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Dondero's

1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)
(808) 240-6456
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Ranked #15 of 28 Restaurants in Poipu
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Price range: $6 - $42
Hours:
Thu - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Koloa
Cross street: Ainako
Description: Dondero’s, will satisfy your soul as well as your appetite. Combining elegant ambiance with stellar service makes this a dining favorite for those with discriminating taste. The menu features Italian classics with a fresh twist including a large selection of appetizers, homemade pastas, risotto, fresh fish and beef specialties. This delicious Italian cuisine is carefully paired with wines from all over the world. Delectable desserts and a cappuccino or port round out the repast.
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Escondido, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Hyatt and decided to try Donderos. So glad we did! Our servers, Juan and Eric, were very friendly. Food was great from appetizers to desert! We sat on the terrace overlooking the beautiful ocean view and gardens.

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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122 reviews 122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Located in the grand Hyatt this restaurant is a relatively good buy for a hotel restaurant in Hawaii. The ambience is lux tropical. As for the food, we had the calamari and heirloom soup starters and main courses of carbonara with truffle and Opi, all of which were very good. The food will not blow you away but it is... More

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Long Island City, New York
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153 reviews 153 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This resto, located at the Hyatt Resort, is an attractive space, and the service was fine. However, the servings are cheaply done. It's a good thing spouse and I were not hungry, as what we were served was not good value for money. We split a salad and a pizza. The $10 salad was really tiny, served on tiny plates.... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have spent many a gorgeous evening dining on the terrace here at Dondero's. The view is exceptional as the Grand Hyatt landscaping is superb and the views out to sea are spectacular. On my most recent visit I enjoyed the white truffle and duck pasta and the previous week had the osso bucco. Both times I had to take... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had a wonderful dinner here at the hotel. Convenient and very filling.The pasta and seafood were teriffic.

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Cocoa, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place knows their Italian. Food was fantastic. Our waiter, Alejandro, was even better. Very friendly and attentive. Going back for the calamari before I leave the island!

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Laguna Hills, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We came to this restaurant with high expectations, as it had been given a 4 diamond award on several occasions. The service was way too quick. At exclusive restaurants I enjoy a more leisurely pace and we were in and out in 80 minutes. The pina colada was excellent, the best I had on the island. The bread was way... More

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Italy
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302 reviews 302 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Dondero's is located in the Grand Hyatt, which is a beautiful property. The food at this "Italian" restaurant is pretty good. The pasta was prepared al dente and the sauces were okay. I just wasn't blown away. The waiter seemed preoccupied and out of all the restaurants we dined in while visiting Hawaii, this one seemed to have less of... More

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Amazing food and great service. We were a bit worried at the beginning as we wondered how Italian food in Kauai would taste but do not hesitate a second, we were really amazed!

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved our meal here. Both my husband and I ordered the lemon garlic shrimp pasta and it was terrific. The kids meals were okay. Service was wonderful and the outdoor dining location was very pretty.

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