Hilton Waikoloa Village Announces the Opening of Nui Italian
Modern, family-friendly, Italian restaurant to open at the resort
WAIKOLOA, Hi. - The robust flavors of Italy are coming to Hawaii’s sunny Kohala Coast. Hilton Waikoloa Village announces the opening of Nui Italian, the resort’s newest restaurant set to open Sept. 13, 2018.
At Nui Italian, diners will be treated to an authentic, family-friendly experience. This all-new restaurant will feature a spacious open-air dining area, with the pizza oven serving as a focal point with its decoratively-tiled, open wood-flame oven where kiawe wood-fired pizzas will be hand-crafted in full view of guests. In addition, families will be invited to great food and company in the indoor lounge, or to enjoy their meal in the light and airy garden area.
At the helm will be chef Gino Cipriano, who will craft 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 when having dinner at Nui Italian. The restaurant will feature a convenient “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.
For more information about Nui Italian, visit www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/nui or call 1-808-
About Hilton Waikoloa Village
The award-winning Hilton Waikoloa Village is a sweeping Pacific playground and alluring destination on the sunny Kohala Coast of the Island of Hawai‘i. The resort offers island hospitality with beautifully appointed guest rooms and stunning vistas of Waiulua Bay and tropical surroundings. Guests enjoy two distinct lodging experiences from premium accommodations in MAKAI at Lagoon Tower to a grand atrium welcome at Palace Tower. Amenities include three swimming pools, an ocean-fed snorkeling Lagoon Beach, waterfalls and waterways; locally-inspired treatments at Kohala Spa; a Museum Walkway with 1,800 unique art pieces; and a wide variety of dining outlets that include Legends of Hawai‘i Lū‘au, Kamuela Provision Company featuring panoramic sunset dining over the Pacific Ocean, and Kona Tap Room, offering craft brews from Kona Brewing Company. Adventures within the surrounding Waikoloa Beach Resort range from two championship golf courses to world-class shopping. Hilton Waikoloa Village is a gateway to the Island of Hawai‘i, engaging travelers in the area's rich history through such interactive activities as hula and ukulele lessons and is the perfect starting point for the exploration of island attractions including snow- capped mountains, lush valleys, breathtaking waterfalls, colorful beaches and deep culture, embodying the Island’s Aloha Spirit. To learn more follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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