Transport yourself to Europe with authentic Italian dishes
Sponsored by Hawaii Gas
If you’re a fan of Wolfgang Steakhouse or Italian food, the two have been married together to create Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar. HI Now host Kanoe Gibson is in the kitchen with Assistant Manager Edwin Wangit and Executive Chef Marino Rosato cooking up some grilled octopus and gnocchi sorrentina, two of the restaurant’s top dishes on the menu.
Il Lupino was created in 2010 by Peter Zweiner, the son of Wolfgang Zweiner, with the goal of making one of the best Italian restaurants in Waikiki. The restaurant’s mission is more than just exquisite Italian food. From its menu and decor to a world-class wine selection, Il Lupino aims to create the perfect space for you to sit back and relax while enjoying the company of friends, family, or that special someone.
Chef Rosato hails from Rome, where he trained at one of the most prestigious culinary schools in the country. Believing in the importance of food made with passion and purpose, he joined forces with the restaurant’s founder to create a true Italian experience right here in Hawaii.
Featuring indoor and outdoor seating, complete with cocktail and wine bar, as well as a salumeria designed to create mouth-watering charcuterie plates, the restaurant offers fine Italian dining that is perfect for any occasion. All of its menu items are handcrafted using authentic Italian recipes, farm-to-table produce, handmade pasta, and fresh meat and seafood, satisfying your palette with every bite.
Everything at Il Lupino is handpicked for authenticity, tradition, and elegance, creating a captivating experience that transports you across the sea and into the heart of Europe. Its luxurious dining room features lush leather banquettes and dark maple accents, all complemented with fine white linen.
IL LUPINO TRATTORIA & WINE BAR
2233 Kalakaua Avenue
Building B, Level 1
Honolulu, Hi, 96815
For more information: illupino.com, or on Facebook and Instagram: @illupino