Fresco Italian Restaurant
Fresco serves great tasting seafood, pastas and steaks that will be sure to exceed guests’ expectations. Menu concept was inspired by North, Central and South region of Italy. Fresco produces menu infusing the true Italian flavors from the traditional three regions and collaborates with the fresh local touch and Hawaiian ingredients.
The intriguing contemporary atmosphere, modern furniture, large windows overlooking the lagoon and an outdoor landscaping that draws the eyes of travelers on their way to the ocean.
Come and enjoy our great tasting Italian Seafood, Steak and Pasta!
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Roasted Garlic Aioli and Tomato Jam
Spaghetti ai Gamberi
Spaghetti "Garlic Shrimp", Lemon, Garlic Butter
Our server lacked any personality and was like talking to a wall. Very robotic. Besides taking our order he just never really engaged. Sorry but he sucked. Food was not good. Spaghetti bolognese no taste and chicken Parmesan way too much cheese. My wife and I couldn’t wait to leave. One and done for this restaurant.
We always enjoyed their food, great service and ambiance! Definitely recommended!
Sheldon was the best server you could ask for. Would go back just for him. Food was good. Vodka sauce was great. Red sauce wasn’t very good and calamari was terrible.
Service good. Food so so
Where to start. Service was appealing. Took 40 minutes to get served entree and then served wrong order. Had to remind waitress that we hadn't been served. Kitchen person delivered wrong meals and apologized for having lost the ticket. Food by that time was cold and flavorless. Host didn't even attempt to honor my OpenTable request when the type of table was available. Avoid at all costs.
We had already had an outstanding Dinner here the night before and they mentioned they also served Breakfast so we gave it a shot. Sooo glad we did !!! Prime Rib Loco Moco, Eggs Benedict and Avocado Toast were all excellent! They also off traditional breakfast items as well! Highly recommend👍🌴👍🌴👍🌴
Craving Italian Food in In Waikiki. This place is excellent! Excellent food, great service and Location! Highly recommend 👍
The Eva corn chowder was good but the Spaghetti Ai Gamberi and Rigatoni Alla Bolognese are both flavorless. Sorry but I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.
The waitress was nice and ambience was relaxed, but we returned the calamari because it was very rubbery. They didn’t charge us, which was appreciated, and the rest of the meal was quite tasty.
The pan seared mahi mahi (catch of the day) was great, and the chicken parmesan was very good.
The food was excellent and the waitress was well informed.
The Filet Mignon Special was the best steak I have ever eaten. They mushrooms were perfectly cooked and the sauce was perfect. The drinks were delicious as well.
Great waiter! Great food. Limited wine list. Needs table cloths. Hard to find. Nice open air windows.
Wonderful time again! We love the Italian food here. Look forward to coming again in the future!
Kele was great! Excellent service. We will be back!
Risotto with Shrimp was excellent. Drink selection is full bar and bar tender can make just about anything to include cocktails not listed on the menu. Service outstanding as always.
Food was lukewarm and over cooked.
We split a spaghetti carbonara and it was not as good as the ones in the mainland. It was too watery / creamy.
Excellent Italian food while we visited the Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort. We had an incredible server who was kind and perfectly attentive. Our food was delicious, hot, and well timed. Great dinner!
This restaurant attempts to provide an authentic Italian experience in Hawaii - and hits the mark in most areas. Don’t go there expecting a mom and pop style restaurant that you’d find in Philadelphia or New York City - keep your expectations in check! The food was flavorful (we had no complaints with our tomato & burrata salad, penne ala vodka, and spaghetti with meatballs) but the drinks (manhattan) were a swing and a miss. The complimentary (focaccia) bread service was enjoyable - as were the accompanying olive oil and balsamic mixture - but it lacked the shredded Parmesan that would have taken it to the next level!
Pro Tip: Parking is available at the adjacent Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel and the restaurant will provide validation that gives you a discounted rate of $4 for 4-hours of parking.
All good but fish was overdone. Tasted dry which is usually not the case with Mahi.
Service was very good though
Great experience! Great drinks and the chicken parm was amazing. My boyfriend got prime rib— and it was GREAT! Didn’t expect that from an Italian restaurant!
Wonderful resort restaurant. Sheldon was a terrific. Service was impeccable .
Fantastic food and service! Sheldon our server was a 5 Star pro!
Looking forward to our next visit!
Didn't like the boulongese, but the bruschetta was good. Server never refilled our water glasses.
Great food and service! Will return for sure!
Dakota provided exceptional service.
Food and service were very good.
Excellent all around. Amazing service and fantastic food. Will definitely be back
The chicken Parmesan was the special - the chicken was thick and tough. The marinara was tasty.
The bolognese had fennel so not our favorite
It was just ok - not great, not horrible.
Bruschetta was overly fancy instead of traditional chopped tomatoes, garlic and oil. Have been there two times in past and enjoyed it. But it was not as good as I recall. I will try new places in future.
Been there before food is very good and consistent
Beautiful park like setting! Birds were singing and the trees were so pretty! Had a great Bloody Mary and Eggs Benedict! Service was ok, a young man who didn’t really communicate, he was in a hurry it appeared, and maybe a lot on him as it was fairly busy. The hostess or maybe owner, was very friendly and accommodating, made us feel comfortable. The food was great, the atmosphere is very nice, upstairs restaurant so you are looking at trees! And they played great music!
Very good food. Nice atmosphere. Waiter was excellent!!!
The calimari was rubbery. The shrimp and pasta were undercooked and I had to send it back. Then I noticed there was complimentary tiramisu when I signed the check which the server failed to mention. The only saving grace was the Manhattan - delicious.
Our dinner experience was amazing. Our drinks, appetizer & food was great but the service was top notch. Our waiter (Kelli- sorry if I misspell or forgot his name) went above and beyond and gave magnificent service
We went last night for a 645 pm dinner reservation ans it was wonderful! Wedding anniversary well spent!! Server was great!!
We love coming to Fresco for the food and terrific service. And I love the Bread Fruit tree - and the big fruits it produces. We enjoy cooking it too. We
We went for our anniversary dinner and had a very attentive server. Wonderful dinner and drinks!
I really wanted to love this place - I ADORE italian food...but no. The service was terrific and the restaurant is lovely - it pretty much ends there. The menu is quite limited, whereas most italian restaurants in this price point have pages of items. Our entrees were not very flavorful and the quality felt more like they had vats of the limited pastas in the kitchen just ready to dish up and send out (they came out very quickly!), not at ALL as if they had been freshly prepared by a chef. It was just disappointing, but we found it to be true at all the HHV restaurants we ate in (Tropics and Rocky's were the same). The quality at Fresco's was not as good as the fresh food at the walk up restaurant downstairs, Blue Water Shrimp, which was terrific.
The food was delicious. Great service. We really liked the ambiance; romantic, soft music, large open windows.
Fresco Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 941-8868.
Fresco Italian Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 894 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.