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“Magical night on the bay”
Review of Kailani - CLOSED

Kailani
Price range: US$15 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Manele Bay Road
Description: Perched above Hulopo"e Bay, Kailani specialises in contemporary Italian cuisine made from the freshest local and organic ingredients, sourced directly from Hawaii’s fishers and farmers. Served alfresco for lunch and dinner, innovative menus incorporate seasonal offerings that are proudly showcased in Chef Dario Montelvere’s daily specials. Dinner choices include lobster ravioli with local seasonal vegetables and vanilla butter sauce; locally caught smoked ono accompanied by rainbow carrots, baby artichokes and salsa verde; and cappesante e pancetta with scallops and pork belly, candy apple purée and micro celery.
Reviewed 14 September 2013

We spent a magical dining evening at Kailani at the Four Seasons Manele Bay on Lanai, Hawaii in July. One of the best meals we had all trip. Excellent Italian food in a beautiful setting. Great service. If you are on Lanai don't miss this!!

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

During our stay at the hotel we went for lunch and dinner and truly loved it. The staff was very flexible when my husband wanted pasta for lunch and it wasn't anymore on the menu they made it possible. The food was great we specially liked the salads and the desserts.

Thank gejaa
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

Finally got the chance to dine at kailani, and we were not disappointed. We had a wonderful table with a grey view, while having love Hawaiian music.

The menu is appealing with many dishes to select from. The knowledge and care from our waiter was impressive, giving is detailed recommendations and excellent knowledge. Although wine pairing was not recommended.

From their excellent pasta entree to the fans favorite, Bransino (I strongly recommend it) we were all very much pleased with our dinner experience.

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Reviewed 5 August 2013 via mobile

Great view and better than average Italian. The pasta was great (especially the lasagna). The first salad (forgot the name) on the menu was excellent but the caprese so so. Only tried one desert--nothing to write home about. Our music (unlike another reviewer who had Sinatra songs) was great. Solo Hawaiian who was perfect for the place. Overall, it was much better than 140.

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Reviewed 2 August 2013

From the moment we walked up to the hostess stand to the final goodbyes, we were treated like royalty. They had all of our food preferences and knew it was a special occasion for us. The view of the bay, tropical evening breeze, live music and sunset were all part of this incredible experience. The service was very friendly and helpful with our glasses never less than half full. The manager spent time with us. The food options are outstanding with many local ingredients. My wife had gluten-free spaghetti carbonara with a caprese salad. They were both incredibly flavorful. I had pan-seared scallop appetizer and Ono (meaty fish) with clams, chorizo, potato in a dreamy broth for the entree. I was in heaven. We loved our experience so much, we canceled a reservation at a different restaurant later in the week to come back here. They welcomed us back and we had another great experience.

Thank Sam K
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FourSeasonsLanai, Manager at Kailani, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2013

Thank you such a fabulous review! Chef Dario Montelvere and his culinary team as well as the Kailani team will be thrilled to hear of your fantastic experience with us! We are blessed with the great view, tropical evening breeze and sunset you spoke of and glad you were able to experience our piece of paradise here on Lanai. I am also pleased to know we were able to accommodate your wife's gluten allergy and she was able to enjoy some authentic Italian pasta! We hope you visit us again soon on your next visit.

Mahalo,

Jeremy R. Sidman
Food & Beverage Manager

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