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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 27 Restaurants in Poipu
Price range: $6 - $42
Hours:
Thu - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: Koloa
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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michigan
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121 reviews 121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

We had a late dinner. Our server Alejandro was fantastic and very knowledgeable regarding the menu. Service was top notch. My wife was satisfied with her meal. She had a lobster and shrimp risotto. My fish was incredible. I believe it had some kind of Thai rice with it that was do die for. A very nice place to eat... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I had dinner here on our November 2014 trip to Kauai since we were staying at the Grand Hyatt and liked the convenience of this restaurant after a long day. We don't typically have high expectations for hotel restaurants since they are often over-priced and poorer quality, but we were very surprised at how much we liked... More

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Mascoutah, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went as a large group to Dondero's and couldn't have been more pleased. From the greeting to the initial contact with the wait staff, everyone was extremely friendly. It was cool in the restaurant and a staff member brought my wife a shall! Every suggestion the waiter made was delicious. I had some of the best shrimp scampi Ive... More

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Wilmington, NC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We have been visiting Kauai since 2005 and this was our first visit to Donderos. We requested patio seating as I was told the view is wonderful. We weren't disappointed. Had an awesome view and a great waiter Drew. The food was just as high quality. We had the squash soup and Opakapaka. Both were awesome! Would highly recommend for... More

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Archbald, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We ate on the patio. There were torches to light the area. Very quiet and a bit romantic.. Food was classic Italian and very good. Service was great.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Nice ambiance .. outdoor dining if desired. Great knowledgeable waiter. Good selection. Had "catch if the day" which I can't remember the name of! Dined with 5 other family members .. all enjoyed their selections and wine choices. Bring money.

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Ladera Ranch, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This restaurant has an incredible menu and even more amazing food! Robert was our server for the evening and was one of the best servers we have ever had! I highly recommend going to this restaurant if you want a special night out, you will not be disappointed!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

I ordered the fillet minot (cooked medium) with the tomato based seafood risotto with a reduction sauce. Seasoned perfectly and the fillet was tender; like buddah. My husband ordered the lobster and crab pasta and enjoyed it. He certainly loved the taste of my fillet too! We enjoyed our fried calamari stater with its fresh, fresh tomato sauce and a... More

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Dover, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Ate here on a Sunday night and had a 4 course meal. The sautéed mozzarella were the size of 2 crabcakes with sauce. The tomato soup was just a masterpiece. The wife enjoyed the soup as well and with her entrée of lobster and crab she had a side of asparagus that looked like it was an entire bundle. I... More

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Berlin, NJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Excellent high quality meal and service! Loved our waiter Koko and the pea and asparagus risotto was entirely memorable!! Highly recommended!!!

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Additional Information about Dondero's

Address: 1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
Phone Number: (808) 240-6456
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 42
Cuisine: Italian

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