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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 28 restaurants in Poipu
Price range: $6 - $42
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Koloa
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I was hopeful reading the reviews but not very good food. Pizza was decent. Service was friendly. Not worth a visit.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We had a mostly great experience eating here during our stay at the Hyatt. Of the 10+ meals our group ordered all but one were well liked. The patio view overlooking the pools and ocean is just right.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We stayed at Grant Hyatt and ate here several times. There is limited restaurants in the Poipu area, and Dondero's is a great choice for Italian - the outside seating in the evening is beautiful. Great service too.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The pasta was extremely good... The sweet potato ravioli was absolutely delicious (our daughter ordered that & ate the whole thing... I did sneak a bite myself). I had the bolognese & it was DELICIOUS!

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Dinner at Dondero's was a delight for my wife and I. We were seated on the the terrace overlooking the gardens, and it was delightful. Our waiter - Koko - was professional, courteous, and knowledgeable about the menu. Service was pretty much flawless, and the food was very good. When my espresso arrived cold, the problem was fixed immediately, along... More

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Enjoyed a very good meal at Dondero's with my wife during our stay at the Grand Hyatt Kauai. The meal was very good as was the service. nothing remarkable here but a solid choice for dinner if you are staying at the resort.

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Anahola, HI
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I had eaten at Dondero's a few times before in the past; and hadn't been so impressed. The quality of food & price ratio were just not worth the long drive or the kind of stuffy surroundings, in my opinion. I've lived in New York and Italy, and like many have commented, just wasn't going to do any sort of... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food and service are impeccable. I had the sweet potato ravioli with side dishes of creamy parmesan polenta and asparagus and everything was amazing. The prices are reasonable which was a shock to us. Delicious food with reasonable prices. You can’t go wrong with that and the ambience and décor are nice too.

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NJ
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was hesitant at first to try Italian food at a resort on Kauai, but then I figured we'd try it anyway...great decision! The food was outstanding - I can't imagine how anyone could post as negative a review as I read below. As far as atmosphere, ask to sit outside, it's lovely. The decor inside is a bit outdated.... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Probably the best Italian on this side of the island. Good menu, good kids menu. We had the lamb, the pasta and several types of gourmet pizza and it was all good. The atmosphere was ok. It's dressier, but not quaint.....more hotel feeling.

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