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Sarento's on the Beach

3.9
1700 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • 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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1700 People Are Saying
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3.8
service
4.4
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3.6
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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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 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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2.0Dined on March 12, 2018

For the high rating, it was a disappointment. Poor server, table wobbled serverly, food was average, wet cloth at end was cold & environment was nothing special. We marked that one off the dinner list. Five Palms and The Mill were much more impressive all around.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

This restaurant is literally on the beach. The food was very good. The service was very good. The menu options and specials were excellent. Amazing for a sunset dinner.

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3.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We've had a number of memorable meals over the years at Sarento's. It once was our go-to place for a special meal. We even have held a wedding reception here in the past.

Our serving team was very attentive. Staff is knowledgeable about the menu offerings.

Prices are rising, and quality isn't rising with them, unfortunately. I had the spaghetti, despite saying that more than $30 for a plate of spaghetti is crazy. I just remembered the meatballs being so delicious, and quite frankly, couldn't find anything else on the menu that sounded wonderful. Meatballs are ok. Not like I remembered, and nothing special about the sauce. In fact, it was really pretty bland. I kept thinking that they needed seasonings.

That was actually the overall comments from our entire table. Food lacked flavor. Even the caesar salad was pretty tasteless. I ordered light dressing because most places tend to overdo the dressing. I had to actually ask them to bring me more on the side because I couldn't taste it. I thought it was because I asked for light dressing. Turns out it just didn't have much flavor at all.

My husband ordered the caprese. I'm sure they were trying to be creative, but he was so disappointed when the cheese was poached and ended up having a gooey consistency. Some things are just best left simple, and caprese is one of those things.

Two diners had the seafood mix, and both said the fish was bland and dry, and they were disappointed in general with the dish.

This is an expensive place. And I'm happy to pay the prices when the meal is good. While I love the location and the ocean views, it's just not the restaurant it used to be. I

In talking to people at our complex pool, I found it's not just me. Others say they've just stopped giving them another chance thinking it as just an "off" night. After my last two so-so experiences, I don't think of them first for a special meal. Hoping they realize and make some changes!

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wait staff was young and a boy to eager. Food was marginal at best. Nothing special. No vegetarian options—had to ask.
What they came up with did not really deliver: gnocchi w/almost raw vegetables included. It was not a good alternative.

Beach view was...dark. Probably best viewed at sunset.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The whole experience was very strange when we were waiting for our table a man stormed out because he was waiting so long to be helped by anyone. Come to find when we finally did sit down the restaurant was almost empty. We then sat down and was given no menus and was not asked if we wanted anything to drink besides water. We had to ask for these. The price of the food was expensive and was not worth the money. The atmosphere and decor were all very strange.

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I would have liked to have given a good review but we left before we could order.
We had dinner here a couple of years ago and everything was fabulous. Food...service...everything. This was the reason we were excited to come back for our anniversary.
Our experience this time was one of disappointment. We were seated and simply left alone. After twenty minutes and several tries to flag someone down we left. The waiters were sophomoric and joking with each other versus working.
I’m quite sure other guests felt the same way.
Perhaps this was an anomaly and might give it another shot as the management reached out to me.

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1.0Dined on March 8, 2018

It is sad to say that the service was the worst I have ever experienced. We had to ask for items multiple times and then still didn’t get them. I then asked to box my food and they forgot and said oh sorry we threw it out. We advised we didn’t want dessert but still had full glasses of wine and server kept saying I will have your car brought up. Twice I said we are not ready to leave yet going to enjoy our wine. I took clients to this dinner and was very embarrassed.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We LOVE Sarentos on the Beach. We will be back again!!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always excellent and this time was no exception. Service was perfect, food always excellent, and as always, the perfect view. Make sure to ask for a beachfront view and don’t miss sunset!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

We had a great meal here, everything was really good. The service, the food and the lovely sunset.
Definitely worth a visit.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Good food and a fantastic beach front location for watching the sunset.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Nice secluded table as requested when booked, attentive service, excellent food and wine from a wide selection. Valet parking was appreciated. Nice evening overall.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Some of the BEST Italian food we have had. Excellent service. We have also had breakfast on numerous occasion, just as good.

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3.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Have been to the restaurant several times and always great. This visit was mediocre at best!
Hopefully a one time occupancy.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Right on the ocean with wonderful sunset view. Team of waitstaff that all helped each other to provide excellent service. Great food to equal the setting.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We have dined with you before but the service was unbearably slow and when it finally did arrive my lamb was not medium well done but very pink. We were all too hungry by then for me to return it. My daughter is celiac and although the waiter was told and asked to tell the chef she was not feeling well later in the evening so assume it was cross contamination.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great location as the restaurant is right on the beach. Food is above average, but nothing exceptional.

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1.0Dined on February 22, 2018

What an unfortunate experience. We’ve eaten Sarento’s several times over the past few years and invited friends to join us for breakfast, their never having been before. After our waiter took our order, we never saw him again. After 45 minutes & one of our guests needing to eat, I sought another waiter who said they were starting to make it. Within a minute, our meal was served -ice cold! Who knows how long it had been sitting in the kitchen? The next time we saw our waiter was when he brought the bill. As we left, we saw that he was tending bar. An embarrassing situation for the two of us hosting. You’ve lost 5 future customers!

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Love this place. We have our date night here each year we visit Maui. Service and food are always fantastic. It is one of the best places for fine dining in Maui.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

After reading some reviews I was not sure about going to Sorentos for dinner
Our dinner was wonderful beautiful view
The hostess and all the young waiters were so attentive and friendly! The only thing I would say was negative was the bar tenders not real friendly. They kind of loosened up after awhile.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Perfect way to celebrate maui!

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

This seems to be a place in need of renovation We had to wait for our table for 15 minute though several were empty. Instructed to sit at the bar. A strange presentation of a salad of burata and poached tomato. Nothing was outstanding. Disappointed. Had been recommended by a colleague.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

A beautiful location with view of the setting sun over the ocean.
The food was very good and the service very friendly and helpful.

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