Longhi’s Kaanapali

Longhi's Kaanapali - Italian Food with a Flair
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

If you are looking for one of the best Italian restaurants on the island, Longhi’s Kaanapali is hands down the best choice. Longhi’s Kaanapali will fulfill your hunger for a quality Italian meal, from the open-faced sandwiches served at lunch to the tasty dinner options. 

- The HawaiianIslands.com Local Expert Team

There is nothing quite like a quality Italian meal, from the bread and appetizers to the lovely main courses and the delectable desserts, the Italian’s truly understand fine dining. So if you find yourself on Kaanapali beach and you are craving a good meal, Longhi’s Kaanapali at the Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club will not disappoint. 

When you first walk in the front door, you see lovely views of the ocean. Indoor and outdoor seating is available, and we recommend sitting outdoors to enjoy the wonderful beach and ocean views. The open-air concept of the restaurant provides you with everything you could imagine when dining in Hawaii. 

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and each menu offers some delicious choices. Timing your dinner with sunset will provide you with an enjoyable evening of watching the sunset across the sky. 

If you find yourself at Longhi’s Kaanapali in the morning, make sure that you stop by for some of the delicious homemade pastries and bread. The cinnamon rolls melt in your mouth and, with a caffe latte, make a perfect treat.

Hawaiian Style Pancakes – another excellent option for breakfast at Longhi’s; these pancakes are made with macadamia nuts, topped with a banana, and served with coconut syrup. This is a filling breakfast that you do not want to miss. 

If you hit the restaurant for lunch, make sure you try one of the open-faced sandwiches. These are served on toasted Italian bread and are simply delicious. Make sure that you add some garlic french fries to your order; you will not be disappointed. 

For dinner, there is no shortage of great options. Here are a few favorites

Artichoke Longhi
You do not want to miss out on this wonderful appetizer! It is a giant artichoke, cooked to perfection, served with zesty lemon butter, and topped with freshly grated Reggiano parmesan. This is the perfect start to your meal. 

Crab Cakes
Another great option to start your meal. The crab cakes are made with tasty blue crab, fried to perfection, served with a creamy mustard sauce, lemon-garlic aioli, and then topped off with fresh guacamole. 

Shrimp Longhi/Scallops Longhior Combo
For those that love seafood, this is the dish for you. This combo is the restaurant’s signature dish and has been on the menu since 1976. Consisting of white shrimp or scallops cooked perfectly in a white wine saute with chopped tomatoes and basil, perfection is not even close to describing how good this dish is. 

Ahi Torino
A fantastic marinated fresh sashimi grade tuna encrusted with bread crumbs and macadamia nuts and then sauteed in a lemon butter sauce, this dish is exquisite. 

Sicilian
This pasta dish is divine for those who like to spice things up. Consisting of a spicy sauce made from Marsala wine, calamari, Sicilian olives, hot peppers, Mancino peppers, and a Pomodoro sauce, all served over perfectly cooked linguine. 

Carmel Knowledge 
You should never miss dessert, and you want to make sure that you leave room for this one. An ice cream sundae consisting of vanilla ice cream, local fruits, and berries, all topped with macadamia nuts and hot caramel. 

Insider Tip:
Make a reservation so that you are sure to enjoy the fantastic sunset over the ocean while filling yourself with some wonderful Italian food.