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Dondero's - Grand Hyatt Kauai

4.4
586 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
The setting of a grand Tuscan villa sets the tone for an amazing evening at Dondero's. Chef Cary crafts Old World favorites using the freshest of ingredients to create New World sensations! The menu features many classic dishes and Neapolitan style pizzas. Our delicious house made gelato makes the perfect dessert.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Closed Sunday/Monday
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Phone number
(808) 240-6456
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Cary Roy
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Private party facilities
Dine in your own private room, away from the main dining area, where our attentive staff will see to your group's every need.
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Private party contact
Dondero's Manager: (808) 742-1234 ext. 6346
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ainako
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Parking details
Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 586 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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heroldP (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very nice in all respects. The atmosphere, service and food were all above and beyond !!! Will look forward to our next special occasion. Just a wonderful evening

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vipKauaiJ (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Leave all your cares at the door. They will take care of you with kindness and great food. Love this place.
Menu highlights:
Beef carpaccio!!!’
Caprese!!
Risotto
Fresh catch.
Pizzas are delicious.

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vipScarldiv (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The fish special was outstanding

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food. Very good gluten-free options for an Italian restaurant. Pricey, as is everything in Hawaii.

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DCdiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was very good. Service was excellent. The setting at the Grand Hyatt is beautiful. A bit pricy but typical for on property resort restaurants. My wife is vegetarian and selections were limited but very good.

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Excellent (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great Italian food for Kauai with a good wine list. Would have preferred to see more wines by the glass but it is a resort. Service was attentive and the bread was fantastic. Don't skip if staying at the Hyatt.

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OpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Our meal at Dondero’s started with a few bumps shut improved along the way. My wife ordered her usual Tito’s martini and immediately said that it was not Tito’s. Our waitress understood and brought a different drink instead. We ordered the marinated fried mozzarella with San Marzano marinara. The mozzarella balls were very bland. The breading was not well seasoned. The marinara did not taste like our favorite San Marzano tomatoes at all. The Caesar salad was good with a nice parmesan tuile. The lobster and crab linguine was good. They prepared the catch of the day piccata-style for my wife and she enjoyed it very much.

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vipMWayne (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Tables are not too close to each other, great and attentive service for details, highly recommended when you are in the area,

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vipBirdiegirl (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

One of the best meals we had while in Kauai. We had tried most of the recommendations for restaurants and had been disappointed in both food and service. Went here our last night and wish we had done so earlier. Alejandro was fabulous and the food was delicious. I had the squid ink pasta and my husband had the shrimp risotto. Yes, it’s a little pricey, but what isn’t in Kauai? And we appreciate the hostess in getting us an earlier reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Lovely garden setting, no noise issues, very attentive service, interesting menu. Would easily recommend it

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent. One of our favorite meals while in Kauai

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OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Outstanding food at a reasonable price. Service was excellent. Try and get outside seating if the weather permits

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vipFoodieFreak (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

I have no complaints about the food which was quite good. The service was enthusiastic but could have been more sophisticated. My disappointment was with the wine list. It was quite limited in number of choices and skewed to the expensive - probably due to their markup in excess of 100%. Also, what Italian restaurant has only SIX red choices by the glass?! They could and should do better.

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Alli (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

My partner and I went to Dondero's for a date night. As locals, we didn't really know what to expect, as it was our first time dining there. The interior - themed after seaside Italy, with its white and teal colors - was a very welcomed, refreshing change of pace compared to other Italian restaurants where the theme tends to be on the darker colored side. Our server for the evening was Juan. He was so very helpful in explaining the menu to us (and a convincing seller). Juan was a gentleman, giving lots of warm compliments, small chat, and very on top of taking care of us alongside with the busser, who's name I unfortunately did not catch. The food was delicious at every course: from the caprese salad and fried mozzarella appetizers, to the main dishes of mahi mahi and pasta bolognese, to the beautifully plated desserts. To be honest, I'm still craving that mahi mahi dish I had for dinner! I'm happy to say that I was satisfied at the end of it all; not overstuffed and feeling ill afterwards. As locals, it's definitely a place where you would go for a big special ocassion of sorts. Will recommend Dondero's to guests at my workplace who are looking for a wonderfully delicious, high class night out on their vacation.

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AnneS (Portland)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We dined here twice during our stay on Kauai and both nights were wonderful experiences. While the food was delicious, I have to say our service was the best part of our experience both nights. Juan and Drew were amazing and took care of everything we needed! We will definitely come back again on our next trip!

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Yooper (Naples)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Just so so Italian. Super friendly and professional staff. Poor choice of music for an Italian themed restaurant. Same music piped in the hotel lobby

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ChristineG (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Food and service was excellent! Not my favorite decor, I think it could be made more current, but the food and service makes up for it and if you can snag a patio table you're golden!

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KathleenB (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Only problem was rain prohibited terrace seating.
As always--Dondero's was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Andiamo was an exceptional server...And the food was amazing Delicious drinks and meal
My husband had the shrimp scampi on pasta
And I had the lobster and crab on penne Maybe the sauce could have been more flavourful on my
Penne but I believe the chef held back on anything that could possibly contain gluten so I must say I appreciate that !!!
Gluten free wasn’t a problem
Best Martini .. nice wine selection.
Beautiful atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was excellent. Table was very small and poorly placed.

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