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“Wonderful Italian gourmet restaurant at the Hyatt” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dondero's

Dondero's
1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756 (Koloa)
(808) 240-6456
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Ranked #16 of 33 Restaurants in Poipu
Price range: $6 - $42
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Koloa
Cross street: Ainako
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.
Cupertino, California
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“Wonderful Italian gourmet restaurant at the Hyatt”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Fodor's, Frommer's and the Ultimate Kauai Guidebook got it right with great reviews of this soothingly quiet gourmet restaurant with impeccable service that was very helpful and graciously understated. Tables are spread out far from each other. All the food was freshly prepared from fine ingredients. Standouts included the Ink pasta and seafood as well as the slow roasted pork shoulder with apricot sauce. The trio of sorbets were obviously home-made and distinctive. You cannot go wrong here based on my dinner visit!

  • Visited February 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best italian in Kauai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great Italian food, uses fine ingredients and the dishes are different than the normal Italian restaurant. If you want to try something different, this is a place to go.
It is a romantic setting especially if you can sit outside. Service is excellent.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. Paul, Canada
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“Great Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

This was a great little restaurant serving Italian.
Thoroughly enjoyed the menu and visited twice on our holiday

Visited February 2013
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“Nice evening, decor needs updating.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013 via mobile

Alejandro, our server, welcomed us as the hostess seated us. He was polite, friendly and knowledgeable. I'm gluten free, dairy free and a vegetarian so I'm used to eating pretty basic when I go out. Alejandro, suggested gluten free pasta and bread! The food was beautifully presented, tasty, the service outstanding. The only thing I would recommend would be updating the decor. It didn't really fit with the great service or the great food.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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“The best restaurant at the Grand Hyatt in Kauai”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

On our last night staying at the hotel, we enjoyed a delicious dinner at Dondero's. Overall, we found the food at the hotel to be average. However, we thought the food and the service were wonderful at this restaurant. We also enjoyed a romantic table out on the patio.

Visited February 2013
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