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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)
(808) 240-6456
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Ranked #14 of 33 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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

beautiful Italian food! this restaurant is a must if you are staying at the grand hyatt or even if in the area of Poipu! it has a traditional Italian vibe and you will not leave disappointed!

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Fair Oaks, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Of all the places we ate on Poipu Dondero's was our only miss. We had to wait for our reserved table far longer than we should have. We had a 7:15 reservation and didn't get seated till almost quarter to eight. Waiter was friendly but place was very busy and service was just a tad too slow and a bit... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Tried this place when staying at the Hyatt. Had to wait a little while for a table, but we hadn't made reservations. Restaurant decor could use some updating but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. Best shrimp scampi I've had! Overall I would highly recommend this especially for anyone staying at this resort.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

food was tasty and fresh but really, it was not a memorable meal and we decided to eat again at Tidepools on our 3rd night.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went here for a nice, romantic dinner and that is what we got. We sat out on the patio and it was very beautiful. The waiter was amazing, giving us suggestions and talking about Kauai with us. The food was very high quality and filling. We got the crab and lobster pasta and a pizza, neither one disappointed. I... More 

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Fresno, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Good place. Great views. My food was Ok. My wife loved hers. Service is second to none Very very good.

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband and I went to Donderos with family for a special occasion. The atmosphere was excellent, the service, also very good. The food, more like Olive Garden, generic. I had a seafood pasta with a few scallops, crab and shrimp in it but not a lot of flavor. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind spending money on a... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We sat outside and watched the sun set while we ate dinner. The fresh made mozzarella appetizer was very good! They will cork your bottle of wine and let you take back to your room if you're wondering.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This restaurant is good for a large group or a family since it has items for many different tastes. (fish, vegetarian, pasta, chicken) Everyone will be able to find something to eat. However, if you want really excellent food, there are other places in Poipu to go that will provide you that -- or even next door to Tidepools (also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Wonderful ambiance, delicious food, and great service. A bit spendy but definitely worth the cost. Overall a great experience!!

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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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