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“Great food, okay service”
Review of Matteo's Osteria

Matteo's Osteria
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Ranked #4 of 51 Restaurants in Wailea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, 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 16 August 2014 via mobile

The food was lovely - to start we had a couple Caesar salads and fried calamari. For the meal we had the gnocchi alla vodka, tagliatelle, kids bolognese, and kids spaghetti and meatballs. It was all very good but definitely not the best I've had. I'd say the best things we tried were the Caesar salad and the meatballs. The service was okay; the hostess was very nice and welcoming and our waiter was attentive. The waiter didn't seem too knowledgeable about the ingredients or even the specials though. Each waiter had this iPad that they process the orders on and read the daily specials off of. A couple nights before we had been to another restaurant where the waiter could literally tell you all the ingredients from any dish on the menu. It's not really a bad thing I guess to be reading the daily specials off, I just always think it's weird considering it's their job to memorize that sort of stuff! Nevertheless, we had a great time at the restaurant and it was very enjoyable.

Thank SophieCamp
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Great food and wine menu - yet absolutely fabulous pasta and dessert was out of this world! The wait staff was simply spread too thin….receiving your wine 10 minutes after your dinner is set in front of you is not such a great thing…although we did not feel it was the waiters fault - he was a very nice guy! The patio was simply PACKED. You know they are busy when you get more attention from the kid who fills your water glass….. Yikes!

Thank Nanandjohn
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

A good meal at this restaurant, some very interesting combinations on the menu and very tasty food when it arrived. Recommended.

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Thank Alan J
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We had one night during our Maui/Wailea vacation where we didn't have dinner plans and after a number of recommendations (including rave reviews from the Fairmont shuttle driver) and reading great reviews we decided to give Matteo's a try.

The location is very convenient, a quick few minute drive from Wailea hotels and it's tucked away in the back of a rather non descript strip mall. The fare is Italian / Islander with a variety of pasta dishes, pizzettas and some seafood mixed in. The kids each got Spaghetti and meatballs and thoroughly enjoyed it. I got the Sausage/Maui Onion pizzetta which was a small personal sized pizza on great fresh homemade dough. My wife got an interesting dish - a tagliatelli pasta made from argula with Kauai shrimp that she loved. They have dozens of wines by the glass, service was good and friendly and the prices were very reasonable. If you're in the mood for a change of pace and want to mix up your week of traditional island dining, Matteo's is a great choice.

1  Thank Brian J
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

We had a great birthday dinner for Frank Miholer-Rebello last Friday at Matteo's Osteria. Jenny took very good care of us and Marianna greeted everyone and checked in again latter. The service from start to finish was perfecto! The food was DELICIOUS - but of course!! Most of us had the risotto special. Big Yum! Frank was presented a tiramisu with a single candle while we sang Happy Birthday very quietly!. EVERYONE raved about the dessert and everything else! Grazie mille Matteo and Gianna on another fabulous dining experience!!

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2  Thank Ric A
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