Like something straight out of Tuscany, Kula Bistro is perched along the idyllic slopes of Haleakala in upcountry Maui. Authentic, homestyle, Italian food is prepared lovingly in a charming eatery that reminds me of a visit to grandma’s house. Initially, upon entry you are enticed by the display of freshly baked sweets and treats, then ushered over to a table and instantly greeted. With a selection of Italian classics, pasta, pizza and pastries I prepare to pace myself.
Decades of history, experience and expertise are apparent here as this husband and wife-run restaurant craft fine Italian food in a casual setting with impeccable ingredients. The dining room is BYOB, they offer no corkage fee and you can also order your meal to take home too. After opening their doors in 2012, it’s no surprise this bistro has received countless certificates of excellence, awards and notable reviews/recommendations.
Here’s a taste:
The service was attentive and endearing, the food was delicious, well balanced and generous portions for the lunch/savory items. I can’t wait to dine here again and enjoy the majestic views along with the mouthwatering bites.
Olena is Executive Editor, Food & Lifestyle at MAUIWatch. The founder of Olena Heu Communications, a social media, digital
marketing, consulting and freelance writing company, Olena holds a BA
and MA in Communication and Speech from Hawaii Pacific University.
An adjunct professor, lecturer and motivational speaker Olena is also an award winning journalist, writer, photographer and avid traveler.