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Dondero's

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Koloa
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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Ainako)
(808) 240-6456
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Dondero’s, will satisfy your soul as well as your appetite. Combining...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really enjoyed it!

The service was great and the food was good! We enjoyed Tidepools a little more than Donderos but it is more expensive. Both are very good though!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
hodgek
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Kailua, Hawaii
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Kailua, Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The service was great and the food was good! We enjoyed Tidepools a little more than Donderos but it is more expensive. Both are very good though!

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Maui, Hawaii
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We stayed at the Grand Hyatt Resort in Kauai for 12 days and we ate at Dondero's for 6 dinner meals because the food was so good and our server Vanessa/Eric made us feel so welcome. The decor reminded us of "La Trattoria" from Waikiki from wonderful days gone by. The atmosphere is magical with Italian flair and the music... More 

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My wife and I have a great experience and meal at Dondero's in the Grand Hyatt, Kaua'i. Our server, Koko, shared great insights into the menu and food preparations, guiding each of us to our perfect meal. I had a very tasty beet salad accompanied by fantastic cheese. The lobster crab pasta was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The pasta has... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband had the Shrimp Scampi and I had the Seafood Risotto. Both pasta dishes were under done and there was not much seafood on the plate. For a high end hotel chain, I thought the food would be better. I wouldn't recommend this place.

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Old Tappan, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pretty restaurant, good food but limited menu. I expected a little more from this restaurant. If you go, reseerve a table outside. Beautiful view.

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We stayed at the Grand Hyatt for Spring Break and decided to have a nice family dinner on the 12th. It was horrible. The table position was fine, except the breeze had picked up and blew in through the open window in front of our table. The staff would not close it, and we were quite cold by the end... More 

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Niles, Ohio
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209 reviews 209 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My husband and I and our son made a reservation at Dondero's during our recent stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. The evening that we dined here, there was a lot of wind and some rain so sitting outside on the patio wasn't an option. We arrived about 10 minutes ahead of our reservation. We were told someone would be... More 

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Lakebay, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

At the Grand Hyatt Kauai. Elegant dining room with great Italian food and professional service. The cioppino with mahi-mahi and fresh shellfish was especially tasty and well-presented. This restaurant would compete anywhere and it is a real find in laid-back Kauai.

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Appleton, WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We enjoyed a romantic dinner at Dondero's for our anniversary. We were warmly welcomed and seated outside in their beautifully landscaped garden. Our delicious food was served elegantly at a leisurely pace. The chefs accommodated our special requests in preparing our food. Our plates looked like a piece of artwork......very beautiful displayed! The staff was friendly and efficient. This was... More 

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nj
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband surprised me by taking me here for our 25 th anniversary. We got a table on the patio which had a wonderful ocean view. I got the shrimp scampi which was touted as having fried capers and lemon sauce. Their were about 5 capers on it, the lemon sauce was all but nill. The pasta was way underdone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756
    (Ainako)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighborhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: (808) 240-6456

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 42
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?