We recently ate at Bread + Butter, which was the restaurant that replaced Angelo Pietros next to Shokudo on Kapiolani Boulevard in the Ala Moana area. When I first went into the restaurant, my first thought was, “wow, they did a lot of renovations to this place” as I did not see any resemblance of the old Pietros that was once there for so long. Bread + Butter is a trendy café type restaurant. Similar to the café in Nordstrom’s, you order your food at the register (it’s all the way at the back of the restaurant), and if you are eating there, they will give you a number that you place on your table. However, unlike Nordstrom’s you do have to get your own utensils and water, which is available at a side table next to the bar. We went for lunch and the menu had a wide variety of options – from pizzas, pastas, salads, and sandwiches. I decided to order the Prosciutto + Fig Pizza ($14.95).
Ev decided to order the Carbonara ($12.95), which came with a slice of parmesan bread. I thought both of the dishes were good and wouldn’t mind eating either again. While the prices are on the higher side, I thought the food was on par with what you would get at the Nordstrom’s café or the Kaimuki Superette.
Overall, I think this restaurant is a good place to meet a few friends for a nice bite to eat for lunch. Given the atmosphere and location, I was not surprised that the restaurant was packed when we went on a Saturday in the early afternoon. For better or for worse, I’ve also been told that Bread + Butter also has free Wi-Fi, which may also contribute to the slow turnover of tables and packed restaurant.