Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood above Poipu Beach, this longtime restaurant has an outside deck open to sweeping ocean views. Ownership recently changed hands and there's now a more eclectic menu, with a few Asian and Mexican dishes slipped into the original all-Italian line up. The interior has been freshened up with a remodel and you can still dine outside with the twinkly lights. Start with the spicy tamales or fried calamari with a lemon-caper sauce. Choices include
chicken picatta, ahi with ginger miso, a Thai beef satay risotto, and fettucine with housemade Italian sausage. For dessert, take the plunge with a baked Hawaii—a chocolate-macadamia-nut brownie topped with coconut and passion-fruit sorbet and flambéed Italian meringue. Volume here can get a bit loud.