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Penne Pasta Cafe

180 Dickenson St Ste 113, Lahaina, Maui, HI 96761-1215
(808) 661-6633
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Ranked #111 of 226 Restaurants in Lahaina
Price range: $0 - $20
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Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Hawai'i
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174 reviews 174 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I wish this cute little café was in central Maui... They offer a bunch of salads, pasta, pizza and dessert dishes. ATMOSPHERE: Simple décor but very inviting. Big windows for lots of natural light and for people watching. You order at the counter and the food is brought to your table. Outdoor seating available. FOOD: Linguine clam sauce - This... More

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north carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We found this café on our way to eat at another restaurant and decided to try it. Glad we did! Owning my own small café and considering myself a good cook, I can tell when sauces are freshly made. These are and great tasting! Price is very reasonable. This is counter service, nothing fancy-just good food! Recommended-for sure.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just had dinner on 8/4/2014 with 5 other family members. I had the salami pizza, hard to match up with Buffalo, NY wings and pizza. Tasted like microwave, very small. My wife was not hungry so order the baked beets they were burned. Everyone else ordered pasta dishes, small dishes no fresh bread. Was cheap. Over a 1/3 less in... More

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Lombard, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is a casual dining place where you order at the counter and they bring you your food once it's ready. It seemed to be a local favorite because the owner was talking to numerous guests as if they were buddies. My husband had the chicken parm and enjoyed it. I had the penne pasta with tomatoes and garlic. It... More

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philadelphia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our family had an array of dishes and everyone enjoyed it. Ceaser salad pretty mild but tasty. Flatbread was very good and the pasta was popular.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Always a vacation staple for is when we come to Maui. Nothing fancy but good, fresh food. The prociutto and cheese pizzas are good - thin crust and fresh ingredients. The tuna nicoise is quite good - fresh chunks of island fish sautéed in garlic, good pile of greens accompanied with potato salad, peppers, olives (not the canned kind either),... More

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San Diego, California
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11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a low key modest setting restaurant with good pastas at reasonable prices. Bare tables, inexpensive chairs, weathered walls and a TV showing sports. Don't go here for the atmosphere; go for the Italian food. Great place to take the family for lunch. All four of us had good meals but I especially liked the baked NY penne dish... More

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St. Louis
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

In 18 trips to Hawaii, never had worse food. Burned meatballs that taste like purina dog chow, sauceless spaghetti and a staff that had less personality than a dead person.

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Boise, ID
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were looking for some place else and spotted this place driving by and decided that pasta sounded right. It was a nice small place right off of front street. The baked penne was really good. The Fettuccine alfredo was good, just should have got it without chicken.

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Stone, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Recently stayed in Lahina and have to say this was a real find, recommended by the receptionist where we stayed. I had a lovely garlic shrimp salad and it was fantastic value & quality. .

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