Taverna - Maui

4.4
1317 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) 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

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1317 people are saying
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TimB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our late dinner at Taverna. There was a lot of energy and the food was wonderful. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

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doctortran
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was melting delicious
The baguette was fresh and great for dipping
The gelato complimented the tiramisu

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! The staff was warm and welcoming. The food was outstanding and the wine was eclectic. Thank you!!!

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vipLindaJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food just okay stick with the meat plates and pizza or pasta

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FrancesM
New Mexico
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food, service & location are great. Prices are high.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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Renata
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is terrific. Very sophisticated and somewhat “European.” A bit noisy, but that seems everywhere these days. I ‘d go back

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vipOldMan
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The restaurant location is pretty far from our hotel but only a $10 cab ride. The service we got was outstanding! The lady waiter we had was excellent and she was quite busy. The menu is quite limited and the food was fair. It was recommended by a ‘foody’ friend, so maybe this was an anomaly?

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SteveS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service!

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vipRyanM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and good experience overall, just about out of this world; especially compared to the other restaurants in the area. I’ll certainly be back! It’s a go-to for a great cocktail or meal in a relaxed and airy atmosphere.

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Yummy
Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner during our honeymoon. We sat at the bar and had a spectacular meal with excellent service. Would 100% recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was fantastic and we loved the food we ordered. Large plates and great ambiance.

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DebbieM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was not great for lunch. Disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special bday brunch
So missed coming herein 2020
So happy they are open again

Love the lobster benedict♥️

Good friend KevinBrown playing his fabulous Hawaiian music!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Food is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our honeymoon and birthday here. Beautiful green scenery of the golf course and trees. Not an ocean view but the nature view of the rolling hills is incredible. The service was great, the food was amazing. No offer for birthday dessert or even appetizer bread (must pay for those). It’s premium food at a premium price but it’s worth going to for a special occasion as we did, and we loved it nonetheless!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Not sure why this place has such great reviews. The Italian food is at best mediocre. We had some good cocktails but that’s the only thing we had that was decent. Our server was nice but we had an 8:30 reservation and by 9/9:15 they were packing up the restaurant and making a ton of noise so it wasn’t pleasant to sit there and eat our meal. Will not go back and would not recommend.

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LaurieD
Palm Springs
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and location! We loved the variety of choices and the view was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maui Vacation. FABULOUS

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ordered was delicious! The open air atmosphere was so nice after a day in the sun. Make sure to visit the labyrinth located a short drive down the street and a little bit of a walk. Totally worth it.

CJ
CJAC
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent!

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RAMriview
San Diego
47 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food & view of the golf course were great. Our server was a little out of it and forgot our water & to place one of the four of our orders. She was very nice but a little absent minded.

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Heather
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pasta carbonara I've ever had! Beautiful setting for dinner!

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vipBonnieW
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Definitely recommend!

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vipSheryl
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Very poor service and they don’t seem to care. We used to love Taverna but we were very disappointed this time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, good food, pleasant waiter

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovily evening

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vipPeterF
Los Angeles
280 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is a trendy Italian restaurant with a nice menu and reasonable pricing. On Wednesday's they have a wine list featuring 1/2 price bottles of wine which makes them at store retail price rather than restaurant uptick pricing. The list is nicely balance from $30 to over $100 at 1/2 price. The restaurant is noisy and not a place to go to if you want to have a nice conversation, great for parties and groups that don't care about conversation. Service is average, in our case the waitress brought the desert menu while we were still finishing dinner and asked what we wanted. They did make you feel rushed and this was with numerous empty tables around us, so it wasn't a need to get us out the door. It is a place that caters to the tourist crowd more than a locals crowd and is reflected in the food, service and pricing. It is also a place that a reservation is highly recommended since between 6 and 7:30 it is jammed.

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vipBillH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Too noisy for our tastes and the lighting was much brighter than we remembered from past visits.

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vipJoanie
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super great attentive service. The food was outstanding.

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vipChrissie
Sacramento
112 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & service both.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was incredible and the food was delicious! Really enjoyed the ambiance. Would definitely recommend.

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vipMichaelR
Kansas City
38 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to Maui over 20 years now and this meal easily could have been our best ever! Just wonderful, with impeccable service. We will return!

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vipDivine
Portland
65 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Kudos to the kitchen, except for the seafood salad. The presentation is boring. With the seafood sitting on an oily dressing with fennel. Not a good visual otherwise tasty. Bread and soup were delicious as well as my husband's linguine vongole. Extremely noisy and not relaxing, although with that dynamite view before sundown you would think it would be relaxing. Staff and general manager(?) seem new and inexperienced - upselling (Grrrr!) , with the general manager standing near our table when I sent the soup back because of the wrong-size portion and another table sent their dish back to the kitchen. The manager did not approach either table for details or go to the kitchen. Would not return because of the noise, wait staff will improve.

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vipDDubs
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable of the menu, beverage pairings and delivered on a very memorable evening. Our server, Cody, made our anniversary celebration very special and we are very grateful.

The butterleaf salad with roasted beets were enhanced by a well balanced dressing. Save room for the truffle gnocchi either as a meal or heartier appetizer to share. For entrees, the branzino was perfectly executed and although described as one of the lighter entrees it was a generous amount. The braised short ribs were served with a silky parsnip purée. We were also able to have a tasted of the duck confit pappardelle with an earthy mushroom sauce, and for that dish alone, we are hoping to secure another dinner reservation in the next day or so, and to try the pizzas. The lasagna sells out quickly.

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vipladyliz
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Taverna with special attention from our waiter -
Appreciated the effort

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was an amazing server! The food was excellent and we had a lovely time. Would highly recommend.

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vipCaliforniaMom
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The location is convenient for guests staying at the Montage or nearby Ritz Carlton. The view of the golf driving range is pretty, and in better weather, it would be fun to sit at the outside fire pits.

Unfortunately, we did not enjoy our dinner. Two of our family members are allergic to gluten, so they both ordered the gluten-free pasta. The pasta arrived not cooked at all for some pieces, and then mushy for others. Both of them ate a few bites, and gave up, saying that their food was really not palatable. The night was rainy and cold, and we were seated next to huge open doors, so we were already miserable from the chilly breezes.

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vipParker
Denver
84 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful setting and innovative Italian food. A nice experience. We'll go back.

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vipKatherineS
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for lunch on a Friday afternoon. I had the Rotisserie Special Salad and my husband had the hamburger. We were both delighted with our meals. The meat on my salad, which changes every day, was roast pork. The roasted vegetables on the salad were perfectly cooked and tasted so delicious. I would definitely order that meal again. My husband's burger was ordered and came medium rare (usually an unfulfilled request at most restaurants.) It was topped with gruyere and bacon and did not disappoint. My husband loved his burger. I also really like the mocktail I ordered which was a blend of lilikoi syrup and seltzer water. The restaurant is beautifully appointed and our server, Christina, was attentive, responsive and non-intrusive. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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 1317 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.

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