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“Amazing Italian in an unlikely place.”
Review of Kauai Pasta Lihue

Kauai Pasta Lihue
Ranked #3 of 120 Restaurants in Lihue
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Lihue Location is open daily from 11am-9pm
Maumee, OH
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing Italian in an unlikely place.”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

I was not really expecting great Italian in Hawaii and this was a rather unassuming looking place from the outside. In fact, they need a more prominent sign to make sure people don't drive right by.

However, once we got inside the fun began. Our sever (Collen) was spot on for the entire meal and everything we had was excellent starting with the house Cab Sav & Pinot Grigio along with a Bruschetta starter.

We almost fell over when we saw the entrees we chose were only $12 & $17.95 Are you kidding? Every other entree we had at a sit down place in Kauai was in the $20-45 range. The delicious Pesto Grilled Chicken and House Pasta were most excellent and all the more enjoyable knowing we would not have to cancel cable to pay the check. Granted, this was not the high end atmosphere of a beachfront open air palace but we were ready for a more simple but classy meal. Their menu was more classic Italian dishes. Some diners may prefer a more fru fru set of choices but these meals fit our taste just perfectly. Everything tasted very fresh including the crispy salad with local tomatoes.

We liked it so much we went back a couple days later for lunch on the way to the airport. We we running late for our check-in at the airport and we let the nice gal (forgot her name) who waited on us and she had our piping hot Grilled Portabella Mushroom Panini out in no time so that we could make our flight. I sure hope we get back to Kauai soon and if we do this place will be high on our list.

  • Visited March 2013
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Koloa, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
192 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“decent food and prices.”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

not the best Italian but certainly the best on this island and much better than Pomodoro. rather small and noisy and the tables are close but the staff is friendly and the food is good.

Visited February 2013
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Burleson, Tx
Level 6 Contributor
306 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“A very busy place!”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

I felt the restaurant did not have enough choices (fish or meat). My wife is a vegetarian and loved it. For me the limited menu and long wait would keep me going back my next visit to Kauai.

Visited March 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Good food, service was indifferent, the front of the restaurant needs atmosphere”
Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

The food was really good, our server was somewhat indifferent to us being there, and the front part of the restaurant had a strange ambiance. We would go again, but weren't impressed with the non food-related aspects.

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Regina, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service but a little pricey”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Fantastic calamari..maybe best I've ever had (similar to Kalypso's in Hanalei), and very generous portions in all of the meals in our party of 6. It's a little more geard towards smaller, more intimate, parties, but we enjoyed ourselves anyway. The service was very good, but we did find it a little pricey, even for Hawaii.....but no complaints....we were in Hawaii!!

  • Visited February 2013
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