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Kauai Pasta Kauai

3.7
388 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Mon-Sun 11am-5pm
Dinner: Mon-Sun 5pm-9pm
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Phone number
(808) 822-7447
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeffery Aguinaldo
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Catering
Whether your event is formal or casual, Kauai Cuisine will make sure your dining experience is unforgettable. With our specialized catering service, we can cater your private event at almost any location on Kauai. Everything from weddings to corporate events to private beachside dinners for two, our team of professional chefs and event planners are available to help you put together a dining event that your guests will be talking about for years to come. Contact Kauai Cuisine for more information: info@kauaicuisine.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
none (highway frontage)
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 388 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.8
service
3.3
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I were very excited to come here being as it came highly recommended from a few of our friends who traveled to Kauai in the fall. After being seated we waited for quite some time for someone to acknowledge us (over 10 min). Butternut squash ravioli appetizer was amazing and we devoured it. Pesto pasta with grilled shrimp and house pasta was just ok. Overall the experience was alright, better service would have made it more pleasant.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

As always good food, friendly service and very reasonable prices.

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1.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Ok food. Their website is outdated! No pizza, prices much higher than stated on website, menus dirty, not impressed

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

All good. Food could have been a little hotter.

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2.0Dined on April 19, 2018

On line menu offers gluten free pizza. They do not have it any more.
Husbands gluten free pasta was fine..added grilled chicken was bland
My pasta.. marinated tomatoes & basil was a C- it had at most ...1 chopped tomatoe -no flavor-on a mound a angel hair with a tablespoon of sliver basil

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

We had a lovely meal. The house pasta was lovely. The lasagna also was awesome. Highly recommended to all.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Kauai Pasta has been my favorite restaurant for years now. Everything is reasonably priced for how delicious it is. Ambiance is top notch, they have a lounge/bar area and 2 separated dining areas which keeps noise levels quite reasonable. Service is always great at every time of day. The lunch specials at KP (in Kapaa) are a steal for the experience. Always recommend!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

we had a reservation, but when we arrived, no table for us, even though i saw a couple of empty tables. we were told we could wait 10-15 minutes, or be seated in the bar area. we picked the bar. we waited 10 minutes for someone to show up then 15 more minutes for drinks to arrive. during this time we listened to a screaming baby. we asked to be seated in the main area and we were, there, service was great, food was super, and no screaming baby.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was TERRIBLE! Took 45 mins. for them to bring 3 sodas and 2/3 were incorrect and we sent them back- they never corrected the error to bring us new ones and still charged us for them! The service throughout the experience was basically non-existent which was very disappointing. The only reason to leave a "fair" rating is because the food was good. We ordered various dishes (pasta marinara, pesto pasta, buttered noodles, chicken parm.) and all seemed fresh. The portions were so so. Our appetizer (bruschetta) took forever to be served to us but was tastey again not a very big portion though. If you are willing to risk poor service for decent food then try it, otherwise, take a pass. The restaurant looked old and somewhat worn and it was small. They had plenty of staff but no one seemed very interested in working. We left having enjoyed the food, but were really bummed about how long it took and were disheartened with the cruddy service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent everything!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Very friendly and efficient waitress. My Mom and Dad said the butternut squash pasta was the best they have ever had. My puttanesca was very good. Pesto pasta and fettuccini alfredo were just par for the course/average. Meatballs were delicious! Highly recommended!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

plentiful seating/vibe options. we ended up in the lounge and couldnt be happier. Great wine list and fabulous pupus. Dont miss the crabcakes or housemade pesto!

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I have better Italian food then Kauai pasta. The waitress never come around to find out how was our food.
It’s Good portion for the main course.

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Pasta and marina was very good meatballs not good very dry and not even edible. Wouldn’t go back for meatballs. Fettuccine was good and Greek pasta had too much olive oil. Service was okay don’t think they really like there job.. it was probably a C which was surprising everyone said it was really good...

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

An overall amazing experience. Best Egglant Parmesan I’ve tasted ever! Maybe even better than my own! We ate twice at the Kapaa location during our stay and were all completely pleased. Next year it will be a much more frequent stop!!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

We seated 6 and every entree was delicious as well as the pre-dinner cocktails!

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The alfredo had too much sauce. The chicken parmesan was good, but the pesto chicken was just okay. Not authentic Italian at all, but it filled the cravings while on vacation.

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

This is a very nice restaurant and the food was excellent. The table for 2 is extremely small and it spoiled the ambience as the only one left was by the kitchen. We asked to be elsewhere and were placed in the bar area at the back. So not very pleasant for ny of the tables for 2. That is our only complaint.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The broccoli soup and bruschetta were amazing. Also had the short ribs which was a huge portion.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Awesome!!!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Went to Kauai Pasta Kapaa for dinner and their food was delicious and the service was great!!

The Eggplant Parmesan was delicious!!! The Greek Pasta was delicious too; however, the portion seemed to have shrunk. To have included a side salad would have done the trick.

The acoustics in the building makes the noise level louder then it probably is and/or maybe that the groups of people were so energetic and talkative that it was hard to hear our table's conversation.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Lasagna simply noodles and cheese with a meat sauce . Very disappointing

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Service is dreadful. Food is served late, cold, and too salty.
I would recommend this restaurant for avoidance.
Boil up some pasta at home, chop up some tomatoes, basil and garlic and simply don't bother with Kauai Pasta.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Quick getting us back to a table. Drinks took a long time to get. The food came out in twos. So 2 pizzas then 10 mins later, two kids pasta, then 10 minutes later 2 adult meals and lastly the other adult meals. Kids were done long before the adults even had their food. Floor was slippery. One of the kids fell. Food was just okay.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Overall, we always really enjoy eating at the Kauai Pasta. The food is very good!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Good Italian food with large portions and good friendly service.

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Food COLD, Not enough Sauce on the dish we ate. ordered meatballs they came out long after we were in the middle of dinner & came out COLD. Been going to the restaurant past 3 years if not longer, ONE THING I HATE COLD FOOD..

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5.0Dined on February 6, 2018

This is a favorite for lunch for our Sewing Sister celebrations!
Food is good & affordable.
Cy always makes eating lunch a pleasure.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

My grandson had a great time on his fifth birthday/first time at Kauai Pasta, and says he can’t wait to come back again. The House Pasta and meatballs were delicious.

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1.0Dined on February 4, 2018

When we got there they had closed due to weather related issue

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Good food and nice service. It would be great to have sheets on the tables to give a more Italian ambient.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We really enjoyed the caprese.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The service was very good! We chose to dine at the bar and the two bartenders that served our drinks and meals, Tyler and Cy, were super friendly and were able to make dining recommendations for us. My husband selected the special Braised Short Ribs - they were outstanding. I selected the Veal Marsala which was disappointing. The veal was thick and chewy, and the breading (Panko) was soggy. Overall though, it was a good experience. They do have a lunch special that they advertise which looked like a good deal, so we may go back to try the lunch pasta specials.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Great Italian food! Kid friendly! Nice and relaxing dining!

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2018

Food was good!! Feeling annoying that they refuse to split checks. The noise level was out of control.

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2.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The place is very outdated, waitress took 30 minutes to acknowledge us. We had to flag her down to place our order. Food was good, atmosphere was horrible and the layout of the restaurant was all chopped up. Super weird.

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2.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Good food, lousy service and noise that was unbearable. Avoid the center room if you want to enjoy your meal.

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2018

The front of the house is unorganized. The food is decent but the pizza was too salty, spinach and artichoke dip was bland, at least the caprese was good. They also ran out of a couple dishes.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent lunch experience today! The service was friendly and quick. Our food was delicious. Members of our party had salad, pasta, and a panini. We especially enjoyed the daily lunch special options. Great food, great value! I’m sure we will return soon.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service and food was good value for the quantity

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