Not your average Italian restaurant. Much more than a pasta shop. Best meal we had on the island.
10/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
First time at the Kapaa location.
First time at the Kapaa location. Have been to the Lihue location many times over the years. Prefer the Lihue location for its street scene and intimate feel. Kapaa was a little loud.
3/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian food, pretty servers
We arrived during a busy time, but were seated immediately. The food is absolutely terrific--our bruchetta was the best we've ever had with their balsamic reduction. The servings are pretty large--so be cautious in ordering too much, or plan on taking some home for later. It's a pretty local place, reasonable priced, and the servers--every single one of them--are incredibly beautiful. We wish we lived closer, as this would be our new favorite weekly Italian. Be sure to go to the location in Kapaa--better food from what we heard from the locals.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner in Kapaa
Food was generally good. One in our party didn't care for the chicken dish. Another loved their spinach salad. Two others had ribeye steaks which were a bit chewy, but acceptable as that cut often is not as tender as others. The sauce served with the steaks was tremendous and made up for the short-comings of the steaks. Prices were reasonable for the meals. To save some money, bring your own wine (although they have an impressive wine list). There is a $15 corkage fee. We'll go back as there are other interesting offerings on the menu that we would like to try. This is the restaurant in Kapaa; their other one is in Lihue which we have been to for lunch several times. It is kind of noisy. The Kapaa location wasn't very noisy.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Kauai Pasta never fails! Consistant
Kauai Pasta never fails! Consistant with excellent food and service. Love the Greek Pasta and their Caesar Salad has spoiled me...
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brought my Great-Aunt here with family for her 107th birthday. The staff made it absolutely unforgettable. Many, many thanks! p.s. The food was STELLAR!!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Place for pasta
Kauai Pasta is one of the places we return to when we come to Kauai. Excellent food and very friendly staff.
This time I had the fresh clam linguini and had lots of clams and a super sauce. My wife had the house pasta with meat sauce which was excellent. If you want "pasta" on the island go here.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kauai Pasta in Kapaa never
Kauai Pasta in Kapaa never disappoints. Calamari is served with a wonderful aioli with fresh spinach and tomato on the plate as well. The Veal Marsala was tender and cooked perfectly. Greek pasta..excellent.
We also like it for lunch as they have a great selection for $10...two for ten. A great bargain.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian at its finest!
Ignore the lack of ambience! The food is the most special thing about this restaurant. Can't imagine finding a better Italian meal anywhere else in Kauai! Homemade pastas and sausage were exceptional.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is good, portions
The food is good, portions large and the five year old loves pasta. Works for groups.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was very attentive, the food is price reasonably and portions very generous. It's a good location for group dining. However the parking lot is very small and very difficult to accommodate the number of patrons that this restaurant can hold.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
High quality food, friendly service
We were late for our reservation but they accommodated us without problem.
Service was friendly and prompt.
Food-Bruschetta, salad, and entrees were fresh, well presented and extremely tasty. Ingredients were very flavorful and the preparation was flawless.
We were too full for dessert.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pasta in Kauai
I had their Pesto Pasta and it was GREAT! My husband had their House Pasta and enjoyed his meal.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great pasta in Hawaii!
We enjoyed the tastiest sauces, much to our pleasant surprise since i don't associate Hawaii with Italian food.. We look forward to returning! The Cesar salad was large enough for two and also very good. I was glad we were not in the family room and appreciated the quietness where we were.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a really nice lunch at Kauai Pasta. The service was outstanding. The wait staff knew when to come to the table and stay on top of our dinning experience. The food was excellent. Just the right portions. Wish we this restaurant on the west side on the island. But we are willing to drive and hour for this wonderful restaurant.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pasta marinara was fine. Topped with grilled chicken which was a little tasteless. Ravioli was nice, salads where good. Had chocolate crème brulee which was tiny but good. Table for two was small and cold, try to get a booth.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I usually go to the Kapa'a location but I find the Līhu`e location equally as good. Both locations have good service and great food. What makes the Kapa`a location stand out is the lunch specials..2 of anything they list for $9.95. You can have two salads, or a salad and a pasta or two pastas! Portions are smaller than the usual menu but who cares? It's plenty. If you order off the regular menu you will have to bring home a box!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistent, good food & portions
Not overly priced. Cool vibe lounge w/nice service staff, menu of apps & specialty cocktails. Restaurant can be busy so best to make reservations. Their spinach salad w/pears, candied pecans, crumbled feta or bleu cheese in a raspberry vinegarette is awesome! Good for lunch too!
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
best Dinner in Kauai
we can really recommend this restaurant. went there twice in one week. food is incredible and reminds us on Italy - not americanised...will definitely go again during our next vacation. prices are reasonable and they have weekly specials.
7/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the spinach salad, Greek pasta and a sausage pizza. All were excellent! Would recommend and eat there again if in Kauai again.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and a Great Price
Staff are very accommodating and the food is fantastic! One of our favorites!!! You will not be disappointed!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in Kauai on vacation and weren't familiar with the retaurants and just chose this one since it was close and on opentable. The food and portions were great! We had chicken parmesan and rib eye that was on the specials menu. Both dishes were well seasoned and served freshly prepared and hot. As with other Kauai restaurants, its a very casual environment and not fancy inside at all but the great thing is that there are no chickens inside! The wait staff was efficient, but not very friendly and again that seemed consistent with the service we received on the island as a whole.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mid Afternoon Meal
We had to eat early because of our airplane schedule. The restaurant was empty except for one other table when we got there. We ate in the lounge during their happy hour. The food was good and moderate in price. We had pesto pasta - mine with shrimp and my wife's with chicken. We shared a warm spinach artichoke dip to start. Portions were large.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over all everything we had was very, very good. Would definitely recommend to anyone to eat there. If I return to the Island I will eat there again.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
best meal of our trip
so glad we decided to eat at Kauai Pasta! We sat in the lounge, which was perfect for us. Food was amazing, especially the short rib ravioli app special! The prices were very reasonable for Kauai, and this was the best meal we ate during our week on the island!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
visited Kauai Pasta a few times as local residents. food is consistant and good value. The service is adequate. Not overly friendly but this night seemed to be a lack of bussers so wait staff seemed to be doing extra running around. only other negative is they do not send out bread, so there is a long wait til the food comes. We were starving by the time we got the appetizer. The food is excellent. We have had the special ravioli each time,love it, as an entree and an appetizer. The spinach dip appetizer is great, but you run out Of bread before you run out of sauce. spinach salad was great not too much dressing.chicken parmegiano was fine. Overall one of the better restaurants if you are looking for nice ambiance reasonable priced food.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was prompt, polite,
The service was prompt, polite, and knowledgeable. The food was great. I'll be coming back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love KP Lounge. Food is
I love KP Lounge. Food is always excellent -- they source many items from local farmers.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy grinds at Kauai Pasta
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.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
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!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
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!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lots of Good Food!
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.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
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
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ate at both locations on
We ate at both locations on Kauai and it was excellent-easily our favorite meals for our entire stay! Dale & Jan English, Paris, IL
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love Kauai Pasta
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!
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM