Town’s motto is “Local first, organic whenever possible, with Aloha always.” Chef/owner Ed Kenney lovingly showcases local ingredients: in a pork sugo on the lightest gnocchi you may ever have, or as the seasonal produce tossed with hand-cut pasta. Kenney definitely has a way with pork: If you see it on the menu—as charcuterie, porchetta, or roasted shoulder—get it. I also love the mussels in a fennel and Cinzano broth. Order it with a side of fries, and use them to soak up all the goodness. Also worth checking out: Kaimuki Superette across the street, Chef Kenney’s casual breakfast and lunch spot specializing in sandwiches.
3435 Waialae Ave (at 9th St.), Honolulu.
Our Rating Neighborhood Kaimuki Hours Mon–Sat 7am–2:30pm and 5:30–9:30pm (Fri–Sat until 10pm) Phone 808/735-5900 Prices Main courses $9–$16 lunch, $16–$26 dinner Cuisine Type Contemporary Italian Web site Town Other Reservations highly recommended for dinner