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“Great for couples” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sarento's on the Beach - Maui

Sarento's on the Beach - Maui
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Ranked #34 of 176 Restaurants in Kihei
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kilohana Drive
Description: Sarento's is nestled on one of Maui's premier beaches overlooking the islands of Molokini, Kaho'olawe & Lana'i, providing guests with unsurpassed romantic ocean view. Italian-style warmth & hospitality are part of the atmosphere that makes this fine dining establishment one of Hawaii's most celebrated. The superior service, coupled with the outstanding culinary offerings makes Sarento's a place where memories are created. Superb, five-star regional Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Specialties include award-winning presentations of homemade pastas, fresh Hawaiian seafood, prime steaks, signature veal, lamb, chicken & pork dishes. Creative preparations of classic Italian desserts are enough to make a grown man cry. The main wine cellar offers over 75 domestic & imported wines ranging in price from $20 - $1,000. One of the most respected collections of wines in Hawaii, contains over 1,500 bottles from France, Germany, California with a focus on rare Italian wines.
Martinez, California
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great for couples”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

Amazing food. The chicken is the best. I wasn't impressed with the pasta though as it tasted like dried pasta. Not a good taste for a fine dining place. Sunset views and location are amazing. When the sun sets, the the restaurant stops and just enjoys it. Not a kid friendly place and not cheap, but a great place for a date with the wife.

Visited August 2011
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Herndon, VA
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not what it was in its glory days”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

Prime location, probably the best on the island but its awful. Music plays loud all morning from their speakers. If I were staying next door I'd go crazy and I hate that they set tables for dinner on the patios of the units at the Days Inn located adjacent to the restaurant. Very odd. I constantly saw their waitstaff running over to the deli at Mana Kai to purchase ice and other items. (I witnessed this on numerous trips to Maui over the last couple of years when we were either on the beach or staying at Mana Kai and Kihei Surfside)

Visited March 2012
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Corning, New York
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous food and gorgeous sunset!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

Our food from apps to dessert was superb. The food was fresh and innovative ! I highly recommend this restaurant. The service was excellent! Every table had a lovely view of the sun setting over the ocean! Blissful

Visited June 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Can't beat the view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

Great food and service. We had a table almost on the beach! Was a nice place to watch the sunset. The service was good but i would have to say there were a lot of service staff and waiters around, almost standing there watching you, so that was a bit weird. We heard a lot of people talking about Sarento's being the best dinner you could get, we ate in places that compared but the food certainly was delicious and better priced that i had expected. Could do without the lady trying to sell roses and the man selling photos though. But, at least once you said no they left you alone.

  • Visited June 2012
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151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice view for breakfast and people watching”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

We got a great table feet from the beach for breakfast one morning. I was quite surprised by the casualness, because reviews for the restaurant for dinner seemed formal overall. Nonetheless, my husband and I each enjoyed coffee and omelets. The hash browns on the side were different and crunchy good. Customer service was friendly!

Visited June 2012
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