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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
+1 808-240-6456
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (77 reviews)
“carpaccio” (10 reviews)
“cioppino” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Staff was great. Views amazing. Food was below average for the price. Nothing like dropping a $150 on dinner for 2 and both being disappointed.

Thank Karl L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food was good, service was good. Great views out to the ocean, nice atmosphere for eating outside. All employees were very friendly.

Thank ShelliLMT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined there last week with my wife. Great service, great drinks, wonderful beach and ocean view, very fresh and tasty Italian cuisine. Exemplifies the definition of "fine dining." Totally enjoyed our dinner there!

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent our first night at Dondero's and they did a wonderful job. The Pasta Bolognese was the best I have ever had and my wife enjoyed the fish of the day. Our waiter was super.

Thank jarmstr278
Reviewed 1 week ago

Donderos made our Honeymoon dinner an extra special occasion! They literally made us a menu with our names on it. I ordered some kind of wonderful special of the day, and my Husband and I both enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc. Our waiter congratulated us, brought...More

Thank carlygraceyoga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had dinner with friends to celebrate an occasion. We arrived at six and were not served our main course until eight! The resto was not full and evidently whoever was expediting the meals was either incompetent or otherwise engaged. The Caesar salad was heavily...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Hyatt in May with some friends and decided to take a break from all of the fresh seafood (can't believe that I wrote that) and go out for Italian food. While some of the reviews were not very good, we...More

Thank DoudlasKS415
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steak I ordered came with a demi sauce and mustard sauce. Both complemented the steak perfectly. Steak was cooked perfectly and as ordered. My husbands chicken picatta was also quite good. Ordered dessert as well- the candy bar one. It was pretty good- the ice...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful evening, sat on the patio. Started with Caesar and Caprese salads. Entrees were seafood cioppino and seafood risotto special. Ended with zabaglione and tiramisu for dessert. Dinner was delicious and the Service was great.

Thank CBluvs2travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alejandro, our server, was excellent! He has been there 27 years since the resort opened. Ask for him if you can!

Thank Carrie D
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, 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
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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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