Taverna – Urban Drinks
and Italian Eats
Opened in March 2016, Taverna Italian Eatery was created to be Kapalua’s gathering place. A place where longtime residents, returning guests and first-time visitors could come together and relax and enjoy the beauty of Maui’s mountains and sea, and feed their bodies and spirits with Italian cuisine created from fresh ingredients by an innovative and renowned Chef.
Pleasing to the eye and the palate; comfortable for the body; heartening to the soul. Join us for fresh house-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and other favorite Italian dishes in our lovely and rustic open air restaurant. Enjoy a meal outside on the spacious patio with views extending across the greens to the ocean, and up into Mauna Kahalawai, the West Maui Mountains.
At night, adirondack chairs, flickering tiki torches and fireplaces lend a tropical glow to the warm darkness as you linger over a favorite beverage…maybe a refreshing craft cocktail, one of our locally brewed cold beers on tap, or a glass of Italian wine from our popular wine program. Our sleek, craft bar offers the perfect place to meet a friend or watch the game.
Welcoming, delicious and comfortable any time of day—from the heart of Kapalua, we invite you to join us at Taverna…
In his work and travels around the world, Chef Roger Stettler has excelled in many types of cuisine, from Korean to Caribbean. But to create the menu for Taverna Italian Eatery, he’s thrilled to return to his European heritage. Born in Bern, Switzerland, Chef Roger was inspired by his Italian mother and classically trained in French cooking. He earned a chef degree after completing the apprenticeship program at Switzerland’s prestigious Hotel Kulm Arosa and went on to serve as Executive Chef in five-star hotels in Thailand, Singapore and the Virgin Islands.
In 2004, the same year he was given his Certified Master Chef degree by the Swiss government, Chef Roger arrived on Maui. At the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, he launched a 10-year career as Executive Chef that brought him well-deserved recognition. In 2012, he was named “Chef of the Year” by Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine and given Maui Culinary Academy’s highest honor as a “Culinary Arts Ambassador” for his tireless work with students.
Chef Roger’s dedication to the community includes his goal to source local ingredients whenever possible. His homey Italian menu is a big part of why Taverna provides such a warm and welcoming environment for both Maui residents and visitors.
Taverna is open daily for dinner from 5:00 pm to close.
The restaurant is located at 2000 Village Road in Kapalua Resort, Maui, Hawaii
Please call us for reservation of more then 5 people at (808) 667-CIAO (2426).