I live on Maui and this place has the best oceanfront location of any restaurant on the island. Great food great service.
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.
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.
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
The service was slow, food was mediocre and high priced. Would not recommend this to anyone
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.
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.
As always food is fantastic, service is top notch and you can’t beat the setting!
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.
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.
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!
Everything was wonderful!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Food was great and the service as well. Sunset was a bit intense so would recommend going after sunset than prior.
Overpriced and underwhelming
Great sunset venue
Nice wine list
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!
Beautiful location, but Soooo Slowwwwwwwww
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
Ambiance was terrific. My husband’s steak was delicious, my mahi mahi was ok. But the tiramisu was excellent!
One of my favorite Maui restaurants which I try to dine at when I’m in the Island.
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.
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.
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.
A wonderful family dinner to celebrate 3 generations of birthdays! A splurge for sure, but worth it.
Great service. Beautiful location right beachside.
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!!!
Everything was delicious, the views are outstanding as well as the service. Worth a return trip!
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.
Been there many times
The service and attitude was not up to par
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.
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.
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
Best crudo I have ever had!!
Amazing view, great food, terrible service.