At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Maui's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Italian food in Maui, we head to Caffé Ciao - a reader favorite - or we count on Casanova Italian Restaurant's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Italian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Wailea area.



Family owned and operated, this new culinary corner located in the heart of Kihei, Maui, is offering it's residents and visitors a little taste of everyday Italian inspired eating! Open three meals a day! Michelle Fabiani, classically trained...  Read More



Serpico's Pizzeria Restaurant is not just pizza, however. They have a huge menu for a pizza joint, with nightly dinner specials like stromboli (similar to a calzone, it's a pizza "turnover" loaded with sauce, cheese, and your choice of meats and...  Read More



More than a restaurant, Casanova is that neighborhood institution that fills several roles at once. By day, it's a deli; in the evenings, it becomes a well-loved restaurant; and at night, it morphs into a bar and dance club. At dinner, everyone...  Read More

Ferraro's at Seaside


A lovely terrace along the ocean sets the scene for this achingly romantic restaurant. In the evenings, washed by moonlight and musical strains, diners savor beef tenderloin, grilled veal, and Pacific snapper as the sun dips beneath the horizon....  Read More



In the midst of busy Lahaina, this popular establishment has acquired quite a loyal following over the years. Whether diners come for imported pastas or Midwestern beef, they revel in the entertaining ambience, where servers recite the menu and...  Read More

Marco's Grill and Deli


Authentic recipes, prepared from scratch, characterize the Italian comfort food served at Marco's. That, along with good prices and a welcoming ambience, is reason for its success. The appeal is wide-ranging, too, as you can see from tables...  Read More

Lahaina Pizza Company


Locals have pronounced this pizzeria one of Maui's best, and mainland publications concur. Of course, deep-dish pies are terrific, but the place also benefits from the excitement of downtown Lahaina, great views across the harbor, and...  Read More

Sarento's on the Beach


This well-received, upscale addition to Maui's dining scene grants ocean views and a fabulous menu. Tops on the list are homemade pastas and steaks, followed closely by local seafood and several selections of chicken, lamb, and veal. The...  Read More



Who says that vacation dining has to be budget-breaking? Certainly not Mark Ellman, the chef and owner of this appealing little cafe. Daily, he treats diners to fresh, flavor-packed Italian fare in generous portions, and folks can't get enough...  Read More

Caffé Ciao


This fashionable European deli will charm you with its fresh-baked breads, flavorful salads, and scrumptious pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven. And whether you choose take-out or table dining, a quick bite inside or a leisurely meal on the...  Read More