555 Kaukahi Street
Wailea, HI 96753Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $31 to $50
- Dining Style: Fine Dining
- Website: http://www.capische.com/
- Phone: (808) 879-2224
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Italian, French
- Executive Chef: Brian Etheredge
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access
- Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate large parties on the open air lanai as well as in our garden dining area. Upstairs we offer facilities for up to 90 people, and the garden area for up to 42 people. We have on site wedding ceremony space available as well. Personal Chef tables are available for a party up to 20. Il Teatro our private chef tables are Maui's newest interactive fine dining experience. As you enter the intimate, private dining room, you will be welcomed with a the Italian tradition of a sparkling wine toast to start your evening's experience. From there your personal chef will take you on a culinary journey as each course is prepared tableside. You will be delighted with fresh Italian ingredients using new world cooking techniques, while every course is expertly paired with fine Italian wines. The chef begins with taking your reservations personally to create a menu just for your occasion. Please call for more details.
- Private Party Contact: Elizabeth Judd 8088792224
- Entertainment: Live Jazz and Blues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come watch the dancing fingers of Mark Johnstone, an extremely talented jazz musician whom began playing at the age of five. Accompanied by John Zangrando on the saxophone Friday Night, you will feel the sounds in your soul. Saturday he teams up with Marcus Johnson on his upright bass sending the sensational beats drumming through your feet. Sunday nights hear soulful R&B tunes of Kelly Covington and Brian Cuomo. Their songs will bring you back to the memories of the past while you make new ones in the present.
- Special Events:
Valentines Day Menu
$100 per person
"Preset menu is available only , with vegetarian menu upon request."
Kushi Oysters and Caviar
Prosecco Sparkling Wine Toast
Oyster Mushrooms, Reggiano Parmesan, Three Truffles
Kula Mixed Green Salad
Hunbolt Fog Goat Cheese, Raspberry Balsamic Gastrique
Parmesan Alfredo, Lavender Brown Butter
White Peach Sorbet Bellini
Gorgonzola, Tuscan Potatoes, Onion Jus
Sun-dried Tomatoes, Herb Salad, Coriander Vinaigrette
Add Whole Kona Maine Lobster $75
Pâté a Choux
White Chocolate Mousse, Hazelnut Caramel
A word from Capische
Where Northern Italy meets Southern France At the Top of Wailea. Tucked away on a steep hill is South Maui's best kept secret. A stone entryway leads you past the piano lounge and martini bar into two unique dining room settings. First the open lanai revealing 180 degree views of the surrounding ocean. Down below are tables set amongst pristine Japanese Gardens. Owner and Award Winning Chef Brian Etheredge passionately embraces traditional Italian ingredients and recipes with concern for detail. Our wine list consists of globally sourced wines of exceptional quality and is highlighted by our much sought after Italian selections. Start your evening with a fine cocktail while listening to the smooth sounds of our live jazz and blues in our lounge Friday, Saturday and Sundays. We love what we do, and you will see our intense appreciation for fine food, wine and service throughout your exquisite dining experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
- Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
- Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Capische - Best Restaurants in Wailea ›
Capische reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4.7Noise LevelQuiet
romantic (47)scenic view (46)great for outdoor dining (44)special occasion (42)fit for foodies (34)notable wine list (21)neighborhood gem (14)hot spot (7)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
- Food Quality LackingOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 11/24/2014Poor food quality from temperature to flavor...no one in the group raved about anything we ate...from a medley of different types of meat in a bolognese pasta to signature mushroom risotto to a veal chop to a pumpkin gnocchi...not to mention out of facaccia bread at 8:15... strictly a place to have a cocktail and enjoy the sunset as far as I am concerned...maybe a bad night for them...incidentally this is the first such response I have ever written...travel for business and pleasure around the globe and eat at all kinds of restaurants 200 plus days a year...Special Features:
- A hidden find off the beaten pathOpenTable Diner Since 2012VIPDined on 11/22/2014Away from the big resorts on the beach this is a marvelous find with a great outdoor venue for a special dinner with great food and wine. It has both a local flavor and a vibrant vacation hotspot quality to it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 11/21/2014This was the best dinner during our week in Maui which included Spago, Lahaina,Grill, Hali'imaile General Store and Ferraro's. During a busy Friday night, service was knowledgeable and the pace of the meal was perfect. Lanai setting is the best. Truffle Risotto , beef carpaccio , and veal chop were standouts. The cuisine is truly a step above the other top restaurants on maui.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quiet and romantic settingGigiDined on 11/13/2014Had a wonderful meal, great Italian menu. One of the few italian restaurants in Maui. Great outdoor seating, We had a great table outside, celebrated my husband's birthday, in a nice quiet romantic setting.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Heaven in DiningLuv2DineVIPDined on 11/8/2014The food is top drawer. The service is amazing. The bartender is friendly and offers excellent service. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been when dining on Maui. I had the BEST Carbonara I have ever had! The Charred Caesar was so tasty! I wish they had a cook book! I have been there for happy hour as well and the appetizers are fantastic as well as the drinks. Capische will be my #1 restaurant when I am in Maui. Don't miss the opportunity when visiting Maui.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food, but $$$$$$$$$$JamersDined on 10/29/2014My husband and I decided to dine at Capische while staying at the Wailea Hotel. We knew it would be expensive, but wowsa. We spent almost $400 dollars on our meal. Everything was exceptionally well-prepared, and everything we had was top of the line, but still, the cost was a bit much. We both had 2 cocktails, an appetizer, 2 entrees, and we split a dessert. We were on vacation and thought, what the heck we'll order what we want (ie the Kobe beef filet which was $75), but we were left with a bit of buyer's remorse. The restaurant is very clean, very romantic (especially down in the garden area), the service was good, but I've never spent so much on a meal in my entire life.Special Features:
- BugsOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 10/19/2014We were seated at an outdoor table and had to share our table and food with many flying bugs the entire night. Eventually after they landed in our food for the third time, we moved to a table in the bar. The staff didn't seem surprised at all or offer any accommodations to us.
- BigWaveDaveDined on 10/17/2014The food and service was exceptional. Mitch, our waiter was engaging and very helpful.Special Features:
- Romantic and deliciousVeteaDined on 10/16/2014Great service in a romantic setting with tables spread out in the garden downstairs or up in the balcony for a better view Great food too!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding!OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 10/14/2014We were treated like royalty after our wedding. Wonderful service, complimentary congratulatory desert, outstanding food. Thank you Capische! we will be back.Special Features:
- A MustOboomer1VIPDined on 10/11/2014If you happen to be in Wailea, this restaurant is a must. From the hostess asking if we wished to see the sunset prior to being seated, to the waiter, who seemed to being anticipatory of our every need at the right time.Special Features:
- Awesome!!OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/9/2014A gem of a place to enjoy marvelous food and experience a view unlike no other.Special Features:
- Best kept secret on Maui. Who knew?mauishomeDined on 10/7/2014Views for miles. Excellent food & spectacular service! Delicious! Thank you for a lovely evening.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great Food & Great ServicekumanriceyDined on 9/27/2014We went for our 4th wedding anniversary to celebrate the special occasion. We have been going to Capische? for special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries. It's expensive but you do get what you pay for. Great service! Highly recommended!Special Features:
- BeautifulBeckyandsteveDined on 9/24/2014Fantastic food and really romantic setting, wine also great.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The perfect Honeymoon GiftCANCVIPDined on 9/23/2014I have gifted a dinner at Capische to friends of mine honeymooning in Maui and number of times now. Each couple has come back saying that sunset dinner here was one of the highlights of their honeymoon. Great staff from the hostess on up.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Anniversary dinnerOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 9/22/2014Nice restaurant, kabocha squash gnocchi was awesome. Quail saltimboca was killer! Waiter said they were out of tuna at 6pm on a Monday in Maui?? Chef must have forgotten to order fish that day.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- For a Very Special OccasionMarinlinDined on 9/21/2014Capische? is a hidden gem, in a quiet and elegant resort on a hill, with a magnificent sunset view from the terrace restaurant. The food was outstanding, the ambience could not have been better, and the wait staff was both attentive and charming. I am a huge carpaccio fan, and theirs was as good as any I have had in Italy. The veal chop came with piccata sauce with capers the size of green olives -- absolutely fabulous. The vegetarians raved about the pumpkin gnocchi. Request a table on the terrace for a sunset view. The garden tables, below the terrace, looked very romantic--perfect if you are dining later in the evening. It was a very special evening for all of us. Capische? puts the "special" in special occasion.Special Features:
- Simply Fantastic!LuvFoodDined on 9/18/2014Small But not cramped, romantic and scenic, describes the restaurant but the food is exquisite, bold and flavorful.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice viewKelly926Dined on 9/14/2014I didn't think the food was anything great. The view during sunset was breathtaking. No need to returnSpecial Features:
- Romantic Birthday DinnerKeempersDined on 9/7/2014We love that they kept the favorites on the menu but added new entrées too. Service is always good and very welcoming. The vegetables from their home garden are amazingly fresh and delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- memorable dinnerjes1Dined on 9/7/2014Great service, amazing food, beautiful sunset view, quiet, cozy; definitely a must for a special occasion!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DisappointedGermansDined on 9/2/2014We wanted to like this place because the market by capische serves wonderfully fresh food. At first the organic famers sampler menu was not available due to the fact that we are dinner (it does not say on the website). Unfortunately the starter (beef carpaccio) was way too salty and the main course (fish) was served on a butter-pesto sauce. It was very fat due to the amount of sauce. The food was fresh, but not properly seasoned.Special Features:
- OutstandingHoagesVIPDined on 9/2/2014Theres a reason we come back every time we are on island. This is the place to eat in this area. Prices are a little highbutyouget what you pay for here. Beal chop was quite possibly the best piece of meat I've put in my mouth. The best I've had in awhile anyway. Beef carpaccio was the second best appetizer I've had on island.(try Malas ahi bruschetta ) wife's hangar steak was very good,but no comparison. She really enjoyed the beet salad also. Trio of creme brûlée was a nice finish,done well.Special Features:
- littleVIPDined on 9/1/2014Exceptional service and wonderful food! Highly recommend coming around sunset, as the restaurant has an amazing view. Very serene and romantic location...a must for couples!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Off day?EireneVIPDined on 8/26/2014We've been to Capische several times and we're usually very satisfied with our dining experience. This time, all was great except the food. I don't know if they have had a change of chef, but the quality of food was not up to previous dinners. The lamb shank was very fatty and the carbonara was overwhelmed with onion. The setting was great, as always and the service was very good. We will try again in case it was an off day.Special Features:
- French chateau in HawaiiChuck3Dined on 8/25/2014Used WAZE to find this restaurant and got totally lost BUT once we got there what an experience. We were guided down through a stone path to our own, I repeat own personal spot in a garden. All reviews suggest that you come to view sunset but we prefer late night dining. Our entire waitstaff could have been transported from a Chateau in France. Never too much but just the right amount. An amazing wine list, possibly the best in all of the Hawaiian Islands. This is from Wine Educators who taught wine programs in NYC. for over thirty years. Some amazing deals. The food was pure French. Awesome stocks that mary great Burgundies. Enough said. Go there. BE HUNGRY! Be romantic.Special Features:
- The Best restaurant view in WaileaHeidi93065Dined on 8/23/2014Very professional. Although located in what we have found to be a 'kick back' state as is HI, this place is very proper. separate server for food, bread and service. Everyone very nice and accommodating. Food excellent as well. View....none better. Higher on a hill, you see the entire ocean. Also, apparently this place is a hotel as well and have high ceilings and water falls. Definitely worth a visit for regular dining or special event.Special Features:
- sp4MendyDined on 8/21/2014Capische was recommended by a work colleague who could not believe that we had not tried it. She was right. It was a great spot and dinner. The views from the landing were terrific, but I would like to try the garden section next time--seemed quite romantic and intimate. The service was excellent, the menu was creative and the dishes were very interesting. All in all, it was a great evening.Special Features:
- Marred by slow serviceFoodieLifeDined on 8/18/2014Capische? is an upscale restaurant in the beautiful Hotel Wailea. It boasts a world class view and an imaginative menu, and we were anxiously anticipating our experience there. Unfortunately, the service, while friendly, was abysmally slow. We ordered cocktails when we were seated and waited nearly 20 minutes for them to arrive. We had to send the bus boy off twice on reconnaissance, and they arrived with our first course. The bread arrived with the entree, and while not a deal breaker, it did nothing to redeem the service impression. To be fair, the food was superb - we opted for the three course menu and thoroughly enjoyed each. (The Local Black Kale was particularly good.) However, we expected a far better experience overall.Special Features:
- Fantastic settingrustyjDined on 8/18/2014Wailea Hotel setting with stunning views. Been there twice this month. Exceptional warm Cesar salad with white anchovies. Unfortunately, Bolognaise not as good as I expected! My guests also enjoyed their meals but with some reservation. A huge disappointment was the lack of Tiramisu. IMHO, a serious flaw for an upmarket authentic Italian eatery like this! When I mentioned this to the server, he simply ignored me. One would expect he or the manager to come and say, "Chef will be delighted to make this for your party next time with 24 hours notice." Another pet peeve is not bringing me my bill ASAP when everyone has finished their meal. I want to pay so that I have the option of staying or leaving! We go to Ferraro's now - just perfect! 3.5**Special Features:
- Outstanding ServiceMugsDined on 8/17/2014My husband I ate at Capische on a lovely Sunday evening. We had the prix fixe menu with wine. Every course was presented beautifully and our waiter matched all the wines perfectly. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all who are in this lovely part of the world. MahaloSpecial Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 8/15/2014We loved our experience at Capische. The service was impeccable, food outstanding, view was unbelievable. We will definitely return on our next visit to Maui.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Outstanding tableBergesDined on 7/31/2014We had a lovely evening at Capische. The tables on the first level are separated by lovely plants and greens, creating a perfect setting for a quiet and romantic ambiance. The food was delicious and would recommend trying the Truffle Risotto. Amazing!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing sunset and dinnerScooter88Dined on 7/30/2014The food and service alone would have been enough. However , the view of the sunset into the Maui pacific was not match during or entire stay on that island.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 662 reviews are from the Capische reviews archive.
- One of the best in Maui!JB88Dined on 7/27/2014Excellent experience at Capische. One of the best restaurants we ate at on the whole island. Service was impeccable, food was fantastic. Sitting on the lanai offers an incredible view of the ocean and sunsets. Highly recommended!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- JerryVIPDined on 7/19/2014Unfortunately we went for the view AND the food - the view and Ambiance can't be beat, the Wine list was decent, but the menu was limited and the food just average. We went to a different restaurant every night for 10 days - this is the only one I would not repeat - just average , with above average pricing.Special Features:
- Great dinner!OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIPDined on 7/18/2014Our dinner at Capische was wonderful! We were celebrating 2 wedding anniversaries, and the restaurant did not disappoint. The service was amazing the food was perfect! The chef came out twice to check on our meal. The wine pairings were right on. Overall a great experience!Special Features:
- romanticgoodVIPDined on 7/16/2014it may have been our best dinner on maui. we were seated in the garden which may be thought to take away from the view but we were pleasantly surprised by the perfect atmosphere, service and food. the food has always been good.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Romantic Dinner for 2alleyjaneDined on 7/15/2014Capische serves up excellent food, good wine, and a gorgeous view. I was surprised at how few people were also dining while we were there. It is certainly a hidden gem if it is always this quiet!Special Features: