MATTEO'S OSTERIA

4.5
1851 reviews
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Italian
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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Denver
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!!! Best Italian on the island.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Russ was fantastic waiter. Would definitely come back. Squid ink dish and pumpkin ravioli were amazing.

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KR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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! ❤️

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t
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food on Maui. Service is energetic and engaged. Fantastic wine list.

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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BM
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very yummy!! Seats a little uncomfortable.

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JH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Michael was outstanding. He had the perfect mix of conversation and information with lighthearted persona.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Russel, our server was amazing! Food was amazing!

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JF
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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BD
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JS
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always consistent good food

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food nothing special - good server

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LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kiana was amazing! One of our favorite restaurant experiences in Hawaii

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food lacked flavour; not seasoned; pasta well over cooked; service below average

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.
Wendy Cook

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SB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matteo's was fantastic as usual and our server Rachel is the best!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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LP
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food was wonderful!

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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r
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent wine list and service. My husband and I both really enjoyed our meals.

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PS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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

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c
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a Birthday with friends and it was outstanding

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RS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful meal at Matteo’s. The food never disappoints and the service is great. Among our favorite restaurants on the island.

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JV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

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Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always consistently great.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a hidden gem! We loved this place!

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JE
Edmonton
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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RS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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B
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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d
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Overpriced wine by the glass pushed bill well beyond what is reasonable for a salad and a pizza

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Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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!

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s
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is our third time to Matteo's and enjoyed it very much.

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Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, great food great service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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!

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TW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Nice to have a great traditional Italian dinner in paradise!

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