Fresco Italian Restaurant

4.4
894 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Join us on the edge of Waikiki for a sumptuous fusion of Italian cuisine and local flair in the midst of Hilton Hawaiian Village.

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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 894 people are saying
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DarrenK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience2

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.

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vipTessM
Hawaii
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoyed their food, great service and ambiance! Definitely recommended!

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vipCnunc
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Service good. Food so so

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DavidC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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👍🌴👍🌴👍🌴

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craving Italian Food in In Waikiki. This place is excellent! Excellent food, great service and Location! Highly recommend 👍

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vipAvieA
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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.

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ToddB
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The pan seared mahi mahi (catch of the day) was great, and the chicken parmesan was very good.

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PaulY
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the waitress was well informed.

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LauraR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBill
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great waiter! Great food. Limited wine list. Needs table cloths. Hard to find. Nice open air windows.

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vipGordon
Hawaii
99 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time again! We love the Italian food here. Look forward to coming again in the future!

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ColinT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kele was great! Excellent service. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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BryanA
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was lukewarm and over cooked.

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vipdStar
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We split a spaghetti carbonara and it was not as good as the ones in the mainland. It was too watery / creamy.

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AllisonW
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipWeatherOrNot
Orlando
34 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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RFCA
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

All good but fish was overdone. Tasted dry which is usually not the case with Mahi.
Service was very good though

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TomO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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lorch
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful resort restaurant. Sheldon was a terrific. Service was impeccable .

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DeeB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Sheldon our server was a 5 Star pro!
Looking forward to our next visit!

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vipCher
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Didn't like the boulongese, but the bruschetta was good. Server never refilled our water glasses.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will return for sure!

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vipkenR
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dakota provided exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were very good.

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JohnD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Amazing service and fantastic food. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The chicken Parmesan was the special - the chicken was thick and tough. The marinara was tasty.
Bread excellent
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.

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JerryB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there before food is very good and consistent

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Nice atmosphere. Waiter was excellent!!!

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KathyO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

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.

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Kami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went last night for a 645 pm dinner reservation ans it was wonderful! Wedding anniversary well spent!! Server was great!!

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Gary
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JimA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner and had a very attentive server. Wonderful dinner and drinks!

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vipJaxMully
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Great service. We really liked the ambiance; romantic, soft music, large open windows.

FAQs

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.