) or Chicken Alla Marsala ($17.90). And for vegetarians, there are plenty of vegetable sautes served with pasta including the Mushroom Saute ($10.90). And there’s also the Pesto Sauce served with your choice of pasta ($14.90). The dish is bathed in a rich, creamy sauce and sprinkled with the perfect amount of basil to accent the flavor.

Mary-Ann Cayetano, Joe Yim and his granddaughter Kodie dined at Paesano’s Waimalu location recently to celebrate Mary-Ann’s birthday. The three say they are regulars because the food is good and the atmosphere is comfortable.

Mary-Ann Cayetano: “I am starting with the Caesar Salad ($7.90), and it’s just excellent. The lettuce is very crisp, and it has a nice cheesy taste to it.”

Joe Yim: “I got the Shrimp Scampi ($20.90) tonight. It’s great!”

Paesano Ristorante Italiano

  • Where
    • Waimalu Plaza Shopping Center
    • 98-1277 Kaahumanu Street
    • Aiea, HI 96701
    • Manoa Marketplace
    • 2752 Woodlawn Drive
    • Honolulu, HI 96822
  • Call
    • (808) 485-8883 (Aiea)
    • (808) 988-5923 (Manoa)
  • Hours
    • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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