Il Lupino

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Italian
Welcome to Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar. Created by famed restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener, serving delicious, authentic Italian cuisine in a relaxing, yet sophisticated, environment, featuring indoor and lanai bar and dining, an open kitchen, and a Salumeria, or Italian deli.
Our menu features authentic creations; farm to table produce; incorporating the fresh local seasonal produce, imported Italian cheeses, hand-cut meats and a variety of seafood accented with hand-made pasta.
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

接客までに時間が掛かり、飲み物が来るまで待たされた。
パスタとシーザーサラダを食べたがどれも不味くガッカリした!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Server was very slow... She took a long time to do everything.
She was mumbling so nobody could hear what she was saying.
It was my wedding rehearsal dinner but I regret choosing this place for it.
I had told them ahead of time that this would be a special dinner, but our seats weren’t even set up at the time of reservations, my dad had to tell them to.

I think it’d be ok for regular dining occasion.
But won’t recommend for a special occasion.
They will kill your timing, and the timing is EVERYTHING.

DS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Had a very poor experience at this restaurant. The pasta was gummy and inedible and the Caesar salad was mediocre. The kitchen was very slow to deliver the food, we waited up to an hour for a salad, after all of the hot dishes were already served. The manager came to the table realizing there was a problem and at first seemed to question my dissatisfaction with the food and overall situation. In the end he took 20% off the bill which I thought was a paltry gesture given two at my table didn't eat at all and I didn't like and couldn't eat the majority of my dish.

DX
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Have been there twice before and was nice but was disappointed this time! Food was very ordinary and overpriced, meat overcooked, Gnocchi was reheated and not fresh and salads where very small and very expensive.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Normally it’s excellent. Must of been having an off night.

P
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice!
Especially tomahawk steak was excellent!
Service was very good!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

サーバーのサービスが悪かった。
値段の割に味は大したことかなかった。

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M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We always enjoy the food. It was really good as usual, the only complaint garlic bread was a bit greasy. Our server was efficient BUT did not seem thrilled with her job.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

美味しかったけど、キッズパスタが一番最後に来て、子供がお腹減った!とわめきだして、最悪でした。

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MB
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

One order came out wrong, one order over cooked. Waiter couldn’t be found for 10 mins. When we paid, waiter lost credit card. Another waiter found it after another 10 minute wait. Just poor experience all around.

N
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor selection of food. Charged us for drinks that we did not even drink. Left after looking at the poor selection of food.

TH
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and service. Our waiter was on top of our every need. Food came out prompt, hot and yummy.

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

soso





soso

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Too hot inside. AC is not working properly.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Discussing food, we sent it back
The waiter agreed it was very poor

KI
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Disaster do not go there !!!! Been coming here for years whilst holidaying and was always good. It is now a rolled gold tourist rip off . Food was absolutely aweful. Waiters arguing with kitchen staff , patrons sending back meals and arguing with staff. Waiters trying their best but the kitchen is a write off.

D
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We have been to this restaurant multiple times before and had great food and service. This time was awful. We waited over an hour for our food. Our server was overworked and had no time for us. We ordered veil and lamb chops - both medium rare. They came out well done.

R
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour is great! Love the pizza and gnocchi (sp?)

ZO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

First of all I found this place and saw great reviews about it but then when I showed up the service was horrible and we waited an hour and 20 minutes just to get our food it took him like 20 minutes to give us our water in our bread to start out with as well as I got the filet mignon and the potatoes were harder than a rock I would deathly not recommend this place to anybody. On top of that I got charged $100 extra on my card

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

残念ながら、サイドにオーダーしたガーリックパスタが、冷めてから出されたようでフォークですぐに崩せないほど固まっていた。味もそのパスタだけ味がほとんど付いていない?と思えるほど美味しくなく残しました。ロケーションと高価な価格帯にはそぐわないものを提供されたのにガッカリした。
味が料理によってキマッでいるものと、ボヤけたものがあったので、複数のシェフがいてクオリティにバラツキがある印象。もう行かないレストランです。

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PR
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

Been a repeat customer for approximately 10 years; we will not be back.

The restaurant was extremely uncomfortable and beyond hot. No need to pay a premium price for an sub-par dining experience.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

スタッフ、シェフ共に最高のおもてなしでした!
お肉の焼き加減が絶妙過ぎて感動しました。
数々のステーキを食べてきましたが、ここまでお肉本来の味を生かした味付け、焼き加減はないです。(ミディアムでいただきました)ハワイに来たら必ず行きたいお店の一つになりました!

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2
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

ここ数年、ハワイ滞在の度に使用していたが、明らかに昨年から料理のポーションが下がっていた。カプレーゼに使用するモッツァレラも質が下がり、バルサミコ酢もかけられていない状況。ピッツァもなくなってしまった。どうやらシェフが変わったらしいので、それが影響してるのかな?次回は使用しません。

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OT
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent server!

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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

残念なお店。メニューの日本語を信じてはいけません。パスタのジェノベーゼを頼んでも、なぜか牛肉のホロホロしたのが入った真っ白いパスタが出てきます。魚介類のパスタも魚介を練りこんだパスタにひき肉のソース。英語でちゃんと読めばそう書いてあったのかも知れませんが、どちらにしても味が全くと言っていいほど付いていませんでした。滅多にしませんが塩を持ってきてもらいました。ちゃんと味の付いたお料理もありましたが、コスパが悪すぎます。2度目はありません。

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g
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Underwhelming and overpriced.
Cocktail was amateurish and overiced at $18. Ordered ahi carpaccio from specials menu and waiter dropped off seared ahi takaki instead, even while announcing it as carpaccio! There was no tataki on menu. He disappeared before I could send it back. I ate it. Nothing special at all. Veal chop was mediocre for the price. Bickering between waiters while getting plates from chef. Just bad vibes all around the kitchen. Wouldn't recommend to anyone.

TD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

I'm a repeat guest. We weren't able to order appetizers from the prior menu as we arrived at 6:00. However, pizza arrived to other tables as late at 6:25. We asked for a wine menu and were told that they didn't have very many printed, could the waiter make a recommendation? As we were visiting Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar, we asked again for a wine list. After a few minutes, we were presented with one. We ordered an expensive barolo split. We weren't shown the bottle and the wine did not have time to breath. Very disappointing. It appears that a once-great restaurant is struggling to serve too many guests.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Our server had an attitude. Not attentive-maybe he had too many tables. Our food arrived and we were never offered salt and pepper or grated Parmesan. After dinner finished he just handed our bill. We were never offered desert or another wine

Having said that the place hums and is vibey

Would I return -probably but would not want that server

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

It was by far the worst experience in Hawaai, we ordered one plate (fillet and pasta) to our kids (the restaurant do not offer kids menu) to share. The server brings first the pasta and after 40 minutes, when we are finishing our dinner he cames with the fillet (it was very inopportune, but ok we decided to take the fillet to go).

When the bill arrived we were charged for two different (adults) plate ! Unbelievable!!! Never again when in Hawaai !!!!

LE
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Pasta was dry, service was super slow. We asked for water, it was served after more than 5mins. Constantly had to flag waiters for service.

f
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service! We had the caprese, shrimp and pasta, grilled octopus, garlic bread (with marinara for dipping) and THE Meatball. Everything was good — the meatball was the best meatball I’ve ever had.
Nice venue, high end, expensive.
The chef is from Rome and a perfectionist if not a little intense and loud — runs a tight ship but it distracts from the ambiance. Nothing some tall houseplants or rom divider can’t fix. Despite this, I would go back and recommend to friends but ask to sit away from the kitchen.

NW
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We really tried to love this restaurant as the setting is gorgeous, but on several different occasions there were major mishaps with our food. Cold gnocchi that looks like it was frozen and barely defrosted is just not acceptable. Nor is avocado toast with brown mashed avocado - probably because it sat out for half an hour before it was served. Our açai bowls were also melted on another occasion. And the Margherita pizza looked like a grocery bought frozen one that was also barely cooked. The wait staff were great and rectified the poor kitchen service on every occasion, but unfortunately we won’t be back. Sorry.

DT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Over priced for the quality of food & the pasta Gamberi was over cooked too mushy. The pescatori not enough fish for the price. Garlic bread way over priced.

D
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Very underwhelming from the service to the food. From the moment we arrived (had a reservation) we felt unwanted by the Hostess and staff. The restaurant was scarcely busy with plenty of tables to be had inside and out. We finally were seated at a nice table outside. Upon sitting down we were approached by our waiter who asked us if we preferred flat water or tap. We chose tap water and it was downhill from there. Upon the waiter returning with our water he asked if we would like to order. I said no we are still looking but we would like an appetizer. He was emphatic we order our entire meal. We asked for the appetizer only and he then took all the menus. I said no we still would like to look at the menu. It was almost like I had to pull the menus out of his hands. We received our appetizers and asked for our server to return to take our order. He finally returned and we ordered our food. The service didn’t get much better and the food was slightly warm when we received it. Nothing spectacular to write home about. Had the service been better from the start who knows what would have happened.
Very disappointed as I was expecting so much better.

M
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was over the top.
Server Attila was great. The appetizers were amazing...mussels and octopus.
Impressive wine list with old world and new world to choose from.
Manager Hella checked us and made sure we were enjoying the dining experience
We keep coming back to this restaurant because it’s a complete package

OT
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very average don’t bother

A
London
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Two visits this vacation. Chefs specials were very good. Service friendly, overall a really nice time

A
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience we had dining here! Just moved to Oahu from NYC and craving authentic Italian. The chef is from Rome so I decided to try it out.

We started with the caesar salad. If you’re expecting a traditional caesar you might be surprised, but we were not disappointed. The romaine lettuce is grilled. It was different than any caesar I’ve ever had before. The woman next to us didn’t “get”the grilled lettuce. I assume she doesn’t understand good food cuz we loved it.

For the main course I had the lamb.. omg-sooooo good! It was melt in your mouth amazing! It was cooked perfectly and so flavorful. I can hardly explain, but my mouth is watering just thinking about it. It was better than any steak house I’ve been to including Ruth’s Chris.

My friend had the pasta special with lobster. The server told us they make the pasta in house. Wow, no wonder it was so good.

Our server was friendly and attentive. An Italian restaurant with the Aloha spirit. This is the best. They made us feel at home, and the food was extra special. Couldn’t ask for anything better.

This place is upscale but not pretentious. I defiantly be a regular customer. I want to try everything on the menu. Must try their happy hour too.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Taste good !!

FP
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Should have a real Italian chef that can cook spagheti without sticking in a blob . The rest was decent.

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