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Review of Matteo's Osteria

Matteo's Osteria
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Ranked #3 of 51 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Matteo’s Osteria is Italian Soulfood in the heart of Wailea located at The Wailea Town Center. As the 2016 ‘Aipono Award winners for "Best Italian Restaurant on Maui," we invite you to savor our healthy, locally-sourced, homemade pastas, pizzette and entrées. Our traditional style comes from the influence of 2016 'Aipono Award-winning "Best Chef on Maui," Matteo Mistura, born and raised in Liguria, Italy. If you enjoy a truly unique family style dining experience, we ask you to come for our friendly, attentive staff and tour the world through a glass of wine with the largest wine selection by the glass in the State of Hawaii. After making a splash with a new approach to high end Italian cuisine when opening in December 2013, we have been winning awards and growing in popularity with visitors and locals alike. As part of this commitment to bring the best Italian cuisine possible to the island, we are going to focus our attention on dinner services, therefore closing for lunch.
Reviewed 29 April 2014

When staying in Wailea, we found most of the restaurants to be VERY expensive, unless you hit Happy Hour (which didn't always fit in our plans or their menus are limited). However, Matteo's had just opened in December 2013 and we tried it out. The food was excellent, the service was fantastic and the outdoor patio was really nice. The menu prices are a fraction of what you find at the nearby restaurants and even their wine is is quite reasonable. True it does not have a view of the ocean but I would definitely go back there again. If you are staying at Grand Champions it is a very, very short walk. We were in Wailea for three weeks and wished we had found this restaurant earlier as we would have returned.

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2  Thank AuntieRene
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

We absolutely loved Matteo's Osteria!
And don't get me started on the Chef himself, he is a very warm, very approachable gentleman. We introduced ourselves, because we knew a former employee, that recommended us to try his excellent food.
First of all the place is very charming, and the food very affordable. He had a lunch special for $21, that included a glass of wine, a choice of salad and a choice of entree'. Everything was superb, the pizza is very authentic, his Bolognese to die for, and the Zucca salad was delicious! We had awesome service from Chris, he gave great suggestions and really knows the food he is serving. We will be back for dinner and can't wait to try the Gnocchi, the Ravioli and the Saltimbocca. Ciao Matteo!

3  Thank Olivia M
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Wonderful atmosphere, great wine bar. Exceptionally good food, came out hot (garlic bread, Bologenese, Ahi). The bad....waaaaaay too hot inside the restaurant.

1  Thank Andy P
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Nothing at all like the "old" Matteo's where you ordered at the counter, paid and were then seated and served. The "new" Matteo's is a fine dining experience that was a pleasant and enjoyable surprise. The service was very attentive and friendly and the bar offered 64 different wines by the glass in both 3 oz. and 6 oz. portions to make sampling a good option. The Bruschetta appetizer was fresh and nicely presented. The pasta secondis were delicious. Perfectly cooked and seasoned and a portion size that was just right. Desserts were delicious too......all in all, a very nice dining experience.

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Thank Nancy C
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at Matteo's. Unusual entrees are offered in a pleasant atmosphere. We ordered 2 different pasta dishes with seafood.
The flavors were good. My arugula pasta included small shrimp and small pieces of tomato. My husband's ink fettuccine was tasty and was topped with crab and shrimp. Service was very good and prices were reasonable. This restaurant is in a small strip mall and does not have a view. Patio seating is available for warm evenings.

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