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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402 (Ainako)
+1 808-240-6456
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large portions, didn't order dessert. Delicious. Georgeous setting, facing the ocean. Perfect waitstaff, good timing, no rushing. Appropriately priced.

Thank Schreiber11
Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful dining experience here. Alejandro was attentive and kind. He understood we had just completed a long day of travel and that we were just interested in light dining. It was delicioud and just what were looking for.

Thank tfolkert
Snoqualmie, Washington
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in our favorite hotel, we were seated outside on a beautiful evening. The caprese salad was phenomenal; super-fresh mozzarella, local tomatoes, wonderful presentation. Osso buco was tender and full flavored. Service by Alejandro was exceptional.

Thank Jerry L
Tampa, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent on all levels outstanding food and service well executed from start to finish would definitely be back

Thank iainreddick
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What were we thinking... Italian food in Kauai- horrible flavor, taste, and presentation. Service and atmosphere was ok. Just REALLY bad food!

Thank Lou D
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only dined here once since it was closed for a couple of days. We really liked the food and the views from the outdoor seating. The service was fine too. They have a kids menu too.

Thank Traveler T
Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went back to Dondero's for the 2nd time this vacation. We just had to go back for the pizza and pasta for our casual farewell final dinner on Kauai. We asked for Juan because he takes such good care of us ever time we are at Dondero's and he knows what we like to eat. We... More 

Thank gerry b
Anderson, South Carolina
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102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed several wonderful appetizers and the main dishes were delicious. Our waiter was excellent! He knew everything about the menu and was extremely helpful! He was professional and very attentive. If we were to go again I would request outdoor seating and go when I was really hungry. We had eaten a huge lunch that day and I am... More 

Thank Loretta E
Carlsbad, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, nice location, great service, a bit expensive. If you want Italian food infused with an Island twist go here.

Thank Brenda F
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks to Chef Cary Roy and the entire staff at Dondero's for making my birthday an unforgettable night. Pupu's (appetizers) that MELTED in your mouth!! Peppered beef carpaccio, sautéed penn cove mussels, veal meatball, and a Cheese & Charcuterie platter. Dinner we shared a Seafood dish (grilled cioppino). Dessert we had almost everything there was to offer. We ate for... More 

Thank Brittany R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 42
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Poipu>  > Koloa
  • Neighbourhood: Koloa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-240-6456
Dondero’s, will satisfy your soul as well as your appetite. Combining elegant ambiance with stellar service makes this a dining favorite for those with discriminating taste. The menu features Italian classics with a fresh twist including a large selection of appetizers, homemade pastas, risotto, fresh fish and beef specialties. This delicious Italian cuisine is carefully paired with wines from all over the world. Delectable desserts and a cappuccino or port round out the repast.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?