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Taverna Restaurant announces Grand Reopening on March 27th

By Staff | Mar 12, 2021

Taverna is a neighborhood restaurant in the heart of the Kapalua Resort renowned for its award-winning Italian menu and cocktail and wine program.

KAPALUA — Taverna Restaurant, home of Urban Drinks + Italian Eats, announced its Grand Reopening on March 27 for dinner and March 30 for full operations following closure due to COVID-19.

Enhancements include a new coffee bar and bakery and weekend brunch (starting April 3). Reimagined protocols offer a safe space for dining in Taverna’s open-air setting. An upgraded outdoor patio area is also underway.

The new Dolces at Taverna Coffee Bar & Bakery will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7 to 11 a.m. starting March 23 and feature freshly baked treats by Pastry Chef Courtney Galarita. Featuring a variety of specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freshly baked breads and Italian pastries will be available.

Weekend brunch launches for Easter Weekend (April 3-4) and will run Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with entertainment (times to be announced).

Enjoy Lobster Benedict, Brunch Pizza, Fried Chicken & Waffles, Custard French Toast and many more brunch favorites crafted with an Italian twist by Chef Roger.

The restaurant is located in the heart of the Kapalua Resort at 2000 Village Road in the Bay Course Clubhouse.

Updated hours of operation beginning March 27 are Happy Hour from 2:30 to 5 p.m. and dinner service from 5 to 9 p.m. Lunch service begins March 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For reservations, call (808) 667-CIAO (2426) or visit www.tavernamaui.com.

Opened in March 2016, Taverna was created to be an upscale, rustic gathering place offering delicious Italian cuisine and craft cocktails in a relaxed and casual setting.

Known for its house-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas and signature favorites like lasagna and Slow Braised Chianti Beef Short Rib, Taverna has reimagined its protocols and layout to offer diners a safe space to enjoy dining out in the open air restaurant.

The restaurant has invested to enhance both food safety and employee best practices to mirror CDC and state recommendations.

Taverna’s plans also include upgrading the spacious lanai experience and offering special events and outdoor grilling.

Voted “Best Cocktails” and “Best Italian” by Maui No Ka Oi magazine, Taverna also offers a fun and casual bar to enjoy late night cocktails, locally crafted beer or one of the popular Italian or premium wine selections.