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Dondero's

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Koloa
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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402 (Ainako)
+1 808-240-6456
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You must try this restaurant, I was quite sceptical in going - as Italy is my choice of destination and we go every year for the past 15 years - however I have a 12 year old! Say no more. We had the mussels as a starter and I chose the strip with linguine, truly exceptional - it really was... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

made a reservation but got a horrible table next to a wall rather than the beautiful view of every other table - we paid ocean front prices for marginal food - very disappointing

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Coogee
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

food was not the cheapest, however, it was good quality and the variety was pretty good. my steak was cooked perfectly.

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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the Grand Hyatt a few times but had never dined at Dondero's. This trip we decided to give it a go and so glad we did. Food was great and the service was attentive. Ran in particular made us feel welcomed and made sure we were well taken care of. He truly knows the meaning of Aloha. Would... More 

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Wellington, Florida
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great meal and great service. Had a kids menu for my grandson and he loved it. Sit outside if you can get reservations and the weather is nice.

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NAPA
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your in the mood for Italian it's good. Its expensive. I think there are better choices since you are in Hawaii!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dondero's at the Grand Hyatt Kauai, turned out to be the (dining) star of our stay. The room is beautiful, offering more of a soft maritime look (under the sea) rather than the more typical tropical decor. The patio of course was spectacularly tropical, perfectly positioned in the resort for some of the best scenery/views that could be had. We... More 

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ventura
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

My husband and I chose Dondero's for a fifth year wedding anniversary. We got married on the beautiful grounds of the Hyatt, so we wanted to revisit the spot and relive some fond memories. We had previously dined the year before at Tidepools, but thought we would try something different. I had read reviews of Dondero's, and they seemed favorable.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

At first the visit seemed like it would be great ... Attentive hostess, nice manager, beautiful, picturesque table. Rain rolled in, which is fine, and we asked to move inside versus waiting out the brief rain. We stood waiting for several minutes under the cover and watched as the waiters attended to the tables outside. After about 4 or 5... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Heard good things about this restaurant although I was a bit sceptical on how good Italian could be in Hawaii. Decided to try it anyway and did a walk in. The staff were great! Accomodating, very attentive and friendly! The restaurant had nice ambiance with pretty Italian decor. Ah, but the food! I was very pleasantly surprised. The scallop appetiser... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $42
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
    (Ainako)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighborhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-240-6456
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?