Family-friendly restaurant serves up a taste of Italy at Hilton Waikoloa Village

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Now you can go to the Kohala Coast to get a taste of Italy’s robust flavors! Check out Nui Italian at the Hilton Waikoloa Village for an authentic, family-friendly experience.

This new restaurant will feature a spacious open-air dining area with a view of an open wood-flame oven where diners can watch kiawe wood-fired pizzas being hand-crafted. Talk about dinner and a show!

Chef Gino Cipriano will be crafting Italian favorites from the freshest locally-sourced ingredients. Hailing from Sicily, Cipriano brings his Italian roots to this new restaurant. Cipriano spent the start of his career exploring the nuances of Italian cuisine, serving in resorts from Venice and Florence to Taormina and Rome. He continued his career in both Paris and the U.S. at notable resort restaurants in Miami and San Francisco.

Nui Italian will feature chef-inspired pizzas including roasted chicken and mushroom, classic margarita with buffalo mozzarella, and spicy Italian sausage with tomatoes. In addition to fresh pizzas, salads and pastas, signature entrees will be served in both single and family style portions. Highlights will include fettuccine alfredo, shrimp scampi, fresh catch from the island waters, and grilled ribeye.

The bar will feature cocktails that are light and refreshing using local craft spirits and Hawaiian tropical fruits. House red and white wine will be available in carafes by the half and full liter, while a full list of wines by the glass and bottle highlight guest favorites and Italian selections.

For diners visiting the resort, valet parking will be complimentary with dinner. The restaurant also features a “grab and go” area where visitors can pick up freshly-baked pizzas, side salads and an assortment of gift items. Those staying at the resort will be able to order from their room, pick up Chef Gino’s Italian creations from the “grab and go” area, and watch their favorite in-room family movie.

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