Growing up and traveling through Europe, Wolfgang’s Zwiener found his passion for true Italian cusine. While in Italy, the locals would affectionately call him “Il Lupino” derived from the “Wolf” of his name. During that time period, it became his dream to open an Italian restaurant that would offer all his favorite dishes. That dream came to fruition in December 2010, when Wolfgang proudly opened his flagship Il Lupino Trattoria and Wine Bar at the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Centre in the heart of Waikiki.


We are serving regional-creative Italian cuisine in a relaxing, yet sophisticated atmosphere. Featuring indoor and outdoor bar, dining and a Salumeria – preparing imported hand-cut meats and cheeses, that pair superbly with our wine list.Our goal is to create the most satisfying dining experience for all our guests. In Il Lupino we take pride serving the best quality food, wine and cocktails.
Our menu features farm to table produce; incorporating the fresh local seasonal produce, imported Italian cheeses, hand-cut meats and a variety of seafood accented with fine Italian olive oils and hand-made pastas.

Everything in Il Lupino is handpicked, up-scale casual elegance; our luxurious indoor and alfresco setting features lush leather banquettes and dark maple wood complimented with fine white linen.

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!