Gift Dad With Italian Fare

A La Carte Columns

June 11, 2017

Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: IL Lupino

Acai Bowl ($10)

Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar in Waikiki will celebrate dads with a special Father’s Day menu June 18 for brunch (7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) and lunch and dinner (11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.).

Enjoy breakfast favorites with island and Italian twists, such as Macadamia Nut Pancakes, Short Rib Benedict, Filet Mignon Benedict or Uova Al Forno (baked eggs). For lunch and dinner, the menu includes Kale & Strawberry Salad, Langustini Alla Griglia (grilled seafood), Aragosta Di Bruchetta (lobster bruchetta), Ravioli Di Spinaci (spinach ravioli), Cioppino (seafood stew) and Vitello Al Marsala (veal marsala). Il Lupino’s regular menu also will be available.

Founded by legendary restaurateur Wolfgang Zweiner, Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar opened its Waikiki location in 2010, serving authentic Italian cuisine made with only the finest ingredients from Italy, as well as from local farmers.

The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a chic yet comfortable setting, and also is home to an award-wining wine list.


Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar has extended its breakfast hours, opening an hour earlier at 7 a.m. daily. The eatery offers a variety of breakfast classics, including pancakes, waffles, Benedicts, omelets and more. There also are “healthy starter” options, such as a fresh Acai Bowl ($10, pictured) served with fresh berries, bananas, local Anahola granola and local honey; and specialty dishes like the local favorite Loco Moco ($16, also available for lunch).

Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar

Royal Hawaiian Center
2233 Kalakaua Ave.
Breakfast: 7-11:30 a.m.; Lunch: 11:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; happy hour: noon-6:30 p.m.; dinner (Sunday-Thursday): 5-10:30 p.m.; dinner (Friday and Saturday): 5-11 p.m.; brunch (Saturday and Sunday): 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96815

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