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Dondero's

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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Ainako)
+1 808-240-6456
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • 196
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  • 112
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Lovely yet unpretentious.

Gracious service, creative risotto and presentation, beautiful dining room and terrace with lovely views out all endows. Wide price range of entrees that all sounded great. Within the palatial grand Hyatt resort, yet my steak was very average. Still, I would return and not order the special of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Debbie B
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is terrific but call ahead and ask for a table on the patio. It's an incredible romantic view!

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Thank Michelle T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gracious service, creative risotto and presentation, beautiful dining room and terrace with lovely views out all endows. Wide price range of entrees that all sounded great. Within the palatial grand Hyatt resort, yet my steak was very average. Still, I would return and not order the special of the day,

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Thank Debbie B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Italian. Calamari was well executed, risotto was tasty. Cannoli for dessert was solid, but have had better. Outside seating with ocean view made it special.

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Thank Will M
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night's dinner at Dondero's was.....schizophrenic. The setting was lovely and the waitstaff affable and attentive. The appetizer portion of the meal was quite good. We shared the fried mozzarella which were not the typical sticks, but patties of fresh mozzarella lightly breaded and panfried presented on warm marinara sauce, quite good, and artichoke bruschetta. The bruschetta was a cold... More 

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Thank echoquilt
Kamloops, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Donderos to be the best we have encountered on the island in terms of setting, service and food quality. We returned several times because our experience was so positive and the food was exceptionally good.

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Thank Jessie W
Royal Oak, Michigan
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not of the same caliber as the Tidepools Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt, but also reflected in the price you pay, so a good value. Service was great and food was good. We would return and recommend to others.

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San Francisco, California
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113 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal, dining outdoors, at this lovely Italian restaurant. Our server was terrific, the cocktails and wine were wonderful, our food was prepared very well, and the overall experience was perfect during our vacation.

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Thank Bonnie L
Savage
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had my name on the top of the menu! Loved their beef and the Veal was amazing daughter had Spaghetti and mozzarella appetizers, plenty of food and the Canole were super fresh - Best was my husbands Candy bar dessert! Great fast service and the price was fair for what we got.

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Thank _Br0wer_
Eastern US
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an incredible meal at Donderro's this month eating outside in the garden in a beautiful location. The Caprese salad was the best we have ever had and the soup was delicious as well. The pesto gnocchi with an egg (out of duck eggs that night) was an incredible fusion of flavors and the hazelnut chocoloate "bar" dessert was... More 

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Thank FrequenTraveler123
Gurnee, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered chicken piccata and pasta bolognese. They were excellent. Highly recommend. Service can be excellent but not all of the waitstaff are equal.

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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: +1 808-240-6456

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 42
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

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
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
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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