I read the 5 star reviews and I guess if its based on Italian restaurants in Aiea, then maybe it gets 5 stars.This restaurant represents great Vietnamese business sense where a family learned how to cook and serve semi-Italian food and put it in a location where restaurant choices were seriously lacking. It's not even close to real Italian, but its alright - especially if you live around Aiea/Pearl City and you don't want to drive to town. The service is very good.
The best bang for the bucks when it comes to italian food. Me and a friend was in Pearl Kai and decided to try thier food, Glad we did, now when I think of having italian food Ricado's is usually my only choice.
I grew up in an Italian neighborhood, and I have got to say I love this food! The chicken marasala is to die for and the portions are great! Prices are very reasonable and the bread is a great way to start the meal with a glass of wine.
So surprised such a nice restaurant was nestled in between a massage school and a veitnamese restaurant at the Peal Kai Shopping Center. Many thanks to all the reviewers that tipped us off to this wonderful restaurant in the Pearl Kai shopping center. My wife and daughter and I had terrific food. They do very nice eggplant, fresh fish, lots of yummy items. Highly recommend - please enjoy!