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Sun, 5/20
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Sarento's on the Beach

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1723 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Sarento's is nestled on one of Maui's premier beaches overlooking the islands of Molokini, Kaho'olawe & Lana'i, providing guests with unsurpassed romantic ocean view. Italian-style warmth & hospitality are part of the atmosphere that makes this fine dining establishment one of Hawaii's most celebrated. The superior service, coupled with the outstanding culinary offerings makes Sarento's a place where memories are created. Superb, five-star regional Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Specialties include award-winning presentations of homemade pastas, fresh Hawaiian seafood, prime steaks, signature veal, lamb, chicken & pork dishes. Creative preparations of classic Italian desserts are enough to make a grown man cry. The main wine cellar offers over 75 domestic & imported wines ranging in price from $30 - $1,000. One of the most respected collections of wines in Hawaii, contains over 1,500 bottles from France, Germany, California with a focus on rare Italian wines.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Brunch daily: 7–3 pm
Happy Hour: 3–5:30 pm
Dinner nightly: 5–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(808) 875-7555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Geno Sarmiento
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kilohana Drive
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking or self-parking in the public parking lot.
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Special events & promotions
Exclusive dining experiences for Large Parties, Wine Tastings, Private Chef's Table Dinners, Customized Printed Menus are available with set dinners to add that personal touch. Please contact us for more information or to begin making arrangements for your event.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1723 People Are Saying
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3.9
service
4.4
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3.7
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I live on Maui and this place has the best oceanfront location of any restaurant on the island. Great food great service.

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1.0Dined 3 days ago

Very disappointing. We had been here couple years ago and loved it. Service was poor. Ordered crudo- they didn't have any; ordered mojitos. My husband ordered second and was told they had no more mint. Veal Milanese was very oily. Mixed seafood grill - prawns still had veins in and were overlooked and tough Same as the white fish. Scallops were under cooked and risotto was like soup. For the price it was extremely disappointing.

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Very nice restaurant ambiance but service and value under par in our opinion. There was a table of 4 right next to our table. The owner came over, greeted them and then the wait staff hovered and served their every need (frequent diners at this establishment?). Meanwhile, my husband and I were pretty much ignored. Since this was our first visit here, and celebrating my birthday, we were sadly disappointed. We will not return.

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1.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food and ambiance was great. The service was awful. The menu is way too expensive if you have 1 star service. I would not return because of the lack of service

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The service was slow, food was mediocre and high priced. Would not recommend this to anyone

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Saw a beautiful sunset and that's about it. The power went out right as we got there, so we only had bread and one drink each before we left after sitting for about an hour. The view was great, and I might have given a few more stars had the server come by more frequently. We were the last to be waited on, the last to be given a check, the last to be informed...it felt as if they had forgotten about us. View was great, but I don't feel like I need to go back.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

There were termites flying all over us and our food. It was miserable.We thought it would die down after the sun went down it did not. They offered to move us but said they were all over. We eat outside all the time here and have NEVER experienced this. We could not wait to spend $200 bucks and leave.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

As always food is fantastic, service is top notch and you can’t beat the setting!

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Sarento’s has changed management and style - I have been going there for many years. This time they got the order wrong, were sloppy about fixing it. My partner was finished hers and we were still waiting for more than 20 minutes and my order never arrived. We left. Something very wrong there now. With so many good restaurants in the area, I’d skip this one. Poor service. Poor attitude. It was astonishing really.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The view was fabulous! The service outstanding! The food was delicious! I didn't like the shrimp on the mixed grille, but the scallops were maybe the best I've ever had. It was a very fun evening! Actually, I had breakfast the same day. It was very lively as well.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

My wife and I were at Sarento’s for our anniversary. Our waiter, Alan, made our night particularly memorable. Great food and service with an unbeatable view!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Everything was wonderful!

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3.0Dined on May 2, 2018

The lamb was outstanding, the grilled mahi-mahi over pasta with a light tomato sauce was excellent, but the mixed seafood grill was just okay as the mahi-mahi used in this dish was cut thinner and therefore over cooked. The prices are high for what you get. The location can’t be beat though. One thing that was cringe-worthy annoying was the photographer coming around offering to take a keepsake photo. In a high end restaurant it’s cheesy, unless the photo is complementary.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Wonderful evening.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Scheduled a table at Sarento's to celebrate a Birthday. It happened to be a cool day in Maui (cloudy, windy and 74 degrees) so hostess moved us from an outdoor table to a banquette. The view from the restaurant is very scenic as you can see Molokini and Kahoolawe. We were seated at 6:30 so it got dark soon after 07:00 PM.
Very enjoyable dinner and a great tiramisu that was complimentary for the birthday.

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

It was our 49th anniversary. We were seated at a lovely table close to the beach, and waited 20 min for anyone to come to our table! We were ready to leave when water & bread was delivered. Another 15 min wait. That’s 35 min without even seeing a menu! Long story shorter, the manager came by telling us that our dinner was still going to be longer & he would comp our entrees. For what they charge this experience was not one we will chance to repeat! We have had past outstanding experiences here so not sure what happened this time around.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The view from Sarento's is beautiful. Four of us had dinner there in April but none of us loved our meal. The Caesar Salad is not a true Caesar, it has a weird deep fried anchovy that was hard and tasteless, and the dressing is just a balsamic vinaigrette, and the croutons appear to be store bought. One of our guests had the spaghetti and meatballs and was underwhelmed, he said it lacked much flavor. Two of us had a pasta with ahi and a marinara sauce which was also bland. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't great either. Also our server was slow and inattentive.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Had a wonderful evening -thank you for accommodating my request to be seated outside beachfront view -made the dinner experience so much more memorable
Food was good ,bit pricey
Service was excellent
Would definitely recommend the restaurant for a romantic dinner -recommend booking table with beachfront view

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was great and the service as well. Sunset was a bit intense so would recommend going after sunset than prior.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Overpriced and underwhelming

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great sunset venue
Nice wine list
EXCELLENT FOOD

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Service was excellent. The receptionist saved us a corner table right by the beach. Best table in the house. And she let us park in valet for free due to limited parking and said we could keep our car there while we walked on the beach. Good food, great view, nice way to spend last day in Maui!

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Beautiful location, but Soooo Slowwwwwwwww

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Can’t beat this beachfront location - really an awesome place. Hands down the best focaccia bread I have ever had - Parmesan crusted with Hawaiian sea salt. I would seriously go there again just for the bread and the wine! The Caprese Salad was weird (pictured below) and tasted weird too - the cheese had the texture of a runny egg and who peels the skin off a tomato...and where’s the basil? Anyhow meal was great - I had Mahi Mahi on fresh pasta. So good. A house photog came by insisting on taking our photo and then never ever returned - maybe our photo was bad lol. Anyhow great spot on the beach for dining. Service was good as well

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Ambiance was terrific. My husband’s steak was delicious, my mahi mahi was ok. But the tiramisu was excellent!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

One of my favorite Maui restaurants which I try to dine at when I’m in the Island.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was excellent for the most part. The only exception was that we weren’t asked how our meals were. Mine was very salty which did hinder my enjoyment of the Mahi mahi dish. The server didn’t refill our wine and it was awkward for us as it was behind us. Overall a good experience but for a restaurant like this we did expect a bit more service.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very average food and service was not at all what we received at other Maui restaurants. From the hostess to the waiter just not what you would expect. Very expensive and average to below average food.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

They ran out of lot of the items we wanted. Service was not attentive and we are patient people. Would be great for sunset but we will not be back.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

A wonderful family dinner to celebrate 3 generations of birthdays! A splurge for sure, but worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great service. Beautiful location right beachside.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We arrived on time. We were given a table closest to the beach. We had multiple waiters to serve us. The wine and meals were outstanding. The Caesar Salad was a lazy-man’s, tasteless version of a lettuce wedge. The young man who took our photo was most kind to reprint our photo with 50th Anniversary title!!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Everything was delicious, the views are outstanding as well as the service. Worth a return trip!

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Service is the expertise at this restaurant. Food, not so much. Portions are miniscule, especially considering the price. Taste is ok but not in proportion to cost.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Been there many times
The service and attitude was not up to par

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great Italian restaurant - very consistent - third time eating here and nails it every time. Cocktails are great!!! Valet parking! And the views are stunning, right on the water.
Ciao

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Generally disappointing, realized after the meal that one of the main vegetable ingredients had been left out. Service was efficient but no feeling of engagement just “tell me what you want and I will get it”.
Definitely not up to our previous 4 or 5 visits.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We have been coming to Sarento's for years. It is the best setting around, but the food has gotten mediocre over the last few years. The menu had few interesting options, unlike it used to. Food was cold and service was so-so. I hope they get it figured out since the location is awesome

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Best crudo I have ever had!!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Amazing view, great food, terrible service.

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