Prima

Address: 108 Hekili St., Kailua
Website: primahawaii.com

Just a quick look at the menu for this new Italian fusion restaurant ensures that all the bases are covered: locally-sourced, slow food with an emphasis on sharing plates and exciting combinations of flavors. For instance, one item on the menu—the "Buffalo" clams with duck confit—uses Frank's Red Hot, a fact Prima proudly points out on the menu. Unpretentious and delicious can be tough to come by. If you're not eating at Prima, that is.