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“Great pastas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Capische

Capische
555 Kaukahi Road, Hotel Wailea, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753
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Ranked #16 of 43 Restaurants in Wailea
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Kalai Waa
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great pastas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Pastas are excellent- highly recommend the squash gnocchi and mushroom risotto.
Recommend arriving around 5 pm and enjoy both the sunset and their happy hr that lasts until 6 pm

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Capische, Owner at Capische, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you, we appreciate your kind words and feedback.
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Santa Cruz, California
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Ambiance great! Food- hardly Italian, tiny, teeny portions.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Liked nothing. Overpriced meals, over cooked 2.5 inch piece of fish drowning in some kind of vinegar purée!

Visited November 2013
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Capische, Manager at Capische, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
Mahalo for dining with us and sharing these comments. Obviously we are disappointed that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. Our menu is designed to provide a traditional Italian multi-course meal while featuring creative interpretations of Italian classics.
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Los Angeles, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Dinner place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Great service
Foods was small plate but very very good
Staff was very attentive and friendly
Romantic place for date nite

Visited October 2013
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Capische, Owner at Capische, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you so much for your great words!
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yyc
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Disappointed during restaurant week”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We had high expectations, as we were celebrating a special occasion, that were let down unfortunately.

On the plus side, service was fine although brisk, ambience was nice, albeit dark, but private.

On the negative side, we both ended up sick in the night through to the next day and this was the only meal we had eaten (had a banana for breakfast so we knew it was to blame).

The food was overpriced and we may have been overcharged on our bill but were too embarrassed to ask. My spouse's beef entree said $50 on the menu and he was charged $65. I had a simple non alcoholic drink and was charged $9. The price-fixe menu while tasty had small portions for $49.

I did not appreciate having the gratuity charged automatically at 18% for the two of us. We almost didn't notice and would have tipped twice! They should trust their customers to tip appropriately. If the service is good, then people will tip well. You don't need to force people to give you a good tip.
We spent well over $200 on our meal (no alcoholic drinks) and felt that our meal was over priced for what we received, particularly when the food made us sick.

Not a very romantic evening I'm afraid!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Capische, Manager at Capische, responded to this review, March 21, 2014
We strive to deliver a world-class dining experience for all our guests so regret hearing that your high expectations were not met. Further, we are concerned that your bill may have been incorrect. Please don’t ever feel embarrassed about asking for an explanation of charges on a bill at Capische.
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Sonoma, California
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner here and sat at one of the garden tables below that was very private and unique. I am sure the ocean views from the hilltop are incredible yet as we were dining at night the view was darkness. They have a very extensive menu and also offer a 3 or 7 course menu. We took the 3 course and still left food on our plates. We had lobster salad, black kale salad, pasta carbonara, mussels with pasta, tuna, and wagu. It was enjoyable and I would also think a great place for lunch with the views. If you go just remember you are on holiday and the $$ on the menu are insignificant to life in general as it is on the high side (our most expensive meal in Maui). We recommend!

Visited November 2013
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