Kauai Pasta Kauai
Incredible calimari. Great service
Now that Ele Ele is closed, we must drive to Lihue (small) or Kapaa. Different owners, different vibe--food is very good.
The food was exceptional! Very flavorful and reasonably priced. The service was really slow. We waited about 20 minutes for our bottle of wine. The servers were very nice as well.
Another great meal at Kauai Pasta Sunday night. Portions so big we each had to take 1/2 home.
Although the food here was far superior to the other Italian restaurant we dined at while on Kauai, it was good but not awesome. For being on an Island 2500miles from mainland, I would expect that the prices would be high, but I would also expect to have very good food for the money that you spend. They had a so/so wine list with very few offerings by the glass and the service was fair. I doubt that I would return if I go back to Kauai. With that being said, if you need a break from huli huli chicken and pulled pork plates with white rice and mac salad... this place is definitely a nice change-up for sure.
Had 8:30 reservation. Arrived just before 8:30. Was informed we could eat in bar area but would have to order quickly as kitchen closed at 9:00. Calamari were decent. Meatballs were terrible. Wine list is a joke and red wine was served hot. When in Kauai, go elsewhere.
Ladies nite out wanted early dinner and quiet so we could visit. Perfect newly painted and decorated since last visit. All 3 of our dinners were delicious! very nice waiter and staff! I had Greek Pasta which was delicious!
Great food! Kaua’i’s best kept secret. Looks like there’s not enough parking but there is around the back. Everyone was very nice . Clam and sausage pupu was delicious! I had the veal Marsala so tender it was served with mashed potatoes and green beans, probably would order it next time with pasta. So good and we will definitely return!
Food was tasty, especially the Potobello mushroom entre, but it took 20 minutes for our waiter to acknowledge us, another 20 min to get our drinks. Service was so slow! And most of the time no staff in site - we were in the back room between the front smaller tables and the bar area. Another family of 8 came in shortly after us (we were 6 people). They also received slow service and took their entrees to go while we were finally eating. We were there for 2 hours - a bit too mellow for me to go back again.
The crab dinner special on Tuesdays is amazing!! They bake the crab instead of boiling it and it is mind blowing. Get there early!
Flavor profile for my dinner was delicious but a little salty. Spaghetti Bolonaise was not that great but all the other dishes were super good...Creamy Pesto 😋, I had the Greek Pasta 😋.
We’ve had multiple great meals here and at the Līhue location but last night’s meal was disappointing. All of the food was over sauces. Service was super slow. Waitress was barely competent and did the minimum but for a family of 6 she added the 18% gratuity. Sadly that may have been our last visit. Or we will have to only patronize the Līhue location.
I picked the restaurant out of a book at a resort, so it was very much taking a flier. It turned out to be a great choice. The place is very small, but we were not crowded. All the people were eager to make ours a good experience, in which they succeeded. The food was excellent. I have no hesitation about recommending Kauai Pasta to anyone fortunate enough to be in reach of it.
Everything was perfect!
We went on a Tuesday for their "king crab Tuesday." So glad we did! They were the best we have ever had . . . and the portions were generous!
Excellent food at reasonable prices for Hawaii! Would definitely recommend for good Italian food!
Our server was horrible our food was cold never again!!!
Wonderful food and service. Our table was ready when we walked in the door. We had veal, our friends had fettuccini.
The service was very attentive. We will be back
Great food in a lovely atmosphere. Although I booked reservations on Opentable which is only for the Kapa'a location, we erroneously went to the Lihu'e location and they honored our reservation. The service was fantastic. Decor very basic, but a nice change of pace for something more local rather than the resort restaurants.
Food and drinks were great, but dinner was slow for us. We were seated way ahead of all the tables around us, but we were served after they had eaten and paid their bills. This might have been just because we had a large table, but otherwise the place was great! I would recommend it, and probably will still go next time we are in Kauai. It was a great break from the typical Hawaiian menu.
The food is worth the wait...if you're not in a hurry. Our Server was nice. It would have been considerate if she gave us updates as to our order which took an extraordinarly long time.
The Caprese is wonderful!!! Fresh Kaua'i ingredients put it over the top! All the food is really, really good. We always recommend Kaua'i Pasta in Kapa'a to friends and strangers alike!
Huge portions, farm to table, fast and friendly service, delicious food. One of our favorites on island!
The food was fantastic. We had the calamari for an appetizer and the sauce they put on it wa so food. I had the Chicken Parm and they gave me so much I took half of it home. My wife had the ahi nachos special and she loved it
Delicious food, fast and friendly service! My drink was never empty. Crab legs are amazing and the ribeye is the best on island!
This food was absolutely amazing! It’s a very intimate and comfortable atmosphere with delicious food! I would totally come back here the next time I am in Kauai! A must try!
This is an annual visit for good Italian food change from pacific seafood and Asian fusion. Fresh, tasty food at reasonable prices for Kauai and they also have some small plate dishes. Separate dining areas with and away from the bar. Family oriented and friendly staff. I recommend it.
Smokin Italian martini was on point! Thanks Morgan!
If you have a party of 6 or more, they will add an 18% gratuity. Then, the waitress will ignore you and not interact with you at all. Sad! We’ve been going to Kauai Pasta since it opened and prices used to be good, now are really high. Service was adequate, not 18% worthy by any means. Maybe if it wasn’t an automatic gratuity the servers might actually try.
This is our 3rd time going to this place in Kapaa and will go again. Food is excellent and so was the service.
We booked for 815 but arrived to be told we would have to sit in the bar area.
It was very loud in the place. Everyone talking over the next so not a great ambiance.
The food was good though and portions generous.
Too much pasta, too little sauce. Sauce was bland - needed oregano or better tasting produce. Green salad was the only bright star.
Went for my daughters 11th birthday. We have a large family so it helped to make a reservation. Food was good and good portions for the price. Kids portions are large for smaller children and our 4 year old twins probably could have shared a meal. Birthday girl ordered the Salted Caramel Brulee for her desert. It was way to salty for all of us and was the only thing we did not love.
What's not to love?!
Need to bring back their chocolate creme brûlée. Caramel not the same
Good food. Sat in the front of the restaurant for the first time. Booths were ok, I prefer to sit in the back of the reataurant it seems more open. Everything we had was good. We liked the calamari, the lihue one doesn’t have it.
Food took forever to get and once arrived it was overcooked and partially cold. Server took so long to check on us that is seemed pointless to mention it and we were so hungry we had to eat it anyways.
Our server Jenna was amazing! The food was Ono! Just what we were looking for! Thanks for a great night!
We had a very special family dinner and everything was Great.
It looked very quiet when we arrived but we had a great meal and evening
Good food and a Good time had by all. We got there early and they rushed us right into seats.