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Il Lupino
Il Lupino

Il Lupino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.illupino.com/index.php
  • Email: admin@illupino.com
  • Phone: (808) 922-3400
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:am
    Brunch Saturday/Sunday 7:00am - 2:00pm
    Lunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday/Sunday 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    Happy Hour: Every Day 4:00pm - 6:30pm
    Happy Hour Saturday/Sunday 12pm-6:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm
    Late Night Happy Hour: Thursday - Sunday 10:30pm - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: James Donahue
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seaside Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Il Lupino offers one hour of free validated parking at The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, and a discounted rate of one dollar per hour for up to a total of three additional hours.
A word from Il Lupino
Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar is the perfect place to experience the wonderful flavors of Italy. Whether it is in our beautifully appointed dining room or al fresco in the courtyard, you will be surrounded by handcrafted Italian appointments while you enjoy our fresh selection of Italian classics.<p>If you would prefer small plates and socializing, enjoy hand-carved Italian meats, cheeses, and stone-oven baked thin crust pizza in our elegant wine bar, complete with a full selection of authentic Italian spirits and wines.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "It was my son's 11th birthday and they definitely made him feel special! 4 different servers approached our table to tell him happy birthday. They had written HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the menu, sprinkled stars on the table, and provided a free dessert with a candle. The service was amazing, food was delicious and quick. Would definitely recommend. Caesar salad was enough for 3-4 of us, warm bread, definitely get the meatball and great value with family size portions..we had custom ordered penne with alfredo sauce..delicious! And gnocchi was unbelievable. Worth the money..definitely pricey but perfect for a nice dinner."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We returned to Il Lupino for dinner the last night of our vacation, despite having been turned away a few days earlier by a rude hostess who said they couldn't accommodate us for happy hour even though several tables outside were empty. Actually, the salads (caesar and beet) were decent and large enough to share. The amily size portion of the pasta wasn't bad either. What ruined the evening was the poor service. Our waiter rarely came by, even though it was later and the restaurant was fairly empty. As a result, what could have been an enjoyable experience was marred by this lack of attention. With so many eating choices in Waikiki, it's a shame management doesn't step up and make sure that their staff is more attentive and welcoming."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great restaurant, excellent service and atmosphere. We started off with a meat and cheese plate, then salads and finished with braised short ribs entree. We had mineral water and no alcohol, but our bill was still $170 for 2. Great place, but not for the overall cost. Maybe one of those special occasions only."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We went to this place twice over the past few weeks. On both occasions we had exceptional service. Tyoni was our first server and Dave was our second server. The manager on both occasions visited our table. Nothing but fantastic. Great place to go"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Il Lupino is a great spot to sit back & enjoy a romantic dining experience !!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We choose this restaurant as my son was hanging out for a steak. Unfortunately we picked another meal on the menu as $108 for a steak was ridiculous. The calamari entree was nothing much - however our main meal (the veal chop) was delicious and more reasonable price! The service was ok - they tend to give their time to the larger groups. The bill for 2 people with 2 entree, 2 mains, 2 beers & 2 wines & tip was over $200. I found Ocean House at Outrigger Reef a nicer setting & much better pricing."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Food was great. But I was expecting a little larger portions."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Had a very enjoyable dinner with well prepared food and professional, pleasant service. Not a casual place - a bit upscale but worth the price."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Service has dramatically improved since our previous visit. Food was excellent, delicious and well-presented. Pricey, but to be expected for Waikiki."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Wir bestellten einen Nappa Valley merlot Wein der uns mit ca 23 grad serviert wurde. Ich war sehr enttäuscht. Von einer Weinbar kann und muss man mehr erwarten. Das Essen war toll. Service nich genügend. Wir hatten schon die Vorspeise aber noch keinen Wein und dann kam er erst noch warm."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Loved! Food and wine was amazing! We got seated and served right away. It wasn't too loud even though we were next to the kitchen. Nice breeze came through the back and our waiter was very attentive."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "What a nice Italian restaurant in Waikiki! We were lucky to have Dave the wine steward help us pick out a nice bottle of wine to go with our meal. Even though were able to get right in on a Friday night while there was a long wait at other restaurants, don't let that scare you off, the meal was excellent."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The restaurant is a tad off the beaten path - located between the mall and The Royal Hawaiian. The food is great and the service matches - personable efficient willing to make your entire experience enjoyable. Thank you."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Had reservation, wanted out side setting and gave the person in front of us with no reservation outside and told us we had to wait at least 20 min. For an outside table. She was rude."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We went for a late lunch after a Royal Hawaiian Band concert. We were a little early but they set up a lovely table outdoors. A good, non-touristy cocktail selection, and excellent wine. Reasonably priced for Waikiki."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "A great place to bring your date.. Food is very good and service is spot on.."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Food at this Italian Restaurant was average at best. However, prices are at the higher end. Great location in the Royal Hawaiian Center. Do ask for outdoor seating because it can be very noisy inside."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have dined here before but this time we ran into very poor service. The food however made up for the shortcomings of our waiter. The dinners of all 4 of us were prepared perfectly and worth the wait! I am sure the chefs would be upset that while we were waiting that the wait staff neglected the patrons. We had to flag down a second waiter to place another wine order and to clean our appetizer plates away almost 20 minutes after we finished them."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "This is a well extablished and appointed eating establishment and wine bar. The decor, dining axperience and the service is by far a force to be recoond with. Experience it once and I guarantee you...it will not be your last visit."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere served to provide what we vacationers needed. We liked it so much we went twice during the week. Michael and David served us with class and panache."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Goode food and friendly service. The pasta with truffle and shrimp is one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had. The pizza is also very good with a nice thin crust."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Had an amazing dinner experience. The meals were perfect, service, wine & menu recommendations from our waiter (Dave) were outstanding."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We dined here after looking for an italian wine bar and restaurant in Waikiki and were very impressed. We made a reservation. The staff were lovely and very friendly. The restaurant is a little hidden off the main street (its tucked in on the beach side of the Royal Hawaiian Center so your better to be allow yourself a little time to find it). The wine list is huge which is what you expect from a wine bar and the food was delicious. My husband and I shared the home made tagliatelle and an antipasto board (3 meats and 3 cheeses - boy, this was my favourite!!!). We then shared the white chocolate panna cotta (devine!!) for dessert. The price is very reasonable for such quality food so we will definately return when next in Waikiki."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Food was okay. Service was mediocre. Location is good"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "The food was very good but the service was pretty bad. We waited an extremely long time for our food to arrive. The waiter was very nice but only offered a "sorry" for our long wait."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Hidden gem of a restaurant with lovely secluded outdoor patio, great ambience, pleasant staff and wonderful food! The best tiramisu I have ever had. Eleanor"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Three of us decided to go to Il Lupino to celebrate Christmas. When we got there it was a maze where it looked like they tried to fit as many tables as they could into a small space(I wouldn't even be surprised if we were over fire code!).It was cramped, loud, and because we were on a small table in the middle of the dining area, servers and patrons kept bumping into the backs of our chairs. Service was good and they were nice. The food needed seasoning. My friend and I had the meatball, bruschetta, risotto, and gnocchi. I probably would like to try again when it is not so busy. I understand that it was a busy time of the year and are willing to give them another chance."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Very good location, close to main Waikiki attractions. Very nice food, with a special New Year menu. Friendly service. Kids are welcome. I definitly reccomend."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We have now had 4 meals at this restaurant - this was the most disappointing! Firstly after a 10 min wait we were not allocated our preferred seating outside (booked in advance)informed this would take longer. The service was rushed, seemed stressed, forgot things, poured the oil only to not bring bread until after main meal was completed. The scallops on pea puree with a butter sauce - not a good blend of tastes ,scallops tough - the meal was left unfinished. Desert menu took forever to be delivered and ordered desserts even longer (just gelato). Gelato was fine however the night already had a bad taste to it due to the poor service, forgotten bread and disappointing main meal. We weren't really given a reason to want to come back."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We booked a table of 4. Despite the tables being fairly close the restaurant was not noisy just the pleasant sound of People enjoying themselves. The food was fresh and tasty, the wine list not too extensive and offered a good chose of local And international wines. The baseman was a peach. Service occasionally slow but moved well overall. We liked the restaurant and crooks return."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "My Girlfriends and I try to get together monthly and try new restaurants. I've passed this one a few times and we decided to try it out. We sat on the outside table and it was perfect ambiance and view, nicely decorated for the holidays and very festive. The service was great here and we stayed for hours and talked and tried the wine, pasta and dessert. Great place to bring a date or a night out with the ladies."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Excellent food, great service, warm ambiance, beautiful restaurant in nice tropical type décor"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "I kept putting it off from going here. I finally tried it and was pleasantly taken by the whole experience. The food, the excellent service, and most of all the fabulous desserts. the tiramisu is to die for."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We had reservations at 7:15pm and although it was very busy, we were sat quickly. I ordered Carpaccio and it was good but the server tried taking it away before we were finished. I was told that the Bolognese was the most popular so I tried it but there was nothing special about the taste. I also ordered a Long Island Ice Tea for $13 and the server took it away before I was finished. The last straw was when I asked for the check and the server simply dropped it on our table. I would probably never go back."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "On holiday from Australia, we took our mother to Il Lupino for the quiet and sophisticated dining experience in the beautiful green setting of the Royal Hawaiin gardens. Away from the madding crowds. We all enjoyed the food and the service was thoughtful, effecient and courteous. We followed the meal with a gentle stroll through the beautiful lobby of the Royal Hawaiin. A highly recommended itinerary. One caution...the restaurant could not find our open Table booking. As we were not in peak lunch period they managed to seat us anyway. Could be a problem. A great experience."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I've been at this restaurant once before when they just opened. Food was good but service wasn't. But I thought their service get better, but food wasn't that great this time and service was worse than last time."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Made reservations for lunch on Christmas day thinking there would be a special menu. Arrived at 1 PM to learn there was only pizza, sandwiches and salads on the menu. Was extremely disappointed being it was Christmas day."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "Food was good. Service was terrible. Went on a Thursday night. Waiters seemed rushed and would bring out dish without proper silverware, I.e. desert with no spoon. Brought out entirely wrong meal from what was ordered. Charged for wrong wine than what was had which was $40 more, good thing I checked the bill."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We had a reservation for 8pm. We arrived a few minutes early and were given a pager. At 8:20pm I went to check when we would be seated. Heller the hostess was very rude and completely unapologetic. All she said was "we don't have a table yet" We were seated at 8:40pm to mediocre food. Stay away - rude hostess who thinks she is doing you the favor by allowing you in the restaurant."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We've enjoyed dinner here in the past but I think breakfast is even better. Sitting outside is peaceful even in the midst of Waikiki. The service is excellent and the food very very good. Nice change from the "usual" breakfast buffet fare. It's become our traditional Christmas and Easter breakfast hang out and a wonderful place to bring folk from out of town."
    Dined on 12/25/2013