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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/
  • Email: mark.gleason1@westin.com
  • Phone: (808) 667-3254
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Thursday - Monday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
  • 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, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: We offer monthly wine maker dinners.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet or self-parking is available.
A word from Pulehu, an Italian Grill
Satisfy your palate at Pulehu, winner of the 2012 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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "Had the manjong and it was much better than Merriman's. My husband had scallops and they were perfectly prepared. So much better than the usual fare at resort restaurants."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Good food, nice environment. Fresh fish, real good beef ribs, tasty seafood pasta. Fresh appetizers and salads. Good service. Really good place with a view !"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We had been to Pulehu before and always enjoyed it, however this time we were very disappointed. The service was very slow. We arrived at 5:40pm for a 5:45pm reservation and they had not even seated the 5:30pm diners. We waited quite a while for the server to get out drink order and to be served the drinks. One member of our party waited at least 20 minutes to get a second drink. We had the flatbread, which had been good in the past, but this time had too much cheese on it. My husband had the eggplant caponata and did not like the flavor - it had too much red pepper and vinegar flavor. Sorry to say, we won't be back"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This restaurant is located at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort. As an owner at this resort, we have been here many times. The restaurant has improved significantly over the last few years. Now, we look forward to a meal here. The food and the ambience were very good, the service was excellent and the prices were reasonable. If you are in the mood for some very good Italian food, this is the place to go."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Great location with covered but outdoor dining. Excellent island food."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We were staying at the Westin Ocean Villas and had a birthday celebration here. The service was great! Loved the parmeson bread sticks with pesto dip. We had the crab stuffed prawns on risotto, which were pretty good. Others had the chicken (yum!) and fish. We learned that they do allow you to bring wine in and pay a corkage fee. We had been told that Maui County did not allow this. For dessert, our server brought us THREE desserts to honor the birthday. The pineapple tiramisu was wonderful."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "My boyfriend, his parents and I went for dinner on our last night in Maui. We chose the restaurant based on the reviews I read online for Italian food. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. It wasn't as busy as I thought it would be so it was a little on the quiet side. It was a little tricky to find because the resort has 2 entrances. I would recommend this place to friends and family."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "My husband and I went for the "early dining" meal and had a wonderful experience. Our server, wish we had her name, was wxcellent. Attentive, pleasant, on the ball with everything. I will get her name for future reference. Food was wonderful- short ribs were amazing and large portion. The tiramisu was. Rey good. A really special experience. We will ne back on Friday with our daughter and look forward to another wonderful evening."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Looks can be deceiving and that does apply to this restaurant. The menu looked promising but don't let that fool you! Slow service and mediocre food and don't get me going on the "breadsticks" they tasted like they were made in some factory in the mainland and shipped across the Pacific. The setting of the restaurant is great but what a way to ruin a very nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We stayed at the resort right next door and were able to walk to this BEAUTIFUL restaurant. Very new and upbeat atmosphere. Food was very good not outstanding. I am spoiled because of the outstanding Italian restaurants we go at home. The environment more than made up for it. Excellent service and very friendly!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Beautiful ambiance & delicious cuisine in a very lovely tropical setting overlooking the koi pond. Especially convenient when staying in the gorgeous Westin Villas. A great place for mom & dad to have a romantic, upscale meal while the kids enjoy their own kid-friendly meal in their nearby room or poolside. We come here every time we visit Maui & stay in the fabulous Villas."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Great restaurant , beautiful setting, convenient for us to walk there from our resort. The staff were all very friendly. We had a large group with little ones and the service couldn't have been better!! Cynthia was outstanding! It's a terrific place for families ( groups too) and I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We had an early dinner at Pulehu and decided to try their Prix Fixe menu offered from 5:30-6pm again (we enjoyed this last February when we were here). The service was ok- a little slow. My husband got the calamari, scallops and coconut custard. It was all good, but not his favorite. Everything I ordered was terrific! The duetto of bruschetta is one of my favorite appetizers-- great combination of flavors. The braised short rib is to die for- so tender and flavorful. My husband loved it too! I tried the pineapple tiramisu- a great spin on one of my favorite desserts. The view over the gardens with a peak of ocean is very nice. Overall a nice evening. We'll definitely go back on our next visit."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "This restaurant has such a peaceful ambiance! I had the sweet potato gnocchi, a must try. The risotto fish was perfectly cooked and a large portion!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "My husband and I were looking for an Italian restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. We wanted to stay on the west side so we could drink and cab it. I found Pulehu online. No one I knew had ever been there but we decided to give it a try. We had had one of our best dining experiences. The food is Italian with a very local spin and very fresh. The service was a perfect balance of friendly and professional. It is a very pretty setting. We so enjoyed it that the following week we went back with our out of town guests! I highly recommend Pulehu."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Their lobster cabonara is pretty darn good! Slow and somewhat inattentive wait staff but with good persnality. We took our time but didn't intend to."
    Dined on 11/4/2013
  • "My husband went to eat there at the beginning and end of our vacation. The food is excellent. I had the herb marinated mahi mahi, which I would recommend and my husband had the squid ink tagliatelle both times because he thought it was fantastic. Now, ambience - there is plant stands in alcove in the wall with lights highlighting "nothing". To improve the atmosphere, Ther needs some added decor."
    Dined on 10/27/2013