Taverna - Maui

4.5
1634 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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    Dec 6, 2021 only

    Mon - Sat 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Taverna Restaurant, home of Urban Drinks + Italian Eats, is proud to announce their inaugural Bar Team Competition/Cocktail Contest. The event be held on Monday, December 6th at 2 pm and will feature Roca Patron Tequila. Tickets for the event are available at $25 per person and include a Patron Estate Release Specialty Cocktail. To comply with all current social distancing requirements, limited tickets are available.

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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last meal on Island. Great service. Though I was I would have chosen a seafood house for last meal next time. Pork chops and lasagna were dynamite!

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RandyP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are return customers and never disappointed. Every item was prepared expertly. Imaginative creations by the chef. Our waiter managed the pace of our meal for our maximum enjoyment. He was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, preparation, and was well versed about a rather extensive wine list much of which was Italian wines. We look forward to our next dining experience at Taverna

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except the pancakes were a bit rubbery. Coffee was superb, the Taverna scramble and banana bread were delicious. We enjoyed our meal and the service.

PB
PauraineB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh, the server was great. The food we ordered tasted fantastic. We ordered the braised beef with Brussels sprouts and puréed potatoes and gnocchi. Came out pipping hot and was well worth the trip. Didn’t take photos since the food looked just like the pictures other people took.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance. Good value as well!

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CoreyB
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely pricey but you get excellent service and food. I has sea bass and my partner had a snapper special. Bother were very good but the branzino on the menu was actually better I thought. Our waitress was excellent. Great date night and way to treat yourself while on vacation. The chocolate tort dessert was great as well. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Great food!

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vipDeniseS
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time to Taverna did not disappoint. Great food and wonderful service (thank you, Mari). We will return!

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vipMichael
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

I would recommend this restaurant only for people who have never actually eaten Italian food previously. It’s also probably best for those who can’t even locate Italy on a map. This is some of the most bland food I’ve eaten in a long time. How so many seemingly good ingredients could be combined to create really tasteless food is a mystery. The meatballs were hockey pucks with a tomato sauce that didn’t taste like tomatoes. The carbonara pizza was so wet on the bottom that you could not pick it up. Really? The service went downhill when we refused to purchase a $165 bottle of wine - sold everywhere for $75 - that the server was pushing hard. It’s Hawaii and we’re on vacation so who really cares. But don’t go here unless you really have no other options.

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LoveMaui
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JJ was our server he was knowledgeable kind and very helpful. The managers John and Bridget stopped by to check on our experience and they were thoughtful and welcoming. Cooper the bartender did an outstanding job on our drinks. All in all it was a great experience and we look forward to going back.

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Orchid66
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Lasagna is the best we've ever had. Other dishes are just as good. Waut staff is friendly and attentive.

MN
MarcyN
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was not good

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Champagne
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service for our last diner before flying home was first rate. We will definitely come again

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Vivin
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service here. Would absolutely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for my birthday. JJ did a wonderful job. He is a great server and really knows what he’s doing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is excellent, but some portions are good while others are quite small (Caesar salad was much smaller than expected, especially for the price). The ambiance is great, unfortunately the bar area was loud due to a football game so our night was punctuated with loud cheers and groans from the bar that is open to the dining room. We had ordered a salad to share but it was so small we ordered a second one which they forgot. It finally came out with our meals. Then the bill came and they ended up charging us for 2 appetizers when we only ordered 1, we assume they accidentally put in for a second app instead of the salad? Either way the second salad was also on the bill. It may have just been an off night for the waiters or some mixed signals between the two? Like I said the food is excellent, and overall it was a good experience, but definitely could have been better.

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JimF
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Pasta dishes were very small and service was just average. Was expecting something better.

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Vanessa
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We came for Thanksgiving with party of 11. Older kids at one table, adults at another. Waiter moved slowly but service was good. Took adults’ drink orders then went to kids’ table and took their drink and food order. Opened new bottles of wine and Prosecco which was nice. Kids food came quickly. It was a while before waiter came back to take our order. Kids were done with food and on to dessert when our food arrived. Everything seemed to be taking so long! Finally when it was dessert time we asked for the check so hopefully it would come while finishing dessert. We all had the turkey dinner. It was just okay. Turkey was delicious, dressing was interesting…looked like it was sliced from a tube, Brussels sprouts were good as well as potatoes. I had high expectations from the first impression of entering the restaurant. Unfortunately, I was disappointed in our experience. However, we are very thankful for all the staff that were working on thanksgiving and taking time away from their families.

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vip21Lover
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dining on Maui! Thank you for a lovely evening with brilliant service and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, nice ambiance, and excellent service by Joe! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was outstanding. Turkey, dressing, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, brussel sprouts and butternut squash soup. Desert was pumpkin pie cheesecake to die for! JJ our server was awesome! We love Taverna’s! 5 gold stars!

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vipMattH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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AmyR
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The adults food all came out at same time. The staff did notice but there was nothing that could be done at that point. They didn’t bring all my child’s food. We never got one item despite asking twice. The food was average to above average. Pretty room. Bring a sweater it is breezy.

The wait staff seemed rushed. I’m not sure I received the wine I ordered. The wine was not great but the price was high.

We would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience by the whole team!

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Mjmcbm
San Joaquin
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was JJ who was OUTSTANDING! Very friendly and extremely knowledgeable regarding cocktails and all food selections. We ended up having him select our entrees after we narrowed down our choices to four. He was spot on with his recommendations. I had the duck leg pappardelle which was fabulous. My husband had the opakapaka fish which was excellent. We split a beet/goat cheese salad which was also very very good. We had a chocolate dessert (we never order dessert) that was fantastic. The scenery was amazing, the aesthetics of the restaurant were awesome, and we will 100% be back!!

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SharonM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday brunch at Taverna during our recent visit to Maui. Julie Z was our excellent server. The daily quiche special was the best we’ve ever had. The meal was accompanied by a Hawaiian singer soloist with guitar and captivating Hawaiian dancer. The meal, service and entertainment was one of the highlights of our Sunday.

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JM108
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really like the restaurant and it's location and the view of the mountains. The food is very good and you are really happy it was not busy when we got there for a Sunday brunch. We'll definitely go again. We went there another time and said at the bar for dinner at all so was pleasurable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Overall I felt it was an okay experience. I ordered the bolognese with gluten free pene, I wished there had been a bit more sauce, felt like they skimped out on it for my dish. My boyfriend had lasagna and the meatballs, said the sauce for the meatballs was better than the lasagna as a whole.

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MauiLover
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taverna is always good. We get the same meal each time we are there and really love it.

SL
SteakLover
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoying our quiet vacation at Ritz Carlton-Kapalua, set aside one night for dinner at the Taverna, Kapalua at the Kapalua Golf course.
Dinner was excellent, wife had pork chop, I had the grilled Branzino. Food arrived hot, delicious. Good wine to accompany.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Irritating vaccine and temperature checks when few restaurants are doing so.

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Llanear
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. Personable and professional. Very attentive. Both the food and cocktails were terrific. I didn’t expect good pizza west of Chicago but your pie was delish. Also, the vegan Bolognese was surprisingly good. You really could not tell it was not meat Bolognese. Great evening overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Joe was a great server

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JosephD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the second time we dined there. The food was amazing and the service was really great. Next time we come we’ll be right back there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food . The service provided by JJ was by far the best we have had. There is nothing better than a server who makes you feel welcome to stay as long as you want.

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Coop
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
Linguine

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Excellent service, poor quality food.

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vipgrubuff
Denver
60 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A friendly local Kapalua gathering place. The Polpetti has a bit of bacon in the mix, and is delicious. Duck Pappardelle, rich and tasty, and small size is good enough when combined with apps. The lasagna is enough for two to share. Pizzas don't have the thin crispy crusts I expect from a wood fired pizza. More of a soft doughy variety. Not knowledgeable in this, but I think a different kind of dough. Great place.

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shepdawg
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very casual Italian restaurant with a nice bar. Menu was slightly limited, but service was excellent.

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RandyR
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall we enjoyed our time at Taverna, overall it was very good. Service was very attentive and the food arrived in a timely fashion. Entrees were tasty, the fresh baked bread as appetizer was very good. We would enjoy eating at Taverna again.

FAQs

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

Taverna - Maui is rated 4.5 stars by 1634 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.