One of the best authentic italian restaurants on Maui, Casanova is located at the intersection of Makawao Ave. Just across from Pollis Mexican Restaurant. Warn foccacia bread served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar are brought to your table as you contemplate on your dinner order. Everything is delicious here, from linguine w/ alfredo to their hand tossed pizzas.
For my 21st birthday, my husband took me here and the food was phenomenal. There was the most beautiful view of the ocean. It is definitely one of the most romantic places to eat. Fresh island fish served daily. This is a pretty expensive restaurant, but it is also very classy and the food is excellent. The service is even better. It is located right on the ocean near the marina in Maalaea.
Although their food is a little on the expensive side, the breaded teriyaki is a dish that you have to try when you go to Cupies. It's tender and has just the right amount of flavor. The dry mein noodles are also a great hit. It is located between the Kahului Library and the Chevron gas station at the corner on W Kam Ave.
They have the BEST hawaiian plate offered every other friday. Plate includes kalua pig, lau lau, squid luau, chicken long rice and lomi lomi salmon. Parking is a little tight sometimes due to the other businesses around. It is located in the Kahului Industrial area. Prices range from $7 to $10 for a plate lunch depending on what you order. Bring your appetite, because this plate is made for the hungry.
This store is part of the history of Paia town. Open for more than 30 years, it has the best fresh raw fish on the island. Friendly staff makes this store an enjoyable experience. I lived here for a part of my childhood and remember walking here from my grandmother's and picking up some snacks with my cousins. It reminds me of an old shack when I walk in. And the counter top is like a wooden plank. Parking in Paia is real limited. There are some parking areas, but you usually have to walk to get to all of the shops.
This place serves the freshest fish daily. All fish dishes are made fresh every day, especially the raw dishes. Fried fish and seafood dishes also available. They not only have great fresh fish, but also serve delicious smoothies which are great on those hot Maui days. Prices vary and are fairly expensive as most seafood dishes are. It is located in the Kihei Industrial area next to Lokelani Elementary School in Kihei. Parking is limited due to it being located in an industrial area.
Located right next to the Wailuku Post Office, Wei Wei's is known island-wide for their awesome cake noodles. It's a little on the expensive side, but well worth it. Their BBQ ribs are great, too. There is lots of parking and the decor is very simple when you walk in. The environment is very inviting and a great restaurant to take the family.
This is a health food/grocery store. The prices are fairly reasonable and the employees are friendly. Mana foods is located in Paia town, next to Bank of Hawaii. It is one of Paia's oldest grocery store and it's a nostalgic feeling when you walk in. It almost looks exactly as it did when I was a child. Now I can take my children there and see that they do exactly as I did at their age, straight to the snack isle.
If you're looking for the best shave ice around, you've come to the right place. Aloha Shave Ice, located right when you enter Paia town across from the Shell gas station, has by far the BEST shave ice around! If you're looking for a little snack after hitting the beach, they also offer plate lunches to go. I have to admit that I'm a little partial to this little store because my grandfather owns and works here. He cooks all of the food himself. The same food that we all grew up on is the same food that he cooks to this day. Chili, beef stew and more are some of my favorites. All plate lunches are served with rice and mac salad.
If you love to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch or even dinner, don't hesitate to go to Tasty Crust. Located on Mill St, a block away from the Wailuku Post Office, you will never taste any pancakes better. Steak and plate lunches also available. Parking is often limited, especially on the weekends.