Amazing view and delicious food! Our favorite in Kauai that we tried. Scallops and squid ink pasta were delicious. We stopped by tidepools after for Hawaiian doughnuts and wine.
The food and service were impeccable! We enjoyed it so much that we ate here twice!
Our server, Alejandro, was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
We have been coming to Dondero’s for many years, every visit to Kauai, and always look forward to the Osso bucco.
Alejandro told us that the preparation had changed, but we tried it anyway. It was disappointing compared to previous experiences. Rather dry, no sauce or juice with it. In my opinion, not worth the $50 price tag. I would not order it again.
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
Leave all your cares at the door. They will take care of you with kindness and great food. Love this place.
Pizzas are delicious.
The fish special was outstanding
Great food. Very good gluten-free options for an Italian restaurant. Pricey, as is everything in Hawaii.
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.
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.
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.
Tables are not too close to each other, great and attentive service for details, highly recommended when you are in the area,
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.
Lovely garden setting, no noise issues, very attentive service, interesting menu. Would easily recommend it
Excellent. One of our favorite meals while in Kauai
Outstanding food at a reasonable price. Service was excellent. Try and get outside seating if the weather permits
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.
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.
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!
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
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!