Maui's Best Restaurants

Mauiʻs restaurants are as diverse as the people working in them. Not surprisingly, ethnic flavors abound, from Regional and French to Italian and Hawaiian. And as more chefs adhere to the farm-to-table philosophy, the culinary scene continues to evolve, offering guests a taste of locally grown produce and fresh island seafood.

Here are some of our top Maui picks to whet your appetite;


This lounge’s name is a play on the word “capische,” which means “to understand” in Italian. Enjoy fine Italian cuisine, from risotto to braised lamb shanks, along with romantic views, live music and a great happy hour.

Aloha Mixed Plate

This casual eatery has received praise from the New York Times and Food & Wine for its incredible beachfront location, traditional Hawaiian fare and affordable prices. Try the famous coconut prawns or their signature mixed plate, which comes with shoyu (soy sauce) chicken, teriyaki beef and island fish.

La Provence

A Parisian-style bistro known for gourmet brick oven pizzas topped with locally produced Kula greens and goat cheese, fluffy quiches and flaky croissants. Enjoy Sunday brunch and great views of Upcountry Maui out on the sunny outdoor patio.

Haliimaile General Store

Celebrity Chef Beverly Gannon is one of the founding chefs of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, and her famous Upcountry restaurant has consistently been rated as one of Maui’s best. Dine on elegant food which pays homage to local produce and traditions in an unpretentious, plantation-inspired atmosphere.

Mama's Fish House

A must for anyone passing through Paia. Since it’s inception in 1973, this island institution continues to draw in crowds. The food is beautifully presented and consistently good, and their fresh fish menu even names the fishermen who caught the special catch of the day.


Named after the multi-syllabic official state fish of Hawaii, this ocean-side restaurant features a Polynesian thatch roof décor. Select your own lobster from a saltwater lagoon or enjoy island fish and meat entrées with Polynesian/ Hawaiian influences. Dinner daily.

Ferraro's Bar E Ristorante

Enjoy lunch beach-side and dinner under the stars at this casual spot with a lively bar and entertainment. Cucina rustica cuisine showcases a wood-burning oven that produces pizzas and such dishes as focaccia, lobster risotto and ravioli.

Leoda's Kitchen & Pie Shop

Keep your eyes peeled and try not to get distracted by the scenery as you might miss this gem in Lahaina with beach cottage-chic sensibility.