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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
+1 808-240-6456
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (84 reviews)
“osso bucco” (20 reviews)
“tiramisu” (9 reviews)
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1571 Poipu Rd, 1571 Poipu Road, Poipu, Kauai, HI 96756-9402
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We literally sat in the table in the main picture icon for this restaurant. Food was great. Not cheap, but nothing on the island is. I very much enjoyed the meal and our server was very friendly. We were guests of the hotel.

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 4 days ago

The outdoor seating had such a beautiful ambiance, and the people were friendly and helpful from the greeters at the door all the way through. I did not have the scallop and squid ink pasta, but the two people at the table who did said...More

Thank travelgirl4Dallas
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here while staying at the Grand Hyatt on our honeymoon and ultimately had a decent experience. While parts of the dishes, such as the lobster in my pasta dish, were fantastic, other parts were way too salty and the fresh...More

Thank MrandMrsTomTom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for an anniversary dinner and I let the folks know via a note in OpenTable. Once seated, we were shown to a special table outdoors with a view of the sea. We had a special menu with our names on it. Service...More

Thank PKDenton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant 2x, the first was amazing and by far the best food on the hotel property! The 2nd time was even better! Highly recommend on your trip! The menu is forever changing so hard to recommend but if they have a meatball...More

Thank Sean P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant so much we went back the next night. The food is excellent, the service was terrific, the wine was great (although they need to add another Australian red on the list). We highly recommend it.

Thank Katespy169
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious and we really enjoyed how attentive the staff was. I highly recommend a table outside... the view is beautiful!

Thank Taelor A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be a great restaurant. The chefs change so often that the menu changes constantly. I have been here when the food was highly salted and at others tasteless. The fried mozzarella appetizer is really awful, beige, and cold. The main dishes including...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location and ambience; however for the price, the food was subpar. Treat yourself to dessert (tiramisu was amazing).. but for an Italian dining experience, pasta was horrible—lobster was undercooked and not eatable.

Thank Suzij11
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We went to Dondero's because of its Italian theme although the restaurant serves a variety of fare. We went for our anniversary and was pleased to find they had prepared personalized menus for us with a Happy Anniversary wish on it. Our waitress was quite...More

Thank Joseph W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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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