Nui Italian

4.2
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311 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Italian restaurant and bar, with seated dining overlooking the pizza kitchen. Wood-fired pizzas, family-style pastas, locally-sourced salads and creative Italian specialties. Complimentary valet parking during your meal at Nui.
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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice dinner, open air dining

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KatW
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Service was lackluster. Food was far overpriced for only fair quality. Loud incongruous music and screaming children detracted from the setting. Reminded me of an Italian Dennys. Sorry to say that I would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very pricey, not bad of food, very casual restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was tasty but a little overpriced for what it was. That’s the resort tax in effect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to dinner here tonight. We got the “Roman style” pizza and it was so great. Really it was the best pizza we have had in a long time.

Helen was our server tonight and she really made the evening special. She knew so much about the menu and made some great suggestions. She not only knew her stuff about the menu but gave us some great tips about the complex and really made our experience so much better.

Helen, thank you for your dedication to a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pizza. Great service. Amazing tiramisu! Will definitely be going back!

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vipjonnyk
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience we had at Nui came as a surprise, it was superb and we highly recommend it!

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Fortune
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were good but cat’s detracted from enjoying the meal. For an Italian restaurant in Hawaii the pizza was good.

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AnthonyR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited to the resort due to transportation. The food was as good as my favorite Italian restaurants in Houston. Wait staff was observant. Food was flavorful and portions good. Open air restaurant was great and something that does not happen often in hometown.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

カジュアルなレストランです。お料理もボリュームがあります。お魚料理がおいしかったです。
サービスも声をかけてくれるのは嬉しいですが、そのたびにお皿を下げられて、ゆっくりしづらかった感じが少し残念でした。
ピザを食べている方がいましたが、とても美味しそうでした!

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vipPatriciaG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance. We ordered a half pizza and it was plenty for two people. Calamari was fresh and light, and for dessert we had the chocolate hazelnut cake and shred that and it was delicious and not too rich. Waiter was great. Would highly recommend.

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localgirl3
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food! The pizza is the by far the best on the island (we are local)! Prices are VERY high even for a resort. Would only come back for a special occasion.

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vipDano
Detroit
41 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Was expecting something a little fancier and hoping for some more traditional Italian cuisine.

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PhillipB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We shared a Roman pepperoni pizza and added mushrooms. The crust was great. The marinated mushrooms were great. The pepperoni was mediocre in flavor. Our drink order (wine) took longer than expected. The visual ambiance is very nice but was overruled by the loud noise. Resort pricing.

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vipRichardL
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

This was a disappointing experience for the price. It appeared that there was a limited staff. Our server was very nice, but she was overwhelmed with tables. We are not sure our wine was what we ordered, but we didn’t say anything.

Hilton needs to hire more employees.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice option inside Hilton...went in with resort expectations but was pleasantly surprised by foodzl, drinks, and service...I'm sure some will comment on prices, but you are in a captive market...and on vacation!

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CarolP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience3

I have eaten the Garganelli Emiliana at least eight times on previous visits and have always been happy. On this occasion, with a group of seven, we ordered several family style dishes and two pizzas. The Garganelli Emiliana was SO disappointing. There was one tiny piece of meat and not enough sauce to cover a small portion of the pasta. We were served a large bowl of pasta with a tiny amount of sauce that gave no flavor. More than $50 for a bowl of plain pasta alone.

I will not return, even though this was a place I recommended to and visited with friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing linguine scampi, very good desert. Great location right in the Hilton hotel. Good for a date night

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troyh
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service was as well.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent. One of the managers chatted with us (Katz- any relatives in Winnipeg?). We were made to feel welcome from check in until we left!

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vipJoanneS
Hawaii
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a fabulous Valentines Day dinner because waiter Rory and his manager gave us complimentary drinks, heart cookies, and service that made us feel special. Beef carpaccio was deliciously thin but needed a little more salt. The meat lovers thin pizza was good. We will return to try other dishes and hope our server will still be there.

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BenM
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parking was difficult only because the GPS dropped us a ways away. The service was incredible as was the food. From the appetizers to the dessert, I felt like I was eating my Italian grandmother’s cooking again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff is friendly and efficient. Food was good and service was quick even though it was pretty busy.

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vipBobU
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a must do for my wife and I when visiting the big island. Food preparation is consistent and reliably very good. The staff all the way around is outstanding. Ambience is comfortably casual in 3 settings: indoor, outdoor, and bar seating.

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vipCindiKH
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is diverse with good choices for full-spectrum of palates and ages. Meals very well prepared. Unbeatable ambiance with views of sunset over the Pacific. But best of all was our superb waitress (Helen). We’d like to take her back to PA with us! Helen and manager Steve exude hospitality and Hawaii welcome. We’re eager to return! Cindi & Dick Hendricks

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Overall rating the experience a 3/5. The atmosphere of the restaurant is great. We started off with Roman Style Focaccia (bread) that was overwhelming with rosemary, but it was good. We also split a caesar salad and a chicken fettuccine alfredo which were definitely enough for two people. The salad was great, but I can’t say the same for the pasta. This restaurant is a fair option if you are staying in the hilton, but don’t have high expectations! Follow along with all our travels @markandkatetravel

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MarkK
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location to dine. Exceedingly fast service! We loved all our dishes with only very minor pickiness. Overall 5 stars!

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vipDonS
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We are locals and enjoy an occasional visit to Nui. Food and setting are wonderful. Food is pricey, but after all it is a resort hotel in Hawaii!

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vipPM55
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A lot of hype and no delivery.. we ordered pizza and it was ok.
There was a delay in order but the manager comped desert.

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vipHandySmurf
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is good, service is sufficient, price is high for what you get but average for the area.

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Kelley
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Noisy, took long for service. Food ok

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Ellh
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was a nice experience, good food, but pricey. I'm glad we went but wouldn't go again.

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localgirl3
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went as a lady group of 3.... we each had a cocktail, shared salad, shared a pizza and pasta. The food was excellent! Best pizza on the island by far (we are locals). Only draw back was the food was very pricey.

Fun for a special occasion.

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vipMichele
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service. Delicious food.

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LeazaD
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

very poor food quality. pizza sauce watery and made pizza crust soggy along with tasteless. for the very expensive price of pasta and pizza, not worth it even with the ambience of a school cafeteria. very disappointing given we were in the Hilton resort.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mom and I are visiting Hawaii and have stayed where Nui is located before when it had a different Italian restaurant in the place of Nui. For a start, the food was amazing. My mom had chicken Parmesan (not a regular menu item) and is still raving about it a day after eating it. We had Helen as our server and she was so sweet and provided us with great recommendations and her overall service was superb. Definitely will eat there when we come back.

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vipJason
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

surprisingly one of our best meals of our week stay! the shrimp scampi pasta was delicious. the margherita pizza was good BUT...order in napolian style! my only frustration was locating the restaurant within this massive resort. no signage whatsoever. frustration level was high once we finally found the restaurant.

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vipBobU
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple but great menu. A little pricey but hey, it's Hawaii. Steve the manager is awesome.

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Beachbuckeye
Columbus
20 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and great service in open air setting at the Hilton Waikoloa resort. We had the Focaccia bread, Caesar salad , and Linguini scampi. My husband and I shared everything. It was plenty of food and it was amazing!

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marke
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waitress did not offer specials, nor offer Parmesan for our entrees until we were nearly done. Food uninspired and mahi-mahi overcooked. No dessert offered. Other tables were told about specials.

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