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.
Ala Carte Dining for parties of 6+
Multiple dates availableNUI Italian is OPEN and available for dining each evening on a walk in basis. Reservations for groupings larger than 6 are available - a cancellation fee will apply for any reservation made that actualizes below the booked number; Cancellation fee will be applied at $25.00 per person. NUI is an Italian restaurant and bar with open air seating offering outdoors and indoor seating options. Indoor seating overlooks the pizza kitchen. NUI menu focuses on wood-fired pizzas, house made pastas, locally-sourced salads and creative Italian specialties. Complimentary parking during your meal at NUI.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
hearts of romaine, shaved parmesan reggiano, classic caesar dressing, focaccia croutons
breaded chicken breast, san marzano tomato sauce, parmesan reggiano, buffalo mozzarella, capellini pasta, fresh basil
mascarpone cheese, caffé, ladyfinger cookies, chocolate tuile
Very good service by a very nice server. It’s very loud. High price for less than an average Italian restaurant. I had chicken Parmesan, huge, share. Get the pizza for the best value
Our experience at Nui Italian was horrible. We waited in line at the host stand for 20 minutes. When we checked in for our reservation, we were told that we had to wait. The hostess would not give us an estimated wait time and was vague at the reason for the wait. We waited to be seated for over 30 minutes even though we had a reservation. When we were finally seated, we waited another 10 minutes to get water and a server to come over. The food itself was subpar. It was not worth the cost. We understand understaffing as an issue everywhere right now, but this was more than an understaffing issue. This is poor management practices and bad customer relationships. We recommend that everyone skip Nui Italian if they are visiting Hawaii.
Excellent Italian food with great service in a nice setting. Lots and lots of people waiting for a table, so recommend making a reservation. Very large portions with a price tag to match. Welcome to Hawaii prices….
This restaurant had no charm whatsoever and had the look of a lunchroom. Service was rushed but food delivery was very slow. Very disappointing.
So overpriced, weak menu, not good service. We paid $60 for a large pizza that was all bread. The pasta wasn’t good with so so much garlic. Do not go.
We loved eating outside on the grass where the children could play after they finished eating, while the adults chatted. We had to wait a LOOONG time for our food to come though.
The food was excellent. Specifically the tomato burrata salad and the Four Cheese Pizza.
Great food, great service.
Delicious food but portions are massive. Decent wine list and wonderful service.
I had the chicken parmigiana. I would be better pounded thin and a little crispy. Just my opinion
Nui was amazing. Helen was fantastic! We let her pick our entrees and she made fantastic choices. The Neapolitan Pizza options are authentic Italian level and the mahi mahi fresh catch option was great. Ask for Helen because she was awesome!
Our first night was excellent; we ordered the fresh catch and it was wonderfully prepared. Our server, Sheri, was great and when we opted to spend our last night at Nui Italian we asked for her station. Had the Fruitti seafood pasta and sent my compliments to the chef.
Way overpriced. The only “ Italian” restaurant that charges $11 for a small portion of bread. Food was just OK. Service was just OK.
Not what we expected. Really a pizza place and it is probably good. The pasta with shrimp was good, the fish special was Mahi-mahi, it was fishy and drowning in sauce, the asparagus was good. It is primarily outside and loads of families, so lots of screaming kids. The night was made by our server Helen, she rocked!
Very fast food and bar service. Food was excellent
We couldn’t have asked for a more inviting environment to enjoy our family pizza night while in Hawaii. Very appreciative of the wait staff’s energy and attentiveness.
Wonderful service and the best fish entree I have ever had!
A glorified cafeteria. The pasta was $37….5 star pricing for 1 star food and ambiance.
While the meal here was just fine, and the location beautiful, this was not the dining experience we were looking for! So many children running around unattended, looked like a Chuck E. Cheese gone wild! From the description on website, we anticipated a more low key environment. So, if you have kids, or don't mind a very loud cafeteria setting, then this is the place for you. Otherwise, choose elsewhere for better food, and quiet conversation opportunities.
Dined 2x in my week at Waikoloa. First night was a regular dinner - we had the Chicken Alfredo and the Chicken Parm - both were well portioned and tasty. My guest couldn't finish the Parmesan. On the second dine, we split a half of a roman pizza. Very tasty and nice toppings with a thicker crust. the service was very good - attentive and friendly. A small concern, the cocktails were, to put it mildly, "thin" and disappointing. We are finding this is a very bad trend in a good number of restaurants. We stuck to beer and/or wine the second night. Overall, would recommend....
Good Italian food
The food and service were great!
Menu was a bit simplistic.
The Hawaii special was very tasty but definitely felt a bit overpriced (even for fancy resort family restaurant).
Still, would go again :-)
We celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary at Nui. It was perfect! Staff was kind and courteous. Food was delicious. Grateful for that special night spent together ❤
Our food was delicious and plentiful. Prices are high for Italian food but it is Hawaii. No extras, no bread included.
The wait staff was excellent and helped in guiding us with our choice. Pizza was very yummy BUT any way you look at it...........................NO pizza is worth $60.00. Or half that for half - and it is a big pizza. Half easily fed two people. I would hate to go and waste food here as it is pricy. It was like an outdoor cafe so, not like you are paying for the ambience really. Still and all, your choices at the Hilton as a guest are limited so, come prepared to pay:).
Bunch of drunk people sitting near us. Staff said nothing. Food not great for price. Pizza was good. View was awesome.
The pizza was tasty and our shared salad was good, and the setting was pretty. The restaurant was very understaffed and our waiter was a nice guy but had too many tables and too much to keep track of. We put in our drink orders first thing but didn’t receive them until after we finished our salad course (and even then I had to remind the waiter). I’m sure we would have ordered more than one drink if they had come sooner….
The food was mediocre and overpriced. We waited 30 minutes even though we had a reservation. The table was not clean and sticky. No table setting. We had to wait 20 minutes after the giid was delivered for forks and knives. Overpriced and underwhelming.
The COVID protocols were very good at this open air space, however the server was a frazzled overwhelmed mess and the food was mediocre at best. We opted for pasta and chicken dishes instead of the extremely overpriced pizzas. I don’t think I would ever be able to enjoy pizza at those absurd prices. I get it, hotel prices in Hawaii, but it’s also just pizza. I wouldn’t return.
Needs an upgrade; many menu items were out of stock. Pasta sauce not good
Fabulous dinner! Great food and great atmosphere!
The food was, in my mind, very average. Service wasn’t the greatest. Open dining....very hot without fans
Our first time eating out since the pandemic began. Good spacing between tables and the food was good. Nice garden atmosphere and excellent service. I would recommend Nui to others.
We love Nui Italian because of its excellent Roman-style pizza as well as its pastas. During our two-week stay in Hawaii, we went twice.
Best food on the island 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
I try so many restaurants on the island and food didn’t take good
One of the few place open at the resort. Great staff and the food was great too.
The service was outstanding, we were pleased to have options for our dietary needs and the atmosphere was beautiful. The food was good, seasoned well & healthy.
Great food, service and ambience
Not very good. Blan and over priced.
It wasn’t crazy expensive and the food was pretty good. The service was good too and the outdoor seating was cute. The train is funky but you can walk instead.
Nui Italian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 886-2894.
Nui Italian is rated 4.1 stars by 548 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.