Today I met up with a bunch of Twitter people at Bella Mia, an Italian restaurant in Kaimuki. It was my first time there and I wasn't sure what to try. I decided to go with the Lasagna ($10.95).
The lasagna was served nice and hot out of the oven. A nice perfectly charred layer of cheese encrusted the top of the baked-in dish. As I cut into the lasagna, it appeared a little wet under the crisp top layer. The flavor resembled a meaty pizza for some reason and not so much a lasagna. Perhaps it has to do with the blend and proportions of the cheeses uses that makes it taste more like pizza. The serving is large! I managed to eat the whole thing along with about 3 of their complimentary fresh baked bread rolls, probably because I didn't eat anything all day until this lunch. The excess moisture in my lasagna didn't matter too much because the seasoning was balanced and it didn't taste watery.
I like the setting of this restaurant and I'm sure I will be visiting again since it is in my neighborhood. I may try the Eggplant Parmesan next, as recommended by my friend @NaneaKalani. Too bad I ordered before checking what was just tweeted at me as I was deciding what to order. I definitely enjoyed the restaurant and the group that invited me to join their lunch. I had a chance to try someplace new and meet some new people at the same time over lunch.
Thanks @TrulyJoannies, @Hawaean, @TheChickenBus, @RSuenaga, @JNoblezada, @MarkTRC, @Legendjy, @Knyghtingale, @Keith_Sato and @SMurata for letting me join your lunch today! :) It was nice seeing/chatting/meeting and having lunch with you all. Here's a photo of our table courtesy of @JNoblezada's iPhone & Plixi post: http://plixi.com/p/58914116/. Thanks to our waitress who offered to take it.
Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!Sent via Nexus One Mobile.