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“The best italian food on Kauai, great...”
Review of Pomodoro - CLOSED

Pomodoro
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The best italian food on Kauai, great...”
Reviewed January 3, 2010

The best italian food on Kauai, great service, great price on wine and food!

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English first
Big Island, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
“very good and pretty expensive”
Reviewed December 26, 2009

Very delicious, top notch food and service. Super tasty. The chicken saltimboca was really fabulous and so was the porcini stuffed pasta in red cream sauce. I wouldn't necessarily recommend the chicken marsala only because the other choices were so much nicer. We had 3 entrees, 1 caesar salad split between the three of us, one glass of wine and no desserts. It was $86 before tip.

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Ridgefield
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“If you like New York Italian food, you will love this hidden gem.”
Reviewed December 18, 2009

Tucked away on the top floor of a tiny strip mall in Kalaheo, Kauai (about 15 minutes from Poipu Beach resorts) is a bit of New York in terms of superb Italian food. Geri, the owner, makes you feel right at home with her subtle but brassy persona. Her husband is the chef, and as good as one can find in a five star restaurant. Nightly specials and a reasonable wine list make this a must stop for those dining on Kauai. The veal and lasagna dishes are especially noteworthy. Prices for Kauai are moderate. I've been coming to Kauai for over 30 years and recommend this for those wanting excellent food at moderate prices. If you want a glorious view and foo foo service, this is not for you. Manga, manga. Enjoy.

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Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Best Italian on Kauai!”
Reviewed October 25, 2009

We visited this restaurant based on the excellent reviews posted here on TripAdvisor for a "date night", and were not disappointed. This is a small restaurant, with only 10-12 tables, located on the top floor above a pizza joint, but it's small size belies the great food and service that come out of this wonderful restaurant. In this case good things really do come in small packages. :) We were met by the friendly owner, who took us to our table. We started with salad, my wife having Caesar and I had the green salad, both of which were fresh and tasty, and their homemade focaccia bread, which was delicious and warm. My wife chose the tortellini ala panna for her entree, which was either cheese or meat tortellini (your choice) with a very smooth fettuccine sauce, with small pieces of prosciutto. I chose the chicken saltimbocca, which was a generous portion of 4 pieces of chicken breast layered with cheese and prosciutto in a marsala gravy, and a side of bow-tie pasta and tomato sauce. Both entrees were fabulous and we had to resist the urge to lick our plates. :) For dessert my wife chose tiramisu and I had cannoli. The service was excellent, our server was attentive without being overbearing, and the ambiance was lovely, with soft Italian music playing in the background. We will definitely return to Pomodoro when we return to Kauai, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

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Yuba City, CA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service!”
Reviewed September 6, 2009

Despite the unattractive view of a parking lot busy road (please put some shutters on the lower half of the windows!), this was an excellent meal. Our waiter was wonderful, giving good recommendations and attentive service. He got the tip that our terrible waitstaff at the Beach House didn't earn last night. The hostess/owner came by several times to make sure all was well, without hovering over us. The focaccia was the best I've ever had. The wine list was limited, but good. The minestrone soup and Caesar salads were good. And, our meals were great! We cleaned our plates, and left very happy, after excellent cannoli. We are trying to figure out how to come here again before we leave (since they don't serve lunch, we would have to leave out another restaurant that we want to go to).

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