The owners’ marital split led to a breakup of the two Kauai Pasta locations, but fortunately you can stick with both. Although the Lihue site changed its name to KP Lihue, both have kept essentially the same menus, emphasizing homemade pasta standards, such as chicken parm and fettuccine Alfredo, and meat specials, such as ossobuco or sous vide pork. The larger Kapaa locale also offers $10 lunch specials, a late-night lounge with its own menu (try the truffled prawn “ramen” with angel hair pasta), and, at dinner, pizzetta choices such as rosemary grilled chicken with Gorgonzola. Portions are generous at both sites, but plan to order at least one of the tasty sides to share—I recommend the truffle Parmesan fries with a variety of dipping sauces. The keiki (kids’) menus are a good deal too, from $5 pastas to $10 for grilled shrimp with mashed potatoes and vegetable.
Kauai Pasta/KP Lihue
Kauai Pasta: 4-939 Kuhio Hwy, mauka side. KP Lihue: 3-3142 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI
Our Rating Neighborhood East Side Hours Kauai Pasta: Restaurant daily 11am–9pm; lounge Sun–Thurs 11am–10pm, Fri–Sat 11am–midnight, happy hour daily 3–5pm; KP Lihue: Daily 11am–9pm Phone Kauai Pasta: 08/822-7447, KP Lihue: 808/245-2227 Prices Kauai Pasta: Main courses $13–$27 lunch, $15–$29 dinner; KP Lihue: Main courses lunch $13–$24, dinner $13–$30 Cuisine Type Italian Web site Kauai Pasta; KP Lihue Other Dinner reservations recommended
MapKauai Pasta: 4-939 Kuhio Hwy, mauka side. KP Lihue: 3-3142 Kuhio Hwy Kapaa HI Kauai
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