Top Choice Mediterranean in Hanalei

BarAcuda Tapas & Wine

This is the most chef-driven spot in Hanalei and its best kitchen. The wine list is expertly curated with a blend of new- and old-world vintners, and the tapas-style plates, featuring local beef, fish, pork and veg,…
Italian in Koloa

La Spezia

A step up in sophistication from everywhere else in town, this Italian ristorante with polished wooden floors and a wine bar crafts flatbreads, crunchy crostini and housemade sausage and pasta. Surprisingly, it doub…
Mediterranean in Haʻena

Mediterranean Gourmet

A taste of the Mediterranean literally on the Pacific (if the windows weren’t there, you’d get salty ocean mist on your face), this fish out of water offers an eclectic range of Euro-inspired dishes such as rosemary…
Italian in Waipouli

Kauaʻi Pasta

Your ticket to surprisingly good Italian food is this strip-mall bistro. Colorful salads meld peppery arugula, creamy goat cheese and sweet tomatoes. Hot focaccia sandwiches and classic homemade pastas pass muster e…
Italian in Lihuʻe

Cafe Portofino

Overlooking Kalapaki Beach, this is one of the most upscale options in town. The food is less than imaginative, focusing on Italian fare and local catches. Make reservations in advance to get a seat at the edge of t…
Greek in Kapaʻa

George's Gyro

Good gyro plates made from local fish, organic chicken, lamb or pork, falafel pitas and spanakopita too. Guests rave about this one.