Taverna - Maui
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
Cooper was an awesome server/bartender! We enjoyed our dinner and will be back!
After you show your COVID card and ID to get to the restaurant lobby you are greeted by “greeters “ who looked down their noses at you and took your temperature. I was made to feel that I should be lucky to be at Taverna and not that they wanted me as a guest. All portions were extremely small and nothing to write home about. I got to pour my own wine because the waiter was inattentive. He asked if I knew what a Branzino was after I ordered it. Maybe he was hoping that I had never had Branzino to compare to this one small filet with rubbery skin for $38. We also started with the shareable Frito Misto which was hardly an appetizer for one person. My wife had linguine with clams which were the smallest clams I had seen. If you prefer average, overpriced food and poor and arrogant service, this is the place for you. For us it was our worst meal on Maui.
Food was fantastic
Check in process was extremely disorganized. Some patrons were not vax checked or te.perature checked. The two ladies working the check in desk were rude and dis-interested. They were short staffed and it showed. Kudos to Cooper who was a bartender but filled in as our waiter. He was wonderful.
This was our second time back to Taverna in 3 days! We love the ambiance, food and drinks! We had a great waiter, Cooper, who was amazing and so happy! This restaurant is a gem and would definitely recommend!
Beautiful setting . Really clean. The food came hot. We had really good service. Our waiter took the time to explain and answer all our questions.
We were a little early so sat and had a drink and the lady bartender was really friendly and efficient and was keeping everything clean.
We left feeling more then satisfied and will go back. Pizza was great and big enough to split if you are not starving.
Food and service was very good
Absolutely in love with this place! We went for bunch and loved it so much we booked a dinner here as well. Both meals were fantastic and the service was great. It’s a scratch kitchen so everything is made in house and so delicious. Highly recommend!
Great food and great and friendly staff.
Nice astophere. Wonderful and attentive service. Food was amazing.
Really nice restaurant. It was a bit busy but we got our food in a reasonable amount of time. Food, ambiance, and service very good. If you're sitting outside take a sweater or lite jacket. It was a little windy/chilly.
Everything was great except the pasta dish we ordered was so small we just laughed at it. There was hardly any pasta in it
Our server, she was fantastic! We had a wonderful time
Great evening out on the patio with a gentle cool evening breeze. Our waiter Steve made some suggestions that did not disappoint! We will be back.
We had reservation @7:15 came early to grab a drink at the bar. The hostess was ok with this and we started to sit at bar however 1of 3 bartenders (male) asked us to go outside to sit (whaaat!) so we did then another space came open at another end of the bar (spouse got up to ask if we could sit there) moved to the bar w/female bartender. Got our drinks, having a good time then 2-3 min past our reservation time we asked about our table. Hostess asked us if we’d be ok sitting on hightop in the bar area?!?? Whaaaat!
We did just so we could Eat! Otherwise, food was excellent, bartender (female) very helpful at knowing the menu, recommendations, etc. all in all it was a great night -just a little miffed at the hostess/seating issues!
Took 30 minutes after reservation to be seated the only bummers
Really uncomfortable chairs , but otherwise perfect.
great service during a new wave of restrictions in Maui-did their best to make reservations and seating seamless.
First time at Taverna and we were not disappointed! Our waiter, Steve Brown, came to our table within minutes of being seated. He was terrific, introducing himself, asked if we would like a beverage from the bar, and discussed the menu. Serving the wine from the bottle table side was a very nice touch. The food was outstanding and service excellent. We have booked a table for next week before we leave the island for home. We highly recommend this restaurant!
It was perfect - excellent food, ambiance and service! Especially appreciated how thoughtfully they handled protecting guests with requiring masks, showing proof of vaccination and taking temperatures. Will definitely return.
Great service and food. Not much more to say. Recommend the Short Ribs!
Located on a quiet golf course, this is an ideal place for a quiet, excellent Italian meal on Maui. We showed up early but had to chill out at the bar until our reservation time. The mocktails they have available were all good. We ordered the bread and some olives to start and it was good. We each ordered a salad (Caesar, beet, and caprese) all of which were good. We also got a charcuterie plate to share which was very nice. We had simple pizzas which were good but we couldn’t finish. No dessert for this meal!
Hostess was rigid to the point of slightly off putting. Menu was difficult to order from. I had the chicken and it was dry and not a chicken breast which I would have expected for the price. My husband had to order a $9.00 basket of bread which was too much and ridiculously priced. Least favorite of all of our meals in Maui. This restaurant is overpriced and underwhelming.
The view is spectacular except for the fact that when you sit at the table all you see is window frame that obstructs your view.
We were staying in Napili Bay so I thought it might be nice to eat somewhere other than the restaurants onFront Street in Lahaina and this restaurant was only 7 mins away. I understand everything in Hawaii is overpriced and for the three of us it came to $197 including the tip. (We did have a $50 bottle of wine). For that amount I just expect a little more bang for my bucks. Bread w/olive oil is $9. A lot of other Italian restaurants would just serve it for nothing. My linguini w/clams was ok, I've had better. My husband had the short rib, which tasted like a pot roast I throw in my crockpot, and our son enjoyed his lasagna. We should have just stuck to Lahaina with their numerous restaurants. Nice view of golf course.
We are not large plate dinners. We think American portions are way too much food. We have enjoyed dinners over the years. This recent visit was a joke how small the portions are. Combine this with an outspoken non vac wait person. Very disappointing. We will not be back.
We love the food, service and ambience. Carbonara and Gnocchi was one of the best I tasted.
The food was delicious and the service was superb. Our only criticism was the hostess trio of girls who had us wait in the lobby because we were 10 minutes early for our reservation. Like a time out…not good first impression, that’s for sure. Upon being seated plenty of open tables. Thankfully the rest of the staff wasn’t so snotty.
Live music was deafening. Food was mediocre with few options. Wait staff tried to make up for deficiencies to little avail.
The food is great. It’s a nice alternative to the never-ending fish options of other restaurants in the Lahaina area.
Julie was fabulous, attentive and very outgoing. My husband and I really enjoyed her taking such good care of us!
Food is great. Wine by glass is decent. Pork chop can use a bit more seasoning.
Skip the coffee. It’s awful.
As usual this was awesome!
Great! Nice place.
Get the lasagna, it was amazing
Amazing in every way! Lasagna is out of this world!
The service was not great. We had a reservation and it took 45 minutes to finally get seated. The hostesses placed us at a “waiting” table and then forgot about us. We watched as they sat people who had reservations after ours and finally had to point out that we were waiting for a table. Then, they sat us outside of the dining room area only feet away from the waiting table.
Once seated, it took 15 more minutes for the server to finally come over and greet us.
Thankfully after all of this, the food was good. But overall, the worst hospitality we’ve experienced on Maui. We would not recommend visiting Taverna.
We arrived at 5:45 for a 6:00 reservation. The hostess said she would see us "closer" to our reservation time. I has 2 grandsons under 21 so we could not sit in at the bar. I asked if we could sit at a counter she said yes but we could not have appetizers which turned out not to be an issue since the bartender ignored us the entire time we were seated there. At 6:11 they came to get us to be seated. Which I guess is closer to 6 than 5:45. The "no labor" excuse for slow service and unfriendly employees is getting old. I will probably not return to this restaurant.
We're a party of 4 who ate here last night. I cannot say enough about Taverna. From start to finish it was an excellent experience - made that way by the excellence of ALL the staff who interacted with us. We were there early a bit and seated exactly at our reservation time. Our server was absolutely wonderful. He was friendly, knowledgeable, (clearly) experienced and very efficient. The food was EXCELLENT! We had a variety of pastas and fish. Two had the daily specials. All had desserts. BTW the Tiramisu was to die for. Thank you for a wonderful night with our family! We would not hesitate to eat here again.
Love this place! Great bar and great food! Have been here about a dozen times and tried many different dishes, all very good!!!
Loved the food, bar, wine list and service. Nice place. We will definitely go again.
Great customer service and excellent Italian food. I felt that I was in Italy.
Taverna - Maui offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 667-2426.
Taverna - Maui is rated 4.3 stars by 1482 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.