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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
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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68% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
302 reviews 302 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We booked at this restaurant requesting an outside table. Unfortunately there was a storm coming through Hawaii Island group and while it only really affected Big Island and Maui it seemed the whole place went into lock down. All the doors to the lovely garden outside were all closed and the interior décor is not that great - typical hotel... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had dinner here last night, 8/4/14 with another couple. Our server Andrea was knowledgable about the menu and the area. I had the carbonara, it was salty. The grated Parmesan on top may have taken the meal over the edge of salty. My husband had the scampi, it was too lemony. The couple with us had the sirloin and the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I was hopeful reading the reviews but not very good food. Pizza was decent. Service was friendly. Not worth a visit.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had a mostly great experience eating here during our stay at the Hyatt. Of the 10+ meals our group ordered all but one were well liked. The patio view overlooking the pools and ocean is just right.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed at Grant Hyatt and ate here several times. There is limited restaurants in the Poipu area, and Dondero's is a great choice for Italian - the outside seating in the evening is beautiful. Great service too.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The pasta was extremely good... The sweet potato ravioli was absolutely delicious (our daughter ordered that & ate the whole thing... I did sneak a bite myself). I had the bolognese & it was DELICIOUS!

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Dinner at Dondero's was a delight for my wife and I. We were seated on the the terrace overlooking the gardens, and it was delightful. Our waiter - Koko - was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable about the menu. Service was pretty much flawless, and the food was very good. When my espresso arrived cold, the problem was fixed immediately, along... More

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