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“Amazing service, atmosphere & food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sarento's on the Beach - Maui

Sarento's on the Beach - Maui
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Ranked #33 of 176 Restaurants in Kihei
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing service, atmosphere & food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

We were at Sarento's on the Beach in October 2013. We booked our 28th anniversary dinner online before we arrived and asked for a view of the beach at sunset and mentioned it was our anniversary at time of booking. When we arrived we were greeted with a Happy Anniversary at the entrance and every person that came to our table said it to us. It was very nice that they went that extra step to make us feel special. Before taking our order a photographer came to our table and asked if we wanted a picture done so we said sure and he walked us out onto the beach and took a few pictures. He later came around to show them to us and we bought one. It was $20 but it was an awesome picture and a great memory of our visit there. Dinner was wonderful and the service was amazing. We will definitely go back next time we are in Maui. Oh and they even gave us free desserts which were also delicious.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Top Notch experience - food and staff - best Maui dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

We had a great outdoor table for a perfect sunset view. The staff constantly made sure we were well taken care of and recommended some great dishes. We had Snapper and Mahimahi. The views are excellent and you are front row on the beach. I must admit I was a bit skeptical when I saw it was next to a Days Inn, but it proved to be our best dinner in Maui. One note - they need to clarify what and how much the picture guy floating around cost. Had no idea he was going to charge me $20 until he delivered the picture.

Visited November 2013
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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239 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Sarento's seems to have lost a step”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Returned to Sarento's, which had been one of our favorites, but it seems to have lost a step. The food, while good, just didn't seem "as good". It definitely wasn't as good as the food we had at Sarento's sister restaurant - Nick's Fish Market.

The service, while attentive, seemed rushed. We had three different staff attempt to take our order while we reviewed the menu. It felt more like were a table to be turned.

Overall: Food was good, but not great. Service left something to be desired. Disappointed after many previous visits with great food and service.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great views delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2013

Came here for dinner on the last day of our honeymoon. Came early enough to be seated right on the beach to watch the beautiful sunset. Had a bottle of wine and crab cake appetizer which was very good. I had the tuna and he had the penne and we were both very pleased with our meals. Staff was friendly but like other reviews on here they take their time, which is fine, but don’t expect to get in and out. Would recommend to others looking for a nice romantic meal.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Beverly Hills, California
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302 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Beauty on the water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Front row to the beach and ocean!!! OMG sensational. The food and service is great.. If you want the beach I the morning then breakfast is great!!!!the service is wonderful and they do not rush you? happy wonderful aloha attitude

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank denise k
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