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Il Lupino, Honolulu, HI
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Il Lupino

3.7
3.7
1503 reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Welcome to Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar. We invite you to celebrate "La Dolce Vita" while you dine with us. Created by famed restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener, serving delicious, authentic Italian cuisine in a relaxing, yet sophisticated environment. Featuring an indoor and an outdoor patio with covered umbrellas, inside and outside bar. We have an open kitchen in the main dinning room, with an amazing glass Wine Cellar featuring an award winning wine list from the Wine Spectator with a Two Glass/Best Of Award of Excellence since 2014. We have 47 wines by the glass and 20 Coravin selections available in 3oz, 6oz and 9oz portions. We offer Sommelier service with fine varietal stemware.
Our menu features authentic house-made Italian cuisine with a touch of local inspirations from the Islands of Hawaii. We pride ourselves by using the very best quality ingredients and sourcing excellent imported and local fare. General Manger Christopher Lord has a strong passion for service and gastronomy.

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2 people

19:30


Booked 22 times today

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 1:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (808) 922-3400

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Don Mori

  • Catering

    Please send inquiries for catering to bookings@illupino.com or chrislord@illupino.com

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar. Created by famed restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener, serving delicious, authentic Italian cuisine in a relaxing, yet sophisticated, environment, featuring indoor and lanai bar and dining, an open kitchen, and a salumeria, or Italian deli.

  • Private party contact

    He'ela Mottus: (808) 922-3400

  • Area

    Waikiki

  • Cross Street

    Seaside Avenue, Royal Hawaiian Street, Lewers Street

  • Parking Details

    Il Lupino offers one hour of free validated parking at The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and a discounted rate of one dollar per hour for up to a total of one additional hour.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Hawaii

    Notable Wine List

  • Oahu

    Notable Wine List

  • Oahu

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    DO NOT EAT HERE. It was a complete waste of $200. Horrible service and tasteless food. We had a reservation and when we arrived the restaurant was almost entirely empty yet they gave us the worst table in the restaurant. Right next to the chaotic kitchen (see photos). We asked if we could eat outside or have a better table inside but the hostess said they were all reserved. Major attitude. Funny how most of those tables were still empty when we left. We got a bird’s eye view of the chaos between the manager, servers and kitchen staff. The food had zero flavor. All 4 of us had to add salt and pepper to our meals, and my husband had to get up and find a salt and pepper shaker because it was never brought to us when he asked. We had to ask 3 times for a drink refill. And to be honest we never figured out who our server was. The first guy just disappeared so we grabbed whoever we could find when we needed something. The manager ended up taking our order when she realized we had been sitting there for a long time. Wish we could get that night back and have a do-over somewhere else. Terrible meal and service; do not waste your money!
  2. MB

    MikeB

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service. Sat down with the family and within minutes appetizers came. Wine order followed and wrong. Overall service as terrible from waiter through to the manager.
  3. GG

    GinaG

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great food! Better than we expected. Wine was great also. Service was good not great! Friendly employees.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Excellent food but the service was on par with a school cafeteria
  5. m

    mhaner

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Weirdest dining experience ever. They have a happy hour from 1 to 6, but no one was sitting at the bar and the place looked empty. I had a reservation for 5:45, but arrived at 5:30, I asked if I could sit at bar and was told I'd have to wait until 5:45 (empty bar). So I waited, and returned at 5:45, asked to sit at bar and hostess said bar wouldn't be serving until 6:00. Who has a happy hour from 1-6 and an empty bar and refuses to seat people? We did eventually get to order from the happy hour menu, and the meatball was impressive. I also interrupted the hostess when she was about to put on deodorant when I asked for the wine menu. I even saw them turn away people without a reservation and the place was at about 50% capacity. TLDR; food ok, service not so good. Will not return.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The place was nearly empty when we arrived. We were seated at a wobbly table, and greeted by the server in training. The server was friendly, but probably could have benefitted from a little more training. Our appetizer never came out of the kitchen. My dinner was served. Several minutes later, my wife’s dinner and our drinks arrived. The restaurant wasn’t busy, so not sure where the kitchen disconnect was. My vongole dish tasted decent, but there was an unusual amount of oil at the bottom of the plate, and no dish to discard my shells. My wife’s dish was gluten free - the pasta was undercooked and flooded with red sauce. (She did not get sick, so they handled the gluten well). Overall the restaurant has a great location and some good menu items, but the customer experience is a little lacking.
  7. SP

    ScottP

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Call Restaurant always has great offerings, the hand made pasta is very good and they have an excellent wine list
  8. SE

    SamE

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    If you do not have the staff to take care of the customers then you should close down and not stay open. 30 minutes before a server brought water and bread. 60 minutes before we got drinks and placed our food over. Finished dinner after 3 hours! This place has really gone downhill :(
  9. WH

    WayneH

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Missed order, both entree and wine …. Post which they addressed so in end was ok but didn’t like entree coming after main course 😳
  10. g

    goodtimes

    Palm Springs

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Father's Day dinner. Everything was really great...food, service, table. However when we first arrived we had to wait for 15 minutes. We were quite confused since we had reservations in advance. The hostess said there was 3 parties ahead of us??? Didn't make sense since we had reservations. We found out later that most of the servers called in sick and they were left with only 2!!! The poor hostess was trying to keep it all together along with our server. It was fine with us. Once we were seated everything went very smooth. We did think that they should have had us seated and explained the situation and offer drinks/bread that the manager/hostess probably could have served us??? Oh well. Overall we had a great time and a delicious dinner. We will definitely return.
  11. K

    Kodiakfoodie

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    1.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Not quite sure what was going on, but there seemed to be some miscommunication between the actual server and her helper. The wait time was long and we weren't sure who to ask when we needed something. As far as the food, calamari app was crispy and cooked well. Sauce for the eggplant parm was mediocre and didn't have much flavor. Tiger prawns were overcooked. I would not recommend this restaurant.
  12. TW

    TomW

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good Italian fair - beyond the good food is the ambiance. The outdoor seating is really wonderful with the flora & fauna of mid-court ground-level Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center. The people are extraordinarily friendly and accommodating. Unlike Taormina where the manager is Unfriendly and Snobby which is extended through to their staff. If you want to enjoy - go to Il Lupino - If you want to overpay and have draconian made-up rules imposed upon you go to Taormina!
  13. E

    Ethan

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Service and food quality has gone down significantly recently. I would NOT go back until they improve service and food quality.
  14. EC

    ErikaC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Appetizers were fantastic. The food was just OK. The drinks were great. The restaurant was hot, we were all sweating and very uncomfortable.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    They were out of alot of menu items we asked for, and the server did not know his menu, and the vegetables were overcooked and old. Meatball is amazing though.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    By far the worst meal I’ve ever had. Zero flavor in any of our entrées and for the price it was ridiculous what we ended up with. We understand that they were understaffed however the chefs need to learn that seasoning can also be a friend!
  17. R

    Ryanide

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was not very flavorful and needed salt. Pizzas were ok, but not great by any means. Overall prices are on the higher side, except for the couple items on the Happy Hour menu. There are much better restaurants in the area, so we will not be coming back.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    We heard three arguments between employees where curse words were used. The service was terrible, we couldn’t get our water refilled and we had to flag people down. I would not reminded this restaurant to anyone - especially for the price.
  19. w

    winelovr

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    terrible service not staffed properly need to cut back on reservations until they can serve people they get
  20. CL

    CameronL

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food lacked flavor. The chicken piccata was overdone. The garlic bread was cold. The wine is overpriced. Servers have a friendly attitude but lack product knowledge and service behaviors that you would expect at a restaurant that positions itself as higher end. Management needs to make some changes ASAP.
  21. MS

    MichaelS

    Orlando

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Service was mediocre very slow and no attention. The Chicken Marsala was the absolute worst I have had in my entire life and I'm 61 years old. No flavor, tasted like it was just pulled out of the freezer and was tough as leather. Worst. So sad because I had high hopes for this place.
  22. PP

    PuckPal

    Palm Springs

    75 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    A change of staff alert! As they say, A server can make a meal great. A staff can also make good food mediocre. In a mere week this place has fallen from our return list. New faces all the time. A hostess that could not have seemed more bored to be at work. Staff complaining to customers about management and asking for cash tips!! Seems the ones who stayed are trying to work around the management over tipping rules. Yes, we miss our waiter - however all the flaws are now exposed. We did end up with a 'ok' waiter. But the entire scene has changed
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We sat for 30 minutes, were not served and walked out. No one seemed interested that we left. The bill attached to our reservation in open table is not ours as we didn’t stay to eat!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Terrible experience. Horrible service - we had to wait on our server just to bring a glass of wine for 45 minutes. Our server was dismissive every time we asked for help. There wasn’t even another server in sight to ask for help. Other tables were extremely frustrated as well. We eventually had to go up to the stand and ask for help. Avoid at all costs.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Unfortunately the restaurant were way short of staff and taking longer for ordering food and food to come out. Which it I totally understand happening during the pandemic. Our server Jeremy he’s the only server for the entire restaurant and doing the awesome job to accommodate us. Overall the food were good, service were nice and we did had a good night.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Service very slow...2 tables inside, 3 tables outside. At $30 per dish expected more for lunch service. Had to walk up to reception to pay bill. Both of us ordered Vongole Spaghetti...very dry no sauce, bread was cold. Super disappointing. We came back because our 1st visit was 5 stars...we won't be back probably.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    We have been to Il Lupino over the years it had always been inconsistent but ok. This time it was very poor quality food & the pizzas were not good. The restaurant has changed for the worst & we will not return.
  28. PP

    PuckPal

    Palm Springs

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was a good return visit with a favorite waiter. TOP NOTCH service. The food was wonderful and perfect new favorite wine suggested by Marro. ( Our next visit days later brought new staff as many walked out on the management)
  29. BH

    BobH

    Denver

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Happy hour items were delicious. Spaghetti and Lasagna mains were ok. Garlic bread was a bit plain. New server did a nice job. Margarita’s were delicious as well.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we’ve had in Hawaii. Tremendous staff
  31. AT

    AuntieTL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    We were very excited for this dinner but it was a disappointment. It was the big dinner out for us during our 9 days i Waikiki. Our waiter was lovely and tried but was ran off his feet. Bruschetta appetizer was amazing but our meals were bland and flavourless - shockingly so. No one ever came to check in Or even offer cracked pepper. We had an 8pm reservation and we’re not sat until 820pm. Went early to sit at the bar and enjoy the ambiance and felt like we were annoying the bar tender. After we received the bill we waited 15 minutes before going to pay at the bar. Outside light bulbs are odd and give a very weird red and green aura when you look at them that flashes and dissipates. Hate to leave this review but also felt the need to heed others. It was a special dinner to celebrate my friends 60th and my 40th and it was a disappointment.
  32. PP

    PuckPal

    Palm Springs

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this spot. Go just after the torches are lit and the evening begins. Sit outdoors. Great location near The Royal Hawaiian gardens. Great wine list and many choices on the menu.
  33. MR

    MalR

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful evening at IlLupino which is a great old fashioned Italian restaurant complete with fairy lights in the trees and actual Italian waiters. Now if I’d just made the reservation on Open Table for 7:30 pm instead of am …. But they were very nice about it and found us a table anyway. Great Negroni and they gave us an extra cannoli!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    It was definitely an off night for the server, so much that he apologized without us speaking about it, asked that we didn’t leave a tip & even suggested he wouldn’t blame us for walking out on the check! While we left half of our normal amount suggesting it would go to the bus staff who was spot on. Too bad, the food is good but the experience was horrible.
  35. MG

    MrsG3

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience1
    My mother and I dined this evening and had no complaints during our visit; the food was great and the servers were friendly. However, the problem arose after we left. My husband booked the reservation for us with his Open Table account, but did not join us on the trip. At 9pm Hawaii time, which is 2am back home, I get a call from my husband saying that the restaurant has called him 7 times and left several messages; the most recent one saying that we skipped out on our bill and they are going to press charges on us. I immediately called the restaurant and explained that we paid with cash as soon as the manager dropped off the bill to our table. Once I explained it to the server on the phone, he apologized and said he knew what happened, but didn't elaborate. I just don't understand how they think that we could have skipped out on the bill?!?!? We clearly paid it when the manager brought it to us, they could easily check the cameras to verify. We stayed and talked to our server on the way out for several minutes. And finally, we booked with Open Table which has ALL of our information! Hopefully this was just a mistake made by the restaurant and not a scam that they tried to pull on two women visiting alone. We have dined at this restaurant each time we visit Waikiki, but will never be dining here again. I don't feel comfortable going back and hope my unfortunate situation will caution you if you decide to visit or at least deter you from paying your bill with cash. They truly owe my husband an apology for calling multiple times at 2am and threating to prosecute him/us unless he calls them back. The actions and despicable behavior exhibited from the restaurant staff this evening is unacceptable and they deserve to be reprimanded for it.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The service was extremely slow and when the food finally arrived it was under seasoned and burnt. One of the omelets ordered, arrived an hour after we ordered. The server’s excuse was that they had new cooks in the back. Not a a very good first impression.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great Italian food. Apollo was an excellent server and advisor as this was our first visit. We were seated inside the restaurant near the kitchen, so ambience was just okay. The outside section looked amazing.
  38. TB

    TweetyButton

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was fine but not memorable. Waiter was very nice but inexperienced. Had to ask for silverware, napkins, etc. Outside area is a nice setting.
  39. RC

    RobertC

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We were seated promptly upon our arrival. Our waiter, Jeremy took our drink and appetizer order. After about 10 minutes our appetizer arrived but no drinks. Jeremy explained that the bartender was slammed. Shortly after we finished our appetizer, the drinks arrived. We ordered dinner and a glass of wine. Dinner was Salmon Piccata and Chicken Piccata. Dinner was served but no wine. Wine arrived about halfway through my wife’s dinner. I say my wife’s dinner because my Chicken Piccata was so dry and overdone it tasted like shoe leather. It was hard to cut through and harder to chew. The Salmon was ok. As hard as Jeremy tried, the overall service was very bad only surpassed by the terrible food.
  40. MS

    MosesS

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    This is a good place to visit if you’re hungry and tired of chains. The food is not mind-blowing in terms of authenticity or

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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You can order delivery directly from Il Lupino using the Order Online button. Il Lupino also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 922-3400.

Il Lupino is rated 3.7 stars by 1503 OpenTable diners.

Il Lupino does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

19:30


Booked 22 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Il Lupino

2233 B-180a Kalakaua Ave. Honolulu, HI 96815

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Seaside Avenue, Royal Hawaiian Street, Lewers Street

  • Area

    Waikiki

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–12:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 1:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking Details

    Il Lupino offers one hour of free validated parking at The Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center and a discounted rate of one dollar per hour for up to a total of one additional hour.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Don Mori

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • Phone number

    (808) 922-3400

  • Catering

    Please send inquiries for catering to bookings@illupino.com or chrislord@illupino.com

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar. Created by famed restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener, serving delicious, authentic Italian cuisine in a relaxing, yet sophisticated, environment, featuring indoor and lanai bar and dining, an open kitchen, and a salumeria, or Italian deli.

  • Private party contact

    He'ela Mottus: (808) 922-3400

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