Nui Italian

4.1
536 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
NUI Italian is OPEN and available for dining each evening on a walk in basis.
Reservations for groupings larger than 6 are available - a cancellation fee will apply for any reservation made that actualizes below the booked number; Cancellation fee will be applied at $25.00 per person.

Italian restaurant and bar, with seated dining overlooking the pizza kitchen. Wood-fired pizzas, house made pastas, locally-sourced salads and creative Italian specialties. Complimentary parking during your meal at NUI.

Experiences

  • Ala Carte Dining for parties of 6+

    Multiple dates available

    NUI Italian is OPEN and available for dining each evening on a walk in basis. Reservations for groupings larger than 6 are available - a cancellation fee will apply for any reservation made that actualizes below the booked number; Cancellation fee will be applied at $25.00 per person. NUI is an Italian restaurant and bar with open air seating offering outdoors and indoor seating options. Indoor seating overlooks the pizza kitchen. NUI menu focuses on wood-fired pizzas, house made pastas, locally-sourced salads and creative Italian specialties. Complimentary parking during your meal at NUI.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 536 people are saying
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Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Way overpriced. The only “ Italian” restaurant that charges $11 for a small portion of bread. Food was just OK. Service was just OK.

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vipWino
Denver
97 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Not what we expected. Really a pizza place and it is probably good. The pasta with shrimp was good, the fish special was Mahi-mahi, it was fishy and drowning in sauce, the asparagus was good. It is primarily outside and loads of families, so lots of screaming kids. The night was made by our server Helen, she rocked!

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SherryR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fast food and bar service. Food was excellent

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vipAnneR
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We couldn’t have asked for a more inviting environment to enjoy our family pizza night while in Hawaii. Very appreciative of the wait staff’s energy and attentiveness.

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AmyC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and the best fish entree I have ever had!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A glorified cafeteria. The pasta was $37….5 star pricing for 1 star food and ambiance.

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vipCrew
Los Angeles
194 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

While the meal here was just fine, and the location beautiful, this was not the dining experience we were looking for! So many children running around unattended, looked like a Chuck E. Cheese gone wild! From the description on website, we anticipated a more low key environment. So, if you have kids, or don't mind a very loud cafeteria setting, then this is the place for you. Otherwise, choose elsewhere for better food, and quiet conversation opportunities.

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vipRichardF
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined 2x in my week at Waikoloa. First night was a regular dinner - we had the Chicken Alfredo and the Chicken Parm - both were well portioned and tasty. My guest couldn't finish the Parmesan. On the second dine, we split a half of a roman pizza. Very tasty and nice toppings with a thicker crust. the service was very good - attentive and friendly. A small concern, the cocktails were, to put it mildly, "thin" and disappointing. We are finding this is a very bad trend in a good number of restaurants. We stuck to beer and/or wine the second night. Overall, would recommend....

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Italian food

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dxdydz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were great!

Menu was a bit simplistic.
The Hawaii special was very tasty but definitely felt a bit overpriced (even for fancy resort family restaurant).

Still, would go again :-)

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TajJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary at Nui. It was perfect! Staff was kind and courteous. Food was delicious. Grateful for that special night spent together ❤

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious and plentiful. Prices are high for Italian food but it is Hawaii. No extras, no bread included.

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vipBella
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The wait staff was excellent and helped in guiding us with our choice. Pizza was very yummy BUT any way you look at it...........................NO pizza is worth $60.00. Or half that for half - and it is a big pizza. Half easily fed two people. I would hate to go and waste food here as it is pricy. It was like an outdoor cafe so, not like you are paying for the ambience really. Still and all, your choices at the Hilton as a guest are limited so, come prepared to pay:).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience1

Bunch of drunk people sitting near us. Staff said nothing. Food not great for price. Pizza was good. View was awesome.

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vipTreehousedad
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The pizza was tasty and our shared salad was good, and the setting was pretty. The restaurant was very understaffed and our waiter was a nice guy but had too many tables and too much to keep track of. We put in our drink orders first thing but didn’t receive them until after we finished our salad course (and even then I had to remind the waiter). I’m sure we would have ordered more than one drink if they had come sooner….

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was mediocre and overpriced. We waited 30 minutes even though we had a reservation. The table was not clean and sticky. No table setting. We had to wait 20 minutes after the giid was delivered for forks and knives. Overpriced and underwhelming.

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LTAH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The COVID protocols were very good at this open air space, however the server was a frazzled overwhelmed mess and the food was mediocre at best. We opted for pasta and chicken dishes instead of the extremely overpriced pizzas. I don’t think I would ever be able to enjoy pizza at those absurd prices. I get it, hotel prices in Hawaii, but it’s also just pizza. I wouldn’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Needs an upgrade; many menu items were out of stock. Pasta sauce not good

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SandraM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner! Great food and great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toledo
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was, in my mind, very average. Service wasn’t the greatest. Open dining....very hot without fans

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ErikaP
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first time eating out since the pandemic began. Good spacing between tables and the food was good. Nice garden atmosphere and excellent service. I would recommend Nui to others.

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DoriY
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Nui Italian because of its excellent Roman-style pizza as well as its pastas. During our two-week stay in Hawaii, we went twice.

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DillonJ
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food on the island 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

I try so many restaurants on the island and food didn’t take good

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Johnny
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the few place open at the resort. Great staff and the food was great too.

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MaddensQueen
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, we were pleased to have options for our dietary needs and the atmosphere was beautiful. The food was good, seasoned well & healthy.

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vipSteveB
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambience

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vipThatGuyMike
Miami
79 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not very good. Blan and over priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It wasn’t crazy expensive and the food was pretty good. The service was good too and the outdoor seating was cute. The train is funky but you can walk instead.

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ScottW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Sticky tables and limited menu. Pizza was good.

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Waitress rushed our order, food was OK, nothing special. Just really loud and noisy, for what we paid for the meal would have liked some quiet so we could talk.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was not hot, service was poor- very understaffed.

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vipSteveB
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great customer service

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KenH
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

First Italian restaurant we’ve been to that didn’t offer bread or salad with dinner, so all you get is the entree. On the upside, the food was good, but we got the impression it was pre-packaged & reheated ala Olive Garden, but several times more expensive.

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JoeG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our salad and pepperoni pizza were both excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very weak we waited a while till we had to ask someone for a waitress or waiter. After that she was on point

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AFoodie
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Staff extremely stressed. Waiter not willing to spend any time at table. Dropped drinks and ran. Slammed down food and ran on. Usually frowning.

Tables all sticky.

Paid over $350 for small not so appetizing meals.

Hilton should be very embarrassed.

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BradC
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had the garden salad which was large and good. The spaghetti and meatballs on the other hand was horrible. Meatballs were small and dried out. Asked for more sauce to make it taste better. Waitress was nice and helpful. For 29.00 dollars you should have a much better product to serve. Also no garlic bread or bread at all was offered.

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Dartanial
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice inside and outside under the lights. The meals can be Very expensive two meals and two drinks were $115.00. So be prepared to spend some money lol. But hey it’s not that bad and the food we have was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

You can find better pasta at the frozen section of your location grocery store. We left super disappointed. I would recommend leaving the resort for dinner instead of dining here.

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RonaldB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Waaay tooo expensive. Not worth what you pay for The wife and I spent $70 one one meal and one drink. Breakfast was even worse coast wise

FAQs

Nui Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 886-2894.

Nui Italian is rated 4.1 stars by 536 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.