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Penne Pasta Cafe is one of Maui's top pasta restaurants

Penne Pasta Cafe on the west side of Maui, Hawaii, is one of the island's top Italian restaurants.  They're known for excellent pasta dishes, along with several pizzas, Italian sandwiches, and delectable desserts.
Penne Pasta Cafe on the west side of Maui, Hawaii, is one of the island's top Italian restaurants. They're known for excellent pasta dishes, along with several pizzas, Italian sandwiches, and delectable desserts.
Steven K Scott

Penne Pasta is a family-style Italian restaurant and one of Maui's top pasta restaurants.

Penne Pasta sign on Dickenson Street in Lahaina Town on west side of Maui
Steven K Scott

With Owner/Chef Jose Gomez watching over the restaurant daily, Penne Pasta Cafe is known for having a daily special six (6) days a week and over 15 different pastas. In addition, Penne Pasta Cafe offers an extra thin pizza with a variety of toppings that both locals and tourists repeatedly enjoy.

"It's a casual, relaxed dining environment with good prices for high-quality food," says Elizabeth Boney-Scott, a Maui local that dines at Penne Pasta Cafe often. "The salads are very good, and the Lamb Osso Bucco is an incredible dish to experience."

Located on Dickenson Street just a block from the famous Front Street, Penne Pasta is situated in Lahaina Town on the west side of Maui, Hawaii. Just a block off Hwy. 30 and in a two-story colonial building, Penne Pasta Cafe is an easy-to-find restaurant with plenty of parking.

In addition to pastas and salads, Penne Pasta Cafe offers Italian sandwiches like the Roasted Eggplant Parmesan open-faced sandwich and a Salami and Provolone sandwich with a house-made potato salad. Of course, Penne Pasta Cafe also offers a Tiramisu dessert, along with several other chocolate and lemon dessert items.

Looking for a locally-owned pasta restaurant with reasonable prices in a fun, relaxed environment on Maui? Try Penne Pasta Cafe. You won't be disappointed.

Penne Pasta Cafe

180 Dickenson Street

Lahaina, HI 96761

(808) 661 - 6633

Open: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Directions. Take Hwy 30 to the west side of Maui, Hawaii. At the Dickenson Street intersection (there's a traffic light), turn toward the ocean and Front Street. You'll go through a stop sign, with a large, beautiful church to your right. After the stop sign, there is free parking along Dickenson Street, and a pay parking lot on your right-hand side.


  • Either before or after lunch or dinner, take a casual stroll along Front Street. Penne Pasta Cafe is just one block from Front Street.
  • Enjoy the sights and sounds of historic Front Street, with the variety of art galleries, jewelry stores, souvenir shops, and ice cream/gelato stores.
  • A Maui tradition is Ululani's Shave Ice on Front Street in the Old Poi Factory courtyard.
  • For a great dessert or take-home chocolate treat, try Hawaii Fudge Company on Front Street. They also sell the famous Big Wave Taffy "Hawaii Flavors" of salt water taffy.
  • Try an Italian ice cream at Ono Gelato on Front Street, next to Cheeseburger In Paradise.

Look at the Tripadvisor Reviews for Penne Pasta Cafe to get a better idea of what others think of the Italian food restaurant. Yelp also has some great reviews.

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Top 10 Maui Restaurants.

  • Mama's Fish House is one of the most well-known restaurants on Maui.
  • In Lahaina Town, try Lahaina Grill. It's one of the best restaurants on Maui.
  • Merriman's Hawaiian Restaurant in Kapalua has won many awards for outstanding food.
  • The Pineapple Grill in Kapalua is a popular, upscale restaurant popular with locals and tourists alike.
  • On the west side of Maui, try Star Noodle. It's one of the most popular restaurants on the island.
  • The Plantation House in Kapalua offers an excellent fine dining experience.
  • Sarento's On The Beach in the Kihei area of Maui is always recognized for outstanding food and service.
  • Hali' imaile General Store has pleased customers since opening in 1988 with its upcountry location.
  • Japengo At The Maui Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa is a recent addition to the Top 10 Restaurants on Maui.
  • Roy's in Ka'anapali has consistently been one of the top restaurants on Maui, Hawaii.

Maui's Top Attractions.

  • Haleakala National Park lets you visit one of the most rare sights in the world at over 32,000 feet.
  • The Road To Hana takes a full day but is one of the most famous drives in the world.
  • One of the wettest and most beautiful valleys on all the Hawaiian islands is at Iao Valley.
  • Visit 7 Sacred Pools (Ohe'o Gulch) past Hana on the far windward side of Maui.
  • A "must-see" beach is Big Beach at Makena State Park on the southwest side of Maui, Hawaii.
  • Lahaina Town & Banyan Tree on the west side of Maui is a historic whaling town with much to see.
  • Stroll through gardens with over 45 varieties of lavender at the Ali'i Kula Lavender Farm.
  • One of Maui's top-rated family attractions in the Maui Ocean Center.
  • Maui Tropical Plantation offers rides through a tropical plantation and has a fun zipline.
  • The Sugar Museum is located on Hawaii's largest working sugar factory.
  • Tedeschi Winery produces wine from Maui-grown grapes at the Ulupalakua Ranch.
  • Surfing Goat Dairy has world-class cheese made upcountry in a unique setting.
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