MATTEO'S OSTERIA

4.6
1700 reviews
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Matteo’s Osteria is Italian Soulfood in the heart of Wailea located at The Wailea Town Center. As the 2016 ‘Aipono Award winners for Best Italian Food on Maui, we invite you to savor our healthy, locally-sourced, homemade pastas, pizzette and entrées. Our traditional style comes from the influence of award-winning Best Chef on Maui, Matteo Mistura, born and raised in Liguria, Italy. If you enjoy a truly unique family style dining experience, we ask you to come for our friendly, attentive staff and tour the world through a glass of wine with the largest wine selection by the glass in the State of Hawaii.
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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and we had an amazing sever named Russell. The food is always delicious and we love the wine selection.

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SD
South Dakota
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always difficult to control noise levels when so many tables close together. Our server was delightful and knowledgeable! One suggestion is to have server mention you can substitute for example mashed potatoes for risotto. Definitely will recommend

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Christian was very knowledgeable and helpful choosing item to order. Fast and wonderful service.

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MD
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, fabulous meal! I googled many restaurants to try in Maui and this one had rave reviews. So glad we dined here. Pasta is made fresh in house. Over 64 wines to chose from! The service was amazing and the meal was delicious. You will need a reservation. The restaurant tends to be a bit loud but that only adds to the ambiance. Everyone is excited about what’s to come!

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Y
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The issue is not the food it’s the service. When a waitress has issues with serving you a open bottle wine taster to choose between two similar cab sav and states “ we don’t do that” with a bustling demeanour you know you are in the wrong place. We had a good appetizer, a reasonable lasagne. Great support staff in terms of busboys and everyone else. Perhaps if you truly dislike your job you should not be doing it?!!

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we come to Maui, we always dine at MATTEO’S. I love the Portafino. The staff is always friendly and efficient.

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DT
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was bland with little flavor. Disappointing. Our server was nice but had too many tables and not around much.

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MS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rachel was great . She was very accurate and accommodating.
We had to move tables outside, and everything was smooth.
The presentation of the food is simply outstanding and we’ve been celebrating our special occasions there often, as we live nearby.
Hats off to the entire crew, especially the chefs
Well done !!!

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FL
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice roof perfect team! The ambiance ok. I believe one of the best Italian spots in the city

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SD
South Dakota
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food, excellent service but noise level was quite loud. We sat outside thinking it’d be better.we've eaten here a numbered times each year we come but seems like they’ve added more outside tables making the noise level increase. That being said, we will still come and recommend to others hoping maybe the numbers will decrease outside.

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Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Overpriced.
2 of the 4 wines on "special" were not available.
The special food item was sold out at 6:45.
Food was generally good but expensive for what you got.
Wine is extremely overpriced.
Very disappointing.

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MP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food is usually top notch, but on this evening, the pasta special was a little oily and needed something acidic to cut through the olive oil.

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MG
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience at Mateo’s was excellent. From the start of our lovely seating area to the immediate attention to us by our waiter. Our table of six agreed the food was outstanding. It is now on favorite list of restaurants.

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O
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matteo's is truly a neighborhood gem. This family-owned restaurant gets it right - great service, wonderful wine list, and authentic Italian cuisine.

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TS
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful cuisine...by far the best high-end Italian restaurant in Wailea/Kihei. The salads are unique and superb. The pasta is home made. The appetizer and main course selections are diverse and each is excellent - a delight to the pallet. Both the indoor and outdoor dining areas are well appointed. The wait staff is well-trained, attentive, and friendly. We come to Maui for 6 weeks each winter and dine at a variety of great eateries -- both expensive and moderate. There are several restaurants that are of high quality that we truly enjoy -- and of the top if our list are Matteo's and Cuartro.

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S
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was awesome from the great service to the excellent food. Can’t wait to go back.

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BI
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Food was excellent. However we had a 7:30 reservation and were sent to the bar- fine. Seated at 7:45 ordered salad and wine. Salads came promptly and ordered dinner. Waited a long time for our dinner and tables that were seated 15 & 30 minutes after us received their food before us. Seems you need to be a regular to get really good service. Prices as high as the resorts not the value it use to be.

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m
Montana
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The fish was over cooked and dry to the taste

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k
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This was my 3rd visit to this restaurant (2nd this week). Normally the food is quite good, but this night, the calamari appetizer was overcooked. But, the lasagna was excellent, and so was the service. Earlier in the week, we did not have a reservation, but were given 2 seats at the bar, which is normally ok. However, it was windy and cool (for Maui) outside, and those seats were right in front of the door to the restrooms outside, and it made for an unpleasant experience because of the constant opening and closing of the door.

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JB
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

This restaurant does not know how to cook Calamari to be tender. I asked for it to be undercooked and I got overlooked calamari unable to chew. Sent it back and got the same in second round so I just sent it back. I wasn’t charged but it would great to learn how to cook it. I also missed my appetizer course. Then ordered Pappardelle with lamb which came lukewarm for my wife and I. We did not send back because we were hungry. Our waitress was good. Just poor execution by chefs. Our second time in a week but will not go in next 2 weeks. Sad

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RR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely amazing!! Fantastic service. We come every year during our stay!

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O
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love this place! The food is consistently excellent.

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Boise
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both fantastic. The best lasagna we had ever had! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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JJ
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Where to begin? We asked to be seated inside since there were 10-20 mph wind gusts. We were told it was all reserved. They sat us on a patio, (which at the time we were seated had only one other occupied table). The table behind us had a party of 17 people, 6 of which were children under 3, come in as we were receiving our drinks. The rest of the patio seating was empty for the next hour while we were jostled by wait staff waiting on the table behind us. None of which even acknowledged they were constantly hitting my chair. The noise of the whining children and adults talking over the child noise made it impossible to carry on much of a conversation at our table.

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IS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Really a pleasant evening.

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AP
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent homemade pasta and great service. Amazing wine list to compliment the fantastic menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Brought our kids there and the waitstaff was great with them.

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L
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Italian food on Maui
Wish it was closer to Kaanapali but worth the drive

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LJ
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best Italian we have had and we are not strangers to the fare. My son said it was the best meatball in his life and my husband wanted to go back every night after. The staff was very nice and Sean was extremely helpful in selecting the perfect wines to go with our meals. Definitely made the list and when we are back in the area we will stop by.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff, overall great experience! Would 100% go back, especially for the variety of gluten and dairy free options for my dietary needs!

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DF
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food, good atmosphere. However, seating was a bit odd. Lots of spots where chairs were in the middle of everything or in the way.

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S
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Italian food Our waitress,Kaley, was excellent

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G
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our final few hours on Maui before we flew home. I could not have scripted a better ending to a nearly perfect holiday. Matteo's service is professional and very attentive. The food is delicious and the selection of wine by the glass is amazing.

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good but very noisy!

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LO
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love eating at or in the bar area. Gregory, Dillan and Justine take great care of us. Great drinks and wine list.

Their caprese salad is exquisite as is the eggplant tureen appetizer.

We love it there and will keep going back as long as we are here on Maui!

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TO
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was attentive and professional. Spaghetti Bologna was particularly delicious. Very busy. Make reservations.

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PR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Good food
Michael a great waiter and enjoys what he is doing. Great asset to the business

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e
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice terrific service

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B
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was just ok. The lasagna was their specialty but I have had much better. Meat sauce was blah but noodles were good. Would not recommend for the money you pay. Waitress was excellent

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