Fresco - Hilton Hawaiian Village
Fresco - Hilton Hawaiian Village

Fresco - Hilton Hawaiian Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.frescohawaii.com/
  • Phone: (808) 941-8868
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Daily 11:00am-2:30pm

    Dinner: Daily 5:00pm-9:30pm

    Only accessible by stairs, please call for more information.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Rodhel Ibay
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kahamana Dr
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free self parking validation up to 4hours.
A word from Fresco - Hilton Hawaiian Village
Carefully selected fresh fruits and vegetables locally grown at Nalo Farms.
New place to dine and wine with intriguing atmosphere composed together with exquisite Italian fusion style.
Tender Seared Island Beef to Whole Main Lobster prepared with the finest Italian herbs will exceed your expectations.
Fresco welcomes families, friends, couples, singles to large parties for a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience.
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Fresco - Hilton Hawaiian Village reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (13)romantic (12)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (8)notable wine list (8)great for outdoor dining (7)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (5)neighborhood gem (5)scenic view (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great hidden gem
    Kitty
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We were greeted very nicely when we arrived. My husband and I really enjoyed the food, ambiance, and service when we went for dinner. Our server was "THE BEST". Kele was very attentive, made great recommendations from drinks to entrees to dessert. The drinks and the food were delicious. We definitely would go back again. This is a nice place for kama'aina to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Within the numerous restaurants at the Hawaiian Village, this was our absolute favorite. Very friendly and knowledgeable service. Good food, as close to authentic Italian as you can get it that far away from Italy. We had both lunch and dinner here and we enjoyed both. The music is a mix of traditional American and classical Italian favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing; skip Fresco and go to Bali instead
    Michelle
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The service at Fresco was fine, the location/room was OK, but the food was less than average. If you are dining in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort, skip Fresco and go to Bali Restaurant instead - it's fabulous food with spectacular views and impeccable service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • fresco lunch
    SunsetBeach66
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is my fave new place for a leisurely and excellent meal. Attention to detail, service, food preparation was superb. Every dish was beautifully presented, and tasted awesome, nice ambience, great music and service. Hard to find this level of equality food and service at lunchtime. Definitely a winner, and my husband was happy to have a steak done perfectly, also hard to find for lunch! Worth the drive from the North Shore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Very good service. The meatballs were excellent and gigantic. Restaurant is not easy to find within the Hilton Hawaiian village. Be sure to give yourself extra time, it's on the second floor and the area is very busy. Hilton staff were nice in directing us.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • organic & oustanding service
    Quitepleased
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Organic salad veggies were very fresh & crisp. Entre was well prepared, meat just a little over cooked but quite tasty. Good value for quality food. Waitress was very cordial, efficient and communicated details very well despite being understaffed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food was excellent. Fish of the day was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good but expensive.
    Resagent
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Wait staff was very attentive and pleasant. Management was accommodating when we asked to be seated at a different table. We had an issue with one of our meals and it was taken care of immediately and appropriately. Only complaint was that the food was pricey for what you receive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian
    jack101
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food is acceptable. The lasagna and spaghetti was ok. The Caesar salad was ok. The cheese bread was hard. Enjoyed the house merlot. The service was good and the food was promptly served.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Price gouged
    Judd
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food was okay. When they wanted $12 for 1 bottle of Longboard larger, when that's what the ABC store wanted for a 6 pack, I lost my appetite.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Birdie
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food was amazing. Best italian good on the island!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a wonderful find!
    Happyathilton
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I was doubtful about an Italian restaurant in Hawaii. However to my surprise we had a wonderful time! We walked away full, happy and content. Kudos!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice
    Sactraveler
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This is a go-to place for us while staying at Hilton Waikiki. Food is excellent as is the service. Our food came almost too quickly this time, but we were content to enjoy!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Ambience was ok. Food was ok. My white wine sauce was very good, but my husbands pink sauce was too thick and honestly made the pasta kinda dry. Had to ask for bread as an appetizer and Parmesan cheese for our dinners. Small portions for the money. They do give kamaina discount which was very nice. We might go back again, we just won't get the pink sauce. And they really should hire servers that speak better English.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Inconsistent
    lovinghawaii
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The first time I was here, the service was excellent and the food was terrific. The last time I went, the food was bland and the service was slow, even though the restaurant was half empty. Not going back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • italian in a non italian setting
    gbandjgVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The decor should have been a give away to the experience. Imagine a 1975 Hawaiian restaurant serving italian food and you are there. Bread was NOT Italian, more that sugary filled dough like substance that masquerades as bread. NOT recommended. We ordered bottle water. For 4 of us. Later we found out that the tiny bottles that filled one glass were 7 dollars each. NOT recommended. The pasta was very good but NOT al dente. The veal saltimbocca was tiny, it was supposed to be a main meal but was a appetizer size at best. That said it was still nice. The calamari was nice as an appetizer but they wouldn't upsize to a main meal so we ordered two helpings. The jalapenos(yes jalapenos) were old, the batter they used was good but too much of it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would not recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    There restaurant is on the second floor. There is a sign at the bottom of the stairs that says use the garage elevator for handicapped. We took the elevator but it only leads to the garage. No signs for how to get to Fresco from the elevator. My husband is currently walking with a cane and they seat us at the farthest table away from the entrance. It's over priced for pasta. I had pasta with cream sauce and it was $21.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Fresco - Hilton Hawaiian Village reviews archive.
  • Great experience
    EatUp
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Fresco was a great choice for our last night in Hawaii. Their team of servers took great care of us and the chefs made meals to remember. We are return customers and will always make Fresco a part of our Hilton Hawaiian Village visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Geriz
    GerizVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    This was our second visit while we were at the Hilton. Need I say more?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing service!
    Jsquared
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I decided to eat here for our anniversary (we made a reservation through open table). When we arrived, we were immediately taken to a large booth-the hostess asked if we were enjoying our vacation and we explained that we lived in Hawaii and were just out celebrating our anniversary, she congratulated us and told us to enjoy our meal. Our server and the entire wait staff were attentive and courteous the entire evening. At the end of our meal our server surprised us with a piece of tiramisu with a candle in it. We were completely shocked, as we had not asked for this nor told anyone (except the hostess) that it was our anniversary. This is a testament to the detail and care this restaurant takes with each and every customer!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Geriz
    GerizVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Loved the food good nice portions would definitely go back You will enjoy make a reservation for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    TeresaS
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Good food, great service, lovely breeze! The food was good and the service was great! best place we ate while staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Wish we would have found it earlier in our stay as our experience at Bali Steak was horrible.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hawaii time
    GordonVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Nice change from all the seafood restaurants we visit here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian food really?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    This restaurant was a major disappointment. The food was merely okay and the restaurant lacked atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Italian Food in Hawaii
    E4tennis
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    My family has eaten at Fresco's twice since arriving at Hilton Hawaiian Village. The food,winelist and staff were outstanding! By far the best restaraunt we have eaten at this week. Portions are very generous and the desserts are amazing. A must try if you are in Waikiki!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over charged
    LovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We went in to have a nice dinner and decided to share a few things. To make a long story short we decided on a pasta dish that didn't have meat sauce so I asked if they could add a side.... No problem until the hill came they didn't tell me the side of sauce would be $15. Horrible customer service to not tell the customer ahead of time. Great food just wouldn't go back!
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  • Fresco review
    Aloha9620VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    This was my second time at this restaurant and I loved the food. The service was very slow, which was annoying because after a long travel I just wanted to eat a nice meal then go to bed. The food was wonderful, I fad spaghetti carbonara, and it was second to none. I enjoyed it so much that I have invited some local friends to join us on Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian at the Hilton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The food and service was great. Went several times. Lunch is a more relaxed time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish was fishy
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Was very surprised that the fresh fish with mussels and clams was very fishy and old. Expected a restaurant in the Hilton HawAiian Village to be superior. Would not go back!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just average
    WIHockey
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Had dinner with the family. Compared to other restaurants we found the menu simple and the food very average. None of us finished our meals. Not a good value. Like the rest of the hilton Property we found the restaurant to be a little tired and in need of a facelift.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hostess confused!!!
    Teachceo
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Upon arrival, our hostess greeted us with an awesome greeting " I have the perfect table for you !" We were led to our table. Glad she didn't say "great view!" Looking out our window-directly adjacent to us--the laundry services of the Hilton Village- the back door!!! Eventually we were moved. Restaurant was very empty as it was early dining. I have never had this problem with an open table reservation . Be sure it doesn't happen to you!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried restaurant based on
    Kermit
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Tried restaurant based on reviews. Food and service was excellent. We were next to an open window overlooking a band show the night we went. Made for an excellent dining experience .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant dining experience
    wwahine
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Clean lines and airy décor with large windows allowing the trade winds to come in. Ambience and décor was really nice. Wine list seemed a bit limited considering it's an Italian restaurant, and I would have liked to see more chardonnay options for my guests. The eggplant parmesan was good (average), and the saltimbocca got great reviews from my guests! Chocolate cake with ice cream and the gelato were also delicious. Calamari was average and the bruschetta was not good at all. Bread was soggy from the toppings, and the toppings were a bit unidentifiable. We would have preferred traditional bruschetta with tomato/basil/pesto/mozz/balsamic topping. Wait staff friendly. Entrees were not served at the same time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The perfect place for a Valentines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The perfect place for a Valentines Day dinner!! I booked at the last minute but to no avail this place came through and was amazing. I'm already looking forward to the next special occasion...
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    sselden
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had dinner here for Valentines night, the Maitre d was great, we arrived a little early of our reservation and they offered to sit us early, I asked if we could just have a nice seat and whenever that was ready it would be fine, we got a glass of wine from the bar and sat down, waited for about 10 minutes, (still early from our reservation) and he came back and said he had our table ready, he took us all the way to the back of the restaurant and sat us at the last window table overlooking the grassy area and the lagoon, from what i could tell, probably the best view of the whole restaurant. Wait staff was great we never needed anything. Great dinner and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not my first, second, or even
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Not my first, second, or even fifth choice if I truly wanted Italian fare, but our dinners were exceptionally well prepared - especially for the busy Valentine's evening. Set menus (similar to their Taste of Hawaii Special Dinner menus) included appetizers of seared scallops or baked mussels (moist, not overcooked), and caprese salad. We selected entrees of pork loin and a surf-n-turf combo of baked lobster and beef tenderloin. Exceptional was the tenderloin, juices sealed in by a perfect searing and topped with a gorgonzola "fondue." The garlic shrimp spaghetti ordered from the regular menu was not garlic-y enough. Panna cotta and tiramisu desserts were very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    MammaMaitaVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    While staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, I made reservations here at Fresco's for a Valentine's day dinner with my son, my mom and one of my best friends all because we didn't want to sit in Valentine's Day traffic. Fresco's has surprisingly surpassed my expectations. The service was amazing especially since our server and the rest of the staff kindly catered to my son. The food was amazing and I'm extremely particular when it comes to Italian food as I am originally from NYC. Now that I'm living in SoCal I wish there was a Fresco's where I live since their food is deliciously scrumptious and legit Italian food that reminds me of being back in NYC. I will definitely be coming back here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient ,welcoming restaurant
    Metoo
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Good, well prepared dishes. Great bruschetta Good pasta
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Return Visit
    trhart
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Our family had dined at the Fresco a few days earlier and we decided to return as we had really enjoyed our first experience. We found the second visit even better than the first. Tyson as our server and he was very energetic and entertaining. He was very focused on providing us and his other customers with outstanding service. We had a very pleasant evening as we had both our Sons and Daughter in Law dining with us. The food was delicious and very well prepared. The staff allowed us to remain at our able and visit without pressuring us to wrap up the evening and they even continued to refill our drinks as we visited. Once again we enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere at Fresco’s. “Mahalo” to the staff!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is consistently bad
    ddddVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I gave this restaurant a second try-the first time I dined here the service was bad, and the food was average. This did not change. Despite the fact that I came in late and the place is more than half empty, the hostess wanted to seat me in a less desirable table near the wall in a corner. When I asked to be seated at the table next to the window, she had to ask someone to see if it's ok. The window side table had no reserve sign on it and the place was almost empty. So I waited for a few minutes until she came back and said it was ok, I can have the table next to the window. They were probably looking out for the servers to make sure that the station assigned to a particular server gets enough tables to spread out the tips from diners.
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    • Noise LevelModerate