Kauai Pasta hosts two restaurants on Kauai's eastside. The family owned restaurants thrive on a core menu of Italian comfort foods, mixed with daily chef specials, and signature cocktails. Offering many choices for great pasta meals, plus dining atmosphere that allows for some sit-down intimacy at booth or table seating.
At a Glance:
Cuisine: Italian fusion
Location: Kapaa and Lihue, Kauai
Hours: Daily 11 am to 9 pm restaurant; 11 am to 12 am Lounge; 3 pm to 5 pm Happy Hour
Environment/Dcor: Very metropolitan in the lounge, with modern art, and high stools with bar and table seating. In the restaurant it is more traditional Italian dining with booths, and table seating with soft lighting and subtle dcor.
Right from the start this place felt welcoming, with a very courteous and attentive staff. The food was delicious and cocktails and wine pairings well charted. Local friends recommended we visit the Kapaa location. Don't let the non-descript beige colored exterior fool you, it hides a charming dining room and lounge combination within.
The food preparations had great quality touches. The breads, sauces, dressings, and desserts are made in house daily making everything fresh. The menu breaks your ordering options down into small and large portion, as well as from the affordable and more expensive. Add their great spicy meatballs or several other side options to any pasta meal, making it easy to build to your taste.
The lounge is small, cool, and dark with splashes of bright art, and barely a hint of Hawaii, which can be refreshing switch when you want to go out for lite-bite or cocktails. The drink menu is diverse, and hours are later then most other establishments in the area. So put this on your late night eastside list, which can be rather short list in sleepy Kauai.
Beat the heat and hit the Kauai Pasta $10.95 lunch specials 11 am to 3 pm daily.
Our staffs Picks:
The Greek Pasta was refreshing and light. The tender rib roast was cooked to perfection. For appetizers try the Ahi Tartare. Cocktails: the Basil Coconut Mojito was divine..
Phone: 808.822.7447 for reservations
4-939B Kuhio Highway
Kapaa, Hawaii 96746