Overall our favorite on Maui, especially if you like great Italian. The Lasagne and Bolognese are excellent, along with the most amazing and moist Short Rib we’ve ever had.
Great wine list at all price points, and Wine Down Wednesday has select wines for half price. Great Happy Hour as well.
Service is spot on. We been served by Rachel and Russell, and Justin at the bar, but all the servers and staff are really good! No views, just great food and great service at more reasonable prices than the hotel restaurants on the beach.
Great restaurant!!! Best Italian on the island.
We went for the Wailea Restaurant Week promotion. It was terrific! The portions were regular sized, the selections were great, service was impeccable! LOVE MATTEO’S!
Russ was fantastic waiter. Would definitely come back. Squid ink dish and pumpkin ravioli were amazing.
We celebrated my 50th birthday here and it was our first time eating at Matteo’s. Rachel our server was absolutely amazing! Very attentive and super kind! The food was literally off the hook, crazy good. We had the Margherita pizza with Caesar salad to start and shared the lasagna, it was SO authentic and delish! Highly recommend! ❤️
Best Italian food on Maui. Service is energetic and engaged. Fantastic wine list.
The dress is casual. We sat outdoors. The service was excellent. There is a good wine selection. Our salads were delicious. Our entrees, the lamb, spaghettii bolognase and squid ink fettuccine were bland. They could have had more spice. We should have asked for pepper flakes.
Very yummy!! Seats a little uncomfortable.
Our server Michael was outstanding. He had the perfect mix of conversation and information with lighthearted persona.
Russel, our server was amazing! Food was amazing!
Our dining experience at Matteo's began with the most lovely and genuine hostess. She was authentically kind and accommodating. It was a very busy evening for the restaurant with a conference in town and yet both she and the manager/owner were able to provide an exceptional welcome.
We were fortunate enough to get a lovely table outside and the energy was magnetic. A lovely seated area provided an ambiance akin to an Osteria in Italy. We happened to be there on a Wednesday and ordered a lovely bottle of wine (50% off!).
The server we had was charming, funny, thoughtful and despite the business of the restaurant, he never seemed in a hurry, stressed or anxious.
From the focaccia with hummus as a starter, to our main dishes, the food was delectable. Although quite expensive, the chef, servers and general ambiance of this place made up for the pain in the pocketbook! :)
I can't say I've ever had such service. The place is run in a highly organized, exceptional way. Clearly someone knows how to run a successful restaurant. Cheers!
The service was excellent. The atmosphere was romantic. It was my boyfriend 30 year retirement dinner and staff was wonderful. We were sat outside which was like sitting in a piazza in Europe. They even gave him a complimentary tiramisu which was delicious. Both of ordered the lasagna and the flavor reminded me of that I ate in Italy. Highly recommended!
Always consistent good food
Food nothing special - good server
Kiana was amazing! One of our favorite restaurant experiences in Hawaii
Food lacked flavour; not seasoned; pasta well over cooked; service below average
Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the waitress was absolutely awesome. She was friendly informative and a nice change from the average person. We would want her section the next time we went.
Thank you for a great experience.
Matteo's was fantastic as usual and our server Rachel is the best!
They were very nice. The food was excellent. The staff was a bit casual (like “Cheers”) for my tastes and at that price point. It was our anniversary but they did not offer free dessert. Portions were good but nothing left to take home unlike most Italian restaurants on the mainland.
Service was great and the food was wonderful!
Excellent wine list and service. My husband and I both really enjoyed our meals.
Caesar salad was overdressed. Pizza was disappointing. But what I liked least about the restaurant was that each dish of the 3 courses came out so fast, it wasn’t a leisurely meal. It was like they wanted to get rid of is
Celebrated a Birthday with friends and it was outstanding
Always a wonderful meal at Matteo’s. The food never disappoints and the service is great. Among our favorite restaurants on the island.
We were staying at Grand Champions, which is very close to Matteo’s, so we decided to try them one evening. It was a Thursday, so we got to reserve a good time for us. We pulled up and parked right in front, which was a great start, although there was great parking all around! We were greeted with smiles and seated right away. The restaurant was medium busy for mid week, which did incur a bit of background noise. Our server, Russell, came to our table quickly, took our drink orders and thoroughly explained how the menu worked, and also the specials for the evening. Our drinks and food came quite quickly and was presented nicely. Our daughter had a personal Antriciana pizza, my wife had the Braised Lamb Pappardelle, and I had the Lobster Ravioli, which was one of the evening specials. The pizza was good, but a little salty towards the edge. The lamb was very good, which made my wife very happy, and the ravioli was also very good, with a surprising amount of lobster meat! We then opted for the Tiramisu and Irish Cream Coffee for deserts, which were both very tasty! Russell was cordial and attentive, but not overbearing, and made us feel quite comfortable!
Over all, we had a great dinner and evening! Would go back again, AND recommend to friends who were looking to dine Italian!
Food and service always consistently great.
What a hidden gem! We loved this place!
The best meal I’ve had in a while, best 2 or 3 I’ve ever had on Maui. Odd location in an out of the way strip mall but a nice ambience, if a little noisy. Quiet when I arrived at 6:15 but hopping by the time I left. Friendly, helpful and efficient service. Outstanding caprese salad— loved those little caviar-like beads of balsamico. Seafood pasta equally outstanding. Save some bread to get the last drop of sauce! Pricey but worth every cent. There are many fine restaurants on Maui and, while I’m on the I’m on the island for only 3 weeks, I’ll definitely splurge on this one again.
The food was excellent, our waiter was a little absent, but the other wait staff picked up her slack. We ate outside which is nice to do while your in Hawaii and the patio was very accommodating.
Really excellent Italian fare at very (by Maui standards) reasonable prices. Huge wine list, many available by the glass. About as good as you can get outside of Italy and better than some we’ve eaten in there!
Overpriced wine by the glass pushed bill well beyond what is reasonable for a salad and a pizza
Fell far short of expectations which weren’t high to begin with. Service was great but execution of food was poor especially considering the price.
We arrived at 7 for our reservation. We did not get our food until 8:30!!
I had 2 young kids with me so you can imagine what the scene was like. The server should have at least been proactive and tell us that food was coming out late but instead he just ignored us and focused on his larger party of 10+ table sitting next to us. I had to personally go up to the hostess and ask to speak to the manager.
We came to celebrate my daughters birthday and we ended up leaving with no special celebration at the end as we were not willing to spend another minute there after being there for nearly 2+ hours.
Never had such a bad experience like this!
This is our third time to Matteo's and enjoyed it very much.
Best dinner of our entire Hawaii trip! The service was excellent (Christian was our server and he was super attentive!), food was amazing (get the lasagna bowl, you won’t be let down) and the drinks were delicious (mai Tais at an Italian restaurant? YES). Highly recommend it!
Wonderful, great food great service
Horrible waiter (Michael), terrible food and high prices! The trifecta of the “I’m never going back there again!” restaurant experience! To top it off, they overbilled is...icing on the proverbial cake!
Wonderful. Nice to have a great traditional Italian dinner in paradise!