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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 #16 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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Dover, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Request a table on the patio to avoid the 1990's hand painted ivy and hundreds on sea shell decor disaster. Beautiful view from the patio. We ate here two nights. The food is to. die. for. This is the only restaurant we visited on the island that served red wine at the proper temperature (which is NOT island room temperature,... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

he only restaurant that I can recommend on property is the Italian restaurant (the rest are overpriced and insignificant) if you go to the Italian restaurant I believe it is called Cafe Dondero's ask for the waitress Vanessa she is probably the best waitress I have ever had serve me. Also the Lemon Donuts with cherry Caramel sauce is to... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We took some Island friends to Dondero's for dinner. The setting was beautiful and the staff was very accommodating. I was disappointed in the quality of the food served. My pasta was way overcooked. For a restaurant of this quality and reputation I believe the food was very average.

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Woodinville, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Make your reservations for dinner on the terrace at sunset. This Italian inspired restaurant is one of my favorites on the beautiful island of Kauai. The service was personal but professional and the food was delicious. It is really the setting that is the star of the show here. Make sure you request a terrace table and you will be... More

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Murrieta, California
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111 reviews 111 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We stayed at the Hyatt and decided to try Donderos. So glad we did! Our servers, Juan and Eric, were very friendly. Food was great from appetizers to desert! We sat on the terrace overlooking the beautiful ocean view and gardens.

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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123 reviews 123 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Located in the grand Hyatt this restaurant is a relatively good buy for a hotel restaurant in Hawaii. The ambience is lux tropical. As for the food, we had the calamari and heirloom soup starters and main courses of carbonara with truffle and Opi, all of which were very good. The food will not blow you away but it is... More

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Long Island City, New York
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156 reviews 156 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This resto, located at the Hyatt Resort, is an attractive space, and the service was fine. However, the servings are cheaply done. It's a good thing spouse and I were not hungry, as what we were served was not good value for money. We split a salad and a pizza. The $10 salad was really tiny, served on tiny plates.... More

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have spent many a gorgeous evening dining on the terrace here at Dondero's. The view is exceptional as the Grand Hyatt landscaping is superb and the views out to sea are spectacular. On my most recent visit I enjoyed the white truffle and duck pasta and the previous week had the osso bucco. Both times I had to take... More

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