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“Great find in historic Koloa” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pizzetta

Pizzetta
5408 Koloa Road, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
808.742.8881
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Ranked #14 of 30 Restaurants in Koloa
Price range: $8 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Hazlet, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great find in historic Koloa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Being from NJ, we were hankering for a good Italian meal after almost two weeks in the islands. We relied on our Kauai Guidebook's recommendation of Pizzetta's and it was spot on.

The food was authentic Italian and in fact had the feel of a typical NJ or NY Pizza place, complete with a take out counter.

Pizza's, pastas, and Italian styles of fish and chicken. if you're in Poi'Pu and want some good Italian food for a decent price, I don't think you could go wrong with Pizzetta's!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cary
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“LOVED THE PASTA!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My friend and I took a chance based on TA reviews and drove over to Koloa to Pizzetta. So glad we did. Loved the table by the open window/door and the casual atmosphere. Pasta was some of the best I have had. Friendly service. Don't miss.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lafayette, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“OK pizza and pasta.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

I am now surprised at the 4 and 5 star reviews of PIzzetta having tried it yesterday. The food is fine but nothing special. Service was fine but nothing special. Setting is ok but really hot inside the main dining room due to the pizza oven. Sit on the back patio if you can. There is a breeze there. Food is fine. Probably good if you have kids who want simple food or something that tastes like home. Prices were as expected: lower than nicer spots in Kauai but higher than for the same thing at home. Not unreasonable.

Visited September 2013
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SD, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Nice surprise in Kauai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We visited this place 3 times (partially because it's really good and also because there are not many choices in the area). Three times we had very different experience with the service - from fast and friendly to careless and slow. This should be expected, I guess, in a relaxed place like Kauai. But we liked the atmosphere, good food, reasonable prices and all of it in a very touristy place. So we were ready to overlook a few things. But one thing was consistent - quality and variety of food, nice music and casual Italian vibe. Everything we ordered was tasty, from salads to chicken marsala. And I think that's what brings people back to this place. Just be there well before closing time since sometimes they wouldn't seat you even 40 min. before official closing time (our experience), but then we saw people being seated even after hours on a different night. Go figure.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, Alabama
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

After a lazy day at the beach, we had a craving for pizza. This was the closest pizza place so we decided to check it out. I did not have my hopes up so I was in for a surprise. We shared the Tropical Chicken Salad, which came out first, and the Super Combo pizza.

The Tropical Chicken Salad was unique to us as it included macademia nuts and goat cheese. The tropical salsa and the dressing both added a lot of flavor to the salad. The Super Combo pizza was excellent! The crust was just right as I bit into it and the toppings were plentiful as was the sauce. We ordered a large pizza so had some leftovers. The leftovers reheated beautifully.

I was very impressed with the service. We did not have to wait long to be seated or to receive our food. Once we were seated there a lot more people did arrive but it did not seem that people were having to wait more than 5-10 minutes. It was obvious that the manager was present. She was very active in connecting with the customers and it was evident that she was well respected by her employees.

Visited August 2013
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