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Kauai Pasta Kauai Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kauaipasta.com
  • Phone: (808) 822-7447
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon-Sun 11am-5pm
    Dinner: Mon-Sun 5pm-9pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Jeffery Aguinaldo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Whether your event is formal or casual, Kauai Cuisine will make sure your dining experience is unforgettable. With our specialized catering service, we can cater your private event at almost any location on Kauai. Everything from weddings to corporate events to private beachside dinners for two, our team of professional chefs and event planners are available to help you put together a dining event that your guests will be talking about for years to come. Contact Kauai Cuisine for more information: info@kauaicuisine.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: none (highway frontage)
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Kauai Pasta Kauai
At Kauai Pasta, we take great pride in our food. We believe that food tastes best when it"s made fresh using only the finest quality ingredients. All of our sauces, dressings and desserts are made daily in our kitchens. When creating Kauai Pasta, we set out to establish a restaurant that people could dine at more than just once in a while. We did this by crafting a menu that was both affordable and diverse, offering everything from simple pasta dishes to extravagant steak entrees created by our team of talented chefs. On this site you will find the most current menus for both locations as well as a wine list with some of the most delectable varietals available. Be sure to check back soon, as we update our menus seasonally with new entree selections. In addition, we offer holiday menus and special wine pairing dinners.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Anyone who knows me well, knows that I love Kauai Pasta. Specifically the one in Kapaa. Last night, I decided to splurge and ordered the Seafood Pasta, along with the Truffle Fries with garlic butter (always order that!). I LOVED the seafood pasta, wished there had been just a tad more pasta since there was a generous amount of seafood. Adam was our server, he's the best they have and that includes both locations!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We went there with a large group of adults and children. We were a bit concerned that we would get done in time as some were flying out later that evening, but the service was very good and the food arrived promptly. We had Caesar salad with our meal, and forgot to ask for the dressing on the side. The salad was drenched in dressing; I could eat it but my wife couldn't, but worst of all it was at room temperature. The chicken in the dish I had was not hot all the way through. With the wide range of mixed reviews and our own experience, I can't give more than an Average rating."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This was our second time to Kauai Pasta. The service was great & the food for all six of us was delish!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We drove 35 minutes from our hotel to this restaurant - it was not worth our time. All the food was over-salted and no better than what would be available at a mediocre pizza restaurant. Service was OK but not great - waitress made a mistake on 2 of 4 appetizers and didn't apologize nor explain that the wait for the correct dishes would be lengthy."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Everything was average at best. Service was quick, but too quick as we received main meal before we could eat our appetizers. The calamari was very good. Eggplant not so good."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Our Family of 5 of which consist of 3 boys ages 15, 10, and 8 spent 3 weeks in Kauai we ate at several different restaurants and took a risk based on Yelp reviews to give this place a try. We loved it!!! The food was great the prices were fair had we tried it earlier in our visit we probably would have gone back two or three more times. We plan on going back in 2016 and this will be one of two of the 1st restaurants we go to."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The front of the restaurant is more family oriented. The lounge is great for couples."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "One of our regular dining spots when on Kauai. Good food, great service. An enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We were visiting from hilo and the place was recommended by a friend. Grouchy and inattentive staff, mediocre food. Ridiculous prices for mediocrity. Go to Poipu. It's worth the drive. We had the ribeye and eggplant parmesian. Both were disappointing. And the staff didn't seem to care if we liked the food or not. They seemed kind of annoyed even though we were very nice to them"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The worst food we've had at a restaurant that I can remember. Don't bother."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Had dinner there last night, had the filet mignon loco moco-OMG...AMAZING!!! YUMMMM!!! And, the ribeye is always to die for!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Every pasta entree we ordered was drowning in cheese. The pesto chicken was extremely dry and the fettuccine pasta side was not cooked properly and was like chewing rubber. While the salad starters were very good and the balsamic dressing was excellent I will not try it again. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great service from the moment we stepped inside :) The mr. Can be a tough crowd to please, but with truffle parmesan fries, spinach salad and the sampler Pasta...it's impossible to leave unsatisfied :)"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Not bad but probably wouldn't go back. Service was good but food was only medicore - lasagna was too salty."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We always make this one of our stops while on vacation in Kauai. The food is always good, this time we tried the truffle fries which were great, the pesto pasta could have had more flavor but that could be because I am used to pesto with pine nuts not macadamia's like they use on the island which could be why it lacked flavor. My husband loved his chicken Parmesan & he finished off his meal with Apple cobbler. The only complaint is the waitress inattentiveness to details, fries were delivered without appetizer plates, no description of dipping sauces, never checked on how we liked our meals, etc."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "At first we were hesitant to make the 40 min drive from Princeville to the restaurant, but once the food arrived we were glad we did. Many more restaurant s with a more romantic view and ambiance, but few if any with better food. Best we had all week and we ate out every day. Also a but of a locals place which makes the vibe more fun compared too all the tourist joints. I had clams with linguine and my wife had eggplant Parmesan."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "While traveling into kauai I rented a car and the lady at the counter recommended kauai pasta because her daughter worked there. My new bride and I decided to give it a try and glad we did. Pasta was amazing and reasonably priced. Well certainly come back on our next trip. Thank you "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Kauai Pasta came highly recommended but unfortunately didn't live up to expectation. Portions were large and the restaurant was very accommodating of the group's special dietary requests. The marinara sauce and meatballs had a strange taste and the pasta was just ok. Wouldn't get a strong recommendation from our group. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Great food and service. Have gone there in the past, includiing for special occasions, Will keep coming back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The restaurant offers very tasty dishes with affordable prices"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food is always wonderful here! Tasty regular dishes! Interesting and delicious specials! Good service! A little noisy but vibrant and fun."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Love this place! I get to enjoy Kauai Pasta Kapaa at least once a month. We had the artichoke special, which was a little too rich for me but my BFF LOVED it. There is a new bus boy that is just all over the place. He's nice and friendly, just needs to calm down. I felt like I was watching a live episode of Three's Company with Jack (John Ritter) tripping and bouncing all over the place. I had stepped out to get something from my car and there was someone smoking right outside the door. I told the boy about the smoker and he took care of it right away. Wish I thought to ask if Adam was working... he's a great server."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We were looking for a restaurant that had a bit of island flair while offering traditional Italian fare. Kauai Pasta was terrific. We were greeted by the manager at the door and shown immediately to our table. They had very reasonable and extensive wine list. The Caesar salad was very fresh and not too big - although I shared it with my wife. For an entrée I had the pesto chicken and it was very tasty and a good portion. If you like pesto then you would like this take on it. My wife had the meat pasta which was delicious. To top things off we indulged in the bananas foster which was perfect. Great value and great food and service"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed the pesto pasta, kale salad and bread pudding. The service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Excellent food! Preparation an presentation made you want to eat and ant to return for the other items on the menu."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Kauai Pasta is always a reliable choice for a solid dining experience. The pasta dishes are satisfying and plentiful (my wife likes the pesto, while I lean towards the marinara (available with or without meat) and the alfredo). The salads are really good and plentiful enough to split - my wife loves the caprese while I always go for the spinach w/ balsamic, candied walnuts, gorgonzola and pear. They almost always have a couple of nightly specials that are exceptionally good. Last time was a terrific rib-eye with polenta and asparagus. Both the Lihue and Kapa'a locations consistently turn out great food visit after visit. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We enjoy the consistently good food with generous portions and familiar atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Chef Jeff does it again. Started off with the crispy calamari with the asian style aioli. Excellent flavor and texture. We came in for the Ribeye special, and were treated to a very healthy portion of marinated grilled ribeye, crispy polenta fries (I could eat a plate of just these), asparagus and an Italian coffee barbecue sauce. Hands down, the best ribeye on island. The best surprise of the evening is that Kauai Pasta now has a Gluten Free pizza. They have taken time to perfect the recipe and the crust is really good. Great texture and taste. Jenna, at the bar, never fails to amaze us with her personality and knowledge of cocktails. Thanks for being so receptive to feedback and working on the pizza crust...we will be back!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Kaua'i Pasta! One of my top 5 restaurants on Kauai that I love to dine at for special occasions or some where I love to just have delicious dinner. This is a restaurant that locals and visitors love! ALWAYS highly recommend this Place! Must haves are the truffle fries with thee 4 dipping sauces and the Calamari for thee appetizers. My favorite which I get every time would be the Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken! Always so YUMMY! Atmosphere is nice, just the usual noise level with a popular restaurant. If your reading this I would suggest to make your reservation asap cause they're always busy!!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I really enjoyed the food and possibility to have a meal with a big Group of people. Appreciated the birthday cake and liked the ambiance. Would recommend it for couples and a nice dinner especially."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We reserved a table for 6, but at the last minute we had a 7th. When we got to the restaurant they were very accommodating to the change and the demeanor of the wait help and everyone was so helpful, timely, and efficient."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "When I showed the hostess our Open Table confirmation she did not look at it or take it but said that the restaurant does not take reservations. Luckily there was a table available so we were seated. Shortly afterwards there was a long line of people waiting for tables. We really had no problem but would have if we had planned to eat a little later."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Food is always wonderful. Service is wonderful. Not the best ambience but is clean. Parking is a pain."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Kauai Pasta Kapaa location! Our server was Adam and he was awesome. Everything on their menu is wonderful. I can't say that for many restaurants, where I just love one, maybe 2 different items. But at Kauai Pasta Kapaa, I can order anything off the menu and love it. We had the Truffle Fries (asked for garlic to be tossed in and it was the best garlic fries I have had on this island!), the Prawns Ramen, House Pasta, and Arugala and Goat cheese salad. If you like a great Caesar salad, theirs is the BEST Caesar salad on this island. Their Greek Pasta is also amazing."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We come back every year, and this week was a reminder of how much we like this place. Both of the Kauai Pasta locations (one in Lihue and one in Kapaa) are excellent. The menus at both locations are very similar, although the Kapaa location has the more extensive pizzette menu. Had their Greek Pasta (wonderful) and sautéed spinach w garlic as a side. Reasonable wine list too. We'll be coming back again next year!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Great food and service, highly recommend. On vacation and going back a second time tonight."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We are a local family who has dined at Kauai Pasta since they opened! Enjoyed it from start, there was a point we were dissatisfied (you could tell there was a change in staff) Well definitely changed for the better!! GREAT pasta! LOVE the alfredo! Try the specials because they're always great & don't last! Our last visit was for valentines, overall it was good as always! Thought they could have added some roses to the ambience made it feel a little special. Also had like 12 Basil Coconut Mojitos, awesome drink but didn't taste the coconut rum at all! Next trip we'd def question that drink! But I could eat the pasta any day!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Average food. Ours was served cold. Parking is extremely limited and involves a long narrow reverse gear backout if no spot avalable."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Staff was great. Nice wine menu. Calimari appetizer was very good. Chicken parmesan was cold aswas pasta. Sauce was cold and lumpy. Had been recommended by friends so would give it another chance."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We have walked by this restaurant several times when vacationing on Kauai. Thought we would try it since it is almost across the street from our condos. The service was excellent, the atmosphere, and food very good. Portions are not large but very filling. The banana bread pudding with ice cream and caramel sauce was to die for. Very good dining experience."
    Dined on 2/9/2014