Restaurant Review: Kauai Pasta

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It’s easy to find expertly prepared, delicious Hawaiian foods on the Island of Kauai, but there’s also a wealth of other types of cuisine available: Asian, Tex-Mex, and even Italian eateries are in abundance. When it comes to the latter one of the best places to dine is Kauai Pasta Restaurant and Lounge, a family owned Italian venue with impeccable service, mouthwatering cocktails, and some of the best pasta dishes you’ll find on any of the islands.

When you first walk into the restaurant, you’ll notice that the interior is contemporary with an upscale vibe. The lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a minute to yourself with a cold drink, meet with friends, or simply indulge in a tasty cocktail. Kauai Pasta definitely has the look of a high end restaurant with food  that perfectly complements the establishment’s aesthetic.

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One thing that Kauai Pasta excels at is artful presentation; everything is beautifully and carefully arranged. As the saying goes, people usually eat with their eyes before actually tasting any food — in that regard, Kauai Pasta’s menu is tantalizing to all the senses.

Lunch and dinner are served at Kauai Pasta, and they do offer a children’s menu with entrees such as grilled chicken, pizza, and pasta marinara. For adults, there’s a host of Italian specialties including house made ravioli, caprese salad made with Kilauea tomatoes and Kauai basil, and veal Marsala. All entrees are priced under $30, and the portions are large enough to satisfy most appetites.

Kauai Pasta offers wine by the glass as well as liqueurs and signature cocktails. Some of their innovative drinks include the Basil and Coconut Mojito, Thai Pineapple Martini, and the Smoking Italian, which is a savory combination of vodka, roasted red bell pepper essence, and pepperoncini juice. To cap off your meal, don’t forget to try one of the restaurant’s delectable desserts. The Tiramisu Cheesecake is a creative take on the classic Tiramisu that’s a delightful surprise.

This restaurant can get busy on weekends, so it’s best to reserve a table before heading to Kauai Pasta — you can make your reservation right on Kauai Pasta’s website or give the restaurant a call. For an unforgettable dining experience and some of the freshest Italian food you can get in Hawaii, spend an evening out at Kauai Pasta the next time you’re on the Garden Isle.

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