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Il Lupino, Honolulu, HI
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Il Lupino

3.5
3.5
1561 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

19:00


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • 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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3.5
3.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is by far the best italian restaurant in Waikiki We are from italian decent so appreciate good italian food and Il lupino had it all for us. The meatball was Devine Pizza was exceptional . I’m going back tonight to try the eggplant parmigiana I’m sure it won’t disappoint. The service was top notch. The manager Grant came out to introduce himself to us and we thought that was a lovely gesture. If I could just say one thing and that is try to improve on your Aperol Spritz as this would put your restaurant in the top category of The Best in Waikiki
  2. RP

    RichardP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food priced reasonably, pleasant surroundings in central Waikiki location. Our waitress was very helpful, would go again and recommend to others.
  3. GO

    GwennO

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We rate this restaurant very low due to poor service and lack of fulfilling our complete order. Our main dish, a pizza, arrived 40 minutes after we ordered. We had ordered a salad and appetizer that never arrived. Our waiter seemed more interested in helping other wait staff than addressing his tables. While the food that arrived was good, the other issues made the evening stressful.
  4. RN

    RobertN

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Had early dinner and was able to take advantage of the Happy Hour for a round of Prosecco and a Spinach & mushroom pizza. The dinks and appetizer were excellent and considering the discounted prices they offered great value. Ordered the Pescatore (linguini with seafood on a light spicy pomodoro sauce) and Gnocchi Tartuffo (truffle cream sauce, parmigiano reggiano) which were very good. The Ricasoli Chianti was a perfect match to the gnocchi. Usually, we share a dessert but were happy to order both the home-made cannoli (best I had in Honolulu) and the gelato (which was the real thing, not ice cream).
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Took 30 minutes to get a drink. Air conditioning condensation dripped on us all evening. Staff were nice but everything took so long. We used to love Il Lupino. Not the same anymore.
  6. BM

    BrianM

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a place i visit when i’m in town. Beautiful when you sit outside at night
  7. E

    Erich505

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love HH here - fun food and drink at solid value prices. This time we had a young waitress who was absolutely on fire . . . but then her shift was over and she was replaced by a really slow fellow. It was frustrating.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our experience at Il Lupino was wonderful! We had a bit of a nerve wracking arrival, as we saw a sign that said masks were required and we wanted to be respectful so we ran to the CVS down the way to get masks - only to discover they aren’t required. The service was great and our drinks were fabulous. My husband greatly enjoyed his food (the fried calamari and a steak salad special)! I’m gluten free and vegan and got a pizza with their gluten free crust and vegan cheese. My pizza was great, but I suspect that the chef doesn’t cook with vegan cheese often, because the secret to vegan cheese is “less is more”! Overall, we had a great time. The ambiance was fabulous and we highly recommend!
  9. LE

    LesE

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting. Great food and very good service
  10. AM

    AllenM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Waiter provided excellent service. Extensive wine list with both moderate and expensive wines. Food was prepared exactly to our taste. Portions were ample. Overall a great experience with lovely outdoor ambiance.
  11. KK

    KristenK

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Wonderful food, great wine list.
  12. G

    Glenda

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    The service was so bad it was an embarrassment!!! Customers were getting up & walking out it was so bad!
  13. AW

    AlanW

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We sat for 10 minutes with no acknowledgement whatsoever. The restaurant didn’t have enough menus for everyone so we were sharing trying to decide what we wanted. When we finally had enough waiting, we flagged down a passing waiter. He then told us we were rude for flagging him down, so we immediately left. The place was maybe half full on a busy night, so that should tell you all you need to know.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambiance and service. Made our time very enjoyable.
  15. TB

    TaniaB

    Melbourne

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Wasn’t a good experience. I won’t say more than that because honestly this was the low point of the trip
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Very average to be honest, short staffed, but even with that our orders got mixed up and took a very very long time. They were nice and gave us two glasses of lovely wine to compensate.
  17. BH

    BruceH

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Even though the food and ambience was very good , the waiter was friendly but not on his game , no bread plates were given and side dishes were not delivered
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Chicken piccata was dry Sauce was watery marsala lacked the flavor of marsala and sauce
  19. p

    phfdisney

    Baltimore

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    this was my first time dining here. I had read mixed reviews ahead of time and always feel that you should try something out for yourself. The food was delicious, the service was good though there were times we were waiting for things. The only complaints I do have is that I called in advance to ask if there was air conditioning in doors - when we were seated, we noticed the windows were open and it was a bit uncomfortable (no air conditioning), the other complaint is that when we were served bread service, the bread was completely stale and hard as a rock - the waiter said he felt embarrassed and got us fresh bread. Other than that, it was an okay experience, not bad, but not the best. I would still recommend this place since the food was tasty.
  20. a

    alained

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine and service! Steak cooked perfectly…. Pasta melt in your mouth
  21. G

    Gene

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Waikiki is overpriced, I knew that coming to this restaurant. But as meals were higher than most in the area, my expectations on the quality of the meal was higher as well. Our cocktails were adequate, but again expectations were higher at $17-$20 a drink. A classic cocktail should be strong and well balanced, ours were lacking on the strong side. My spouse had the Gamberi and the shrimp was over cooked. But to the restaurants' and the waiters credit, they did comp the meal. I had the Fettuccine Crema with the scallop add on. That put the plate close to $50. The scallops were cooked perfectly (and they are harder than shrimp) for $45-$50 it was good. I again would expect more. Beautiful location. Our waiter Rob was excellent.
  22. KP

    KarenP

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    They let us sit early which was nice. We waited several minutes before someone came and gave us water. More minutes went by, a waiter came over and said that our assigned waitress was 'just being lazy' and he took our drink order. We ordered bruschetta which was good, but never got a bread basket. At the end, the manager came over and we asked about the basket, he said that if we ordered the bruschetta the thought was we didn't want the bread. Our 'real' waitress only came over a couple of times and we only got asked once for a refill. They didn't seem that busy either. Food was expensive but good. Overall, I wouldn't recommend.
  23. TB

    ThomasB

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    This place used to be a reputable restaurant. Not sure what the management is doing with this place but it looks run down. The bathrooms had water all over the floor, the glass encased wine cabinet is now used as a storage room, filled with boxes and supplies. The waiter had to climb over the clutter to reach a bottle of wine. Our table was rocking throughout our dinner. The staff even mention it but did nothing to stabilize it. It's basically a tourist trap.. The food is just ok, and definitely not worth the ambiance and wait staff. The hostess didn't even make eye contact or address you when I approached the hostess desk. I could go on and on, but needless to say, it appears the staff is not well trained due to poor management.
  24. BC

    BenC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    After 2 requests and a further assurance that the pasta was indeed gluten free - it was not. A fresh plate came out fairly quickly, however the damage was already done & put a huge dampener on our last night in Waikiki. My wife spent the evening in the bathroom.. on our anniversary, before our international flight home. When the bill came out, there was no adjustment for the error.. not the best experience overall.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We ignored the bad reviews and tried it. Generally awful. Miserable hostesses, server arrived just as we were about to get up and walk out… the place was not busy. Food was edible but not good in any way. Never eaten at Olive Garden but would expect it is better than this. We heard food wasn’t so great in hawaii but we have enjoyed every other meal we have had since we arrived last week. We have happily paid 200 bucks for most of our meals but this is awful value here. Servers seemed pleasant but we got handed a check before being offered any dessert. We were not at all rude. Stayed positive as it’s our wedding anniversary.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Very short staffed. Had to wait 30+ minutes for our reservation for two. The waiter did a great job making up for an overall poor service experience.
  27. JP

    JimP

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 August 2022

    overall3food1service1ambience4
    Reservation for 7 pm. Showed up at 7. Waited 20 minutes for table. Service was super slow and food mediocre at best. Wine was good. Place was pretty empty. They probably need a new chef. Not worth the price
  28. JG

    JoanneG

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Il Lupino was great! My family and I decided to kick it up a notch from super casual and dine there for our last night in Waikiki. It was our only dining experience without an ocean view, and it was still beautiful with palm trees and tikis all around us. The food was great. Service was a bit slow- they are short staffed like many other places and their manager left so everybody was scrambling. Every person on staff did an amazing job holding it down and providing a great dining experience. Kudos to them! Food was flavorful, service was friendly, very large menu with a lot to offer! Plus— My son was very impressed with the mens room Haha
  29. SK

    ScottK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere in the shopping district. Loved the bolognese. The double portion will feed 4 people….easily
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the happy hour menu however there was no bartender… our server said only beer and wine could be served. We arrived at 4 pm and left at 6:30 pm and still no bartender.
  31. GW

    GWesH

    Houston

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    The worst dining experience in “Hono-Vegas” (the over-hyped strip in Waikiki). Arrived early for my reservation (7PM for a 7:15 resy). The place was empty. Told I could not be seated with an incomplete party. Keep in mind it was Monday evening and there were guests at three of the maybe 24 tables? All I wanted was a table and a martini. Never asked for a kidney. (see pics below). I asked again if I could be seated and was told no because there we no servers available. There were 3 servers standing at the bar, looking around for something to do. Then I asked to sit outside as it was empty as well. Promptly told “NO”. Getting frustrated I asked to sit at an empty table to wait for my guests. “You can but you won’t have a server for fifteen minutes”. I could go on but you can figure it out. WORST CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE EVER. Kyle, the server did his best to make it better as he recognized me from prior visits. If you want amazing Italian food, amazing service AND be greeted with a smile in Waikiki, Taormina is the place.
  32. B

    Barbara

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 15 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal. They were understaffed, like so many places but a very friendly staff.
  33. TD

    TDisappointed

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Disappointed by food and service. Wine came after main meal was finished. Steak was undercooked so sent back and came back burnt.
  34. t

    teacher

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Been here many times. This time it was just ok. Maybe they were short staffed in the kitchen or bar? Drinks took awhile. Food ok. Good deals on happy hour til 6 which was nice. Servers all great. Inside AC wasn’t really working but outside wasn’t too hot.
  35. PM

    PaulaM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both excellent!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience5
    家族でワイキキ最後の夜のディナーとして予約して行きました。 テラス席でロケーションも最高でしたが、とにかく人手不足でオーダーを取りに来るのも遅く、やっと飲み物を注文するも出てくるのも遅い。料理を注文しても出てこず、30分くらい経ってからオーダーしたものが売り切れと言われ、別の料理を再オーダーするが、それもしばらく経ってから売り切れと…。息子のオーダーしたボンゴレビアンコ、ミネストローネ、どちらも売り切れで食べることが出来ませんでした。周りの席の人達もオーダーが通っていなかったり、オーダーを取りにこないので帰ってしまったお客さんもいました。味は良いのにとても残念な夜でした。
  37. JS

    JohnS

    Hawaii

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Just ok overall. Seems to of dropped off a bit from past experience. Thank you.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Good service initially but then it felt like they forgot about us. Food was ok. Marsala was bland. They comp’ed the wine when they realized they forgot to bring it. Not a great experience for the price.
  39. HL

    HowardL

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time. Great service and food. Friendly and very pleasant waiters and hosts. Thanks.
  40. AS

    AngelaS

    Houston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The restaurant was short staffed, the pizza was undercooked, and the chicken piccata was dry and overcooked.

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 3.5 stars by 1561 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.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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