We had a lovely meal. The house pasta was lovely. The lasagna also was awesome. Highly recommended to all.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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...
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!!
We seated 6 and every entree was delicious as well as the pre-dinner cocktails!
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.
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.
The broccoli soup and bruschetta were amazing. Also had the short ribs which was a huge portion.
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.
Lasagna simply noodles and cheese with a meat sauce . Very disappointing
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.
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.
Overall, we always really enjoy eating at the Kauai Pasta. The food is very good!
Good Italian food with large portions and good friendly service.
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..
This is a favorite for lunch for our Sewing Sister celebrations!
Food is good & affordable.
Cy always makes eating lunch a pleasure.
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.
When we got there they had closed due to weather related issue
Good food and nice service. It would be great to have sheets on the tables to give a more Italian ambient.
We really enjoyed the caprese.
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.
Great Italian food! Kid friendly! Nice and relaxing dining!
Food was good!! Feeling annoying that they refuse to split checks. The noise level was out of control.
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.
Good food, lousy service and noise that was unbearable. Avoid the center room if you want to enjoy your meal.
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.
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.
Great service and food was good value for the quantity
The ambience of the restaurant itself was old and outdated. But the winning factor would be the food. I’d highly recommend the butternut squash. It was one of the best meals I’ve had while being on the island. I do recommend sitting away from the front desk if possible as their phone repeatedly rings at a higher than necessary volume. Overall good experience.
Not bad Italian. My issue was that half of our meals came out lukewarm, but maybe we caught them on a bad night.
Great neighborhood eatery. Wonderful good at reasonable prices.
In all honesty, I was pretty disappointed. I had read all of the reviews and deemed that this place would be a 50/50 shot of impressing me. But I decided to give it a chance anyways. My fiance and I were celebrating our engagement and I wrote it as a note when I made the reservation but when we got there, it wasn't even acknowledged. On top of that, our food took longer to come out than the table who was seated after us, even though we ordered the same exact 2 appetizers. I wondering if they gave our appetizers to that table first by mistake? Also, the food itself was not worth the price. I got the pesto chicken pasta and my fiance got the steak; both of which were very dry. Needless to say, we will not be coming back when we visit Kaua'i again. This place is very overpriced and the value for the price isn't exactly worth it at all.
FOOD WASN'T AS GOOD AS PREVIOUS VISITS. HOUSE PASTA WAS TASTELESS, CAESAR SALAD NOT ENOUGH DRESSING, BLAND TASTING. SERVICE WASN'T THE GREATEST. WAITRESS DIDN'T SEEM TO CARE. PRICES ARE HIGH FOR WHAT WE GOT.
The food had good flavor but was lukewarm when it arrived. Our food arrived before our drinks. They comp a dessert even after we declined dessert. Not somewhere we would go back to.