Restaurants in Waikiki, La Cucina

Restaurants in Waikiki | La Cucina

La Cucina is a casual dining Oahu Restaurant that serves delicious home style Italian cuisine.

725 Kapiolani Boulevard Honolulu, HI 96813

Cuisine: Italian
Neighborhood: Kaka’ako
Price: $$
Reservations: Taken

Monday through Thursday – 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday – 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Also open for lunch Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Delicious, fresh Italian fare is what you’ll find when you visit La Cucina – an Oahu Restaurant that is popular with both locals and visitors.

About La Cucina:  
After making a name for himself at a series of high-end Italian restaurants, Don Truong made the decision to set out solo, and those who love Italian food should be glad he did.  Not only did he set up the outstanding La Cucina Ristorante Italiano from scratch, he’s also the only chef that works in the Oahu Restaurant’s kitchen. He personally makes sure that every single meal is perfect.

Of all the Oahu Restaurants that offer high-quality Italian food, La Cucina Ristorante is consistently rated as 1 of the very best. The dining room is small and serving times are limited, so making a reservation is essential. The small dining room makes it possible for Truong to keep up the quality he demands while turning out every beautiful plate himself.

What you may notice when you first glance at the menu is the simplicity of the dishes. From the Black Lobster Ravioli to the Trenette Bolognese and the unforgettable Osso Buco, most dishes feature no more than a handful of ingredients. Instead of showmanship, the dishes at this Restaurant in Waikiki focus on deep, rich Italian flavors.

The chef creates daily specials that use whatever is in season at the time. The lunch menu, offered only on Thursday and Friday, offers a wonderful opportunity to grab a bite while out exploring the Island during the day.

It may be difficult, but you must save room for dessert. Truong’s desserts are amazing. Some say that the Crème Brulee Cheesecake is reason enough to make a reservation. The wine list at La Cucina is impressive, but guests are also welcome to bring their own for a small corkage fee.

Make a reservation to enjoy some of the Island’s best Italian food at La Cucina.