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“Lovely dinner with a wonderful view!”

Sarento's on the Beach - Maui
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Ranked #32 of 180 Restaurants in Kihei
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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.
Albany, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
582 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Lovely dinner with a wonderful view!”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Our last dinner on Maui was at Sarento's. Made an early dinner reservation with a request "by the rail." This way we had an unobstructed view of the beach and the sunset. With a 5:30pm reservation, we were seated with our drinks and had our meal ordered while we watched the sun set. Beautiful. Many staff available: for drinks order, meal order, and servers. So many in fact, when we told a server at our table we would like our bill, it was not given to the "correct" person and we waited 20 minutes with no one bringing it! We had to ask a 2nd time. The menu had many choices, and we liked our selected meal. My chicken dinner was very good. Use valet parking, spaces for car is VERY limited. Enjoy a beautiful sunset and meal!

  • Visited March 2013
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Janesville, WI
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dog Food”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

We went to Sarento's last night. This is by far the worst cuisine we have had in a long time. The atmosphere and service was fine. Without going into great detail, trust us and go somewhere else. I felt it was safe to order spaghetti and meatballs at an Italian restaurant. This was literally left-overs that were reheated in a saute pan. Chewy dried up pasta with tomato paste. I am not kidding. My 11 year old Boy Scout can easily make a better meal. I would have asked for a refund but thought maybe I'm being too picky and I didn't want to make a scene. I just won't go back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Seattletraveler1965
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“I enjoyed their breakfast, attentive staff were helpful and the view was spectacular.”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Only had breakfast a few times; the choice a bit limited. Coffee is good quality. It's a quiet restaurant, not like giant breakfast halls in resorts.

Visited March 2013
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Kihei, Hawaii
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Food Great Sunsets”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

Great place to kick back sip some wine and eat a little pasta while watching a perfect Maui sunset. But what happened to the carbonara? One of the best I ever had and now it's not on the menu? What's up with that?

Visited May 2012
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Naperville, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fantastic service , great view and enjoyable happy hour”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

We had read some not so great reviews about this palce but decided to try it for happy hour. We sat in the bar but you could see out to the ocean and beyond. Sunset views were awesome. Our bartender made a great drink. Happy hour prices for drinks and apps were great. We had the crab cakes, the portabella mushroom stack, and an asparagus salad. All were delicious. They have valet parking also. I looked at the main menu and it had a lot of nice items on it. The main dining area was lovely. You could tell that service was very important here. Next time we will try dinner for sure.

  • Visited March 2013
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