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Il Lupino

July 3, 2016

A Bubbly New Brunch Special

Brunch is slowly becoming the most beloved meal for an increasing number of diners in Hawaii. What more could you ask for with endless options of breakfast and lunch items to choose from? Perfect for the new season, Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar will offer brunch starting next weekend. “Summertime is here and everyone…

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June 5, 2016

Chef Makes A Comeback

Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar welcomes the return of executive chef James Donahue to its kitchen, along with updated menus (to be released throughout this month) for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as happy hour. “The breakfast menu is going to expand a little. We’ll have a few more options for eggs, and…

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May 22, 2016

Italian-inspired appetizer is ‘ahi-mazing’

Starting today, May 22, customers dining at Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar are in for a special treat. Tuna Bruschetta ($12.95), a new appetizer, is making its debut. According to executive chef James Donahue, this dish brings a fresh approach to the menu. “It features sashimi-grade ahi and it’s combined with shallots, chives, ginger…

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Finding Good Bennies In A New York Minute

For a dish as ubiquitous as eggs Benedict, not many people know the story behind this ultimate brunch specialty. Haven’t you ever wondered, who in the world is Benedict? I set out to find the answer to that food-history question, with some time set aside, of course, for delighting in a few unique renditions of…

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April 10, 2016

New Menu Boasts Italy

You know his steak houses, but have you explored Wolfgang Zwiener’s Italian-food venture? In the middle of bustling Waikiki, Il Lupino stands as a breath of fresh air, thriving on unique dishes based on regional cuisine from Italy. With its new spring menu, expect items like Filetto di Maia Lino Piccata ($30), showcasing sauteed Kurobuta…

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November 29, 2015

A True Taste Of Italy In Waikiki

World-renowned restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener is known for his countless steak houses, but now he also is known for Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar — affectionately referred to as his “baby,” because it is his only Italian restaurant. Il Lupino’s menu offers the best in authentic Italian cuisine. It celebrates the freshest ingredients, seafood, pasta…

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October 18, 2015

A Taste Of Italy

Serving authentic, traditional Italian eats, Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar in Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center is like taking a little trip to Italy. That may be because it was a trip to Italy that inspired the restaurant in the first place. As Il Lupino founder Wolfgang Zwiener traveled throughout Europe as a young man,…

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September 6, 2015

Can you feel the love in this bite?

When lunchtime rolls around or that dinner bell’s ringing, your stomach is more than likely giving you that none-too-subtle signal that it’s ready to be fed. Perhaps it’s in the way of a low growl (if you’re lucky) or even a full-on ferocious howl. That’s why, when naming his world-renowned trattoria and wine bar Il…

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July 26, 2015

Three courses of true Italian flavor

Experience a taste of Italy in the heart of Waikiki at Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar. Conveniently located on the first floor of Royal Hawaiian Center, Il Lupino has become a favorite for visitors and locals seeking authentic Italian cuisine. Created by famed restaurateur Wolfgang Zwiener and his son Peter Zwiener, the restaurant was…

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Fine Pappardelle Straight from the Kitchen

In Italian, the word pappare means “to gobble up,” an action that we all can relate to in our deepest bouts of hunger. The phrase also is where pappardelle pasta gets its name from, as the Italians must have known that anyone in their right mind would absolutely want to scarf down a bowl of…

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