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Kauai Pasta Kauai Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kauaipasta.com
  • Email: inquiries@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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Came to Kauai from Oahu for our daughters birthday. Searched and found this little place and had high hopes after reading their menu. Everything seemed like it was either taken from a box or was frozen at some point. Chicken Parm and calamari was heavy and greasy. Pasta and sauce was bland. Truffle fries were the only really good thing to eat. Service and ambiance were good. We would not come back here on our next trip. For the price paid, we could have gotten a MUCH better meal elsewhere."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We were able to make a last minute reservation for our large group of 14. The waitress was very friendly and attentive, and the food was good. A good find!"
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "With 3 separate dining areas, the restaurant offers choice of atmosphere. Front room offers split level seating in booths and at tables with medium intensity light, middle room is fairly brightly lit and reminds one of a cafeteria and therefore suitable for parents with small children, back lounge is a small dark room that makes the scene pretty cozy and good for special occasions. Lounge part also has a comfortable sofa in the corner where you can enjoy a libation while waiting for your table to be ready."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "I would not return to this restaurant or recommend it. The entrees we had were lasagna, beef and cheddar ravioli (special), chicken parmigiana, chicken fettuccine alfredo, sausage and onion pizza, calamari, asparagus. The food was all was very tasteless and not good. The lasagna was loaded with way too much ricotta cheese, pizza dry, calamari was deep fried but dry, tasteless and had the tentacles on it. There was just a little sauce drizzled on the plate. The glasses of wine were around $9.50/glass and were small pours. No bread baskets served. The service was ok, restaurant was noisy and no ambience!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were in Kauai for our 35th wedding anniversary. We meet with family members and had a great dinner. We could actually talk and not have to yell at each other. The owners daughter was our waitress and did a great job. Parking was a little difficult but worth it."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "This GEM is tucked away along Kuhio Highway and might be missed if you were not looking for it. The non pretentious entrance opens to a welcoming atmosphere. Hidden behind the small entry dining area is a larger comfortable dining area and hidden behind that is a nice bar with a GREAT selection. The staff members are warm and friendly, and food is the best surprise of all. Please look for and enjoy Kauai Pasta and be adventurous and order something other than than your USUAL, you will be pleasantly surprised."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Carolyn was very nice and friendly. Got seated right away at our reservation time. Good food and good portions."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We tried crab cake, margherita pizza and truffle parmesan fries. Crab cake was okay (not chunky with an italian twist). Pizza was not baked well, dough was too soft. Parmesan fries was too fatty, and we do not recommend it at all. The service and the ambient was good."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "I recommend to those who like Denny's or the Target food court.Almost as good. If you have ever had any decent italian food in your life you will not lille this. the terrible food is only better than the worse hostess i have ever met."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "I loved it!! How do I know how many points I have??"
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "We love KP - especially KP in Kapaa for their fantastic lunch specials! However, dinner is a favorite for us! Healthy "farm to table" dishes and never disappoints. Service can be a bit slow but that's island style - so if you aren't from Kauai - it ain't the mainland so hang loose! My favorites are their soups and salads!!! Oh and those truffle fries!!! YUM!"
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "We ate at both locations on Kauai and it was excellent-easily our favorite meals for our entire stay! Dale & Jan English, Paris, IL"
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "The first restaurant we been to that charge a cake fee per person, even the birthday celebrant-a child. We brought in a birthday cake purchased from outside. I would understand if it's wine, but a birthday cake? Crossed out this place from our list and telling my friends too. The servers were very nice though and For that I left quite a big tip on top of the 18% gratuity. Not coming back again..."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "My wife had the house pasta with chicken and I had the pesto pasta with chicken both dishes were very delicious. Service was great Would highly recommend this restaurant. We had the butternut squash ravioli and it was delicious"
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "My husband and I shared a pasta dish. We opted for the "split plate" option for $3 more; they split the pasta into two portions and added a little so we each had more than enough for both of us but only ordered the one entree. We ended up even taking some home as the serving was so generous. Very friendly staff and nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "My guests and I thoroughly enjoyed our food, drinks, and each other's company at Kaua'i Pasta. I live here and didn't hesitate to suggest that we meet there to catch up after 40 years! The food has been consistently delicious for many years. The service always impeccable. I miss Ricky in the kitchen but all of the chefs are awesome. I recommend everything on the menu!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Have dined at this location many times. However, this time food and service was a bit disappointing. My favorite dessert.....banana bread pudding I found out is not a regular nightly dessert item. Of the three desserts we did get.....none were a hit. I asked for extra salad dressing as my arugula salad had hardly anything on it and the waiter forgot my request. Edamame didn't taste as good as past visits and noticeably appetizers and desserts were served in smaller portions."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "We love Kauai Pasta!!! It's the best lunch deal in Kapaa for $10 you get good, healthy and mostly organic local farm to table food. We also like dinner there and are able to split our entrees and feel statisfied! Sometimes though there are lots of children and it would be cool if there could be a section for just adults. I like the open table ability to make reservations!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "We had a nice lunch, but disaster when we arrived for dinner. The hostess did not seem to have a "reserved table", so quickly prepped a "hallway" table in the major pass-thru area & tried to seat us there. We didn't accept this table, & were make to wait for a table in the main dining room. Our dinner choices included a "side " of asparagus but that came beforehand, like a salad. Questionable? The pasta was not cooked even to the "al dente" appetite, and the 2 slim slivers of bread didn't fit the bill either. Wine was over-priced compared to 3 & 4 star resort restaurants in the same area. The center dining room was noisey & difficult to hear across the table. Given a choice, we may have lunch at Kauai Pasta but never again for dinner."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "With our large family it's hard to find a place that appeals to everyone, especially the finicky eaters. Kauai Past helps us save the moaning and groaning because everyone is happy! All of the menu items are delicious and budget friendly. The service is awesome and the specialty drinks are worth trying! Book through open table because you're guaranteed to be sat with very little wait."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We had a special birthday dinner at Kauai Pasta the other night. Everything about it was good - appetizers (calamari, spinach dip, and raviolis) were delicious. Individual entrees followed and they were scrumptious. We brought our own birthday cake in and the staff helped us plate it. There is normally a plateage fee, which they waived for us. I can't recommend KP too highly - it doesn't look like much from the outside, but is spacious, quiet and calm inside. The staff are highly professional and friendly."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "I love KP Lounge. Food is always excellent -- they source many items from local farmers."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "Mediocre all around experience. I can not believe it got those good online reviews."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "I love the Food it's super good! Was so stuff when the main entree came! The Service could've been better. They took a long time to take our order. It was fine I would go back!"
    Dined on 10/18/2013