Chef owner Mike Medeiros brings a long history as a restaurateur to a spectacular location hanging over the ocean at Kailua Bay on the Big Island. His Italian food is combined with Hawaiian delicacies such as fresh ahi and billfish.
Frutti del Mari provides you with a cornucopia from the sea, and a Garlic Lobster is cooked to a delicate tenderness. Macadamia Nut Crusted Sea Scallops, Angel Hair with Sundried Tomato Pesto, Chardonnay Shrimp Scampi, Steak Capri and a traditional Homestyle Three-Layered Lasagna are among his specialties. For lunch and dinner there are great gourmet pizza's and breakfast is particularly hearty.
Michaelangelo's is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, (closed Mondays for breakfast). It offers late snacks and entertainment nightly including some of the most popular Hawaiian rock groups in the Islands. It is located upstairs in Waterfront Row, 75-5770 Ali`i Drive, Kailua-Kona. 329-4436.
Jameson's By The Sea: Kona & O`ahu
Jameson's is a traditional favorite of Hawai`i residents on O`ahu and the Big Island. Both offer sunset dining in a casual atmosphere with great views of the ocean. Jameson's specialty is seafood, including Baked Stuffed Shrimp, Shrimp Curry with Mango Chutney, Poached Opakapaka in White Wine and Mahimahi SauteŽd with Macadamia Nuts or Capers. There are also steak and chicken dishes, along with a variety of salads and such pupus as salmon pate and crab stuffed mushrooms.
Both restaurants serve dinner nightly from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Kona restaurant is located on the shore overlooking Magic Sands Beach (329-3195). It opens Monday through Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and for light pupus from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jameson's on O'ahu is located in HaleÔiwa on the North Shore overlooking Hale'iwa Harbor (637-4336). Lunch is served seven days a week and Saturday and Sunday brunch begins at 9 a.m.
Chinatown's Indigo was recently voted Best New Restaurant in Honolulu. Its Eurasian-Pacific cuisine combines the freshest of Hawai`i-grown fruiets, herbs and vegetables, with Hawai`i caught fish and the exotic tastes from far off places like China, Indonesia and the European continent. Try Sweet Bao Buns with Okinawan Potatoes and Sun Dried Cherries. Duck Confit with Lemon Grass and Pineapple Sauce and Five Star Anise Rosemary Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint Oil are other tasty offerings. Chef Glenn Chu. a regular celebrity chef at hotels and fine restaurants around Hawai`i, brings his expertise to breakfast, lunch and dinner at Indigo. The restaurant is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Indigo is located at 1121 Nu`uanu Avenue in Chinatown. Phone 521-2900. Valet Parking at night.