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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
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
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a very good meal at Dondero's with my wife during our stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. The meal was very good as was the service. nothing remarkable here but a solid choice for dinner if you are staying at the resort.

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Anahola, HI
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I had eaten at Dondero's a few times before in the past; and hadn't been so impressed. The quality of food & price ratio were just not worth the long drive or the kind of stuffy surroundings, in my opinion. I've lived in New York and Italy, and like many have commented, just wasn't going to do any sort of... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food and service are impeccable. I had the sweet potato ravioli with side dishes of creamy parmesan polenta and asparagus and everything was amazing. The prices are reasonable which was a shock to us. Delicious food with reasonable prices. You can’t go wrong with that and the ambience and décor are nice too.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was hesitant at first to try Italian food at a resort on Kauai, but then I figured we'd try it anyway...great decision! The food was outstanding - I can't imagine how anyone could post as negative a review as I read below. As far as atmosphere, ask to sit outside, it's lovely. The decor inside is a bit outdated.... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Probably the best Italian on this side of the island. Good menu, good kids menu. We had the lamb, the pasta and several types of gourmet pizza and it was all good. The atmosphere was ok. It's dressier, but not quaint.....more hotel feeling.

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Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Juan is a fantastic addition to the dining experience of Dondero's at the Grand Hyatt in Poipu. His excellent service simply added to the fabulous food from Chef Alexis - and I can tell you that each section of the menu has stellar options from which to choose. We started with the Calamari - Calamari Fritti ~ Lemon | parmesan... More

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Hanalei, Hawaii
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Celebrated a birthday with my "traveling companion " girlfriends-we are always looking for a new Italian food experience and this one did not disappoint-lovely setting looking out at the ocean from the terrace-service was great-wine was perfect-we had the calamari appetizer-tasty but underwhelming-but when the entrees arrived fantastic!-crab/lobster pasta with marscapone cream sauce-wow! and the pasta Florentine very tasty and... More

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Montgomery, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Perfect spot at the Grand Hyatt - excellent choices and ambience. Everything about the Grand Hyatt is first class, from Starbucks to their top restaurants. If I remember correctly, this was a terrace restaurant looking over beautiful pools and the beach.

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Massapequa, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food here is delicious, they make the pasta from scratch and use fresh ingredients. They are a bit pricey but that's to be expected at a resort restaurant

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Great service, delicious food, and vegetarian options - we couldn't ask for more. Considering the high prices on the island, we did not experience sticker shock here.

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