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Nui Italian, Waikoloa, HI

Nui Italian

4.0
4
649 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

NUI Italian is OPEN and available for dining each evening. Reservations are encouraged and walk-ins are accepted on a space available 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.

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Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 886-2894

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Waikoloa

  • Parking details

    Parking is complimentary. Please present your Nui Italian dining receipt to the front desk.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Antipasti

  • Bruschetta** ***$13.00

    kamuela and heirloom tomatoes, kalamata olives, micro basil, fresh garlic, EVO, parmesan reggiano, focaccia bread

    • Seared Bigeye Ahi Tuna Tataki* ^$22.00

      ginger pickled pineapple, avocado bruschetta, roasted sesame seeds, micro britton shiso

      Insalate

      add: chicken* $8, prosciutto ham* $9, shrimp* $11

      • Caesar Salad^$15.00

        hearts of romaine, shaved parmesan reggiano, classic caesar dressing, focaccia croutons

        • Local Mixed Greens** ***$13.00

          cucumber, cherry tomatoes, local farmer radish, olives, fennel, creamy white balsamic vinaigrette

          • Caprese Salad & Burrata Cheese^$19.00

            heirloom tomatoes, locally grown pea tendrils, burrata cheese, balsamic vinaigrette, roasted macadamia nuts, micro prosciutto

            Pasta

            add: chicken* $8, prosciutto ham* $9, shrimp* $11

            • Fettucine Alfredo** ^$25.00

              white wine cream sauce, reggiano cheese, cracked black pepper

              • Crab Ricotta Conchiglie$34.00

                lump crab meat, ricotta, basil, micro pecorino cheese, lemon gremolata, kabocha puree, lobster bisque, hollandaise

                • Frutti di Mare Pasta* ^$52.00

                  lobster tail, tiger shrimp, u10 scallops, local vegetables, san marzano tomato sauce, white wine, fresh basil

                  • Fettucine Scampi* ^$44.00

                    grilled hawaiian red prawns, tomoatoes, garlic butter, herbs

                    • Penne Alla Puttanesca** *** ^$26.00

                      spinach, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, roasted vegetables, garlic, capers, EVO

                      • Eggplant Parmigiana$28.00

                        eggplant, fresh tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, parmesan reggiano cheese, garlic, parsley, EVO

                        Piatti Principale

                        • Chicken Parmigiana$36.00

                          breaded chicken breast, san marzano tomato sauce, parmesan reggiano, buffalo mozzarella, capellini pasta, fresh basil

                          • Meat Balls$29.00

                            beef & pork meat balls, spaghetti pasta, san marzano tomato sauce, parmesan reggiano

                            • Brasied Short Ribs^$36.00

                              herb polenta, crispy eggplant, root vegetables, red wine demi

                              • Hawaiian Fish Special of the Day*

                                custom prepared each night and served with local vegetables and the sauce of the day

                                • Market Price
                              • 8 Oz. Center Cut Filet Mignon*$52.00

                                served with local vegetables and sauce of the day; Surf & Turf: add lobster tail*, red kawaihae shrimp* or scallops

                                Pizza

                                Additional Toppings ($5 each three oz. portion): mushrooms, olives, tomato, pepperoni, roasted chicken, prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella

                                  Roman Style

                                  Roman Pizza is based on the use of a specific style of dough that undergoes a 3 day proofing process. We utilize special flour and extra virgin olive oil which combine with the aging process to create a crust with more weight, flavor and crispy crunch

                                  • Heirloom Margherita**

                                    bruschetta heirloom tomatoes, calamata olives, fresh mozzarella, basil

                                    • Half$24.00
                                    • Full$46.00
                                  • Mediterranean

                                    italian sausage, artichokes, mushrooms, marzano tomato sauce, calamata olives, onions, mozzarella, feta, fresh basil

                                    • Half$30.00
                                    • Full$52.00
                                  • Everything Pizza

                                    mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, pepperoni, roasted chicken, prosciutto, san marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil, calamata olives

                                    • Half$34.00
                                    • Full$60.00
                                  • Local Vegetables**

                                    pesto oil, shredded mozzarella, bell peppers, marzano tomoato sauce, onions, mushrooms

                                    • Half$30.00
                                    • Full$52.00
                                  • Roman Pizza "Local Style"

                                    chef special of the day

                                    • Market Price

                                  Neopolitan Style

                                  Made with San Marzano tomato, mozzarella cheese and the use of special aged pizza dough to produce a thin, crispy layer of crust surrounding a moist, poofy and cloudlike center

                                  • Margherita** ^$24.00

                                    san marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil

                                    • Four Cheese** ^$28.00

                                      gorgonzola, mozzarella, reggiano, ricotta

                                      • Pepperoni^$26.00

                                        san marzano tomato sauce, pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, basil

                                        • Meat Lover^$32.00

                                          san marzano tomato sae, italian sausage, prosciutto, pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, basil

                                          Dolce

                                          • Warm Chocolate Brownie$13.00

                                            vanilla ice cream, chantilly cream, nutella sauce

                                            • Tiramisu$14.00

                                              mascarpone cheese, caffé, ladyfinger cookies, chocolate tuile

                                              • Ice Cream$9.00

                                                vanilla, kona coffee

                                                • Affogato$11.00

                                                  ice cream and coffee espresso

                                                  • Sorbet$9.00

                                                    lychee, passion fruit, mango

                                                    • Espresso

                                                      • Caffé$3.00
                                                      • Caffé Lungo$4.00

                                                    From the Bar

                                                      House Wine by the Glass

                                                      • Chardonnay, Canyon Road$10.00

                                                        • Cabernet Sauvignon, Canyon Road$10.00

                                                          • Sauvignon Blanc, Canyon Road$10.00

                                                            Featured Wine by the Glass

                                                            • Prosecco, Riondo$13.00

                                                              • Chardonnay, Rodney Strong$13.00

                                                                • Rose, M. Chapoutier Bellaruche$12.00

                                                                  • Chianti Toscana, Remole$14.00

                                                                    • Pinot Noir, Meiomi$14.00

                                                                      Beer on Tap

                                                                      • Peroni$8.00

                                                                        Kona Brewing Company

                                                                        $9

                                                                        • Longboard Lager

                                                                          • Big Wave Golden Ale

                                                                            • Firerock Pale Ale

                                                                              • Castaway IPA

                                                                                Beer by the Bottle

                                                                                • Budweiser$8.00

                                                                                  • Bud Light$8.00

                                                                                    • Coors Light$8.00

                                                                                      • Michelob Ultra$8.00

                                                                                        • Heineken$9.00

                                                                                          • Corona Extra$9.00

                                                                                            • Heineken 0.0$7.00

                                                                                              Featured Cocktails

                                                                                              "Agave Your Way" Sauza Tequila: Silver, Reposado or Anejo

                                                                                              • Paloma$14.00

                                                                                                agave, lime juice, grapefruit juice, club soda

                                                                                                • Agave Negroni$14.00

                                                                                                  agave, campari, sweet vermouth

                                                                                                  • Margarita$14.00

                                                                                                    agave, lime juice, orange liqueur

                                                                                                    Tropical Cocktails

                                                                                                    • Hawaiian Style Mai Tai$15.00

                                                                                                      light rum, dark rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, orgeat

                                                                                                      • Lawrence's 180 Seconds$15.00

                                                                                                        coconut rum, mango rum, tropical juices, grenadine

                                                                                                        • Lava Flow$15.00

                                                                                                          light rum, coconut cream, pineapple juice, strawberry swirl

                                                                                                          Sodas & Smoothies

                                                                                                            Italian Sodas

                                                                                                            $5

                                                                                                            • Pineapple

                                                                                                              • Guave

                                                                                                                • Lilikoi

                                                                                                                  • Kiwi

                                                                                                                    Smoothies

                                                                                                                    $8

                                                                                                                    • Vanilla

                                                                                                                      • Chocolate

                                                                                                                        • Strawberry

                                                                                                                          • Coconut

                                                                                                                            • Mango

                                                                                                                              Soft Drinks

                                                                                                                              $4

                                                                                                                              • Coke

                                                                                                                                • Diet Coke

                                                                                                                                  • Sprite

                                                                                                                                    • Ginger Ale

                                                                                                                                      • Club Soda

                                                                                                                                        • Dr. Pepper

                                                                                                                                          • Root Beer

                                                                                                                                            • Lemonade

                                                                                                                                              • Iced Tea

                                                                                                                                                Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                What 649 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
                                                                                                                                                • 4.1Service
                                                                                                                                                • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                                                                                • 3.4Value

                                                                                                                                                NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                                Loved For

                                                                                                                                                • Hawaii / Big Island

                                                                                                                                                  Good for Groups

                                                                                                                                                • Hawaii / Big Island

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                                                                                                                                                • Hawaii / Big Island

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                                                                                                                                                1. PJ

                                                                                                                                                  PaulJ

                                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined today

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                                  Our server, Shannon was great. The food was as expected for the price. We had to abandon our dinner due to a large party arriving on the adjacent lawn area set up for a party. A group of perfume laden people hovering over our table ruined our experience. Oh well. We packed up and enjoyed the rest of our wine in the lounge. A learning experience for management, I hope.

                                                                                                                                                2. B

                                                                                                                                                  Babydoc

                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Very solid experience. Worth going, friendly staff.

                                                                                                                                                3. JL

                                                                                                                                                  JLbean27

                                                                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  overall1food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Way overpriced for “Italian” casual fare The service was rushed - I guess because the objective is to get the guests in, fed and out the door in less than an hour There were no cannolis and the tiramisu was not made on premises and there is no espresso machine so ordering a cappuccino or any espresso drink was not possible. Though we were told you could order an espresso but it was “a long process “ not entirely sure what that means. The penne vodka was not actual vodka sauce, but the house sale was good If you want a rushed average meal that costs more than a few hundred dollars this is your place

                                                                                                                                                4. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                                  Terrible food “Home made pasta”

                                                                                                                                                5. D

                                                                                                                                                  Diane

                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  38 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience2

                                                                                                                                                  Vacationing at the Hilton Waikaloa Resort is lovely. We have only eaten two meals on site so far: the breakfast buffet (high priced for mediocre food, with total self service) and for dinner at Nui Italian, also on site, at 7:15 pm. We were surprised to see so many open tables when we were cautioned to “hurry; only 1 table left.” We were greeted & seated immediately, glad to have a table on the outside sidewalk away from the incredibly loud noise of diners. There were several families, which was fine, but at 8:00 pm, when a tired toddler is screeching constantly, it’s difficult to enjoy dinner. C’mon, parents, feed the kids early and put them to bed on time, or leave them with grandma. Our server was friendly, very overwhelmed by too many tables, but still attentive and pleasant, especially considering how busy she was in such a crazy loud restaurant. My husband his was a HALF pizza, the simplest tomato & cheese with a very thick crust—too much bread, not enough sauce. Mine was fabulous—thin crust, mushrooms & caramelized onions. I ate 2 pieces & was full, my husband ate most of 2 pieces . We should have shared one pizza. Brought the rest back to our room fridge, but without a microwave, we will be eating cold pizza (or maybe tossing it, which is a sad waste). I had a glass of Chianti and my husband had a beer. Our bill was steep, considering we could have had nearly the same dinner from a pizza joint, but hey, we are at a resort, so I’m not surprised. Our server earned 5 stars, the pizza earned 4 1/2, the salad earned 5 stars, but the noisy ambiance earned 2 stars.

                                                                                                                                                6. A

                                                                                                                                                  Annie

                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Good food, a little high priced. Wonderful ambience.

                                                                                                                                                7. MC

                                                                                                                                                  MatthewC

                                                                                                                                                  Denver

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                                                                                                                  We miss Bella Vista and Imari. Everything now is casual, noisy and full of kids running around. No respect from parents for others dining. Would not recommend; this clientele belongs at Chucky Cheese, but Hilton has closed most every dining option. Glory days of this resort are sadly in the rear view mirror.

                                                                                                                                                8. GF

                                                                                                                                                  GenevieveF

                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Lovely dinner with family . Food was good, not stellar, but good. Service was fabulous.

                                                                                                                                                9. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Phoenix

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Split the bruschetta between 3 people it was perfect portion, we each got different pasta dishes and all of them were delicious. Finally got the sorbet sampler and my favorite flavor was the lychee!

                                                                                                                                                10. JW

                                                                                                                                                  JaredW

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food1service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  For overpriced Italian food that is not very good, this is just the place. Sure, the ambiance is nice, but so what? The eggplant parmigiana tasted like it had been made several days in advance and frozen, then heated up. The kids meals were about 1 small scoop of pasta for $14 each. I would absolutely not recommend this place.

                                                                                                                                                11. AH

                                                                                                                                                  AllenH

                                                                                                                                                  Orlando

                                                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Italian food is just average. While the Hawaiian sunset and surrounding area was beautiful, the restaurant itself has the ambiance of a cafeteria

                                                                                                                                                12. JL

                                                                                                                                                  JuneL

                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  11 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  We always have the Chicken Parma when we come here. It has never failed us. And portions are big enough to take home something for lunch. Resort pricing always dampens the experience... it was $36.00 So with 2 people and 3 glasses of wine dinner was close to $200 dollars . But I need to accept that and move on! Will come back again.

                                                                                                                                                13. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Minneapolis

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  I highly recommend this place

                                                                                                                                                14. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Sacramento

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Great seafood special as well as exceptional gluten free pizza.

                                                                                                                                                15. ED

                                                                                                                                                  EDDIEK

                                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Shannon was great. He was there but didn't hover. Our table was set so we could see the best view of the sunset. Great experience.

                                                                                                                                                16. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  You name it this place hits the target. Breakfast with a view, healthy or your favorite they will accommodate. Dinner is amazing. If Takeout works for you at pM pizza at another level. I have celiac and need gf there were options and easy of no diary with pizza!!! Food amazing the staff went out of their way to make any meal extra special!! Thx Nui for making our 26th anniversary weekend killer!!

                                                                                                                                                17. L

                                                                                                                                                  Lorry

                                                                                                                                                  Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Food was very good but on the pricey side. Drinks were extremely overpriced. Tables need a thorough cleaning. We kept sticking to ours. Waitress was pleasant but was running from one table to the next.

                                                                                                                                                18. JK

                                                                                                                                                  JoshuaK

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Staff was very attentive and interactive to our younger family. ( 3 kids under 4 years)

                                                                                                                                                19. C

                                                                                                                                                  Cwdream

                                                                                                                                                  San Diego

                                                                                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  25 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Last night in Hawaii was capped off with a fabulous dinner at Nui. Recommend sitting outside and making reservation about 20-30 minutes before sunset. Roman margarita pizza is a must and we did half portion as appetizer so everyone could try a little. Italian food does not disappoint.

                                                                                                                                                20. DN

                                                                                                                                                  DeniseN

                                                                                                                                                  Seattle

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  We dined here twice/ the first time the food was outstanding and service lacking but we understand staffing is difficult - Last night however the wait staff was fabulous but the food was dry and seemed like it was reheated- neither one of us finished

                                                                                                                                                21. D

                                                                                                                                                  Donner

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Be prepared to spend $100.00 easy. It is expensive for what you get, but there aren’t a lot of food choices at the resort, so keep that in mind.

                                                                                                                                                22. VD

                                                                                                                                                  VDAY

                                                                                                                                                  Nashville

                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Beautiful Sunset! Awesome Food and Staff. A little overpriced and limited menu.

                                                                                                                                                23. D

                                                                                                                                                  Doug

                                                                                                                                                  Nashville

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  18 th birthday for granddaughter

                                                                                                                                                24. RS

                                                                                                                                                  RaulS

                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Thank you for your hospitality and welcoming atmosphere. Stay safe and Stay Blessed!!

                                                                                                                                                25. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Cincinnati

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                                                  It’s located inside the Hilton Vacation Club so it feels extremely

                                                                                                                                                26. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Pittsburgh

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food3service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Pretty good food. Overpriced and somewhat strange service experience. Pleased overall.

                                                                                                                                                27. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Nice sunset location, mediocre food but still fun to visit and tour the giant resort

                                                                                                                                                28. h

                                                                                                                                                  helenavery

                                                                                                                                                  London

                                                                                                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Gorgeous setting. Friendly service.

                                                                                                                                                29. CB

                                                                                                                                                  ChrisB

                                                                                                                                                  Palm Springs

                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                  Standard fare and very average quality food Table was very sticky. Anticipated a nicer restaurant. Staff were attentive and pleasant but overall our experience was a disappointment.

                                                                                                                                                30. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  Our experience was disappointing to say the least. It took nearly 20 minutes to even put in a drink order. By the time our food came my kids were literally asleep. The server kept telling us to be patient. The pavilion was very loud and it was impossible to hear across the table. The food was unimpressive and some dishes even inedible. I really wanted to like Nui but on all fronts it failed us.

                                                                                                                                                31. JT

                                                                                                                                                  JaneT

                                                                                                                                                  Milwaukee

                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                  Bland food that even lots of bland shredded Parmesan could redeem. Be sure to make a reservation. Without one, there is a 45 minute wait, even at 7:45 on a Monday night. You could order takeout at a different desk. Parking is a challenge unless you do valet park. Allow enough time to get to the venue, even if you’re staying at the resort. It was a 15 minute “commute” by tram from the car drop to the venue. I would NOT dine here again.

                                                                                                                                                32. SP

                                                                                                                                                  StaceyP

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  We went for our anniversary. Food was delicious but not very warm. Waitress was frazzled. I had to ask her about getting us a drink order. She kept squeezing by our table instead of going around through the proper opening. Didn’t come check on us. Kind of abrupt when it was time to pay.

                                                                                                                                                33. K

                                                                                                                                                  Karen

                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Chef Zach’s special on Saturday (4/9/22): Local fish with capers, asparagus, arugula, lemon butter sauce, truffle, and risotto was DELICIOUS!!!

                                                                                                                                                34. M

                                                                                                                                                  Mike

                                                                                                                                                  Austin

                                                                                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  37 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  The pizzas were really good. The service was excellent. It's just that the place looks more like a cafeteria than a restaurant.

                                                                                                                                                35. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  1.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Worst service I’ve ever had on the Big Island. I’ve been a resident on the Island for many years now, I dine out a few times a week and have never been so disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                36. K

                                                                                                                                                  Kelli

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                  We visited Nui twice while staying at the Hilton Waikoloa. We were served by Helen Goodnight both nights. She is the best waitress we had at the island on vacation. Very efficient and friendly and wonderful with our young kids. The food was very good. We’d recommend the bruschetta and the bureaus salad. Thank you Nui and Helen!

                                                                                                                                                37. PO

                                                                                                                                                  PatrickO

                                                                                                                                                  Seattle

                                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  Great location for viewing sunset. Enjoy outdoor dining. The service was great. Food and drinks are good. Compared to other restaurants in Waikaloa, this one offers good value. And they take reservations and take out.

                                                                                                                                                38. LS

                                                                                                                                                  LindaS

                                                                                                                                                  Hawaii

                                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                  Restaurant is inside Hilton resort so it is primarily serving guests staying here. As diamond members we were given a $36 per day food credit. Prices are quite high for diner type food. So it will cover 1 person for a meal at breakfast and some dishes for dinner. Menu is very limited. The food was good. Paid $32 for a breakfast that was 3 scrambled eggs, 1 slice ham, and potatoes. $15 for bowl of oatmeal. At dinner a plain bpwl of pasta, no meat was $24. Just really expensive. Next visit we will let hilton keep their credit and go elsewhere.

                                                                                                                                                39. AB

                                                                                                                                                  AdamB

                                                                                                                                                  Chicago

                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                                  I really wanted to like this restaurant. The food and service was OK. Not great and not worth the price, but still OK. Management should consider not letting parents put a group of teens/children unattended at a table while they sit at a different nearby table and ignore the kids they came with. One of the teens shouted the entire meal. I’m not complaining just to complain- he literally shouted every word that came out of his mouth and was out of control. Our waitress was so overworked/consumed with the kids table and their parents table that we rarely saw her. Every time she came by the two tables were needing something. We would have stayed longer and had a few drinks/dessert but it just didn’t seem worth it with the wait time and excessive shouting from nearby. If I’m paying a decent amount of money to eat at a nice restaurant I don’t want to be sat in peewee’s playhouse with children who are being ignored by the adults they came with.

                                                                                                                                                40. OT

                                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                  The food and service was great. We enjoyed our meals, the Mahi Mahi was excellent and the Chicken Parm is a must.

                                                                                                                                                Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                • 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

                                                                                                                                                FAQs

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

                                                                                                                                                Nui Italian is rated 4 stars by 649 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                                                                                                                Google Map for Nui Italian

                                                                                                                                                69-425 Waikoloa Beach Dr Waikoloa, HI 96738

                                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                  Waikoloa

                                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                  Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                  Italian

                                                                                                                                                • 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, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                                  Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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