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“Fail” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Pita Paradise

Pita Paradise
34 Wailea Gateway Pl, Unit A-108, Wailea, Maui, HI 96753-6526
808-879-7177
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Ranked #15 of 43 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Wailea, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fail”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We returned to Pita Paradise during Wailea Restaurant week, which is an awesome event. Just not at Pita Paradise. At our 6:30 reservation they were already out of the fresh fish special of the day, part of the Wailea Restaurant week pre fixe menu. So 4 out of 6 in our party opted to go with the regular menu. Service was slow from the start, first blamed on the bartender and then on the kitchen. Salads were delivered and auctioned off as "regular" or "restaurant week". I guess we who ordered restaurant week meals were not worthy of a regular salad. It was a mess when everyone ended up with the wrong salad. It's fine if you want to cut corners and serve a smaller salad with a pre fixe menu, but try to keep your orders straight instead of announce and guess upon delivery. It just embarasses everyone. Entree course arrived at least an hour after the salads. "The Kitchen's Fault". Quality was mediocre at best. Our entire dinner experience took over 2.5 hours, and we were not in the market for that. No managers in site, no true apology, but happy to sell us another glass of wine while we patiently waited. Check delivered about 9 pm without any sincerity. No gesture for our long wait, no invitation back, and the kicker? We got auto gratuity for a party of 6! NOT.GOING.BACK.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Delicious Seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Came here for dinner one night on vacation. Hubby got the greek salad and I had the veggie gnocchi. Both of us were pleased with the meal. Good atmosphere as well. We also had the sampler trio as an appetizer which had a few things on there. Italian with a greek flare. Would highly recommend for those wanting to step off the hotel grounds.

Visited October 2013
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europe
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Very nice lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Fresh tuna and lamb burger were our treat. Quick and efficient service, nice food. A bit noisy. Inexpensive. We also liked the naive mural painting.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Disappointing . . . Not As Good As the Kihei Location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We live on Maui and have dined at the old Greek Bistro and the Pita Paradise in Kihei dozens of times over the years. We finally decided to try the location in Wailea at the Gateway Center, across from the Monkeypod. We ate there on Halloween and arrived without a reservation about 6 p.m. We were immediately seated. There were about 4 tables being serviced when we arrived. Staff was friendly, drinks came fast, and the service was good.

We ordered the Appetizer (Mediterranean) Platter and it was very good . . . although the falafel was a bit dry. My wife ordered the Chicken Kabob entrée and said it was "good, but not great." I had the Mousaka and a Baklava for dessert. The Mousaka was tasty, but unfortunately, the potatoes were undercooked and not edible. I've had the Baklava at the Kihei location several times and it was always delicious. The one I had at the Wailea location had a thick, dry crust that was difficult to cut.

All in all, we like the Kihei location much better than Wailea . . . although the ambiance at Wailea is better.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lisbon, Portugal
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301 helpful votes 301 helpful votes
“Yum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Low key and some of the most amazing falafel around. Nothing over the top. Just great food. Not one of the 8 people with is had minced words. We were too busy eating!

Visited October 2013
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