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“One of my favorites!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kauai Pasta Kapaa

Kauai Pasta Kapaa
4-939 Kuhio Hwy, Ste B, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1583
+1 808-822-7447
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Ranked #31 of 103 restaurants in Kapaa
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: none (highway frontage)
Description: We are family owned, chef driven restaurant specializing in Italian comfort food while offering upscale contemporary daily specials. Our KP Lounge features handcrafted signature cocktails, a boutique wine selection, quality beers & unique tapas menu. We appeal to families, couples, visitors and locals alike. We can offer a private banquet dining room, or entire restaurant buy-out for special occasions or corporate events. We strongly recommend reservations, but gladly welcome walk-ins. We look forward to serving you!
Anahola, HI
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“One of my favorites!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2008

Kaua'i Pasta is, quite simply, the best place to dine on Kaua'i if you're looking for great food at a great price. I eat there all the time and am always satisfied, although the wait can sometimes get long in Kapa'a, since the restaurant is so small and it's always so packed. It's not really a problem, since the food and service is consistently excellent.
The focaccia appetizer is excellent, and all the pasta is wonderful. My favorite is the fettuccine alfredo with the pesto chicken, and for those who can't decide between the house's three sauces, there's the sampler, with marinara, alfredo and pesto.
The Florentine panini is great too, although it doesn't taste so good the next day, if you take part of it home (and you probably will.)
They've recently added some meat dishes, a steak with sautéed asparagus and onions, with mashed potatoes that is out of this world, as well as a veal roulade. That was a little dry, but maybe they've since worked the kinks out.

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“Best Pasta Ever!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

Simpley put "Excellent"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2008

Just great food at a reasonable, with good service.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Surprisingly outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2007

Dined here last night at the recommendation of a friend of our hosts. We did not have reservations, and waited about 30 mintues for a table at around 6 p.m. on Sunday evening. The place is not large, but was packed (always a good sign for restaurants).

We ordered side caesar salads and a houoe salad (excellent--with pine nuts, feta, kalamata olives) to split, then had linguine with clams and lasagna with meat sauce--both were really outstanding, and we're hard-to-please when it comes to Italian food. We had glasses of wine, which were decent, and shared an apple cobbler that was quite good.

This place is a little hard to find--just keep in mind that it's just next to the Taco Bell in Kapa'a and you'll have no trouble finding it.

Service was very f riendly and attentive. Total bill for 4 diners, including tip was about $140.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A Gem in Kapa'a”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2007

Kauai Pasta was recommended with an "ONO" (good) in our travel guide, so we tried it for dinner during the middle of our vacation.

The atmosphere is quaint and pleasant, the staff friendly and attentive, the food was fabulous!, and the overall experience was excellent.

We had the pasta and meat sauce, and the pasta specials on different occasions. Portions are large and delicious. This is a gem of a restaurant on the island.

In reading reviews prior to our departure to Kauai we read one from a displeased couple in Southern California. I honestly wonder if they truly ate at Kauai Pasta. Locals and tourists alike had nothing but positive comments on the place.

The restaurant was close to my resort...a long walk for a nice night, or a very short car ride from Makaiwa. We walked to dinner and enjoyed the fresh air, wonderful breezes and the graceful swaying palm trees of the royal coconut grove. Our second dinner at Kauai Pasta we drove only because we were off to another location after dinner.

Kauai Pasta is a must visit location when you are on the island!

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