Can’t Beat The Classics

A La Carte Columns

November 1, 2015

Story By: Yu Shing Ting |

Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon and Spinach ($13 full portion). File photo

Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon and Spinach ($13 full portion). File photo

Since opening in 2001, Zia’s Caffe in Kaneohe has become a favorite among Windward residents for its fine Italian cuisine in a casual, family-friendly setting. The locally owned and operated neighborhood restaurant offers a savory menu of Italian favorites, from traditional dishes to some with a local twist.

Executive chef Jesse Kila notes the eatery’s sauces are all homemade, as are the sage brown butter sauce and ravioli. The kitchen team also tries to use local ingredients as much as possible.

Must-try dishes include Molokai Sweet Potato Ravioli, Three Cheese and Spinach Ravioli and classic Chicken Parmesan.

The restaurant also re-launched its weekend breakfast menu a couple of years ago, featuring a variety of American-style breakfast favorites, as well as signature “Eye Opener” cocktails.


Zia’s Caffe’s breakfast menu is available Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Among its most popular breakfast items is Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon and Spinach ($13 full portion, $10 half portion), featuring fresh, homemade hollandaise sauce, two poached eggs and 4 ounces of smoked salmon on a grilled English muffin with sautéed spinach and your choice of home fries or golden hash browns.

Also a favorite, and a great healthy alternative, Veggie Omelette ($11) is made with three eggs, feta cheese, avocado, grape tomato and sautéed fresh spinach. The divine dish is served with home fries or golden hash browns. For an additional charge, you can substitute the eggs with egg whites.

Zia’s Caffe

45-620 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe
Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.;
Saturday, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Kaneohe, HI 96744

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