Taverna - Maui
Take out only, curbside pickup available if requested. 808-667-Ciao (2426)
A comfortable, casual neighborhood Urban Drinks | Italian Eats in the heart of the Kapalua Resort. Italian cuisine that will be familiar and popular using only the highest quality local products with the authentic flavors of Italy.
Taverna won Best New Restaurant (GOLD), Best Bar (GOLD), Best Italian (SILVER) at the Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine Awards 2017 & 2018.
Best Italian (GOLD) and Best Cocktails (GOLD) at the Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine Ai'pono Awards 2019
Fabulous! Great service. Super vibe. Excellent food! We will be back and we are from Texas!!
Overall, we were disappointed in our experience. While the location is a beautiful one, the food quality was less than satisfying and we felt the prices didn’t match the true quality provided. We wouldn’t return.
We came on the last two Monday’s and had the linguini and clams. They were excellent.
We LOVE Taverna! Although a little pricey, it's totally worth it!
This was my second time going to Taverna. The service there is top notch and the food is excellent. Try the Pollpette meatballs and order the Lasagna as an entree.
The bar makes fabulous drinks as well and they accommodate special drink requests as well.
Came for a birthday. Waitstaff forgot there was a birthday
Of the cocktails, the Whipping Post was very good, but the mai tai was excellent. The first and main courses were, on the whole, average. The flourless chocolate cake was delicious. Service was attentive and competent.
Awesome restaurant away from the busy Lahinia area. Delicious food; perfect service and beautiful views.
Server explained the menu in detail and was extremely knowledgeable in what he served. The food was refined using fresh simple ingredients in a way fine chefs are capable of doing. Deco and ambience was appealing. No evidence of excess oils etc. Service was top notch. A bit hard to find using GPS but worth circling around to find.
The variant on a traditional tiramisu was spot on.
Another great Italian meal at this restaurant. Highly recommended.
Excellent service from Alex. Outstanding food. Dark & dreary atmosphere. Why all the black?
Dinner at the Taverna was delish. We ordered the lasagna and the spaghetti carbonara. Both were equally good. Our server was great. Cute place, Nice ambiance. Would definitely eat here again.
Loved it so much we are eating there again one night later
Best meal we had on the island.
We have making an annual trip to Maui for over thirty years. Consistency in service and food quality can be a challenge on the island given the turnover in staff, but when we find somewhere good...we keep coming back. Taverna was an experience that far exceeded anything we have ever had on Maui. The food was simply awesome. Service...exceptional. View...spectacular. It wasn’t a one off either...we ended up making four visits, including lunch and dinner. The quality never wavered, the service was also on point....and quite frankly..we had some of our best meals ever. Pricing is perfect. You won’t walk out of there feeling like you were just hit with tourist prices. Can’t say enough good things about Taverna. Can’t wait to go back!
Pizza over cooked, computer glitch order didn’t get placed on time. Very noisy ,
Chef was nice to make a pasta & marinara dish special for me. Unfortunately the computers went down & it as barely warm when served. Caesar salad delicious.
Overall it is fine. Nothing special. Prices are fairly high for the value. Service, however, was excellent. If you’re staying in Kapalua it is very convenient.
Great service , pasta and clams were amazing as was the beet salad
Another fantastic meal. I keep coming back for the homemade pasta and hubby for the amazing thin crust pizza (5:30 or after). The beet salad is another favorite. Ambiance, food, and service are triple wins. LOVE IT! ❤️
Our server was phenom food abundant and tasty
Lively Sat Nt crowd fun
Driving to Kapalua is always enjoyable as generally out of the congestion and always cooler. This is a regular dining spot on our frequent trips to Maui. The service and ambiance are always excellent. The food preparation can vary. My fish preparation was excellent; the starters were all good. The pizza was mediocre.
We loved it! Best dinner we had on our vacation
The lamb pasta was outstanding as was the lasagna.
You pay for bread but it was worth it.
The wine selection and the pasta selection is very good. They also have wonderful cocktails and a nice setting.
Great food, service, and atmosphere. I loved my beet salad as well as the homemade pasta with lobster in tomato cream sauce. Husband thought his fried seafood salad and thin crust (5:30 or after) pizza was very good. We’ll be repeat customers, for sure.
We went to Taverna the last night of our honeymoon trip to Maui. It did not disappoint! We had an excellent meal, good craft cocktails and a mouthwatering dessert. We recommend it to anyone staying near Kapalua!
Favorite place @Kapalua. Leigh is the best. Food and atmosphere is wonderful.
Another wonderful dinner at Taverna to celebrate Valentine's Day!!! Wonderful food and service, we will be back!!
We each had a glass of wine then shared 4 different dishes. The Caprese salad was very good but a super small portion - only 3 slices of tomato with mozzarella. The pizza carnivore (ordered without pepperoni) was pretty good but we only saw/tasted the Italian sausage - not sure there was any prosciutto at all. The chicken pizza was not good at all - like cardboard, dry and tasteless. And finally the eggplant parm was probably the best of the dishes. However, we have no desire to return - and it’s a shame because we love Italian food!
Best Caesar salad dressing I’ve found ANYwhere. Branzino fish was outstanding. Great place with reasonable prices
Hostess was initially rude when we arrived. Not impressed.
Food was good but not the best I’ve ever had for Italian. The pizza we had was odd and had ingredients separated into quadrants and that wasn’t clearly spelled out on the menu.
The carbonara was good and the short rib was decent. Value wise the short rib was not worth the $$.
Nice venue and very convenient if you are staying in Kapalua
This was our second time dining at Taverna this week, and unfortunately it was a 180 from our previous great visit.
Our server Steven was condescending, hurried, and yet inattentive to us. Blatantly ignored us at times, and just made for an uncomfortable meal. Truly felt like we were a waste of his time. We are very easy going foodies in a major city, and not one to complain, but his attitude earned this. I’d be glad to share more details.
Earlier in the week we had Leigh as our server and it was a great and memorable experience... she went above and beyond, and was a major reason we came back. Hard to believe that both Steven and Leigh work at the same restaurant.
It was the last night of a great 10 day stay in Maui and genuinely our only poor dining experience.
Nice ambience, excellent food and service! Can't wait to come back with our entire family!
Great food, service and atmosphere
Great Service, food and lively atmosphere
Very Good Italian food served at a very good price. Excellent wine menu and the service is outstanding.
Taverna - Maui offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 667-2426.
Taverna - Maui is rated 4.3 stars by 1180 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.