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Kauai Pasta Lihue

3-3142 Kuhio Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245-2227
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Ranked #4 of 90 restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Lihue Location is open daily from 11am-9pm
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315 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is truly exceptional- some of the best Italian I've had in the entire US. Everything was authentic- the portions large enough to share and well priced. This was a refreshing change after multiple nights of menus with "macadamia encrusted fish, etc" get there early! It fills up quick- and save room for dessert'!!!!

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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We had an very romantic dinner here and the food was to die for. They have some great options and the food is so fresh, yummy, and gourmet! Come here if you want an excellent meal!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great food you must go in as it looks like nothing on the outside. Looks are decieiving great food and service

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Good sauces and portions. I recommend the grilled sweet corn they have as a side. GREAT twist of a simple side. Crunchy garlic bread (I like it that way but hubby prefers it softer). All in all, decent place. Parking is a challenge at Lihu'e location lol....

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We split an arugula salad with goat cheese - which was perfect. The pasta dinners we both had were flavourful and excellent. Our waiter was attentive and made some good recommendations about the wine and meat sauce. Every time we come here it's a very good experience - we will definitely be back.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Tried this place for the first time prior to Leaving the island. A nice mix of local people and those that probably found them on Trip Advisor. They proudly display their Trip Advisor sign at the entry. The food was very good and a great value based on island prices. Service was fast and friendly especially helpful if your flight... More

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Heber Springs, AR
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is our ninth trip to Kauai and we always stop at Kauai Pasta on our way from the airport to our condo in Poipu. This year was no different and we again were not disappointed. Food was excellent and the service was better and more friendly. Prices are reasonable and serving sizes are are large enought that we always... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you get tired of local fare and want a fairly reasonably priced Italian, this is your place. Tasty and un-assuming. Location in Lihue not as fancy as the Kapaa location. My in-laws greatly enjoyed the clams and linguine. My wife enjoyed the night’s special of gnocchi with shrimp and clams. She felt that it was not a great value... More

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Seattle, Washington
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55 reviews 55 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A nice place on Kauai, less expensive than many other dining options. Very family friendly. Large portions. We had the house and Caesar side salads, the pasta special (gnocchi with seafood, weird combination but somehow worked) and pasta with red sauce and meatballs. All were good except teh Caesar side salad, which was mediocre. The wine list is larger than... More

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Frederick, Maryland
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We got there at 5:00 and it was already 1/2 full of patrons! Delicious lasagna and sumptuous salads. The pesto was just a bit on the dry side. Lots to choose from and we highly recommend.

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