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Nui Italian, Waikoloa Village, HI

Nui Italian

4.1
4.1
669 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified

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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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waikoloa

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

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

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What 669 people are saying

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hawaii / Big Island

    Good for Groups

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  1. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter and the ambience were terrific—and the food was great as well.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Waited 30 min for table in spite of reservation. Waited 25 min at the table before server finally came. Waited another 30 min for food. Food was poor to mediocre and extremely overpriced. I can’t imagine anyone falling for this resort scam more than once.

  3. JA

    JuliaA

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious pizza and really fun atmosphere. My kids loved eating here.

  4. S

    Suzannah

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    It was fine… not special… ambiance was okay.. service very rushed.

  5. c

    copyboy48

    Salt Lake City

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    This was a disappointing experience as the food quality was not very good and the portions did not have much protein in for the price. Even the pizza was lacking in the amount of sausage.

  6. DL

    DebraL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Eggplant lasagna was outstanding… ordered a speciality drink that was really too sweet for me. They traded it for wine. No problem. Very good service in an open airy room that looks out on the Hilton lagoon and ocean beyond. Decent prices for island dining.

  7. BP

    BernadetteP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Overpriced and felt rushed. Food was sub par Italian at best. Server was friendly.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Delicious food, quite expensive for the atmosphere, considering that most of the clientele was dressed in athletic clothes and bathing suit coverups. Service was attentive, cordial, and swift, bordering on rushed.

  9. KN

    KellieN

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here for dinner with my family while on vacation in Hawaii. We loved the food and service. Also had a view of the most beautiful sunset. Thanks again! :)

  10. KR

    KellyR

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great gluten free pizza and salads, beautiful sunset views.

  11. HW

    HuiW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating my daughter’s birthday, and both the food (mushroom pizza and vodka pasta) and the surprise cake was delicious!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Lovely service. Nice ambiance in the evening. I was by myself but it’s a good place to bring kids. The prices were outrageous but that’s to be expected at this resort. I just wish the food and wine quality came closer to the cost, it seems a bit imbalanced. I’ll return as I stay at the resort often but perhaps I’ll bring a friend to split the cost and because the portions are large enough for 2.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2

    Just not impressed. Food was pretty basic and expensive. Would consider other restaurants on property or in the vicinity before I would eat here again.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Everything that was served on that table was not worth eating or even taking about it now. Risotto was awful and so was the pizza. Never going back again.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding service! This was my second visit and both experiences were great! The hostess and our server were both super personable and engaging. The food was served promptly and delicious. Great variety in their menu which was pleasant surprise because most hotel restaurants have a limited menu. You can even order takeout at a takeout window which was just as quick and delicious.

  16. N

    Notgood

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    Very noisy, too costly & food wasn’t worth the price.

  17. SH

    SusanH

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful dinner. Food great, but also the setting lovely.

  18. M

    Marsh

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    Waitress forgot our drink order until we reminded her Sunset view over ocean was spectacular We liked outside ambience

  19. CW

    CorinaW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is incredible an the service team was top notch. Helen our server was phenomenal, she was very personal and accommodating

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had dinner at Nui and found the staff to be friendly and efficient. Food was good, although the Margherita pizza we ordered was nothing like any other we’ve had before. Still good.

  21. PJ

    PaulJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    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.

  22. B

    Babydoc

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very solid experience. Worth going, friendly staff.

  23. JL

    JLbean27

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience2

    Terrible food “Home made pasta”

  25. D

    Diane

    Los Angeles

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    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.

  26. A

    Annie

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Good food, a little high priced. Wonderful ambience.

  27. 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.

  28. GF

    GenevieveF

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

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

  29. 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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I highly recommend this place

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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!!

  37. 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.

  38. 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)

  39. C

    Cwdream

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 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.

  40. 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

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) 886-1234.

Nui Italian is rated 4.1 stars by 669 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Google Map for Nui Italian

69-425 Waikoloa Beach Drive Waikoloa Village, HI 96738

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Waikoloa

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, 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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