Tonight was our third visit to Longhi’s. Im sad to read the bad reviews of this place. I do agree that the food can be hit or miss,and presentation is lacking, but we had good service each time, especially tonight. The new hostess is polite, and the assistants to the servers are so nice!!! I served tables in college, so now I am always on the lookout for great servers. Each year I tip exceptionally well to one server, and tonight our server Ivan was it ($40 tip on $116 order). He gave us first class treatment although we didn’t order alcohol and only ordered appetizers and salads. He treated my elderly mom well, and he was very intuitive about our needs and timing the service of each dish. Ivan is an exceptional server.
The vibe of this place is very casual and low-key. If you want pretentious clientele, loud music and overworked waitstaff, go to Japengo in the Hyatt just one hotel down. For us, one night at Japengo had us running back to Longhi’s. While the mac nut crusted fish entree and ube sweet potato side was swimming in butter, we do heartily recommend the ceviche, calamari, and kula salad.
Everything about the ambiance was perfect from the music to the scenery to the decor. The food and service was excellent. They have an awesome vegan menu as well which can be hard to find. There are definitely a lot of kids running around the grass in front of the restaurant and the hotel but we don’t mind that, just though I would mention for other diners looking for more of a kid free environment. It was a perfect date night and a great spot to watch the sun go down!
Service was great! The attention and service Erika provided was exceptional. The food was delicious, we had the special, steak and lobster, the Alfredo pasta, the calimari, the combo plate with chicken and beef, the BBQ ribs, the sea food plate, and to end it the delicious Kona mud pie and the chocolate cake. All the food was very tasty. I will definitely recommend this place to friends.