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Nui Italian, Waikoloa Village, HI

Nui Italian

4.0
4
1116 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Italian restaurant and bar, with seated dining overlooking the pizza kitchen and a take out window for easy ordering on the go. Enjoy wood-fired pizzas, family-style pastas, locally-sourced salads and creative Italian specialties.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Waikoloa
  • Parking details
    Parking is complimentary. Please present your Nui Italian dining receipt to the front desk.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Kid-friendly

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for groups

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Most Booked

1,116 Reviews
  1. GlennO

    Toledo

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mahi Mahi dinner was excellent! Shannon did a great job serving us! Very personable, just don’t ask for bread. LOL!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious, good portion sizes, great lawn for kids to run around, mesmerizing sunsets.

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  3. CoP2

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Portion sizes of certain pizzas are ridiculous-need to have a normal individual portion. We sat at a a high top table-very uncomfortable Need some kids pizza and appetizer options. Service was wonderful.

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  4. JamesM

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is a very basic, unremarkably restaurant, which churns out relatively overpriced, poorly cooked food. Wayyyyyy too much Garlic used in the pasta dish, and the Pizza was overcooked on one side, undercooked on the other. They describe their pizzas as "Neopolitian" -- but they're far from it. If you're in the hotel and need a quick/easy meal -- this is probably fine. Don't waste any time traveling here for a meal though.

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  5. snoop

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst pizza we’ve ever eaten. In and out of the restaurant in 37 minutes. Entree/pizza on the table before the salads. They should do carry out.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had such a wonderful dining experience at Nui Italian. Our server Sheryl was amazing, the food was spot on amazing; I had the mushroom ravioli my wife had the fettuccini and we enjoyed the meatball appetizer. Everything was absolutely perfect

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  7. Globetrekker54

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delightful & delicious experience! Our food was fantastic & the atmosphere was lovely with a beautiful view. The service was very good. Highly recommend!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was okay. Super windy and cold, and sand was blowing into food and eyes.

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  9. Maryn

    Oklahoma City

    89 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I'll start with the good and end with the bad. The best part of the meal was the charcuterie board which we both enjoyed. The Manhattan and Old Fashion were also great. The entree's were terrible! The fettuccini Alfredo was a disaster because they put smoky flavoring in the sauce which was overwhelming, as well as adding smoked bacon and spinach to the sauce. Please, just make it the traditional way and everyone would love it! The spaghetti and meatballs were terrible as well. We took one bite of a meatball and couldn't eat the rest. Nui used to be one of our favorite places to eat when visiting the Big Island, sad to say, but no longer will we return.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First off, the food was really delicious! My only suggestion is to add more vegetarian options. Second, the service was just okay. The waitstaff were personable, but slow. Food did come out pretty fast though. I ordered a pizza, which was huge and so good (my mouth is watering as I type this!) but didn’t get a separate plate to place my slice of pizza on-ate it right from the serving platter. I had every intention to take the leftovers home, but my husband saw my enjoyment of the tasty goodness and slammed the rest down his skinny little gullet! I’d definitely eat there again, probably just take out next time.

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  11. KewCan2

    St. Louis

    74 reviews

    2.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Okay, I made the mistake of not paying closer attention to the one- and two-star reviews. My bad. We were hoping for a nice quiet Italian dinner. Nope. We were seated outside with a beautiful view of the sunset, pretty much spoiled by the loud activity on the grassy area next to us, which became a playground. The $33 pizza we ordered looked as if canned dog food had been dumped onto the middle. The crust was chewy on the edges and undercooked on the bottom. Once our server brought my $12 beer, we never saw her again. The host, Christian, was the only bright spot. He was the person who brought our check and processed our payment. Bottom line: Do pay attention to the one- and two-star reviews.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place wonderful service but there were some kids playing on the grass that thought they were at Chuck E Cheese. Great place though!

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  13. Kenneth

    Hawaii

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome Italian food. Great view of the ocean and sunset. Highly recommend.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was ok, restaurant had a cafeteria feel but the location near the beach was beautiful! Food is super expensive and the kids meal portions are so small!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I never write reviews but I feel I should warn other diners that this is not an Italian restaurant. It is a glorified cafeteria and pizza parlor. People straight off the beach. Incredibly loud and over-priced for average pizza. So disappointed.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We always have a nice experience at Nui Italian. And when the kids are there, they enjoy the area where they can play while waiting for the food.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and outstanding service. Was not expecting the great quality of both pizzas and pasta. We would definitely go back!

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  18. JRCardoza

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great view. Cocktails were good but over priced. Some food options were a little pricy for the venue. Overall very good but priced too high for the experience in my opinion

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  19. shelleel

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Too many little children running around the grounds right beside the eating area. Didn't know we were going to be outside. Will ask to sit indoors next time. Otherwise, food and service were good

    1 person found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter informed me that the espresso machine was broken, so I was very disappointed. It was no espresso or cappuccino and coffee.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice dinner. Beautiful scenery, got to watch the sunset.

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  22. NatashaS

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food! Good service and family friendly.

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  23. Hankhi

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The venue was not what I expected for an Italian restaurant - open air and very bright but that is good for covid. The Hilton is popular for kids and this place seems geared to them - it is mostly a pizza restaurant with limited other Italian dishes. My veal was good but wife's pasta was tough and she didn't eat it. Waitress did not inquire why she left a full plate of food. The hostess and wait staff were very friendly.

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  24. StevenW

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful sunset view Great food and wait staf f

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  25. WesB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was upset with us at the beginning. Didn't come back much. Brought wrong drinks. Management didn't help much.

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  26. KathleenE

    Palm Springs

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and Helen was a spectacular server.

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  27. Roxy

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good Value but a little lacking as far as choices go. The service was very good.

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  28. KPSBerkeley

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Dry, bland, precooked food - great service though - and decent mixed drinks.

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  29. ErikL

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    If you like dry chicken, chewy seafood & $50 pizza served in a cafeteria, you’re going to love Nui!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was not interested at all in providing service. Even after we pointed out a bug in our food, no apology or even acknowledged it. Sorry, but that’s the least he could have done.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Expensive food for what you get. Drinks are also a little pricey, beers $12.

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  32. StaceyL

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All the restaurants in the Hilton Waikoloa Village are expensive…no great deals here. But we didn’t feel like going anywhere as it was late and we were tired from traveling. So, we decided to go to Nui. The service was excellent and it’s a great view over the lagoon and you can see the ocean as well. We ordered the Margarita Pizza and the Frito Misto and enjoyed both. The portion for the Frito Misto was larger than we expected and we could have skipped the pizza. But I’m always good with leftover pizza!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Helen our waitress was very good, bartenders were very good. Food was pretty good,the mushroom ravioli was very tasty. Everything was brought to the table quickly so service was great. The sunset was unbelievable 

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server. Great tasting food. Great view. Expensive.

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  35. RebeK

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, the ambiance was also. My complaint was that we ordered appetizers and dinners. (The server neglected to tell us of the specials, and we only heard from the server at the next table after we ordered!!!) The apps came out and while we were just sitting and enjoying them, our dinners showed up! The timing was terrible... we felt like we were being rushed out of the restaurant (it was 5 pm and no crowds were waiting to get in). So much for fine dining and enjoying the atmosphere and scenery of this lovely restaurant, and each other's company... our food (dinners) sat on the table while we ate our apps, which we ended up taking with us! I guess I should have requested that the server NOT to put the dinner order in until we finished our apps, but that should not have been my responsibility. If we return again, I will surely remember to do that.

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  36. GailB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed the experience but was disappointed in the chicken parmasian. No italian spices.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I have mix feelings about the place. I dined there two evenings in February 2024. On the first night the restaurant was full, and the appetizers arrived after the main course. On the second evening, after publishing the review of the first evening, the service was very slow, it took 45 minutes to get a pizza. But then to my surprise the waiter said that the meal was on the house, one pizza and 2 beers. Hence my mix feelings. If you are staying at the Hilton not many choices inside the resort.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful view, lawn games for kids, delicious food and tasty drinks!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They brought the main course before appetizers! Small portions for quite high prices.

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  40. GregoryL

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, was a little loud with the kids playing in the green space. Good food. Just pricey but that is to be expected. You’re a captive audience at the resort.

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FAQs

Nui Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 886-1234.

Nui Italian is rated 4 stars by 1116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Nui Italian

69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive, Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Waikoloa
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking is complimentary. Please present your Nui Italian dining receipt to the front desk.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Frederic Hoffmann
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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