*how we rate restaurants
Rated #1 Italian – South Maui
In a nutshell: Fine dining on the beach in Kihei.
Minuses: Five-star fine dining ain’t cheap!
Sound-bite: [the sound of waves breaking]
Update 8/28/2011 - I just heard that Sarento’s on the Beach is now serving breakfast.
Update 8/31/2011 - Duty to readers always comes first, so I wasted no time facing the daunting shoreline commute and the horrors of valet parking with steely resolve. (Readers first, my only focus!) Anyway, I went off the deep end describing my out-of-body experience with Bananas Foster French Toast.
Sarento’s on the Beach offers incredibly romantic dining beachfront on Keawakapu Beach in Kihei.
Maui may not be a place many people expect to find world-class Italian fare – but we actually have some stuff competition – and Sarento’s comes out on top.
Five-star Italian cuisine with a wine list to match.
Humpback whales breaching into orange-gold Pacific sunsets.
Romantic music playing in the background.
A seasoned team of waitstaff at your beck and call.
Yeah, what a checklist!
Now the only warning I have is to be prepared to pay for that world-class checklist – on location alone you can’t expect a meal here to be inexpensive.
PS – The deserts will blow your mind.
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