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Where Italy meets Waikiki

A La Carte

May 9, 2021

Story By: Ginger Keller | Photos by: Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar

Homemade Bolognese with Pappardelle (call for price)

Story by GINGER KELLER Photos courtesy APPETITO CRAFT PIZZA & WINE BAR

Appetito, which means “appetite, to eat” in Italian, is the perfect name for this Waikiki establishment that aims to please the masses with its unique take on European cuisine.

Pizza Napoletana – Prosciutto (call for price)

Seafood lovers — or those seeking health-conscious fare — can opt for the Grilled Salmon ($28), a perfectly seared Atlantic fish that meets a prosciutto cream sauce. It’s served with kale farro salad.

Grilled Salmon ($28)

A Pumpkin Ravioli (call for price), meanwhile, is the eatery’s latest and greatest. It features Japanese pumpkin (kabocha) ravioli with an unbeatable Gorgonzola cream sauce, crispy apple chips, mac nuts and local honey.

Naomi’s Spicy Meatball ($9 happy hour; $12 dinner)

And, since summer is on the way, it’s a good time to try the refreshing AppePanchi ($15), an aesthetically pleasing drink that melds prosecco, Campari and mango sorbet together for a tasty finish.

Big Wave ($5) and AppePanchi ($15)

Open for happy hour (3-6 p.m.) and dinner (5-9 p.m.), Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar is currently offering 15% off for kamaaina, along with three hours of free parking with validation. Even more deals include Chef Naomi Ito’s famous dish — Naomi’s Spicy Meatballs ($9) — and Margherita Pizza ($12) during happy hour.

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