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“Great, but I don't recall Italian food being so buttery”
Review of Longhi's Wailea

Longhi's Wailea
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Ranked #31 of 50 Restaurants in Wailea
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Wailea Ike
Transit: "The Maui Bus" The bus stops at Wailea Ike Drive and the cross street of Wailea Ike Place. The bus stop is within walking distance to "The Shops at Wailea."
Description: Stunning outdoor Italian/ Mediterranean restaurant within the fashionable 'Shops of Wailea'. Serving classical and contemporary Italian regional cuisine. Extensive wine list and full bar. Open daily for breakfast,lunch and dinner. Happy Hours 3pm -6pm 'Pau Hana' Happy Hours 9:30pm - 11:30pm daily
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Had a family dinner here during our vacation this month. We had been here before, and liked it, so we decided to try it again. Service was great, and I quite liked the electronic menu they recently instated for the drinks via an iPad. The presentation and controls were very easy and clean to use, not your usual menu in a restaurant.

We shared both appetizers and the mains, starters included calamari, beef carparcio, and a "Longhi" Longhi salad (really just Caesar salad without bacon). Both the carparcio and the salad were very flavourful, and the dressing didn't overpower the salad at all. The calamari had great sauces, an aioli-like mayo sauce with a salsa-like tomato sauce, and the squid was very chewy, but the batter was a little too greasy for me halfway through eating. We all had pasta dishes for main, Fettuccine Alfredo, Pesto Penne, and Clam Linguine with tomatoes, but both the alfredo and the clam linguine we found to be smothered with butter. The Fettuccine Alfredo was too rich and creamy, and I could barely finish it before dessert, and the clam linguine had too much butter seasoned in the pasta, even though my mother requested the chefs lay off the butter for the dish. My dad though, found the pesto delicious, and not as heavy compared to the others.

For dessert, we shared Longhi's famed-Tiramisu with a scoop of chocolate ice cream on the side. (Haagen Dazs I believe). As claimed and recommended by our waitress, it was a great choice. Although it was big, it was plentiful and delicious, the coffee liqueur not overpowering the chocolate-dipped fingers layer, but there was quite a lot of whipped cream.

Overall, its a great place for family occasions, especially a group dinner. The staff are very sociable and helpful, and offer great recommendations off the menu, and it offers a delicious variety of italian cuisine. But be warned, if you go for pasta, prepare for a mouthful of butter each serving!

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Thank Adrian M
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

For a restaurant that says they have the best breakfast in Maui they have the worst service. Family of 8 (5 kids) went for breakfast - had a reservation and they made us wait 15 minutes and yet the place was empty.
Then waited another 10 minutes for a coffee and had to ask to have the small cup re-filled. Order took 30+ minutes to come out - kids were starving and again - the place wasn't near full but the service was horrid.
Not worth the wait and food over-rated for sure!
Pass on this one - you can find better eggs almost anywhere.

Thank relaxdtraveler
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

Tuna au-poivre was unbelievable! We ate at the Maui location once in July 2013 and once in June 2012. Food and service does not disappoint!

Thank shtj
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

They were advertising 'The Best Breakfast in Maui'. And while it wasn't spectacular, it really was very good. Differnt types of seafood eggs benedict (we had lobster, crab cake and lox) and all were excellent. The omelettes were light and fluffy and huge, so well worth the price. The pancakes were also very good, and if you're a fan of coconut, you will love the coconut syrup (I personaly am a maple syrup traditionalist).

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Thank LVB1973
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We enjoyed our shortened happy hour. We came in at 5:35; Happy hour runs only until 6. Nice outdoor garden setting; sadly, no view of the ocean or sunset. A good stiff Mai Tai, while daughter enjoyed her piña colada. Nice surprise while waiting for drinks was a plate of bread; spicy but good. Also ordered two appies: artichoke crostini,which was excellent (needed to use some of the earlier delivered bread to use up the dip), and ahi sliders, small but also very good. Each drink and appie was $7 each, a bit pricy but it is Wailea. Host and server were both excellent.

Thank Kevin D
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