Taverna - Maui

4.4
1695 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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) 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

To comply with Maui County’s “Safer Outside” rules, all guests over the age of 12 must provide proof of full vaccination and a form ID to dine indoors at Taverna. Unvaccinated guests can be served in our limited outdoor dining area, but may be subject to a wait time based on the restaurant’s availability. A person is deemed fully vaccinated 14 days after the final vaccine. ALL guests age 5 and older are REQUIRED to wear face masks unless actively eating or drinking. Thank you for your cooperation during this time.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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vipJohnmaui
Hawaii
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great wnes and our server was 5 plus!!

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vipGlennB
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great casual spot. I liked that proof of vaccination was required. The bread is fantastic. Meatballs delicious. Good pizza. One of our favorite spots.

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vipWonderful
Austin
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We’ve had great dinners at Taverna in 2021, but our two recent dinners were disappointing. We were not asked for vax records and there were several employees not wearing masks, or not wearing properly. It’s not surprising this place closed down for a few days due to Covid outbreaks. The service on both visits this year was not polished. Our food was not delivered together and some starters simply didn’t arrive. After sitting down for over 90 minutes without our mains, we decided to pay our bill and go to another more reliable restaurant. Covid has been very hard on hospitality, but there are simple processes, and safety protocols that should be followed. Such a neat venue, but management is lacking.

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Scott
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great patio space for reunion of four couples. Steve provided great service. Lovely wine selection but inflation has definitely hit Kapalua and Taverna!

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CindyinEugene
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have at least one meal @ Taverna while on Maui. Last night was no exception to your usual excellence except our dear friends who we meet there didn’t come for health reasons.

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vipMLBB
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steve was an excellent waiter. We had a wonderful bottle of Italian wine and the pasta special, lasagna and frito misto. All delicious.

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vipShura
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was average. Ambience would have been better without the screaming baby. Price was expensive for what you get. Romaine lettuce was not fresh. This is a clubhouse food menu with high end pricing. It’s a better lunch place rather than supper. Wife’s meal was over spiced with to many red pepper flakes.

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jodyd
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite allowing reservation to be made and getting reminders, the restaurant was "temporarily closed when we got there. We were very upset.

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vipdiningfool
San Francisco
110 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I wish I could leave a review on our experience but 2.5 hrs before our reservation we got a text saying they are closing for the week due to Covid impacts. Sign of the time? Only wish they had made the decision earlier. No way to get another reservation with such short notice. If you book this in the near future consider a back up.

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Ginny
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch was good I love there pizza. Service was good just disappointed the luch menu seemed a little limited. overall good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cooper the bartender was the best. super friendly and funny . Jamie the hostess was very sweet and recommended her favorites from the menu which we order and really liked. The atmosphere is really beautiful.

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vipLola
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was mediocre food served by harassed wait staff. We had 8pm reservations and were one of few indoor tables. The outside patio was full. We sat for 20 minutes before anyone came to give us menus and water for the table and left before we could order any drinks. We waited another 20 minutes before someone came by and took our entire order. We made eye contact with several wait staff trying to order a second round of drinks and were ignored. When we asked to order two drinks each due to the slow service, they refused. Our last drink order was never delivered but was in our bill. While we understand being short staffed due to Covid, this is a business and as such should have either limited their seating or let us know they were short staffed. Honestly, if even the staff smiled and engaged with us a little, it would have improved our experience, but we were pointedly ignored and when we were served, it was with a terrible attitude. The food did not make up for the poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience5

We went for a family dinner. They were short staffed, which is understandable during Covid. We ordered food based off menu and the food didn’t come as described. We mentioned this to the waiter and the waiter said ok sorry, took the food a

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RichardK
El Paso
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience4

They were very short staff. The ones that there tried hard but struggled. They were out of many items. Hopefully they can get it together

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was not good. Caesar salad was soggy. Short rib was dry. Lasagna was a flat plate of sauce, one layer of pasta, and melted cheese on top??? Gross

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was only okay. Two items we requested we were told after our order was placed were not available. How do you not know at 5pm what is available? For example, ordered a Caesar salad to be told no romaine lettuce. Our waitress was pleasant but when the person who had wanted the salad then ordered soup instead which was too salty for her taste, the waitress did not ask if she could get anything else for her. It was not the worst dining but we had higher expectations.

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vipWonderful
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was good. Not great. Limited menu and we would have like to have seen more variety with the pasta options.

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vipscott
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great, laid back atmosphere with great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Only one waitress she did the best she could. Limited menu.

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vipMauiLibby
Hawaii
195 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our foursome had booked an 8 pm dinner reservation for New Year’s Eve several months ago, we were glad to get together in what we locals consider to be a great restaurant. We enjoyed our meal and our server Christine was very efficient, and helped us to have a nice time together without feeling rushed. We were in the process of waiting for our check when all of a sudden a man in a white and colorful Hawaiian shirt came rushing to our table and angrily shouted at us “ You must leave NOW! We need to clear out this table to get ready for the big celebration event!” We were at first startled, then dumbfounded and then angry. We were just waiting for our check and this person burst on the scene to chastise us, we who had just paid for an expensive meal. We learned later that this was the Manager, Gene. We live on Maui and until this incident considered Taverna to be a favorite place. It was apparently a very bad day for Gene. We have traveled many places, eaten in fine restaurants in Maui and other countries. But we had to agree that this was the Worst customer service experience we have ever had. There were so many better ways Gene could have conveyed his message. And so the four of us agreed that this was the Last time we would dine at Taverna.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This may be the worst restaurant on Maui. While the prices are outrageous, the food is less than stellar. There is a charge for the very average house bread, no substitutions of any sort are available with entrees and the $20 salad is no bigger than McDonalds and adding a protein is not an option. Go elsewhere. Do not waste your time or money. If you need something while staying at the Ritz, Sansei and Pour House are excellent options. Even the lobby bar or Honoloa store offer better dining options.

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vipSugarycube
Tahoe
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not very good many empty tables and we had a wait an hour. Good ok not great

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vipDS2004
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Really nice ambience and very open and inviting lanai. Unfortunately our waiter left a lot to be desired. He kept walking behind my husbands chair as a shortcut to get to the outside area. My husband moved his chair back leaving only inches and he then squeezed himself through! We finally asked him to go around and he looked at us like we were crazy. When describing the fish he proceeded to tell us how he ‘jabs it in the face’ when he catches it. Our food took a ridiculously long time to come out and my husbands fish was over cooked. Our waiter mentioned the fish to The manger who was very understanding and came to apologize and remove it from the check . The pasta and clams was delicious and my sons pizza was average .Restaurant is in a great area and has so much potential. Really needs some fine tuning.

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vipSheryl
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We prefer dinner to lunch at Taverna. We had to sit outside on the patio rather than eating inside (except for bar area) and it was terribly windy plus some patrons got up and walked outside the patio area to smoke and the wind blew their smoke in our face. Normally Taverna is one of our fav restaurants on Maui but lunch was less than a desirable experience.

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TimA
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Amazing view. Food great, but take forever since only 1 cook. The problem is I believe server forget ours order. Foods came after table that was after us (same server by the way). Didn't apologize or said anything.

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Winelover
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fabulous

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vipCamfam
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and gorgeous views!

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HeatherHoehn
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food very average, extremely small portions if you have any big eaters. Lasagna was decent. Pizza was bland, had much better pizza at Pi Pizza in Lahaina.

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Kelly108
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous in every way!

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KevinM
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

First time here on Xmas eve. Great service. Food was okay. The lobster pasta tasted a little too fishy, the chicken carbonara pizza was not impressive. No meat really. It looked like a simple cheese pizza. The best dish was the lasagne. Our waiter was awesome.

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AnnH
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wel love the atmosphere and food here and the service is outstanding!!

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MyrnaS
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The linguini with clams and sausage is delicious! The lasagna is pretty good. The tartiere was okay. Service was decent but I have had better. Overall a good dining experience.

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MichaelF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Food was average, but very expensive. Restaurant was extremely loud. Service was good, ambiance was nice.

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vipTrishL
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG. Every bite we had was awesome. We sat at the bar and had the best service. Grace was fantastic. The manger came over and talked with us about the options on their incredible wine list. The music was great and it couldn’t have been a better experience. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food and service were not bad

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JimG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They should not have advertised being open for lunch and saying thee were only 3 reservations left. There were only 4 tables of us in the entire place. Everything was so disappointing as we thought they would be ready and prepared to re-open.

We were also sad to find out the long time manager/owner was no longer there.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved it. Our sever JJ was the best. Great food, drinks and service.

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CarolynR
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff were phenomenal and worked to seat my large party together and offered to take holiday photos too! They went out of their way to create a memorable evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and an overall great experience.

FAQs

Taverna - Maui offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 667-2426.

Taverna - Maui is rated 4.4 stars by 1695 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.