Kauai Pasta Kauai

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487 reviews
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At Kauai Pasta, we take great pride in our food. We believe that food tastes best when it"s made fresh using only the finest quality ingredients. All of our sauces, dressings and desserts are made daily in our kitchens. When creating Kauai Pasta, we set out to establish a restaurant that people could dine at more than just once in a while. We did this by crafting a menu that was both affordable and diverse, offering everything from simple pasta dishes to extravagant steak entrees created by our team of talented chefs. On this site you will find the most current menus for both locations as well as a wine list with some of the most delectable varietals available. Be sure to check back soon, as we update our menus seasonally with new entree selections. In addition, we offer holiday menus and special wine pairing dinners.
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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible calimari. Great service

RR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Now that Ele Ele is closed, we must drive to Lihue (small) or Kapaa. Different owners, different vibe--food is very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

G
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another great meal at Kauai Pasta Sunday night. Portions so big we each had to take 1/2 home.

d
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

JH
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

CM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

t
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

A
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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.

MD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The crab dinner special on Tuesdays is amazing!! They bake the crab instead of boiling it and it is mind blowing. Get there early!

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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 😋.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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.

D
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!

D
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food at reasonable prices for Hawaii! Would definitely recommend for good Italian food!

CR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Our server was horrible our food was cold never again!!!

4
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

MD
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

C
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

H
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

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!

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Huge portions, farm to table, fast and friendly service, delicious food. One of our favorites on island!

d
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fast and friendly service! My drink was never empty. Crab legs are amazing and the ribeye is the best on island!

G
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

B
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

MS
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smokin Italian martini was on point! Thanks Morgan!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 3

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.

GT
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is our 3rd time going to this place in Kapaa and will go again. Food is excellent and so was the service.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

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.

MR
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Too much pasta, too little sauce. Sauce was bland - needed oregano or better tasting produce. Green salad was the only bright star.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

MS
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What's not to love?!

G
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Need to bring back their chocolate creme brûlée. Caramel not the same

a
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

l
Manitoba
26 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Jenna was amazing! The food was Ono! Just what we were looking for! Thanks for a great night!

GD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very special family dinner and everything was Great.

MA
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It looked very quiet when we arrived but we had a great meal and evening

RC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and a Good time had by all. We got there early and they rushed us right into seats.

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