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“Family friendly and wonderful food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kauai Pasta Lihue

Kauai Pasta Lihue
3-3142 Kuhio Highway, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
808 245-2227
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Ranked #3 of 90 Restaurants in Lihue
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Lihue Location is open daily from 11am-9pm
Los Angeles, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Family friendly and wonderful food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Traveling with my kids can sometimes be challenging and no more than when it comes to mealtimes. The older kids have more adventurous palates but the younger one wants only french fries. On our way to the airport, we decided to search for something more than fast food and came upon this gem. We had the bruschetta and spinach salad to start with (sharing across the table). The picky eater plucked the pear slices from the salad while the rest of us enjoyed all of it. Then the mains: pasta, pannini, garlic bread, Portions were large, service was quick and friendly and most importantly, the picky eater had more than fries. And the simple yet charming decor reminded us of a family trip to Italy last year! We highly recommend a visit!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Covington, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Everyone in our party of five adults enjoyed what they ordered! Fortunately, we didn't have a wait for dinner even though we say people always waiting outside every time we drove by.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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18 restaurant reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful Italian Food in Kauai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

This place is unbelievable! Have been here a few times when visiting Kauai and it has never disappointed. We had their "special" last night and it was amazing. It was a gnocchi with clams, shrimp, spinach, capers and a cream sauce. I had their "house special" and it was unbelievably tasty. It's a small establishment with friendly, competent staff. Really worth visiting if you're in Lihue.

Visited August 2013
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Sunnyvale, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Fresh delicious food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This place was a wonderful surprise for us. Did not expect quality Italian pasta dishes in Lihue.
Our dinner was so delicious we returned 3 nights later for another. This location is small. It appears to only seat 30, so would recommend getting there early for dinner. We arrived at 6 PM and had no problem finding a table for four. By 6:30 PM there were families waiting to be seated. Same experience our second time there. Service is excellent. This is a family-owned restaurant. The food is delicious, with large portions. My wife is a vegan and the chef accommodated with brown rice pasta with lots of fresh vegetables. She was thrilled. Highly recommend this restaurant for those wishing to get away from resort faire.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great tasting food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Most people don't think about pasta when they travel to Hawaii, but this is good food! I really enjoyed all the sauces that I was able to try. There are several great seafood pasta dishes and the salads and sides are great. You've got to try the corn on the cob side dish. It was amazing! They use local ingredients which give it a flare you can't find on the mainland. I had a pesto sauce made with mac nuts and locally grown basil...very tasty. Better value than eating on a resort, still a little pricy, but the portions are good sized. I look forward to eating here again the next time I'm on the island.

Visited July 2013
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