Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Fodor's Weekly: Your expert travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration (coming soon)

Kauai Restaurants

Pomodoro Ristorante Italiano

  • 2-2514 Kaumualii Hwy. Map It
  • $$
  • Italian

Updated 01/24/2014

Fodor's Review

Two walls of windows brighten this intimate second-story restaurant in the heart of Kalaheo, where there's good authentic Italian food at reasonable prices. Begin with a Caesar salad, then proceed directly to the porcini ravioli, cannelloni, manicotti, or multilayer meat lasagna—the chefs' favorite. Other highlights include eggplant or veal parmigiana, chicken cacciatori, and scampi in a garlic, caper, and white wine sauce. It's a place to enjoy a leisurely meal prepared

by two Italian-born brothers.

Read More

Restaurant Information

Address:

Rainbow Plaza, 2-2514 Kaumualii Hwy., Kalaheo, Hawaii, 96756, USA

Map It

Phone:

808-332–5945

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Sun. No lunch

Updated 01/24/2014

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Sights

See all restaurants in Kauai

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating

By Nuchdog

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Oct 29, 2013

The Real Deal

If you are looking for the "real deal" while living or vacationing on Kauai, Pomodoro's is it! Italy to Kauai, via New Jersey! Tony and Rosario have been around a long time on Kauai and bring the Italian cuisine learned in the old country, via an east coast flare, to your dinner table in a great setting. Intimate, cozy, friendly and simply outstanding food! You will be greeted by Gerri, the real "Jersey housewife" and always fun! What you need to

know first off, is that will not go home disappointed or hungry. You will be rubbing your belly and ready for bed! They are located in the Rainbow Plaza (above a small pizzahut, NOT dominoes)in Kalaheo. My New York Italian opinion of most of the other Italian restaurants on the island.... Is either they are serving overpriced nuovo/gourmet style Italian (that your Italian mother sure wasn't serving at home)or some non Italian guy who supposedly "learned from" some Italian guy and is making an attempt at Italian cuisine. Pomodoro's on the other hand, has that home cooked feel and flavor. And it won't leave you broke, disappointed or hungry in comparison! Freshly made Focaccia bread is the bomb, the deep fried calamari appetizer is great, the four cheese baked penne is awesome, so is the eggplant parm, meatballs, pasta, chicken ect. and the likes; all homeruns. Peroni beer, good wine selection and everything priced reasonably for Kauai. Don't forget the canoli's, tiramisu, expresso and if you're lucky enough, a piece of Gerri's ricotta cheese cake! Go, you won't be disappointed!

Read More

By lobo59

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Apr 24, 2008

Best Italian food on the island

Our party had great food here. Do not be put off by the location—above Domino's Pizza. The ambiance, both inside and outside are nothing special; but the service was excellent. We will eat here again. Recommendations include lasagna, saltimbocca, and spaghetti. The marinara sauce was excellent. Salads were fresh and tasty and prices are moderate.

By Melissa

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Apr 14, 2003

Very good food

Excellent food. i would really love the foccia recipe, it was so good. We ate here twice and both times the food was perfect. Don't come for the view (its a gas station) come for the food.

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Jan 6, 2003

BEST ITALIAN FOOD ON ISLAND

Jeri and staff make this a very memorable dinning experience. We have yet to have a poor meal here.

By Brian

  • Service

  • Food

  • Décor

  • Value

Jun 19, 2001

Great Italian Food and reasonably priced

This is where the locals go to get a good Italian meal. Very reasonably priced and the service was great. The only mistake my wife and I made was not sharing a meal. Portions are large and you'll never finish an appetizer, salad and meal on your own.

Show All

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Food

Décor

Service

Value

Advertisement