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Pulehu, an Italian Grill
Pulehu, an Italian Grill

Pulehu, an Italian Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pulehurestaurantmaui.com/
  • Phone: (808) 667-3254
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

    Wine Social: Sunday, Monday 5:00pm, Limited Seating
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Francois Milliet, Wesley Holder
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Antoinette Vlahakis at Antoinette.Vlahakis@westin.com or (808) 357-1874 to book your next event at Pulehu!
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer monthly wine maker dinners.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet or complimentary self-parking is available.
A word from Pulehu, an Italian Grill
Satisfy your palate at Pulehu, winner of the Maui Magazine's "No Ka Oi 'aipono" awards in 2012 & 2013--Gold for Best Italian on Maui and Silver for Best Wine List! Serving delicious traditional cuisine with a local sustainable twist, our rich flavors are sure win over your palate. Savor specialties such as Duetto of Bruschetta, Local Vine Ripe Caprese, Herb Marinated Baked Mahi Mahi, Chianti Braised Short Ribs and classic Lasagna. If you plan to dine early, ask for our 3-course Tramonto Sunset Menu with delectable options at special pricing. Plus treat yourself to the impeccable wine dinner events presented throughout the year.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was not very good. Service was fine. Nothing exceptional."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Located at the westin ocean villas. Good food service and ambience. It's our second visit. We will return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent. Service was great. The only small complaint is the mosquitos. Other than that we all thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Pulehu. We will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Thought the food would be much better. Too much of heavy cheese sauces and limited choices. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The good was excellent and so was the service! My husband and I went after sunset. It was a romantic setting and we were seated right by the pond."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Service was outstanding , our waiter Drew was attentive and helpful"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "4 of us enjoyed a fabulous meal made all the better by our server who was knowledgable, friendly and attentitive."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have eaten at many Italian rest in our Lives and this was not good it lacked Taste,presentation, and way to costly For a chicken dinner . "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food was great! Succeeded at all levels. From the hostesses, to the bartender, to our server Benji, Mager was friendly and came to chat and open our wine. The kitchen nailed it with each course. Lobster Carbonara sealed the deal. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Absolutely the best place to dine on Maui. Great service, great wines, great food. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The food was not worth the cost. No flavor. Outrageous prices.The Pineapple Tiramasu was really a cake soaked in pineapple syrup!!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We had reservations and were seated fairly quickly. The food was outstanding. We had the fettuccine Alfredo with chicken, which took a little getting used to due to the wine in the sauce, and the lasagna, which was scaldingly hot but amazingly rich and delicious. However, as we sat waiting for our food, we found it odd that we were not offered any sort of bread in such a classy establishment. We noticed that a table across from us, which had a different server, had a cup of nice-looking breadsticks with their appetizers. Later, as we left, we saw that pretty much every table in the restaurant had the same sticks. Only the tables in our server's area had none. Guess he made a command decision not to provide them to his customers that night?"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Everything was top notch. Our table was by the Koi pond. I would recommend reservations if you want to sit in that area. There were 4 of us and all ordered something different and all of them were wonderful, dessert included. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "If this is the best I want to taste the worst. I ordered the squid ink tagliatelle with calamari and sausage. I could barely chew through the calamari, and I'm not sure what prompted them to use a pound of Jimmy Dean ground sausage in one of their entrees but it was horrible. My wife had lobster carbonara and the sauce was clumpy. It can be hard to get carbonara right, when you're a home chef, but for $30+ for that plate alone, I expect it to be done right. It wasn't all bad, the drinks were amazing and our caprese salad with burrata was great too. Maybe stick to drinks and appetizers here and you'll be happy and save a lot of money too. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I brought my best friend for dinner and we both really enjoyed it. We had some left overs and brought it home to our kids. They said the food tasted great and wanted more. We loved our server. She was very imformative and it was a nice touch to have Chef Wes stop by everyone's table. I definately spread the word. I didn't realize they had 50% off on Thursday for Kamaina's. We had to rush out, but we will definately dine again."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "The food was good, decent selection and we had a great view of the grounds and the ocean. The service was good and we enjoyed our dinner there. We would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "for a restaurant of this quality, the service was substandard Our appetizer arrived before our first glass of wine food was well done"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Dining at the Pulehu was a great way to spend our last night in Maui. Our hostess and waitress provided excellent service. The wine choice recommended by the waitress was superb. The lasagne I ordered was delicious and could easily feed two people. Our table overlooked the ocean and the infinity pool was close enough to touch. The ambience is quiet and relaxed, probably better suited for adults."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food and service from Cynthia was exceptional. One of our favorites with a beautiful view as well"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We had been here years ago when it first opened and not impressed. We decided to give it another shot and were pleasantly surprised. Food and service were very good, and wine was reasonably priced."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have an allergy to dairy. Having an Italian husband and the desire for Italian food can be a strain for a non-dairy eater. But Pulehu pulled if off beautifully with an appetizer, salad and two main course almost completely dairy free. Light parmesan was the only deterrent, but it was shaved and easily removed. An excellent birthday dinner overall."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Pulehu I is a favourite among our group and we return every year. My children love the pizza's and the meatballs. The main menu is equally delicious. A plus is that it is located in the resort we stay at every year."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Good food, very friendly knowledgable waitress, reasonably priced."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We dine here often and always have a great experience. We ask for Cynthia who is fun, friendly and efficient. The spaghetti and meatballs is better than Grandma's and the risotto crusted fish is out of this world."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was delicious, flavors were excellent. Notable was the tomato soup, with smooth luscious flavors, mahi mahi, braised short ribs: the cabernet sauce and polenta was amazing compliment to the short ribs. Everything about the meal was wonderful. Service was spot on and it is a beautiful setting."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Very busy nite - staff seemed to have trouble keeping up but still enjoyed the dinner"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had another fantastic dinner at Pulehu Italian restaurant at the Westin Kaanapali Villlas. We have eaten there several times and it has only improved. The bolognese sauce is delicious and the polenta.....so creamy! We've had lasagna, short ribs the catch of the day and pizza there. No one has been disappointed. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our party of eight (6 adults, 2 children) took advantage of the early bird $39.95 three course tasting menu. It was a fantastic value! The entrees are full sized and there was a large selection of choices for appetizers and entrees. I recommend the duetto of bruschetta appetizer and the mahimahi entree, both excellent. Other members of my party enjoyed the scallops (good for small appetites, with a delicious broth) and the short ribs (generous all-meat portion with mashed potato and delicious veggies). The two desserts, coconut panne cotte and pineapple tiramisu were both very beautifully done and thoroughly enjoyed. We felt that the tasting menu scored a solid 3 out of 3 without any weaknesses. Kids' menu also scored well."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great for the grownups, but the kids meals were a little small, we ended up ordering garlic bread for our kids, (age 8 & 10). Good quality food though"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We had salads and flatbread, all excellent, and found a lovely bottle of wine. Nice to know you can go there for a lighter or full meal."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The food was amazing my husband ordered the special, I ordered the margarita flat bread. The appetizer was lot thin breadsticks with pesto and house made whipped butter. So yummy! Drinks were fantastic, the view was surreal. The sun was setting in between the palm trees the koi pond below us. It was a perfect evening!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "My steak was great and perfectly cooked. My wife's fish was a large portion and had a melange of veggies with a few small octopi. It was tasty, but not really Italian. My tomato soup was supposed to contain roasted tomatoes, but it was not as smokey as I expected. The menu choices were pretty simple with only minor Italian nuances."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "In the Westin villas- large property, no signs. Stop and ask. Overall really good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "There were mixed reviews but we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. The food was excellent and even though it was slightly short staffed the service and attention was very good. They even discounted our meal 20% because they felt their service was not up to their standard. Highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "one wouldn't think to find a high quality restaurant inside of a timeshare resort, but Pulehu does it. Nice variety of food, everything was delicious. Service was great. Never had to ask for anything. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We arrived on time for our reservations, stood at the reception desk for a few minutes until a waitress told us someone would be right with us. After that, we stood at the counter for another seven or eight minutes without talking to anyone while we watched the hostess wander around leisurely, placing glasses on tables and doing who knows what else. When the hostess finally approached the desk, rather than greet us, she said, "I need to seat these people first." Frustrated,we headed for the bar and we were treated warmly by Mike. He made our evening. The food was good but expensive. I would never go back here."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The atmosphere is lovely, the wait staff very delightful. The food was good, not great, have had really good food there before, so maybe it was what I picked. The chicken was dry & overall dish was oily. Otherwise, enjoyed the experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food....wonderful ambience and super location....all at a reasonable price. Three things - ensure that you make reservations, it is closed Tuesday and Wednesday (?????) and SPG members receive a 15% discount. Not a SPG member... The bell hops have 15% discount cards. Just ask. One of our favourite restaurants on Maui."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Service was just slow and not helpful or anything special and we were in and out in less than an hour. Could just have gone to Olive Garden for same."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Located in the beautiful Westin Ocean Kaanapali. I had the pasta special baked with short ribs, and my wife had the short ribs over polenta. Overall very good food. Good wine list and excellent service. No ocean view, but the table was outdoors with a Koi pool and garden view. Pricey"
    Dined on 2/2/2014