About Il Lupino

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 pastas.

2233 B-180a Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96815
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast 8:00am - 11:30am Brunch 8:00am - 02:30pm
Lunch: 11:30pm - 4:45pm
Happy Hour Bar: 12:00pm - 6:30pm Happy Hour Patio: Every Day 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm,
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11pm

Cross Street:
Seaside Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 922-3400

Website:
http://www.illupino.com/index.php

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.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please feel free to inquire about special events via email.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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Season's Greetings from Il Lupino! Please join us this Holiday Christmas Eve & Christmas Day for Specials, Set menu & A la Carte menu. Wishing you the very best during the festive season and in the New Year. Thank you for continued support and patronage.

Private Dining

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.

Il Lupino Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

69% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Fun (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
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Good for a Date (6)
Casual (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Scenic View (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

This was our second time here. The first was amazing great service and food. We were very disappointed this visit. Very poor service and the food was not as good this time.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The food was very bad and cold the service was not great. First time there I don’t think I can recommend

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Il Lupino is an oasis located in the heart of Waikiki. Over time, I've had almost everything on the menu. Everything is delicious. Customer service is terrific. Parking is validated.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nothing special. Food was overpriced for what you get.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had dinner at Il Lupino on a Friday evening. We were seated outside and the ambience was beautiful. Unfortunately, it started to rain, so we asked to be moved and the staff was very accommodating.

We thought the wine list was wonderful - something different since we tend to drink California wines.

We split a charcuterie platter which I would highly recommend. It was a great value for the amount of food that you get, and the perfect accompaniment to our wine.

My husband got the bolognese and I ordered a salad with grilled chicken. My husband's dish was good, but the chicken on my salad, while well-seasoned, was dry.

Our waitress was great - very friendly and attentive, and the rest of the staff seemed friendly as well. Overall - good experience!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our server was very good and helpful in steering us thru accommodating gf and vegetarian diets. As the gf diner I had the Caesar salad with scallops. My husband joked that they should have just handed me a head of romaine and told me to dip it in the dressing. It was very bare bones. The 3 scallops were very lightly poached, no sear and a little undercooked and under seasoned. The mushroom risotto my husband had was described as bland and clumpy. Risotto was not GF (also known as cheating at cooking by using gluten to thicken your sauce). Daughter had pasta carbonara (her personal litmus test for Italian). She said sauce was oddly thin. Absolutely not worth the price for any of it. If they charged 1/2 it would have been fine.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Kirk was the best. Cheers

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Disappointing dinner. Had the fixed menu with wine pairings. There was no coordination between the arrival of food and wine. Starter was brought out and 3 minutes later second course was set down. Took forever then to get main course. Lamb chops were very good the asparagus and potatoes were cold. A big let down for a Wolfgang Zwienert restaurant.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 12, 2017

They didn’t have lobster raviolis

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was ok but we had a flight of wines which they tasted like they had been opened for a while. The service was terrible, it probably took 1.5 hrs for us to finally get our food. I honestly wouldn’t recommend this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Fabulous all around! Dain took excellent care of us! Thank you!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Really enjoyed it - menu could be broader but what we had was great - lobster and veal chops Milanese

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

料理もとても美味しく、サービスも良かったです!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Calamari was quite good as was Caesar salad. Gnocchi and bolognese were quite below average. Service was attentive but totally illogical--almost like culinary school trainees who didn't yet know the basics. Definitely would not return. Prices are high considering the quality of the food and service.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Jessica our server was amazing. There was a large table outside with 4 screaming kids! Should have been asked to leave. Jessica helped to make our experience great despite this. We have eaten at Il Lupino many times.

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

利用当日はハロウィンだったのでテラス席から仮装の人々を観察できて楽しかったです。料理については可もなく不可もなく記憶に残らない味

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

日本語の話せるウェイトレスさんもいて オーダーに困ることがなかったです。やや量は多めですが 味も美味しかったです。平日の夜だったためか 店の中は割とすいていました。

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was very slow and the meal was good but overpriced. We were celebrating my mom's birthday but they do not do anything special to help celebrate the occasion.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food took much longer than anticipated and when we ordered the tiramisu we waiting over 30min we finally said forget it we would go somewhere else. The waiter apologized but did not offer any kind of consolation for our long wait for food or dessert. The manager didn’t even come over to apologize. In fact, I would recommend someone go elsewhere for food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent evening, great food and service. They quickly moved us inside when it started to rain and we had a very enjoyable dinner.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had an excellent meal here. Pasta was super and the charcuterie excellent!

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We walk past this restaurant for the past 5 days while going to and from our hotel room...so we decided to book here to celebrate our anniversary...needless to say, we were very disappointed by our dining experience here. The bread plate was dirty, the bread tray look as if had been recycled and bought to our table, the arugula salad was wilted and the prosciutto pizza was horrible...cardboard with cheese and the thinnest slice of prosciutto slapped on top! Needless to say, we will not dine there again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

The food was good. Service was a little slow. our waiter was somewhat rushed but we were out in about an hour.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday that day and to our surprise there was confetti scattered on our table! Such a wonderful gesture!! Thank you to the staff going out of their way to decorate our table for lunch!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was great and very well prepared. The waiter should tell you that still water is $9 a bottle. They need some AC, as it was very stuffy inside, where we sat thinking it would be cooler. The waiter was not organized and had too many tables-although there were plenty of assistants available. No Parmesan and no black pepper were offered, although other tables did get fresh grated cheese/ground black pepper. It was odd. There are way too many options in this area, probably would not return.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

For the price the food was extremely bland and difficult to enjoy.

I will not be returning.

The service was very good but just dissapointing food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Great food and service. I highly recommend trying Il Lupinos while staying in Waikiki. Very friendly staff made the meal that more memorable.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

During our recent vacation, we dined here for breakfast based on a recommendation from another resort guest. The bananas foster breakfast and eggs Benedict were both outstanding. So good in fact we went back on another evening for dinner. Two lovely choices here too with the pasta bolognese and the spaghetti carbonara! My only comment is that the service is extremely relaxed. The hostess was more attentive than the server. Would definitely go back!

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Delicious Italian fare with wonderful wines!
Especially loved the 🍕 pizza

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Good overall

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Our complaint was that the restaurant was extremely hot.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

食事や接客ともに素晴らしかったです。4人でDinner250ドル程度なので、リーズナブルかと。

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We go to Il Lupino periodically for brunch... the food is excellent and the prices reasonable... the only issue for us on this occasion was the subpar service....our initial server was not very attentive, his replacement was much better and made up for his predecessor. Still, recommended for its ambiance, food and prices.

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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were attentive and friendly . Would highly recommend

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (東京)·Dined on August 11, 2017

雰囲気、店員のサービスは非常に素晴らしいの一言です。
ただパスタの茹で加減がアルデンテ過ぎた事が残念です、硬過ぎた感がありました。

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We've been to Il Lupino multiple times and always enjoy the food. It is a bit on the expensive side but it is in the middle of Waikiki so that's somewhat to be expected. On this trip the food was good as always. The service was okay though the hostess who greeted us seemed very distracted and barely acknowledged us when we walked up. We'll be back because we like the food but it would be nice if Waikiki restaurants could have staff who seem like they aren't burnt out and actually care about the customers enjoying themselves. It's bad enough when they treat tourists that way but it is REALLY bad when it is people who live here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our meal didn't start out well. We were seated in the worst table in the place (opposite the noisy kitchen). Then we were handed menus in Japanese (we are Caucasian Americans.) Then no one approached our table for over 5 minutes. We got up and asked to be moved to a different table, requested new menus, and finally got better service! The food was excellent and the service was fine (our waiter was training) but there were still a few problems. We never got bread and butter (noticed everyone else had it on our way out). My side of veggies was served with the salads instead of along side my entree. Service was slow.... I'd like to recommend this spot because of the food but they need to get their act together with the service.

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Although all of the food our group of 8 had was very good, the service and conditions left a great deal to be desired. Our waiter, although he was very nice, was overwhelmed. We had to constantly request water refills and our food came in staggered waves. In fact, one person got his entree after the others had nearly finished eating and only because we inquired about it. Also, even though we were seated inside, there was no air conditioning working. It was hot and people at our table and others were discussing how warm it was in the restaurant. I don't mind some heat and humidity when you sit outside, but being seated inside requires some air in Hawaii. I'd probably go back to the restaurant to see if our first experience was atypical only because the food was very good. But if the service and heat were an issue again I would not return for a third time.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was great. Service horrible. Waiter wanted to go home looks like and was sloppy. Mixed up the order and did not even apologized. When I called for manager she listened to me and asked how she can help. Did not apologize either and did nothing except changing the waiter.

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 (東京)·Dined on July 27, 2017

帰国前日の夜に予約利用しました。
接客が悪いという口コミが散見されたのでやや心配しましたが、それは杞憂に終わりました。
受付はとてもスムーズでしたし、ウェイターは日本人の方で丁寧かつ気遣いに溢れた接客でした。

料理はハムとチーズの盛り合わせ、カプレーゼにピザとパスタを注文。日本なら普通の味だったかもしれませんが、ハワイで食べると繊細に感じました。アメリカンな食事が続いたからですかね。
飲み物はスパークリングと赤ワインを注文。グラスワインの種類が多いのが良いですね。

最後の晩に良い思い出になりました。
次回もまた行きたいと思います。

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