About Dondero's - Grand Hyatt Kauai
Poipu, HI 96756
The setting of a grand Tuscan villa sets the tone for an amazing evening at Dondero's. Chef Cary crafts Old World favorites using the freshest of ingredients to create New World sensations! The menu features many classic dishes and Neapolitan style pizzas. Our delicious house made gelato makes the perfect dessert.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Closed Sunday/Monday
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free valet parking at the Grand Hyatt Kauai for diners. Plentiful self-parking also available with easy access to the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
Dine in your own private room, away from the main dining area, where our attentive staff will see to your group's every need.
Private Party Contact:
Dondero's Manager: (808) 742-1234 ext. 6346
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Dondero's - Grand Hyatt Kauai Ratings and Reviews
Excellent swordfish. The chicken piccata ...
Excellent swordfish. The chicken piccata was very good but salty. The portion sizes were generous and the waiter was kind enough to suggest the meal could be split. I wish we had listened to him. The calamari appetizer was delicious and also generously portioned. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. We were treated like royalty.
I feel like I have high standards regard ...
I feel like I have high standards regarding Italian food and EVERY bite was wonderful. From the bread to calamari appetizer, to entry of Pasta Bolognese, every bite was excellent and the unexpected highlight of our dinners on island.
Dondero's is a special treat! Though me ...
Dondero's is a special treat! Though menu prices are rather high, the food is well worth the cost! Always enjoy Dondero's during our visits to Kaua'i and look forward to the wonderful Italian cuisine. Starting our wonderful feast my husband and I shared a Caprese Salad. Telling the waiter we were sharing the salad, he had the kitchen split it for us...a nice touch! I had a fabulous dish featuring garlic shrimp (warning...heads still on the shrimp) and pasta. WONDERFUL! My husband had Spaghetti Bolognese that was plentiful and delicious! Dondero's is located in the Grand Hyatt Poi'pu -- an absolutely beautiful location near Shipwreck Beach. If possible, ask for a table on the terrace and you'll have a wonderful view of the ocean AND the Hyatt gardens. The restaurant INSIDE is also attractive -- a sea theme -- so even if the weather is "iffy" you will have a wonderful dining experience. One specialty is Osso Bucco...absolutely AMAZING! Not really for young children, but older children are always welcome! A good choice for a special meal!
We enjoyed the evening here. Given that ...
We enjoyed the evening here. Given that there was limited outdoor seating we opted to wait for ~20-30 minutes for an outside table to open. We waited at the upstairs bar . The wait was worth the nice table we were seated at. A beautiful garden and ocean view.
The manager Jerry stopped by as he appeared to be greeting and chatting with each table - nice" and we enjoyed his attentiveness. and our waiter was attentive after our initial long wait for wine. Our meal was absolutely delicious - Skull Island Shrimp Scampi and the Fresh catch were our choices, preceded by fresh, restaurant grown salad... Very delicate. We then enjoyed their signature gelato - so unique- the mint tasted like a fresh mint leaf - wow!
Exceptional food! I had the mussels and ...
Exceptional food! I had the mussels and they were delicious. My husband had the ciopino and it was very good too. I ordered the mango line martini and it was delicious! We really enjoyed it. The staff was very friendly and nice to our 2 kids :)
This was one of the nicer restaurants we ...
This was one of the nicer restaurants we found around our resort, though our options seemed to be fairly limited. The food was good and the patio looked like a nice place to sit. The atmosphere and decor are certainly a little dated, but we had a nice meal.
Dondero's was absolutely delisious! True ...
Dondero's was absolutely delisious! True fine dining with a great atmosphere. The staff was very friendly from the hostess to the wait staff to the manager. We were there for our honeymoon and they made us feel really special there.
We came late which may not have been fai ...
We came late which may not have been fair. Our waiter was very kind, the manager overly friendly. Unfortunately the food was ok. I ordered pizza and I will have to say, it had absolutely no flavor at all. None. Couldn't eat it. I didn't make a fuss but the waiter kindly removed it from our bill. Felt the same way about all of the restaurants at the Hyatt. Except in the Clubroom. For some reason everything in there was delicious!! Oh and at the capitals bar,the pork sliders are delicious.
I wish I could have given a better review as I love this hotel and everyone that works here is amazing. The food... not so much.
We went to Dondero's for an anniversary ...
We went to Dondero's for an anniversary dinner. Poor start of the evening as the hostess was less than welcoming and shuffled us off the the waiting area like we were waiting for a medical appointment. I found it almost humorous as we were the only people waiting and the person seating us announced our name as if there were a room full of people.
We found the meal to be good not great. The entree prices were high. The server and attendants were personable but service was on the slow side. Water did not arrive until 10-15 minutes after seating and the drinks, salads, etc. could have been more timely. I found the decor to be dull and uninspired. I should say the desserts were very good . For the special occasion, I did not find the evening very special.
Meal started out with attentive service ...
Meal started out with attentive service great day inks and a great appetizer. Cheese/meat tray with the house made ricotta, fontina, and imberico ham. But from there it was downhill. We asked for the wine menu again when he dropped off our appetizer. We didn't see our waiter again for over 30 minutes, a separate person dropped off our entree during that time. And only after we were done with our entrees did he returned. We ordered dessert and coffee and proceeded to wait another 25 minutes and when the dessert arrived it was clear it was sitting around for a while as the sorbet was melted. We sent it back.
We greatly enjoyed our experience, so we ...
We greatly enjoyed our experience, so we came back a second night! We came to Kauai to celebrate our HONEYMOON and came across an Italian Restaurant. Both nights we were pleased with our servers and nightly specials.
Large, comfortable, well appointed dinin ...
Large, comfortable, well appointed dining room. Seems a bit fussy and very quiet. We ordered the specials, both entrees were excellent. Our waiter was a bit glum but did give us good info regarding various wines. We were pleased with our bottle. Probably won't return.
We thoroughly enjoyed our food and the s ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our food and the service was excellent. The restaurant overlooks the resort pools and ocean. We were all able to talk and hear one another without difficulty.
The lobster pasta was absolutely delicious with just the right amount of spice!
Donderos is a restaurant that should be ...
Donderos is a restaurant that should be on everyone's list to visit at least once. We went three years ago when there was a small problem. We gave Donderos a second chance, ended up going for our last night in preferance to Tidepools. -'A very memorable evening. Thank you.
We came to Dondero's for my husband's bi ...
We came to Dondero's for my husband's birthday with a party of five. We had a nice table outside. The service was quite good. Appetizers were nice but the mains were outstanding! My father-in-law could not stop saying (and eating) how great his shrimp scampi was. I would say prices were on the higher end but it's Hawaii - so was expected.
Dondero's is just an amazing atmosphere ...
Dondero's is just an amazing atmosphere with amazing food! We ate their twice on our recent trip to the Grand Hyatt Kauai and both times was exceptional. Our server Juan was the absolute best and the manager always stopped by to chat and make you feel welcome. Beautiful views from the patio overlooking the resort & the beach.
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