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“Excellent food, excellent service and great ambiance”
Review of Saltimbocca - CLOSED

Saltimbocca
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Experience the taste of Italy in the middle of the Pacific. Saltimbocca is nestled in the lively and centrally located Ma'alaea Harbor and enjoys sweeping views of the ocean and Mount Haleakala. Located 10-15 minutes away from Kahului Airport and South Maui, and on the way to West Maui (Lahaina, Kaanapali, Napili 25 minutes away). Saltimbocca fuses affordable authentic Italian cuisine with outstanding hospitality and service that transcends both plate and palate. Featuring authentic dishes artfully crafted with the finest local and organic ingredients, and fresh breads and pasta noodles made in-house daily. We proudly offer vegan and gluten-free menus for our guests. Take in the restaurant's casual upscale ambiance while enjoying cool ocean breezes and gorgeous views of mountain, ocean and harbor from our patio, dining room and bar and lounge.
Reviewed March 1, 2014

We visited Saltimbocca in Ma'alaea tonight and had a very special meal. The food was great, the service excellent and every seat has a wonderful ocean view. Given the quality of the food, the prices are quite reasonable. Casual elegance you could scale it up or down in this lovely Italian restaurant.

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Thank DawnPowellRiver
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

We discovered this restaurant on a visit to the Maui ocean Center. It was our last day on Maui :( and we were looking for a nice lunch before heading to the airport. This restaurant turned out to be wonderful. The atmosphere was like that of a good Italian restaurant without unnecessary frills. We were made to feel very welcome by our waiter, Matthew, whose knowledge of the food and efficiency were outstanding. We were travelling with our daughter and son in law and our 2 year old granddaughter. Immediately they took care of getting a meal started for her and this arrived quickly and was fresh and healthy. Our food was excellent, Matthew was terrific and we left with the feeling of having found value for money, been treated well, not just as tourists passing through, and it absolutely made our last day in Maui. Thanks so much. The owner is Jim Bateman and to him I would say " Keep it up, this was a lovely experience! We will definitely return to Saltimbocca when we are next in Maui!!!"

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Reviewed February 27, 2014

My wife and I went for an early dinner after a movie. We arrived in time for happy hour, which ends at 5:00 PM (kind of early). The bar staff were friendly and attentive. The selection of appetizers was good at reasonable prices. Selected beers and wines were discounted, but not mixed drinks. Our bar bill for one wine, one draft beer and two appetizers was $20, plus tip.

This is an open air restaurant, which is really nice later in the evening, but can be a little too warm during the late afternoon. My wife had the only fish offered - fresh catch (mahi-mahi, or course), which was too salty. My "bolognese our way" was good and a large portion. We didn't have salads, because of the appetizers at the bar. Service was friendly ant attentive. Our dinners were $51, plus tip. Both very reasonable deals, for Maui.

Overall I would rate this restaurant at Very Good, but the limited selection of seafood (for a waterfront, Maui restaurant), and the over-salted preparation pulled the rating down to Average (the food for me is very important).

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Thank Doug O
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

We went here for dinner expecting some really good Italian food. My Bolognese was very tasteless although it was a nice portion and had lots of meat sauce. The Mista salad also was very tasteless for both my spouse and I. One guest had the pork chop which was fine, but the mashed potatoes were like those from a box. Service was acceptable, but not attentive. My spouse had the Masha's Pasta and said it was good and flavorful. Overall a mediocre experience.

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Thank ddolsons
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

Great atmosphere and beautiful view of the harbor. Service was warm and comfortable as if you were eating at someone's house. Caesar salad was made the old fashioned way, by hand with just the right blend of seasoning and anchovies. The special was ravioli with lamb sausage stuffing. Wonderful! We think this is the best Italian food on Maui.

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Thank Frank_and_Carol
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