Big Island of Hawaii Top Italian Restaurant

“There’s nothing more romantic than Italian food.”
– Elisha Cuthbert

Bread Service

House Made Brick Oven Focaccia
$7

evoo and balsamic

Mozzarella Garlic Bread
$13

pomodoro sauce

“The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later, you’re hungry again.”
– George Miller

Antipasti

Soup of the day
$12
Crudo
MP

chef’s daily inspiration

Bruschetta
$17

grilled focaccia, Hamakua goat cheese, Waimea tomato, micro basil, mac nuts, aged balsamic, pesto 

Agnolotti di Fungi
$21

Hamakua mushroom, Big Island goat cheese, northern style ravioli, porcini crema

Brussel Sprouts
$19

lightly fried, tossed with aged balsamic, colatura, calabrian chile, parmigiano, honey & garlic

Polpetta
$17

Big Island grass-fed beef & duroc pork meatballs, pomodoro, whipped ricotta, bruschetta

Hawaiian Kampachi Collar
$17

fennel pollen-citrus rub, Waimea tomato, Hamakua cucumber & ogo salad, roasted lemon

Grilled Octopus
$24

cici bean & fennel salad, piquillo pepper nage, castralavetrano bagna verte

Gamberi Fritti
$23

seasoned crispy local shrimp, caper aioli, spicy pomodoro

“Italian food is all about ingredients and it’s not fussy and it’s not fancy.”
– Wolfgang Puck

Insalata

Arugula
SM $14 | LG $19

truffle roasted Hamakua mushrooms, fresh lemon and evoo manodori, parmigiano reggiano

Big Island Baby Romaine
SM $11 | LG $16

colatura anchovy dressing, shaved parmigiano reggiano, radicchio, croutons, anchovy

Cavallo
SM $11 | LG $16

Kekela farms curly kale, lemon-garlic dressing, marcona almonds, pecorino ala romano, currants

Burrata Caprese
$19

island grown tomato, pesto, balsamic gel, parmigiano cracker, candied pistachio, smoked sea salt

 

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore.”
– Harry Warren & Jac Brooks

Pizza

We only use Caputo imported 00 flour | cauliflower gluten-free crust available

Rita
$23

san marzano sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil

MPA
$27

mascarpone, prosciutto, arugula, tomatoes, parmigiano reggiano

Pesto Pizza
$28

puna chicken, mozzarella, goat cheese, roasted tomato, local kale

Hamakua Mushroom
$28

besciamella sauce, cremini & alii mushrooms, mozzarella, gorgonzola, spinach, rosemary, truffle oil

Shortrib Pizza
$26

braised shortrib, marscapone, mozzarella, pepperoncini, onion, pickled cabbage, chianti sugo

Rustico
$28

sausage, green pepper, onion

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta”
–Federico Fellini

Primi

All pastas made in house. Fresh pastas made daily. | Gluten Free pasta available

Pappardelle alla Ragu
$36

cinghiale, barolo braised wild boar, Waimea kale, pecorino cheese

Tagliatelle alla Ragu Bolognese
$34

aromatic meat sauce, veal, beef and pork

Ziti Con Pollo
$36

roasted Puna chicken, Waimea spinach, vodka sauce, burrata cheese

Linguini Nero Arrabiata
$37

squid ink pasta, local shrimp, spicy pomodoro, bradcrumbs

Spaghetti Carbonara
$34

guanciale, pancetta, egg, parmesan, black pepper

Secondi

Gluten free breadcrumbs available

Fresh catch of the day
MP

chef’s daily inspiration

Melenzana alla Parmigiana
$26

eggplant, san marzano tomato, basil, mozzarella, parmigiana

Pollo alla Milanese
$35

lightly breaded all natural chicken, arugula salad, lemon, sicilian caper sauce, parmigiano

Duroc Pork Chop
$46

pan roast, herb polenta, natural jus, peppernata relish

Vitello alla Parmigiano
$48

lightly breaded veal tenderloin, buffalo mozzarella, parmigiano, pomodoro, buttered tagliolini

Filetto di Manzo
$62

porcini rubbed beef tenderloin, barolo demi, cacio de pepe mashed potato, local seasonal beans, crispy maui onions

Contorno

Tagliolini Aglio e Olio
$12

olive oil, garlic, parsley

Local Green Beans
$11

olive oil, garlic, marcona almonds

Cacio de Pepe Mashed Potato
$10

 

Fresh Spinach
$11

olive oil, garlic, currants, pine nuts

Polenta
$10

fresh herbs, parmesan

Dessert

– La Dolce Vita –

Chocolate Hazelnut Torte
$14

GF, caramel sauce, frangelico, Tahitian vanilla gelato

Limoncello Panna Cotta
$10

Italian custard laced with toschi lemoncello, topped with luxardo maraschino

Tiramisu
$12

Kona espresso and rum soaked lady fingers, mascarpone, cocoa powder, cocoa nibs

House-Made Cannoli
$12

candied orange peel, mini chocolate chips, ricotta, pistachio

Affogatto
$11

GF, Tahitian vanilla gelato served with espresso, topped with lady finger

Gelato ~ Tropical Dreams
$11

GF, chocolate, Tahitian vanilla of pistachio

Lilikoi Sorbet
$10

– Appuntito –

Espressotini
$17

Kona espresso, borghetti liqueur, vanilla vodka

Chocotini
$17

vanilla vodka, koloa cocoa, bailey’s

– Caffe –

Coffee (Kona Blend)
$5
Espresso
$6
Cappuccino
$8
French Press (Kona Coffee)
$12

– Digestivos –

Pueo’s Limoncello
$9
Sambuca
$10
Fernet Amaro
$10
Fernet Branca
$12
Grand Marnier
$12
Grappa, Nardini, Veneto
$15
Grappa, Sassacaia, Tuscany
$35

– Port –

Penfolds Club Tawny
$12
Taylor Fladgate 10 years
$15
Badia a Coltibuono Vin Santo Chianti Classico
$21