Pulehu, an Italian Grill
Pulehu, an Italian Grill

Pulehu, an Italian Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pulehurestaurantmaui.com/
  • Phone: 8086673254x
  • 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: 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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Pulehu, an Italian Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (23)special occasion (19)great for outdoor dining (13)scenic view (13)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (11)kid-friendly (9)notable wine list (5)neighborhood gem (4)late-night find (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Excellent food.
    Ronald
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our fish dinner was prepared perfectly on a very busy evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Dinner with Friends
    Foodlover
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had dinner at Pulehu with another couple at the Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas. It was a truly great meal with good friends. I had the Risotto Crusted Pesce, my husband and the other lady had the scallops, and the other gentleman had spaghetti and meatballs. Every one of us were very happy with our meals. We also shared a couple of bottles of Pinot Noir which went really well with all the dinners. It was really a fun and memorable evening due to the great service and the fabulous setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Arrival dinner...
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great first night in Maui dinner after the flight from the Mainland.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heavenly Fare!
    FifthChild
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were a party of 6 and each one of us raved about our choices. My chicken picatta was so satisying and the flavors so delicious I didn't want to taste anyone else's dish! My husband was also in heaven over his Prawn Risotto. Dessert also did not disappoint. Our 10 yr. old was with us and it was kid-friendly. We're going back tonight!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodcrazyVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Over priced for what you get. Even my 6yo daughter's plate of pasta with butter and cheese was $16. Service was slow. Settled on some starters for entrees and food was "ok". Nice setting if you get a table on the terrace.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We haven't tried this spot in quite a while as first time was not so good, but read all the reviews and decided to give it another try. Food was delicious. The rissoto crusted pesce was cooked to perfection - several of us had that and would definately order it again. The sweet potato gnocchi also very tasty. Cheese plate delish and plentiful with a good selection of cheese. It did take a while to get our drink order from the bar initially, but after that the service was great
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Last two trips to Maui, made special point to go here. Didn't disappoint! Very good service, friendly, not open enough days
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful ambiance
    Carolina
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    The ambiance was wonderful it wasn't too noisy and even though it was an open air restaurant they still have the air conditioners running so it was nice and cool. They have a koi fish pond which is very tranquil. Everything was delicious and the service was awesome!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    GEAUXLSUGIRL
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Table seating was good with great view of the koi pond. Food presentation was nice, but taste was average. Had to request salt & pepper as it wasn't provided on table and food needed flavor. Service was just okay; waitress seemed to be in a rush to get us out of there even though they weren't busy and weren't closing for two hours. Overall, just barely average.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed vibe
    BLESSED34
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at this restaurant. We were very satisfied with our food preparation, presentation and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Craving
    Jamiep808
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I went here for my bday a few months ago, have been craving it since...went back to satisfy the urge, now I'm back to wanting some more!!! This place rocks!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service, Great Food
    aacole2000
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We dined in on after 8pm on a Monday night and our small party was seated in a large comfortable booth overlooking the koi pond. We enjoyed the breadsticks, especially with the salted butter, and our server was very attentive and kept our water glasses full at all times. The calamari appetizer was a bit overcooked, and I would not order that again. Loved the lasagna and the margherita pizza was very good. I asked for extra basil topping after we received the pizza and it was brought to our table quickly. We were stuffed when we left and very happy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sucked !!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were in Maui for 13 days an this was the worst restaurant we ate at... ...not to mention the most expensive. We could not even find the place...it is NOT IN the Westin.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    VKoutnabout
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was not very good. Service was fine. Nothing exceptional.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A surprisingly nice place
    AAAE
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Located at the westin ocean villas. Good food service and ambience. It's our second visit. We will return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    volcomstone
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food!
    Kml935
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed.
    localsVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Thought the food would be much better. Too much of heavy cheese sauces and limited choices.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    Diner
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Service was outstanding , our waiter Drew was attentive and helpful
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 292 reviews are from the Pulehu, an Italian Grill reviews archive.
  • Not notable
    Food2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    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 .
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Job
    CorkedVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful meal, wonderful server
    Lilli
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    4 of us enjoyed a fabulous meal made all the better by our server who was knowledgable, friendly and attentitive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The best on Maui
    Robby
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Absolutely the best place to dine on Maui. Great service, great wines, great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food, Adequate Service
    Rayne
    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?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience but poor food
    dineoutqueen
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The food was not worth the cost. No flavor. Outrageous prices.The Pineapple Tiramasu was really a cake soaked in pineapple syrup!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    Lovefood
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian food on the island????
    TheWaffler
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    maui808girl
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, selection and service
    caligirl
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    for a restaurant of this quality, the service was substandard Our appetizer arrived before our first glass of wine food was well done
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A perfect way to end a trip in Mau.
    Karen
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Corbu
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food and service from Cynthia was exceptional. One of our favorites with a beautiful view as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great, !!
    DaniVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, very friendly knowledgab
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Good food, very friendly knowledgable waitress, reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • much improved
    stratcat
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Dairy-Free Italian
    Laura
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An Italian gem
    eb49
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very busy nite - staff seemed
    Foodyanna
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Very busy nite - staff seemed to have trouble keeping up but still enjoyed the dinner
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Overall Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.