La Spezia Restaurant

5492 Koloa Rd, Koloa HI 96756
$$ Italian Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick

We’re located on Kaua'i's sunny South Shore, in Old Koloa Town. From Lihu‘e, take Highway 50 heading south. Turn left onto Maluhia Road (Tree Tunnel), then turn left onto Koloa Road.

La Spezia Restaurant and Wine Bar is a quarter mile down the road, directly across from the Koloa Post Office and adjacent to Big Save.

Feel free to call us if you're in need of further directions.

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Business Info

  • Address: 5492 Koloa Rd, Koloa HI 96756
  • Cross Street: NA
  • Cuisine: American | Italian | Mediterranean |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 25.00 |
  • Phone: 8087428824
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Organic Ingredients, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Personal Wines Allowed, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
La Spezia Restaurant - Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
La Spezia Restaurant - Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
La Spezia Restaurant - Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
La Spezia Restaurant - Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday
La Spezia Restaurant-Brunch 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
La Spezia Restaurant - Dinner 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday
La Spezia Restaurant - Brunch 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.81 out of 5 stars based on 982 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2021
Larry B.
We can’t say enough about what a wonderful experience this was. The food could not have been better. Note: online photos of the interior make the restaurant appear as not very inviting. In reality, the ambiance and cleanliness are great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Nov 26, 2021
Jim O.
A bit noisy when there are several large tables being served, but once those cleared out and it was tables of four it was very pleasant.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 22, 2021
Michelle L.
Amazing food amazing server . Hostess guy was rude

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Nov 22, 2021
Susan C.
The restaurant never disappoints. The food was great and the service exceptional. I gave the food an 8 only because I chose the wrong item for my taste, but overall I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 22, 2021
Scott T.
Great food with friends in a warm and friendly environment.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 20, 2021
Thomas H.
Huge portions and quant atmosphere, and the food was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 19, 2021
Karen R.
Wonderful Italian food in the heart of Koloa town. Great ambiance, loved the hospitality of a family run restaurant. Interesting (and delicious) wines from Sicilily and Sardinia - the Italian island tasting flight. Excellent pasta. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 19, 2021
Dan K.
Everything was perfect. It was a very enjoyable evening.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Nov 18, 2021
Chris G.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 18, 2021
Monica E.
Wonderful!!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 17, 2021
Steve A.
La Spezia would be a great Italian restaurant in any major city. It is worthy of 10s across the board. This was our second visit on this trip. We are returning to Kauai in March and we will definitely be dining at LA Spezia again. Great food, great service, wonderful ambience and reasonable prices for generous portions.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2021
Sally S.
Such an unexpected surprise! I don’t think Italian when I come to Kauai but the food was wonderful, portions nicely sized, focaccia bread delightful. Attentive service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 14, 2021
Catherine S.
Nonna lasagne very good but sauce tasted a little burned. Veal needed a touch of lemon. Charcuterie board very well presented. Lemoncello really good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2021
Rodney S.
Got seated immediately and service was prompt. The Aha special and salad of the day were excellent and the short rib ravioli awesome! Special place!!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 12, 2021
Esmeralda H.
Food was delicious

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 11, 2021
Justin V.
Excellent food and service. Cocktails were great and the wine selection is very good. Pricing is surprisingly low for the quality that is delivered at La Spezia. We were disappointed that we waited until the last night of our honeymoon to try this restaurant. We will undoubtedly return the next time we are on the island.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 05, 2021
Joseph D.
We had a great time at Spezia. The food was good, nice change to Italian after a week of burgers and macadamia crusted fish. The place was cute, just comfortable enough to make a nice meal. We will come back next time we are in the islands. Make your reservations early.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 04, 2021
Faith H.
It took us an hour and 45 minutes from Kapaa on Nov. 2nd but La Spezia held our reservation! I was disappointed that the Greek Pasta was taken off the menu as that's why I came all the way down there but I had other delish options!!! Mattie was our hard working server as well as all the staff!!! It's a bit hard to hear when the restaurant is jamming but one makes allowances for fabulous food. It's my favorite restaurant on Kauai! Aloha & Mahalo!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 04, 2021
Richard J.
spectacular as always

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 01, 2021
jesse l.
We had a wonderful Restraunt experience. Our server Kava was awesome! And the food was over the top…

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 29, 2021
Scott S.
We loved everything about it!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 28, 2021
Mie F.
Thank you so much for one of the best dining experiences have ever had. The staff was outstanding and the food was absolutely delicious. It was the highlight of our trip. Very well run with all staff friendly and extremely efficient!

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Oct 28, 2021
Ronald C.
Loved it!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2021
Dave A.
Excellent service and the food is top notch. Enjoyed our waiter, Kevin very much. We have made another reservation to return in a couple of weeks.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 27, 2021
sherry s.
Loved their menu because there were many choices not found on your usual Italian menu. Our choices were delicious and options at other tables looked appealing too!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 24, 2021
Claudio L.
One of our preferred restaurants in Kauai, with consistent quality and good service. The fact that you can now easily make reservations is a great bonus, as it avoids the waiting time, which was often the case years ago. Every trip to the island, we dine multiple times here, and it's always a satisfying experience. Conveniently located on the south shore in quaint Koloa. The menu stayed mainly the same through the years, with some minor variations, but since all of it is good, and there are a reasonable number of options, no complaints. Notable wine selection. My only nitpicking: seems that in general the restaurants in the island don't bother much about desert, which is strange given the abundance of local fruits.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2021
Lisa M.
Amazing food!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2021
Mona R.
Everything about this restaurant is amazing! The service is great, the food is unbelievably good, and the portions are generous. The mozzarella fresca was particularly tasty. The spaghetti bolognese was incredible. Love this place!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Oct 22, 2021
Susie S.
Excellent service and great food.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2021
Dena S.
It was great, delicious and just superb. Would definitely return.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 19, 2021
Christine F.
Very good, nice find with very good food - will return

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 14, 2021
Mike G.
Excellent dining experience! Great food at reasonable prices. Amazing wine list!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 14, 2021
Sue H.
This is one of our must go to’s when on the island. We always walk away with feel good attitudes. The other night didn’t disappoint and we had a new person with us who had never been. The staff did the best job they could but seemed very overwhelmed as they tried to serve everyone’s needs.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2021
Deb S.
Best ever!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 09, 2021
Mahina S.
We love La Spezia!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 09, 2021
Mary H.
Everything was great, the food was excellent. It is a little noisy & difficult to talk, Sarah was great. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Oct 07, 2021
Cathy B.
Excellent food & service. This was our second visit and it did not disappoint; will recommend to all our friends.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2021
Pam H.
We always enjoy coming to La Spezia when we are in Kauai. The cocktails are spectacular & the food is very good. You need to throw everything you think about lasagna & try Nonno's Lasagna. I've never had a lasagna that good! The staff is professional & attentive. One of my favorite places on the island.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 07, 2021
Trevor J.
La Spezia has not changed since our first visit when they opened and we hope they don't mess with a winning formula. Kava, our server was a delight, kitchen was fast, food was delicious and despite the need to make a reservation 2 weeks in advance we will be back again and again.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2021
Alan E.
Overall amazing experience! Service food wine and hospitality was incredible. We will highly recommend your restaurant and can’t wait to return. Shannon was So helpful and great service. Best spaghetti and meatballs ever.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2021
Kristen P.
We enjoyed a delicious brunch! Service, food, ambiance was 10/10!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 06, 2021
margaret c.
Not enough staff

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2021
Tina B.
Great food and service at a fair price.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 03, 2021
John B.
Always a great experience!!

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Oct 02, 2021
Joanne L.
Food was excellent. Noise level was a bit much for us. It did quiet down after 8 30 pm

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 02, 2021
William F.
We had a wonderful time. Everything was perfect. The server was extremely efficient and also personable. The food was amazing. Nonna’s lasagna was delicious and the tiramisu was excellent-as good if not better than what we’ve had in Italy. Varied wine list was great. We will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 01, 2021
Rachel M.
I did not think La Spezia would be our favorite restaurant on the island, but it 100% was! Food was absolutely amazing, the ambiance was perfect and the service was the best we had on the island.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2021
Toby O.
Love that the brunch price is a very reasonable $12 and you can choose from many, delicious selections. The blueberry stuffed French toast was so yummy! My friend had the brie and bacon stuffed French toast, and another one of them sausage and eggs. Everyone was delighted!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2021
Robert J.
This was the best dining experience on Kauai. Ambience was thoughtful and peaceful, Gabe's table service was exemplary, the food presentation and taste were outstanding and as for value WORTH EVERY PENNY! Thank you La Spezia for an amazing evening

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2021
Donna D.
Great atmosphere, delicious pasta. Truly a gem of a restaurant. The wine list was excellent as well! Overall Wonderful dinner