Lana’i is a bit of a strange place because despite being so small there seems to be a dispropriately large number of places to eat. But like Maui it has its own farming issues so food can be expensive and it means you need to be careful what you choose but here is what we liked.
Definitely a diner-type place in Central Lana’i but this food is really good – well at least the fish is. We split a salad that was nothing special with a fish sandwich so fresh I’m sure it was caught that morning. The best part is unlike other places that dare to charge you $8 for splitting a dish, the staff here don’t even blink when you ask for another plate so you can split a meal.
Another little diner type place. We weren’t looking for a big, formal meat so when we saw the spinach mushroom pizza we jumped on it. The staff here is SO friendly, and the woman making the pizza came out to talk to us. I think most locals come here for the plate lunches but the pizza was fantastic and there is wifi. If I lived in Lana’i I’d eat here often.
So I have been eating at a lot of nice restaurants in Maui but here in Lana’i it’s nice because Fresco is outside overlooking the water but the food is also fantastic. I was only able to take a photo of the bread basket before dusk fell but we had fantastic scallops. It’s more expensive than the other places but a great place for a couple although my mother and I still had a lot of fun on our own.