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Review of Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar

Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar
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Ranked #181 of 2,326 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $22 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Seaside Avenue
Description: Welcome to Il Lupino Trattoria and Wine Bar, created by famed New York restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener, serving delicious, authentic Italian cuisine in a relaxing, yet sophisticated atmosphere, featuring indoor and outdoor bar and dining and a Salumeria featuring imported Italian cheeses, hand-cut meats that pair superbly with our wines by the glass list. While growing up in Europe, Wolfgang Zwiener discovered his passion for true Italian cuisine. In Italy, the locals would affectionately call him "Il Lupino", meaning "Little Wolf". It became his dream to open an Italian restaurant that would offer all his favorite dishes from Italy. That dream came to fruition in December 24th, 2010, when Wolfgang and his son, Peter, proudly opened their flagship Il Lupino Trattoria and Wine Bar at the Royal Hawaiian Center, in the heart of Waikiki. They hope you will enjoy the delicious Italian food created with love, dedication and passion. You might even meet Wolfgang himself in the restaurant while you are visiting. Pasta is prepared daily fresh and all our product comes directly from the Island. Lustful creations incorporating the fresh local seasonal produce, imported Italian cheeses, hand-cut meats and a variety of seafood accented with hand-made pastas. Our team is committed to exceeding expectations as they delight and satisfy while creating a memorable dining experience. Featuring wines from around the world our award winning selections enhance our cuisine and your experience. Focused primarily on Italian and Domestic selections we have something for every wine enthusiast!
Sydney
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

My husband and I stubbled across this restaurant one evening and loved it, the atmosphere is really nice with the fairy lights and fire torches lit surrounding the restaurant. The prusciutto pizza is AMAZING! So good we went for back another night to eat it again! They give you warm bread when you arrive which is delicious. We also ate breakfast here one morning which was also nice. I think the price is very reasonable for good quality food and wine.
Highly recommend!!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Setting for Happy Hour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

After a full day, this is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the afternoon. The restaurant is located off the main street and the patio seating allows you to enjoy the beautiful Royal Hawaiian park-like grounds. Happy Hour starts at 4pm and includes several interesting food and drink choices. We always end up having a sampling or two with wine and then staying for dinner. Service has always been very good. There is seating inside if you prefer, but we have always enjoyed the patio...people watching is fun!

  • Visited October 2012
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“Lovely Breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Had a lovely, super fresh breakfast here this morning. The server, Adriana, was excellent. Real maple syrup, newly made pico, and Illy coffee made the meal delicious. Enjoyed sitting on the patio and looking at the grounds of the Royal Hawaiian. Nice change from a hotel breakfast.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“A sophisticated oasis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

Enjoyed an excellent meal including great pasta, not always the case in a holiday destination. However the highlight was a tomato salad as our starter, it was the most flavoursome salad I think I have ever eaten. I was unsure of what wine to order, so our waiter gave me a sample, which was a surprise and the wine was wonderful. Yes, the prices are not low, but the quality is high and the setting beautiful. The only negative was once we had our mains, we wanted to look at the dessert menu, but could not get served, so we approached the desk, paid our bill and left.

  • Visited September 2012
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San Diego, CA
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“Great find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We were staying at the Sheraton Waikiki, and have never seen this restaurant before. We went in and had an amazing meal. they had an amazing wine selection. we went there a second time before we left, and will certainly return next time we're on the island.

  • Visited September 2012
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