Dondero's at the Hyatt is always a treat! My only issue was the reservation. We decided to change the time to our Open Table reservation. Went on line and tried to make a modification. Could not. No later time slots available on Open Table. When I call the Concierge at Hyatt, they said they could not help because the reservation was made on Open Table.
On vacation at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Dondero’s is one of the restaurants on premises. They srat d us out on the patio overlooking the grounds. It was very nice. I had the veal parmigiana, it was very good. My wife had the shrimp scampi and loved it. I had the filled donut holes for desert witch was tasty. Good food and ambiance, but inside was noisey. Pricey, but you are at the Hyatt in Kauai.
loved it! great food and great service! would recommend!
Food and service were good. Lots of families with small kids as this is the only other dinner restaurant at the Hyatt besides the super nice Tidepools. Overall good but not great.
Very noisy, disappointed we were seated at the entrance when we had made reservations days in advance, food was good, can't describe this restaurant as romantic with kids running back and forth
Great food. Really fabulous service from Juan Rimerez. Enjoyed the pasta with crab and lobster. Really pleasant evening with good friends
We really enjoyed celebrating our 47th Anniversary at this beautiful restaurant. The food and service were amazing!!!
Nicely prepared dishes by expert in house chef. Everything was excellent, including the service by Juan and the assistant waiter Aaron. The veal and scallops were nicely prepared. The presentation for the minestrone soup was unusual in a good way. Caesar salad needed a transfusion (more dressing), and livelier lettuce, but other wise everything else was perfection.
The setting was beautiful outside watching the full moon come up. I thought the food was exceptional. The outside tables were very romantic. I did not want to sit inside, though as the lighting was too bright in my opinion.
The food was awesome as well as the service. The mango martini is highly recommended and the Atlantic lobster and linguini is amazing! Overall a wonderful place for a lovely special occasion dinner.
Anniversary meal under the stars! Amazing table, amazing food, amazing experience! They even made us personalized menus. Love this place!
Great food. Super, attentive, friendly service by Juan. Nice outdoor dining with magnificent garden and ocean view Highly recommend
Bland and unimpressive
Skip this place
My family and I stayed at the Grand Hyatt Kauai and Dondero’s was the first restaurant my 6 year old daughter requested to return. We ate there for dinner twice and all of our meals were fantastic with beautiful presentation.
Lovely, lovely dining with attentive/unobtrusive service. My only disappointment was the large smashed potato that my fish of the day sat on. It was way too large a portion when
Compared to the size of the mahi-mahi. Otherwise it was perfect!
A favorite of ours when in Kauai
Had pasta with squid ink for the first time, found it surprisingly delicious. It was the side to the whole fried snapper that we shared.
Passion fruit Bellini was sweet but good.
We were celebrating our last night of vacation on Kauai and we were lucky to have Alejandro as our waiter. He was excellent! Food was great, too!
Excellent experience all around!
We had appetizers, 4 main courses, and 2 desserts which were not very good. Nice ambiance.
Our favorite restaurant in Kauai! Outside dining is wonderful!
Food was great! Excellent place for a couple wanting some privacy!
The food was delicious! I had a caprese salad and it was the best caprese salad I have ever had! The mozzarella cheese melted in your mouth and the tomatoes were just ripe enough! The Alfredo sauce was creamy and light. My husband has pesto gnocchi and be said it was delicious. The view is great and the atmosphere is lovely! Highly recommend.
Lackluster and seemingly overrated. The food wasn’t awful, but there wasn’t anything special about it. One of my least favorite meals during a two week trip to the islands. The decor is dated and service was spotty.
We heard it was supposed to be the best Italian on the island and were disappointed by the food, the waitstaff, and the price
We enjoyed our meals very much! The seafood here is exquisite. Service was first rate. Highly recommend the donuts for dessert!
Great food and cocktails. Loved the ambience!
Fabulous! Great service and tasty food! Carpaccio is a must!!! Lobster pasta and ciopinno were both delicious and well portioned! Don’t miss housemade gelato!
Disappointing. Over-rated. Liked the Veal Meatball. They tried too hard on a Caesar salad, and didn’t make it. My wife liked her fish special entree. For some reason, they couldn’t cook the lobster correctly in the cioppino, despite 2 tries. It was too tendon bound and couldn’t separate satisfactorily from its shell. The sauce was fair at best. We were so unhappy, we didn’t order desert, usually a given for us. Too expensive for the food and experience, and we are not ones to complain.
Maybe we didn’t order the correct entrees, but these were recommended by the waiter. Frankly, we couldn’t wait to leave the restaurant. That’s never a good thing. We will have to wait till our memories fade before going back. We give it 3 Stars maximum for fine dining.
Food was amazing but this was the first place I received poor service on the island. Our waiter was very unhelpful and short with me when I had questions about the menu.
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,