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Kona Pasta Co., Kailua-Kona, HI

Kona Pasta Co.

3.7
3.7
190 Reviews
$50 and over
Hawaiian
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Hawaiian, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 209-8494
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 190 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for business meals

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Kid-friendly

190 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m no foodie, but we love Kona Pasta Co. This was our third visit and we asked for a second floor outside table to watch the sunset. Every dish has been delicious. Lasagna, steak, chicken, breads, desserts. Server was Alie this time and she was outstanding!

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  2. Disappointed

    Hawaii

    16 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Service very slow, out of many items on the menu and food is bland

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  3. SteveK

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The best Italian food in Kona. John is the best bartender we have found here. Not too crowded or noisy.

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  4. WilliamR

    Portland

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff were friendly and polite, restaurant clean enough but the food was not good. The pasta was overcooked and mushy. The sauce tasted like it was Ragu from a jar or a can of spaghetti-os. Do not waste your time here.

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  5. Alessandra

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great! Atmosphere was energetic but a little loud. Service is always great! Only thing that I would recommend for the space is to add some sound dimmers as there are many echos in the space.

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  6. Missy

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We made a rez not knowing it was only a $100 per plate valentine special. The hostess said it was a 4 course meal but then we sat down and were told we had to shed an papery and dessert. Steak was overdone. Disappointing

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  7. MichaelB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Wait for your food was to long. Food was under cooked

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  8. Tomcat88

    Louisville

    117 reviews

    3.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately Kona Pasta fell short of our expectations and the entrees were not to the par of competition. Our pasta dishes were lacking in expertise especially the Carbonara. It had very little egg and cheese creamy texture seen in classic Italian entrees. Saul was an adequate service but lacked the knowledge of menu and availability of preparations. Several items need to be improved to support the restaurant pricing levels and menu descriptions

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  9. AnneL

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous. Our server , Ally, was amazing. Food was tasty and unique. View and setting lovely. Highly recommend!

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  10. TravelFun

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hesitated to go here because of some of the reviews, but please listen to me - this pasta restaurant is probably one of the best we have ever been to. The service was excellent. We sat upstairs, outside - a beautiful evening to eat outside. Rachel, our waitress was upbeat took pictures of us during the sunset and attended to every detail. The manager also checked in on us later to make sure all was well. We started with an appetizer - Bruschetta with mozzella/tomato and balsamic drizzled about - excellent. My husband had the portobello ravioli which was incredible. I had the veal marsala and it was the best veal marsala I have ever had. The portions were very large. Pefection! Dessert was panna cotta - OMG - excellent!! Everything is made fresh here, including the pasta. Don't miss this restaurant - be sure to make reservations ahead of time.

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  11. Konagal

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The servings were huge! My dining partner and I could have shared an entre! Pasta was delicious!

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  12. LarryC

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location with great service & authentic Italian food.

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  13. MsTF

    Hawaii

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    90% of our positive dining experience was due to waiter, Jack’s attentive & personable service. Our nickname for Jack, “Jack of all trades” as he was the server, host AND bartender! Marinara sauce was especially delicious because it wasn’t puréed too fine, it had a lovely tomato texture. Our party of 6 ordered pork osso buco, pasta primavera (red sauce), spaghetti & meatballs, opakapaka w/saffron risotto, & eggplant parmigiana. Unfortunately, opaka was overcooked & lacked some kind of sauce. Risotto with sauteed spinach was the standout of the fish dish. Eggplant parm needed more marinara as the breading soaked it up leaving the spaghetti pasta mostly naked & sauceless. We would definitely return there on our next visit.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a great experience especially for a late night dinna!

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  15. Kyle

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went in with 2 adults 6 kids, a little concerned since there was so much availability. After dining I have no idea why this place is not booked full constantly. Lasagna bolognese, chicken parm, ravioli special, spaghetti and meatballs, Cesar salad, bread, tiramisu, crème brûlée and they even made a special cannoli for the kids. Everything was great. The hostess even noticed us discussing how the table was a little off balance and without asking came over to fix it. Waiter/Service was perfect, food was great. Nothing short of five stars.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch there on my fiancé’s birthday on 01/20/2024. It was a bit slow in the restaurant, but I know the lunch hours are new. Our service was absolutely stellar. I think our servers name may have been Ronnie? I can’t be sure. Tall gentleman with brown hair and a hat. He made the experience for my fiancé excellent. The manager was kind as well. We will be back.

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  17. AmyG

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant was out of most items - blamed a broken freezer, but there were items like Caesar salad and beer selections, etc that were also out

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  18. RandallW

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Caesar salad & catch*, lasagna*, garlic bread and noodle dishes were good to excellent. *=excellent The veal was tough, but the resotto and sauce were good. Wine prices are comparable to other venues.

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  19. CorkiC

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food Excellent service Beautiful scenery & atmosphere

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here several times. Highly recommended. Food is great and service is top notch!

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  21. IgnacioG

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Service was ok, the waitress was nice but she didn’t check on us for almost 45 minutes to if we needed water or something else while we were waiting for our food. Maybe because it was New Year’s Eve?

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  22. SF43

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service! I asked for something not on the menu (spaghetti bolognese) and they were able to accommodate and it was delicious!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    At 7:30, they were out of the entrees we wanted. Then we were told they'd sold their last salad, the last one left on the menu, after we ordered it. Fifteen minutes later, we were told they'd run out of my girlfriend's pasta order. She changed her order, which arrived 15 minutes after mine. The noodles on both were over done. The waiter was very nice and comped our Lillikoi crème brûlée, which was excellent! Drinks were good, too!

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  24. DenineR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    NYE dinner...reservation for two at 6:30 p.m. We were seated at approximately 6:15 p.m., upstairs/outside lanai...beautiful view! Greeted about 10 - 15 minutes later, advised by server of items that were already out of stock and that the kitchen was slow, so we immediately placed our order. (The server could be heard telling the other guests the same thing about the kitchen.) Finally received salads and bread at approximately 7:15 p.m. - salads were large portions, garlic cheese bread was good, but lukewarm. At 8:15 p.m. we still hadn't received our main entrees, and the server never came by to apologize/give status updates. At that time, a family of four (with two young children), who were seated the same time as us, got upset and started complaining to the manager. We deermined two hours was long enough and decided to leave. We explained to the hostess and then manager of what took place and offered to pay for our salads and bread, but when the manager wanted us to wait so he could look into it, we said we've already given them two hours, so he said it was fine, and we didn't have to pay. We really wanted to enjoy this place and give a grest review, but they made it very difficult due to the way it's managed. Lack of staff and organization seem to be a key issue. We ended up going to Outback Steakhouse, who accommodated us (after their "last call") ... food was delicious and service was great!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food. I had the chicken parm and it was excellent. Plenty of gluten free options for those of you who, like us, appreciate that.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second visit coming from Hilo. We highly recommend Kona Pasta. Mahalo for the wonderful service and meal experience:

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  27. BrianW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Maybe it was too late at night (7:45) and they didn’t have enough personnel that night? My kid liked his pasta (kid’s menu), I liked my mai tai, but that was it. The food took too long to make it to our table.

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  28. CraigF

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The hostess was rude. Our server was nice and tried hard. They were out of a number of things. We got the spaghetti and meatballs and the pasta primavera. The red sauce tasted like Ragu or some other cheap store bought sauce. The meatballs themselves were good. The bathrooms were dirty and the restaurant itself could use some TLC. There’s far better places to eat in Kona.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Horrible. Made reservations on yelp went there and there was a sign they were closed. They should have closed reservations instead of letting people come there.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    It was closed even though it took our reservation

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  31. JDub

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We sat upstairs and it was quiet, that was nice, but we felt removed and there was zero ambiance. The waiter was kind, but service was slow. We waited an hour for our food and the family that came after us, ordered after us, got their meal before us. It was very expensive, too expensive for pasta and considering the cost one would expect bread with the meal, but it was a la cart. The food was not amazing and certainly not worth the $$$. One positive is the pasta portions were big so three of the four of us had leftovers for the next night; that helps defray the cost.

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  32. fussy

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff really tried. Food is at best fair. Hope it gets better

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  33. TerryH

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was outstanding we went early and we’re seated promptly. The dining room is very open loud and chilly, but I had read that on a review and brought a shawl to put over my legs. There’s a lot of cement view, but you have to look past it to see the ocean ! Service and Food were excellent. I had the lasagna and my husband had the pork belly carbonara, a little dry on the carbonara but delicious.

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  34. StephenB

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was absolutely delicious. And service extremely attentive . Wish they would put tables outside on the patio! It would be perfect.

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  35. HelenM

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My Grandson took me there for my birthday. Jeff or waiter was excellent at recommending menu selections. Food was outstanding. They gave me a birthday dessert also! I had the Carbonara, Grandson had Veal Marsala and husband had the fresh fish catch of they day- all great.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Kona reef yesterday on 12/1 and really enjoyed our time. Chefs cooked everything super fast. Our favorite was the chicken Alfredo & spaghetti meatballs. The meatballs were in the top 5 meatballs we’ve ever had. And I’m picky!

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  37. HappyHawaiian

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was good as was the first time I dined here. This time, the focaccia was very dry and the eggplant parmesan could have used more sauce. Otherwise, the experience was great.

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  38. BarrettW

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Nothing short of it. Our family was headed to the airport and found this wonderful place. Food was pretty good but the service was incredible. We have a few allergy’s in our family and they did an incredible job. Shout out to the manager for talking to us about their food safety with allergy’s Thanks for a great night! Can’t wait to go back in future!

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  39. BobL

    Seattle

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Very good pasta dishes. Service was a bit lacking in terms of attentiveness as was a bit slow for order to come out despite not being very busy. Virtually no ambiance to the setting recognizing the location is not optimal. Would go back however.

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  40. BeRo

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Really terrible overall. Food is some of the worst we have had on the island. If you are actually Italian or have visited Italy you will not like this food. The server was pretty nice and tried to give the best experience they could but the atmosphere and the menu need a serious change.

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FAQs

Kona Pasta Co. is rated 3.7 stars by 190 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Kona Pasta Co.

75-5864 Walua Rd, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740-1318

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Kailua-Kona
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Hawaiian, Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Phone number
    (808) 209-8494
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