About Sarento's on the Beach

2980 S. Kihei Rd.
Kihei, HI 96753
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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 $30 - $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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast daily: 7 - 11 a.m.
Dinner nightly: 5:30 - 10 p.m.
Happy Hour nightly: 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Cross Street:
Kilohana Drive

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 875-7555

Website:
http://www.tristarrestaurants.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking or self-parking in the public parking lot.

Executive Chef:
Geno Sarmiento

Private Party Facilities:
Partial glass enclosed private dining room available that can accommodate up to 18. Outdoor, oceanfront lanai/patio area available that can accommodate up to 50. Food and beverage minimum for exclusive utilization of the entire restaurant for the evening: $18,000 excluding tax and gratuity. Includes: hosted cocktail reception, if desired customized dinner menu wine charged on consumption all dining room, bar and culinary staffing Excludes: 4.1667% Hawaii State Tax & Service Charge.

Private Party Contact:
Patricia Blackburn: 8088794171x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Exclusive dining experiences for Large Parties, Wine Tastings, Private Chef's Table Dinners, Customized Printed Menus are available with set dinners to add that personal touch. Please contact us for more information or to begin making arrangements for your event.

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Sarento's on the Beach Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

scenic view (91)
romantic (68)
great for outdoor dining (66)
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special occasion (63)
fit for foodies (50)
notable wine list (27)
neighborhood gem (21)
good for groups (20)
great for brunch (9)
hot spot (8)
late-night find (7)
great for lunch (7)
kid-friendly (5)
vibrant bar scene (1)
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food5
ambience3
service4

Nice location and good menue. Food was ...

vip
Dined 3 days ago

Nice location and good menue. Food was excellent. Great views if you can get the right table. Our table was near a back corner behind a table of 8 celebrating a birthday. Very noisy. There were several open tables but apparently not available even though we had reservations. They remained open all the while we were there.

food1
ambience5
service1
value1

Return to Sarento's ...with a ps

Dined 4 days ago

Over several vacations in Wailea, we have saved a date for Sarentos as the location is amazing and we've had some wonderful meals. Tonight was dramatically different. Yes, the view is still gorgeous, especially sunset. As for dining- the service was ordinary on all levels/ having to ask for small details, rather than have them obviously noted. We shared a chopped salad that seemed more like a limp antipasto, rather than a crisp refreshing introduction to the meal. My husband chose the oso buco as the sea food options were not tempting. The dish was fine and yet quite expensive. My grilled seafood plate was attractive, served with a nice risotto but it was completely ordinary-scallops a little gritty, sea food was almost an afterthought. The salad and entre needed more seasoning. The bread basket seemed fully stale although the onion topping was delicious. We ordered coffee after the meal- it was warm and tasted burned. The waiter noticed that our cups were abandoned on the table, he apologized and offered a fresh pot that was nearly brewed. My husband rarely looks at the bill and tonight he happened to glance at it- there was, in error, even a random charge of a unique wine that was on our bill. The waiter immediately corrected the charge. Our disappointment was exaggerated as we had been looking forward to this evening, after other special memories. To find the kitchen, service, and careless attention to detail made our expensive evening disheartening. If you are looking for a gorgeous view, Sarentos does not disappoint. Otherwise, select another lovely restaurant in the neighborhood..... PS. Sad to report that I survived a horrible night of food poisoning....it was truly a fiasco.

food5
ambience5
service5

Excellent wahoo and Kobe meatballs !!

Dined 6 days ago

Excellent wahoo and Kobe meatballs !!

food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Lovely sunset view

Dined 7 days ago

Staying close to Keihi we want a nice dinner at sunset and we found it!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

The food can be sporadic ,sometimes exce ...

vip
Dined on April 22, 2016

The food can be sporadic ,sometimes excellent sometimes not but we keep trying .

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service3

The Club Benedict was delicious and fill ...

Dined on April 17, 2016

The Club Benedict was delicious and filling. (:

food5
ambience4
service5
value3

Great food at a beautiful spot.

Dined on April 17, 2016

Had a great time with Jeff & Jeff. Scampi and lobster were incredible as was the service. Be aware that the beach out front is a public beach, so you could be watching ANYTHING while you dine.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food4
ambience5
service4
value4

Food and Service Exceptional! Amazing Views!

vip
Dined on April 17, 2016

We had dinner just before sunset and what a treat. To be waited on by such great attentive staff with a view of the beach, ocean and sunset. Food was great. Wide selection of fish, pasta, veal, steak and a notable wine and cocktail list. We will be back!

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
food3
ambience4
service2

I felt the service was poor and the food ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

I felt the service was poor and the food adequate. Not up to the over all reviews I read.

food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Amazing!

Dined on April 15, 2016

I try to hit Sarento's every time I'm in Maui! It's amazing - food superb, staff friendly and attentive, view....well there's nothing BETTER!!!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Great Italian fusion restaurant in Kihei ...

vip
Dined on April 14, 2016

Great Italian fusion restaurant in Kihei right on the beach. Food was terrific and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend trying this place when visiting Maui. We will be back.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Fix Yelp menu.....where is the Pork Chop?

vip
Dined on April 14, 2016

Cancelled an existing reservation at a nearby restaurant to drive 50 minutes to eat here because the Yelp menu had the best tasting pork chop ever still listed on the menu. HUGE disappointment to find out that they haven't had it for over a year. In addition to our server telling me they serve San Pellegrino when asked, he brought out an inferior Bodoit Frech Sparking Water. Who serves French Sparkling Water at an Italian Restaurant? Please educate your staff. Their is no substitute for San Pellegrino. My wife had the spaghetti and meatballs. Pasta and sauce were average and the meatballs needed to be a little less soft. I had the Chicken Cotolette with Spätzle and it was very good. We started off with an amazing asparagus covered with fried egg appetizer. Amazing seat along the outside wall at sunset. Fix the pork chop and the San Pellegrino and this place is worth coming back to.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Sarento's on the Beach

Dined on April 11, 2016

This is a neighborhood gem. The ambience and views of the ocean sunsets are amazing. Combined with great food and superb service this restaurant is hard to beat at any price. I highly recommend this restaurant for a breakfast, lunch or dinner. Dress up or come as you are. You will love it!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

Lovely oceanside setting

Dined on April 9, 2016

We had a nice dinner our last night in Wailea. Attentive server. Crab gazpacho very good. Fish of the day tasty but a little overdone. Nice ceaser salad and pasta with meatballs. Curry hummus and bread didn't work for me. Overall good, not as expensive as some of the resorts in the area, but still have to say overpriced. Dinner for 2, 1 glass of wine each $150+ tip? To be fair, everyplace in the area is ridiculously expensive.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
food2
ambience4
service5
value2

Great atmosphere and service but not food

Dined on April 8, 2016

Very nice atmosphere and service. Unfortunately the food was not good. We had seafood and it did not seem fresh and was over salted. The scallops were extremely gummy and chewy. I heard the meatballs are great but I found out after and never tried them.

Tags: great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5

Amazing sunset view and the food was inc ...

Dined on March 31, 2016

Amazing sunset view and the food was incredible. Highly recommend.

food5
ambience5
service5

Beautiful setting! High quality service ...

vip
Dined on March 30, 2016

Beautiful setting! High quality service and food with quite a variety of menu choices. I recommend this restaurant.

food5
ambience5
service5

Location during day and at sunset time i ...

Dined on March 28, 2016

Location during day and at sunset time is magical from the moment you enter restaurant and pretty much anywhere you are seated. Good and service was outstanding. Felt very European, not rushed and fully catered to.

food4
ambience4
service1

The food was pretty good but the service ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

The food was pretty good but the service was not. Our server wasn't personable and it felt like he was a teacher at the head of the class commanding attention to give his lecture. The hostess and valet were friendly but the server was rude.

food2
ambience4
service4

Beautiful place for a sunset dinner. You ...

Dined on March 27, 2016

Beautiful place for a sunset dinner. You pay for the view. My mixed grill was fair at best. Maybe if it was served hot it would have been good. Should have sent it back but then my family would have been done eating.

food5
ambience5
service5

Fantastic! One of the best meals On the ...

Dined on March 21, 2016

Fantastic! One of the best meals On the island. Service was outstanding . We will definitely make this one of our "go to spots" when we visit Maui.

food5
ambience5
service4
value3

A must for any Maui visit

Dined on March 19, 2016

We dine at Sarento's every time we visit Maui ... and are never disappointed ! Amazing sunset views, delicious food & drinks (try the mangotini !!) and overall, an incredible dining experience! We look forward to next year and a return to Sarento's on the Beach!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent

Dined on March 16, 2016

We celebrated our 20th anniversary and the ambience, food and service was impeccable! Everything from the shrimp pasta pupu to the dessert was delicious! Highly recommemd the duck!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
food3
ambience5
service5
value2

Overpriced

Dined on March 15, 2016

We had the caprese salad & it was very skimpy plus you shouldn't offer it if you don't have first rate tomatoes. Disappointing The seafood risotto was fair but too overpriced. We found you're only paying for the location.

Tags: romantic, scenic view
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

No better sunset view than here!

Dined on March 14, 2016

We had another great dining experience at Sarento's recently. It's a perfect blend of casual atmosphere (opens up directly to beachfront) attentive service, and an excellent kitchen that uses fresh island ingredients. The catch of the day (Ono) was fantastic. Nice dessert menu, too.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Awesome!!

Dined on March 13, 2016

This is our all time favorite restaurant! It's the place to go for great food and ambiance.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food2
ambience5
service2
value3

Location a hit. Food a miss.

vip
Dined on March 13, 2016

Stunning location on the beach. Servers seemed unhappy. Food lacked creativity and quality. Glad we went for the sunset. But not worth going back.

Tags: scenic view
food1
ambience4
service4
value3

The ambiance and service was very nice b ...

Dined on March 12, 2016

The ambiance and service was very nice being directly on the beach. But the food was not enjoyable.. the chef seemed to try to blend flavors together that do not blend well. Try bbq sauce on blackened ahi, it is far from enjoyable yet that is the combination he created. My wife ordered a dish that when I smelled it, killed my appetite. Again the sauce he was creating overpowered all of the natural flavors of the food as well as my olfactory...I did taste her dish and it was indeed where the scent was being generated from. If they revamped the menu, I think it would be a service to all...or at lease the two menu items we tasted...The head waiter to his behalf did remove the cost of my meal from our check as He could clearly see I had not eaten much of it at all.

food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great food, excellent service!

vip
Dined on March 12, 2016

Wonderful local spot to have an Italian meal and watch the sunset! Directly beachfront, it's perfect for relaxing and watching the sun drop into the ocean. Service was outstanding, food was delicious. We will be back!

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

Everything was Perfect

vip
Dined on March 11, 2016

Our waiter Jeff was very professional and attentive. The chef made a special dinner of zucchini linguini for both of us in a pomodoro sauce and it was outstanding! The tuna appetizer was as good as any sushi restaurant. The wine selection was excellent. I can't say enough about our dining experience at Sarento's on the beach! Our favorite restaurant on Maui! The sunsets are incredible, so get there before sunset.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
food3
ambience2
service3
value2

Disappointed

Dined on March 9, 2016

Wait staff was confusing. Too many people managing one table. My food was terrible. The three others in our party thought their meals were okay, but not great. The bill was wrong. Overcharged for alcohol. Bill corrected fairly quickly. Lighting after sunset is very poor. Couldn't see what I was eating. Won't go back.

Tags: special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience3
service5
value3

Too much smoke

vip
Dined on March 7, 2016

Understandably sitting next to the beach means public interaction but the smoking on the lawn right next to where you are dining negatively affects the dining experience.

food5
ambience5
service3
value4

Good view and food, mixed service

Dined on March 6, 2016

The food and views are great, and the noise level where we sat was reasonable for older people. Unfortunately, we had multiple service issues. First, one in our party ordered a gluten free version of her meal and was served the moral version with gluten. This was replaced by a gluten free version, but we were charged for both meals. Also, the decaf coffee we ordered was not decaf. There are so many servers per table that it appears to be easy to get orders confused. They did take both dinners off of our bill when we caught that mistake, but that required us to return to the restaurant and negotiate over something they should have done automatically.

Tags: romantic, special occasion, scenic view
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Delicious. Elegant, beachfront. Superb service.

Dined on March 4, 2016

Although the restaurant is tucked away next to the Comfort Inn, do not mistake it for a low quality venue. It is a fine dining establishments, with excellent food, service, ambiance, and in prime beachfront location. For the price, I thought it was terrific

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

Beautiful setting on the beach. Sunset ...

vip
Dined on March 3, 2016

Beautiful setting on the beach. Sunset gorgeous! Food beautifully prepared and presented. My crab gazpacho was exquisite--a mound of crabmeat centered over a dark broth. Fabulous! Once again the restaurant outdid itself v

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Repeat customer

Dined on March 2, 2016

We enjoyed the food and location so much we ate there 3 times during a recent stay at Mana Kai resort. Something for everyone!

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service1
value1

Below expectations - won't go back

Dined on February 29, 2016

Nice - on the ocean. But overall disappointment. Way over priced. Food served warm and little taste. Got 3 shrimp for a $35 dish. Service terrible - Had 5 different people trying to serve us - most there only a few months and didn't know menu - nor listened correctly to what we ordered. Coffee had no taste. Then our Waiter forgot to give parking ticket to valet. Very disappointed.

Tags: scenic view
food5
ambience5
service4

Beautiful place to watch the sunset whil ...

vip
Dined on February 29, 2016

Beautiful place to watch the sunset while enjoying great martinis!

food5
ambience3
service5

Fabulous food and service for our annive ...

vip
Dined on February 28, 2016

Fabulous food and service for our anniversary dinner. Cocktails were only ok but eve

food2
ambience4
service1
value2

Truly disappointed have eaten here since ...

vip
Dined on February 28, 2016

Truly disappointed have eaten here since it was Carrelis on the beach. Other then the water man service was terrible waiter was arrogant and was put out by having to explain dishes, they forgot to bring drink orders not once but twice terrible. Will not return The fish was overdone and salads were warm

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