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“Great Italian food, service, and ocean views”

Sarento's on the Beach - Maui
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Ranked #59 of 186 Restaurants in Kihei
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kilohana Drive
Description: Sarento's is nestled on one of Maui's premier beaches overlooking the islands of Molokini, Kaho'olawe & Lana'i, providing guests with unsurpassed romantic ocean view. Italian-style warmth & hospitality are part of the atmosphere that makes this fine dining establishment one of Hawaii's most celebrated. The superior service, coupled with the outstanding culinary offerings makes Sarento's a place where memories are created. Superb, five-star regional Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Specialties include award-winning presentations of homemade pastas, fresh Hawaiian seafood, prime steaks, signature veal, lamb, chicken & pork dishes. Creative preparations of classic Italian desserts are enough to make a grown man cry. The main wine cellar offers over 75 domestic & imported wines ranging in price from $20 - $1,000. One of the most respected collections of wines in Hawaii, contains over 1,500 bottles from France, Germany, California with a focus on rare Italian wines.
Reviewed October 25, 2012

We went here on a recommendation from a local Maui resident. It is tucked away in front of the Days Inn but don't let that dissuade you. The beachfront views are great! We went with two other couples and some of us wanted Italian and some wanted Maui seafood. This was a great compromise because Sarento's has both. I had the skillet chicken which was cooked to perfection. It had prosciutto and cheese in it but not too much, just right. My wife had the clams and linguine, again very good and flavorful. Others had the Kobe meatball spaghetti, the porcini rubbed grilled ahi, etc. Even better than the food was the service! This is the kind of place where the water glass never gets to half capacity before someone is refilling it. We were staying in Wailea at the Fairmont so the drive was a quick one, under 3 miles or so. Would definitely go again.

Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Good food and service are offered at this very nice restaurant right on the beach. Everything arrives promptly and is served in an attractive way. We choose the clam linguini dish and enjoyed Manila clams served with Parmesan sauce. Very nice. The salad we shared was generous. The prices are similar to the resort prices charged all along this beach.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

We had breakfast here this morning and it was priced about average for a nice meal. Dinner was another matter. If you want to pay upward of $30. for a simple meal complete with ostentatious waiters who even ramble on about a slice of bread, then this is the place for you. I was apalled that they could charge the prices they had listed on their menu. Families came into this restaurant from the beach. A Day's Inn hotel is next door. Please, please don't even think about eating here unless you can afford a second mortgage, This place was highway robbery and they should be ashamed of their prices. I had chicken and mashed potatoes for $30. My husband's meal was $38. for a piece of fish and some vegetables. There are better places to eat than here.

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1  Thank chrissgibbs
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

I returned to Sarento's to enjoy their happy hour as I have been there for dinner previously and was extremely disappointed. Food was good. Skip the osso bucco pot stickers. Ahi is excellent. Yes they were busy but we were clearly ignored as the rest of the bar and table were diligently served except us. Had to approach the bar directly for service and never did receive bread appie as was given to others and very little, if any, service. The head bartender, Barbara was very nice and asked us to come back and would make it up to us. We will think about it.

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Thank Giggs1967
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

Continuing our search for a great Sunday breakfast after church on Sunday, we finally made it to this great "on the beach" restaurant. They only serve breakfast until 11 am, so get there before then. It would be nice if they would stay open until at least noon or 1pm.
Three of us had the "meat lover's" omelet and my wife had the veggie omelet, and I must say that it was so far the best omelet I have had on the Island! It was nicely moist and chock full of meat topped off with a tasty pepper jack cheese. They also are the only place we have been that actually has "shredded" hash brown potatoes! Every other place we have been has the typical "breakfast" potatoes. Service was very good, and they give you a thermos carafe of coffee at the table which is great for a coffee drinker like me. You don't have to wait around for a refill like at most restaurants. If you are looking for a great Sunday breakfast menu, not the typical overpriced Sunday brunch offered at most of the South Maui resorts, Sarento's is the place to go.

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Thank MauiDonL
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