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Kauai Pasta Kapaa

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4-939 Kuhio Hwy, Ste B, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1598 (none (highway frontage))
+1 808-822-7447
11:00 - 00:00
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Lihue, Kauai,
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a local. We were able to make a reservation through Open-Table which was later that I hoped for. But I called the restaurant directly and they let me move my reservation to an earlier time. We were greeted quickly and seated soon after in the second room which was pleasantly decorated and well lighted without... More 

Thank Shirley S
atlanta, ga
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137 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

We ate a late lunch here--we were asked to sit in the bar area which was dark. But our server was friendly and pleasant. She explained that all the food was local. It took what seemed like a long time before the food came. My arugula salad was perfect-- fresh, pretty and tasty. Others in the group found the eggplant... More 

Thank rcabr
Kauai, Hawaii
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Great variety of choices beautifully prepared Italian food from spaghetti to Alfredo and many other choices. You will surprised at the excellent decor for their location and food is even better.

Thank Shannon R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2014

Although the restaurant is definitely unassuming the food was pretty terrific. We shared the calamari to start which was very yummy. My husband had the lasagna which he thoroughly enjoyed-he skipped the garlic bread so he would be able to eat it all. I had the butternut squash ravioli which was fabulous. The service was almost too quick as we... More 

Thank FredandSueCalgary
Chicago suburbs
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2014

The restaurant was in an unassuming location, in an area near supermarkets and next to a Taco Bell. But the food was wonderful. I had the Pesto Chicken, served with fettuccine alfredo. Both the pesto and alfredo sauces had a nice flavor. My husband had the House Pasta. He had noticed sun dried tomatoes listed on another item and asked... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Perhaps our expectations were too high having read the good reviews but we were very disappointed with our visit here. We were seated in the finer dining area at the back which was a better atmosphere than the dark & dingy front area. My husband ordered a glass of red wine and was only given 2/3 of a glass; even... More 

Thank Roberta C
KSkauai, Owner at Kauai Pasta Kapaa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Here's an explanation of why the wine was served the way it was (from wine spectator) "Whatever you choose, it’s best not to fill a wineglass more than half full. You need to leave enough air space to swirl and release the aromas. Don’t worry about looking stingy with your pours in front of guests;... More 

Stoughton, Wisconsin
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We went there for dinner because we were craving pasta. Both of the pasts dishes we got had good flavors but the pastas were barely al dente. Really, both the spaghetti noodles & the fettuccine noodles were not crunchy but only just barely. They were hard to chew and left us both feeling disappointed. The saving grace was not our... More 

Thank M L G
KSkauai, Owner at Kauai Pasta Kapaa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that the pasta was not cooked to your liking. We will address this with the kitchen staff. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your dessert and Ian! Thanks for you business and we hope to serve you again in the future! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2014

From the outside it looked like the typical Kauai restaurant. However, when you enter it is more upscale, with prices that were comparable with the whole in the walls!

Thank 0604sherry
Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

6 of us went for dinner. Staff was great. Calamari appetizer was very good. My chicken parmesan was cold as was the pasta side dish. Not a lot of flavor. May be willing to give it another chance based solely on the service.

Thank AnthemCC
KSkauai, Owner at Kauai Pasta Kapaa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you received good service! Food should always be hot when swerved, and we sincerely apologize that this wasn't the case. We hpe to have a chance to serve you again in the future. More 

Kekaha, Hawaii
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

We love KP in Lihue and go at least once a week to dine there for lunch or dinner. We have only dined at the Kapaa location twice and will not be back. We arrived around 815 on a Saturday eve. There were few guests and it was obvious they were not happy to see us. The waitress was ok... More 

Thank Kekaha8
KSkauai, Owner at Kauai Pasta Kapaa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, and also thank you for emailing us to answer questions about the details so we could better follow up on what happened. We really appreciate that! It's the only way we can solve problems that arise. We do have music in the dining room, but we apologize if it had somehow been turned off or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-939 Kuhio Hwy, Ste B, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1598
    (none (highway frontage))
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-822-7447
We are family owned, chef driven restaurant specializing in Italian comfort food while offering upscale contemporary daily specials. Our KP Lounge features handcrafted signature cocktails, a boutique wine selection, quality beers & unique tapas menu. We appeal to families, couples, visitors and locals alike. We can offer a private banquet dining room, or entire restaurant buy-out for special occasions or corporate events. We strongly recommend reservations, but gladly welcome walk-ins. We look forward to serving you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?