The food is always fabulous
The food is always fabulous here! We love going every time we are in town.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
we've dined at Il Lupino a
we've dined at Il Lupino a few times and really enjoy the option of a light meal on the island. their arugula is out of this world - so this salad, some bread and a glass of red wine and voila! you've got a nice meal. their desserts are fantastic too.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dinner there
We enjoyed our dinner there but were disappointed that we couldn't order
the Happy Hour specials from our table. The last time we were there in 2012 we had a
great time with the delicious Happy Hour or "Pau Hana" as we say in Hawaiian, specials.
Chef Sakada passed away and I guess things have changed. The ambiance though is
still very wonderful.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of our favorite places
One of our favorite places to eat when we come to Oahu. We have never had a bad meal and the service is always good!
3/17/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good brunch find
Went for brunch on Easter Sunday - sat outside and had a wonderful meal with excellent, attentive and personable service.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Third time at this restaurant
Third time at this restaurant and it never dissapoints.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love, Love, Love the food!
Terrific Pasta & great service and ambiance. Grab a table on the patio, if you can.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Italian in Hawaii ? YES !
OK, so you're in Waikiki and thinking, "Italian in Hawaii, would we want to eat Italian food in the tropics?" Our answer in this case is YES! The setting with a view of the Royal Hawaiian gardens if very nice, we ate al fresco and it was perfect. The food was REALLY delicious; there were five of us foodies and we all liked our dinners. A criticism, if you could call it that, is the Chessecake Factory-sized helpings. In our case both the appetizer and entre could have been split between two people.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never had a more professional
Never had a more professional and charming waiter than Patrck. Awesome service, thank you.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to Il Lupino for Mothers Day Brunch. Good Eggs Benedict. Only issue was seating. The reastaurant was nearly empty at 1015 AM, yet despite my Open Table reservation, we were seated int the back right next to the kitchen. When I asked the hostest if we could move to a table away from the Kitchen, she said she'd have to check and see what was available (?). There was only one other party in the restaurant and about 20 empty tables!!! We were seated at a nicer table up front - end of issue.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great outdoor dining experience
Brought a mainland guest great food service and ambience.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I LOVED the patio!! The food was really great. The servers seemed like they were all new, or something, but that wouldn't stop me from going back. Too bad its so far from home!!
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, service, ambiance and price were all fantastic. No complaints, other than the A/C needs to be turned down a little. Very hot in there. Would recommend.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wedding Anniversary Perfection
35th wedding anniversary dinner...they set a specially decorated corner outdoor table, had a menu personalized with our names on it, and provided a complementary tiramisu dessert that was perfect...a class act from beginning to end. We live in Honolulu and rarely go to Waikiki, but this reminded me to do it more often!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food; outstanding service! Will definitely tell friends and definitely come back!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Il magiar a stato delizzioso
Excellent experience, wonderful food and service.
will definitely return and recommend.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Meal in Honolulu
Food & service at Il Lupino were excellent. We sat on the patio on a beautiful night. We ordered simple dishes..shared an arugula salad (nicely dressed, tasty & not swimming in dressing or oil), buccatini with pancetta (the past was perfectly cooked, the sauce delicious) & shared the best "original" tiramisu we've had in years. Portion sizes were also perfect; we walked out of there feeling totally satisfied and not over stuffed even though we had dessert. This was our favourite meal in Honolulu.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made a last minute reservation at Il Lupino on Open Table and mentioned that it was the last night of my honeymoon. I asked for an outside table and mentioned my wife's name in the comments. The restaurant gave us a great outside table that was decorated with stars and printed menus with a personalized congratulations message. Very nice touch! The food was excellent!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
this italian restaurant is average
this italian restaurant is average level. Service is not so good when they are busy.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wait staff was excellent! I had a wonderful time. Staff was very knowledgeable on food and drinks. Menu had some great items and the Osso Bucco was so awesome. Basically, melted in my mouth. Love it!!!!!
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Do get the meat and cheese
Do get the meat and cheese plate as an appetizer. They slice the meats right in the dining room to order! The pasta's are also excellent. We sat at the bar and the service was great.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful restaurant, great food ( Osso Buco & Lobstersalad).
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good find with great ambience!
We had a rezi at another restaurant but were craving italian!
Being Italian I am picky but thought the good was really tasty and the ambience was gorgeous!
Not really noisy and dim so very romantic. We are on our honeymoon so wanted something romantic.
My husband had the bolognese and I had the oil and garlic pasta side. Both pastas were cooked to perfection!
I would go back, pretty good and good prices for Hawaii:)
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Italian food.
Very convenient location in Royal Hawaiian Shopping center. Food was plentiful and actually very, very good. Had Margharitte pizza(good) caprese salad (Good) the spaghetti Bolognese (Great!) Service was OK.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, nice outdoor breakfast
Good food, nice outdoor breakfast area. Service is very accommodating. I would recomend it for a foodie who likes quiet. but a scenic breakfast with good service.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Staff were so very friendly! They went out of our way to make sure we had a great table with a cool breeze. It was our anniversary and they sprinkled stars on the table, personalized the menu and shared a piece of their delicious tiramasu. My family enjoyed ourselves. Great food, veal was awesome! THANK YOU!
9/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Good Italian
Several years ago there were hardly any restaurants in Hawaii serving good Italian food. Over the last few years things have changed. Very good Italian food is now available and Il Lupino is one of them. And this is a New Yorker writing this evaluation.
10/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
Really surprised how great it was!
Given the location, I was not sure how great it would be or if it was just another tourist trap but it was fantastic! We had a great waiter (Kirk B) who was so helpful with suggestions, guiding us with descriptions to order things we would really enjoy. The food was spectacular, good or better than we have had in Italy. Try the Polpettone, it is amazing and also the Cottlette of veal Milanese, you won't be disappointed. The had a great wine list and we enjoyed everything. It is a must do, but book because it gets busy later on.
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely moonlight dinner
Now that the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center has finished it's center stage garden renovations, lanai dining at Il Lupino is delightful. The service was impeccable, the ambience was 5 star on a beautiful Hawaiian moonlit night, and the food was great.
10/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food, great service
Il Lupino not only honored our reservation, but seated us right away when we arrived 15 min early. They have an extensive wine list and their service staff is very friendly and professional. The menu was not extensive, but I would prefer a restaurant to prepare a few dishes deliciously than one that offers quantity over quality. I had the spaghetti bolognese with the roasted beets on the side. The beets were very well prepared. The bread was fresh and the panna cotta was rich enough to share a small portion between two people. We will definitely enjoy this restaurant in the future for a special occasion.
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
As usual, the food at Il Lupino was fantastic. My date had the Oso Bucco which melted in the mouth. I had the Opakapaka baked in parchment paper which was very tender and tasty.
It was a nice night so sat outside which was wonderful. Nothing better than an evening outside in Waikiki.
One of the better restaurants in Waikiki.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was amazing and our
The food was amazing and our waiter was very polite. However, I asked for a special table when I booked as my husband and I are in our honeymoon and the hostess seemed like a bit of an airhead and just put us wherever, even when there were other tables. Good thing the food was great.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Still the Best
We wondered how the restaurant would do after the departure of Chef Nick who had used old recepies, premium ingredients and attention to deatil to create wonderful Italian dishes. Our return proved all is well. The cuisine is slightly changed but the food quality is every bit as good, truly top notch. Thin crust pizza with perfect ingredients, parpadelle with the best ragu we've ever had, anywhere, and a melt-in-the-mouth veal chop with black truffle sauce.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice outdoor dining
We were luck to get outdoor seating and loved the restaurant. Good food and good service. Loved the tiramisu!!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to dinner with two
We went to dinner with two children, ages 8 and 10. The Food was excellent, and it was refreshing to have good portion sizes that did not expand our waistlines, but did not appear too small. The chef made special accommodations for children's plate. Recommendations from our wiater were spot on. We were not rushed through our meal. We would definitely go back for a date night.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM