Sabrina's Ristorante Italiano

Sabrina's Ristorante Italiano

3036 Waialae Ave

Honolulu, HI 96816

Sabrina’s is a husband-and-wife operation, serving fresh pastas and Italian dishes in a tiny spot in Kaimuki. Signs on the tables warn of a longer-than-is-standard possible wait time due to the diligence and care they put into preparing each dish (and because it’s likely just the two of them working), calling their dining experience "slow food." But the food is worth the wait: dishes like seafood risotto with fresh clams, mussels, tiger shrimp, scallops, and calamari; spiedini di carne skewers with grilled chicken breast, beef, pork, and sausage marinated in white wine with potatoes and vegetables; and housemade agnolotti, ravioli, and gnocchi are all knockouts. Plus, it’s BYOB.