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Mad Bene, Kapolei, HI

Mad Bene

4.5
4.5
24 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Award Winning Hale Aina Best Italian Restaurant 2023. From Spaghetti and Meatballs to Chicken Parm, the Red Sauce joint serves classic Italian-American comfort food craved by many on the East Coast. Driven by the desire to bring that flavor to Hawaii, we sourced the best ingredients and make all our pasta in-house. Why? because you deserve better. No compromises. Oh, and we also decided to make mad good pizza.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Pizza Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (808) 744-7400
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive chef
    Brad You
  • Neighborhood
    Kapolei
  • Cross street
    Kapolei Parkway
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 24 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii

    Good for business meals

  • Hawaii

    Italian

  • Oahu

    Good for business meals

  • Oahu

    Great for fine wines

  • Oahu

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Oahu

    Italian

24 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorites when we come to Hawaii. Food is delicious.. Going back to try their pizza

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. The open air atmosphere is not my cup of tea. I like more intimate setting, pizza was good and baked noodles good.

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  3. JanB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Most Italian food places are ok, but not authentic. The meat ball were made and cooked fresh. That's a plus. Nothing out of a bag. I will go again soon. Great lunch special as well. Affordable and home cooked. Bravo !

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  4. jeremixann

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We got the family deluxe meal, worth it! Taste, experience and service were all great! We will be coming back!

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  5. Missy

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. We were seated immediately and wait staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked a dinner for two at 5:15pm for Valentine’s Day. I accidentally booked our dinner for the 12th instead of the 14th but luckily there was still available reservations two days before Valentine’s Day. The Caesar salad was the best I have ever had. Although, the number of whole anchovies we received was about 50% less than what we normally would have gotten, the flavor was still amazing. Hubbie and I shared the Garlic pizza and the Alfredo pasta. The pasta was seriously ono, creamy sauce and the ruffled pasta noodles were a cute & unexpected detail we loved. We added chicken to the dish. So if you LOVE garlic, get this pizza. It has cooked garlic & garlic chips. You will enjoy it. The crust is thin, which I usually don’t enjoy, but the combination of the cheese and garlic pair nicely with the thin crust. We both just had iced teas, no cocktails, but they have a nice selection of house made cocktails, so give it a try. Lastly, we also didn’t have desserts because we were so full! (But in the past I have enjoyed olive oil gelato) Our server was Jen, and the manager on duty was “G”. Both were attentive. I would recommend Mad Bene if you’re in Kapolei. Great place for business lunches, birthday celebrations and they have indoor & outdoor seating.

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  7. MIGUEL1930

    Exclusive

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Except for the the loud conversation coming from the booth behind us, the dining experience is outstanding. And the Service, excellent! The Food is delicious-the Caesar Salad, the Parpadelle Bolognese, and the Tiramisu. Can’t forget the Espresso Martini. For me, lunchtime is the best time.

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  8. AaronJ

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great and friendly staff. Delicious food and great drinks. Definitely plan on going back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very relaxed atmosphere the food was delicious and great service too. 👍

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mad Bene is a wonderful restaurant which could easily succeed in Waikiki, New York or San Francisco. Portions are perfect for family style, even leaving leftovers, for the next day. The staff is friendly informed and professional. We will be back! Mahalo and Aloha to the Mad Bene crew!

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  11. OpentableDiner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been back a few times! Great food, creative dinner and happy hour menus, skilled kitchen, and friendly service.

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  12. BTR59

    Denver

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Husband & I shared the pappardelle bolognaise. It’s a little small but we were warned. Four of us shared a Caesar salad, which was perfect. Friends shared chicken Parmesan which was quite large, served with spaghetti. They raved about it. Wish we had known happy hour was only in bar or outside. Would definitely recommend

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  13. 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
    Great service. Our food was amazing. Very great price for the quality of food.

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  14. mgzwarrior

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and good house made food! Would definitely recommends for the price!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and good. Too loud inside - hard to have a conversation .

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We came for our reservation at 1700 for an indoor seating. The hostess insisted that we need to sit outside because it’s Happy Hour time. It’s so windy outside and it’s pouring rain. It’s not a typical outdoor temp at least for Hawaii. We have a baby with us too that is on a stroller. The business needs to have some leniency with their happy hour rules especially when the weather condition outside doesn’t permit for outdoor seating. They would rather lose customers than sit you in their empty indoor dining area. Last time we will step foot in that business.

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  17. DocKay

    Hawaii

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a friend’s recommendation, tried this restaurant that I had probably driven by a few times en route to shopping at TJ Maxx and Target. Excellent food! We split the eggplant caponata appetizer, the honey pizza with a great crispy yet chewy crust and the pappardelle with a very tasty rich bolognese sauce. Will definitely return and try the other menu items! Molto buono!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a go to when we want pasta and pizza fix. These are our favorites Mad Garlic Pizza Caesar Salad -This is the best I ever had Shrimp Mafaldine Alfredo Garlic Parmesan wings

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  19. Rachel

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to the Mad Bene a few times now and we absolutely love it. Such a great vibe and the food is delicious. The prices are fair and we love the service. Everyone is so nice and we just always enjoy ourselves when we visit. It’s a perfect place to either dine before or after a film. This is probably our second favorite place to dine in Kapolei, the first being Assaggio. Can’t wait to return.

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  20. Frenchbread

    Hawaii

    239 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    239 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had heard great things about this place, so made the effort with a friend who is Italian to drive out there from Waikiki. We were overwhelmingly impressed. We were greeted warmly, by the host and our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We had the Barata with pistachio honey and arugula to start, and it was outrageously delicious. We both really felt that we needed to try the spaghetti and meatballs in one of the focaccia so we got the double the water that comes with focaccia. There is no doubt that this is one of the best sauces (whereas some of my Italian friends, say, “gravy “ ). I’ve tasted at any restaurant on island. The meatballs were tender and extremely flavorful. The pasta was cooked perfectly. The menu is so inviting that we wanted to order more but we were so full instead, we will take some trips back out there and check out the rest of their menu. It was so worth the trip.

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  21. MargaretM

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. Awesome pasta and pizza. The service could be better, but I got the impression that they were understaffed and working hard to get drinks and orders out. I would give it a try. Very good Italian food which is tough to find on Oahu. Also, right next to movie theater and shopping so good date night location.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    When we arrived, it was not busy. However, our food took a long time, didn't come out at the same time, and then, one item was wrong. And because it was now busy, it took a while to be replaced. It was not a special order.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Two of the five meals came out about 15-20 minutes before the others. Food was cold. :(

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  24. AlissaC

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but I got my pasta once everyone was almost done eating. I had to ask to have my water refilled. No one else’s drink was refilled. The service was my only issue.

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You can order delivery directly from Mad Bene using the Order Online button. Mad Bene also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 744-7400.

Mad Bene is rated 4.5 stars by 24 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 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mad Bene

4450 Kapolei Pkwy 540, Kapolei, HI 96707

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Kapolei Parkway
  • Neighborhood
    Kapolei
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria, Pizza Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive chef
    Brad You
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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