Cafe Del Vino Maui was an upscale Italian restaurant in the Harbor Shops, near the aquarium, in the south part of Maui’s central valley, the area known as Maalaea. It CLOSED in 2018. The address was 300 Maalaea Road, phone 808-868-0732.
I like Italian food, and I like fine-dining Maui restaurants, so I had great hopes for my dinner at Cafe Del Vino Maui. But my first impression here was surprise at all the negatives listed on the menu and the signs. No persons under 16 allowed. No splitting dishes. No t-shirts. No tank tops. No take out. Women’s rest-room out of order. It’s not that any one of these “no’s” was so bad, but just the fact that so many rules were prominently listed, unlike at any other restaurant I have seen on Maui. The tables are small, with not enough space for all the food for our party of four. There is very little cramped legroom under the tables, and the tables are very close together, making it noisy and crowded in the restaurant. The service was slow. I would have forgiven everything in this paragraph if the food was great. But the food was just good, not great.
Cafe Del Vino Maui was only open for dinner. The three-page menu includes sections for tapas, soup, salad, house specials, seafood, and desserts. There is one good deal on the menu, and that is the Sunset Dinner Special from 5 to 7 PM, including very limited choices of soup or salad, entree and dessert.
If you want good Italian food on Maui, at lower prices, I suggest Casanova in Makawao.
See below for Cafe Del Vino menu list and food photos.
For reviews, menus, photos of other restaurants in central Maui in all price ranges, see Central Upcountry & North Maui Restaurants.
Cafe Del Vino Maui menu (subject to change) $$$ Fine Dining
Tapas & Antipasta
Brie Cheese on Toast
Mussels in Cassolette
Cheese Medley with Bread & Fruit
Clams & Mussels
Soup and Salad
Hearts of Palm
Romaine & Avocado
Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms & Onions
Black Mussels in Cassolette
Lasagna with Meat Sauce
Lobster Del Vino
Lobster Fra Diavolo
Fish of the Day
New York Tenderloin Steak Grilled
New York Tenderloin Steak Flambe Au Poivre
Cafe Del Vino Maui photos
Chicken with Mushrooms & Onions: