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About Dondero's - Grand Hyatt Kauai
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.
Poipu, HI 96756
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm; Closed Sunday/Monday
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Dondero's Manager: (808) 742-1234 ext. 6346
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Dondero's - Grand Hyatt Kauai Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
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.
What a great way to finish our vacation in Hawaii! I am glad we were able to be here long enough to get reservations. The ambiance is wonderful with beautiful decor.
It is no wonder the reviews were so high for this place. Thank you to Drew for his attentiveness and for speaking with the chef for vegan options. My husband also enjoyed his meal of grilled cioppino.
I would never go back to this place. The ambiance was stuck in the 90’s felt like I was in a crappy golf course for lunch. Nothing screamed Itilian about it. The server was the only good thing. Food was way over priced and wasn’t even good. Even the drinks were unpleasant. My husband and I were actually upset when we left.
Worst food I’ve ever had on the island. Went several years ago and thought the same. Returned on the basis of high customer reviews on Open Table and was just as disappointed. To add insult to injury, the food is very expensive. Won’t make the same mistake a 3rd time.
We celebrated a birthday at Dondero's. The menu came with a personalized birthday greeting on it! what a sweet surprise! We had a lovely meal, the service was great, the food was good and lovely piano music piped in. our dessert was presented with a candle and we were not charged for it or the coffee. very welcoming. would definitely return for another celebration! Thank You!
P.S. I had read on line that the crab/lobster was too rich and not recommended. My husband ordered it anyway and it was completely different than the online descriptions and pictures...and it was excellent ( although he said the lobster could have been cooked a bit longer)
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