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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402 (Ainako)
+1 808-240-6456
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco
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221 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really, the menu was nothing special, and the food matched the menu. It was a decent meal at a high price.

Thank motohigh
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was truly fantastic. My only complaint was the seating - they sat us at a table that was directly behind one of the large pillars outside. They angled my chair away from it, but it took away from the experience - especially when they also use the pillars to rest water containers and cheese. It felt like we were... More 

Thank Phil B
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've had several dinners of the years of visiting Poipu and always been delighted with the experience. The outdoor space is outstanding and indoors is beautiful as well. The food and service have been excellent. This last visit was no exception. We particularly like the scallop dish with squid ink pasta.

Thank lightm0ment
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. We had a nice table outside and were made to feel welcome. Started with a nice cocktail. We enjoyed the food, fresh and not to fussy, but the most noticeable thing for me at this restaurant is that the manager takes the time to speak to every table (or he did the night... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We are staying at the Hyatt and this was our first dinner at Kauai. The restaurant is quite beautiful and classy, and the service was warm and attentive. However the menu was dated (nothing exciting or felt local), and everything was dealt in a very heavy handed way - with a lot of butter, oil, and sauce. We ordered the... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I never write reviews but I created an account to write about our experience at Dondero's. We ordered a couple appetizers, drinks, the swordfish and the veal parmesan. While the food was delicious, it did not match the level of service we received, especially from our waiter Alejandro. He was, sincerely, one of the best servers we have encountered -... More 

Thank Caleb M
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited Dondero's while vacationing at the Grand Hyatt. Service was good, waitress was friendly. Food wasn't bad although portions were on the smaller side. I had the pesto gnocchi that came with a fried egg on top? Thought that was a strange thing to put on gnocchi. Decor is a little dated. We sat inside and it was a little... More 

Thank MrBaileysmom
Boulder City, Nevada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The food was delicious, I had Mahi Mahi (not Italian but as good very well). My hubby had Pasta Bolognese and was very pleased. The wait staff were perfect.

Thank clodge116
Aiken, South Carolina
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The scenery watching the sunset and ocean coast was very beautiful while eating at the restaurant. The restaurant is Italian, but it seemed more like a seafood restaurant.

Thank PBM760
Wailuku, Hawaii
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We went here with another couple to have dinner. At first it started off rocky when my good friend ask one of the workers if he can take a picture of us. But he said he was too busy and will get back to us, which he never did. It was busy, not a full house though. Our waitress was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 42
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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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?