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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 160
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 28
    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
Not 5 Star

We had heard it was 5 star but it is not. Fabulous Setting (we ate on the patio). Food was very good. We would definitely go back again if just for the setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Palm Springs, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Palm Springs, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We had heard it was 5 star but it is not. Fabulous Setting (we ate on the patio). Food was very good. We would definitely go back again if just for the setting.

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Santa Monica, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is located at the Grand Hyatt. It's one of the only Italian restaurant on this side of the island. The food is good, but not spectacular. And service and outside seats are very good.

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Boise
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211 reviews 211 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had been to Donderos in the past; the 1st visit was great; the 2nd was mediocre and this was a little less than mediocre. I was disappointed with the selection of Italian dishes; fettucine was okay and the spaghetti was okay as well; nothing spectacular. Our waiter was really interested in providing service and was kinda plastic with his... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went for supper after our tour. Place was very nice and staff was great. Only had to walk next door from our resort. Food is a little pricey but it was very filling. We enjoyed the supper. Would eat there again if in the area.

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Weatherford, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

While the food was acceptable, the wait staff was smug and inattentive. The ambience was great and the patio seating provided great ocean views.

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Montgomery, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Started with calamari which wasn't the best I've had by a long shot. A little salty and the dipping sauce just fair. Dondero's salad was very nice and the NY steak, excellent! We split an apple strudel for dessert , which was fried in the outside like an egg role. Wasn't my favorite.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I have been meaning to write a review for awhile now. Last summer we were on our honeymoon and so excited to try Dondero's. We were running late and got lost and missed our reservation time. I felt so bad because we were looking forward to a special evening. However, this wonderful lady at the reception desk took care of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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258 reviews 258 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We ate here on our first night at Grand Hyatt. The ambiene blew us away to start with. Torchlights lit the garden area. We chose to sit in the verandah to have the best of both worlds. It was packed and we had to wait about five minutes but it was worth it. We had mai tais, a pepperoni pizza... More 

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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167 reviews 167 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a table outdoors on the covered patio; the view was beautiful. The server was good but seemed disinterested or distracted. The food was above average but not 5-star quality. We had the Opaka-paka, Sherry Chicken, Caesar Salad and Autumn Soup. The wine was pricey but very good. The dessert choices were unimaginative, we passed. The best thing for... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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16 helpful votes 16 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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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: 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
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?