Fresco Italian Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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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!

***Holiday Specials 12/21 through 1/6/2019 ***
Holiday Ala Carte Menu & Holiday 3 and 4 Course Menus are available during this period. No Sunset Specials will be available. Please call us for details.

Specials

Happy Hour Everyday!

Great Happy Hour Deals between 5 - 7 pm on Signature Cocktails, Beers, House Wines and Appetizers. 2nd round of Happy Hours at 8:30 - 9:30 pm for only Drinks only, Restrictions may apply.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 12, 2018

Ends: December 13, 2117

Availability: Daily 5:00PM-7:00PM 8:30PM-9:30PM

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OT
Denver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience4

For such a highly promoted restaurant located right across from the Hilton Hawaiian Village the food here was bland and disappointing.

8
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We had a reservation but still had to wait 15 mins for a table. Server kept passing by our table making but never stopped to greet us. We waited about ten mins before she decided to come to the table to greet us. She was very awkward and unfriendly. Food was bland and disappointing. Super cute place but that's about all it has going for it.

DS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food came in small portions, was expensive, and overcooked but the service was excellent and the waitress gave us a significant discount.

LH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food was terrible. Lobster poorly cooked. On the menu, ribeye described as coming on a sizzling platter with Asian dressing. Waitress said it does not come on a sizzling platter nor does it come with Asian dressing. Creme brûlée came out chilled.
Never eating here again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect view of sunset while enjoying a delicious dinner.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taste of Hawaii menu was delicious.

MM
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FRESCO never disappoints! Delicious pomodoro sauce , fresh bread, delicious caprese salad. Always a winner!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pretty restaurant for lunch and dinner! Food is fantastic!

J
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food.
The most friendly, accommodating and welcoming staff.
We've been going there for years and take our visitors there often.
We'll be back!

JC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is one of our "go to" restaurants both for out of town visitors and for just the two of us for a frequent Saturday night treat. We often opt for the Sunset Special offerings when it is just the two of us and we're never disappointed in the choice, quality or the quantity of the delicious food. When we decide to splurge on ourselves or want to entertain friends in a lovely open air restaurants, there are plenty of mouth watering options on the regular and prix fixe menus. Service is always professional, attentive and friendly. Although all of the servers provide exceptional service, we ask for one of Kele's tables, if he is available to make the evening even more special.

MM
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Best pasta on the Island!

AS
Anchorage
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Dakota our server was excellent and did a great job trying to work with the chef to accommodate our onion allergy. Unfortunately the chef was unable to create any sauce or modify any recipe. We ended up with penne pasta, 3 mushrooms, 3 shrimp and a drizzle of olive oil for $32. I expect that from Olive Garden but not a specialty Italian restaurant in Oahu.

ZT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Kele was very nice and helpful. The food was very good and the atmosphere was nice.

m
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

お料理が大変美味しく、程よい量でした。盛り付けも美しく、スタッフさんの心使いも行き届いてました!また伺いたいと思います。

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TD
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Italian food

J
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Rigatoni Salsicca was tasty with its spicy flavor.

Found this Italian restaurant on Open Table and choose it because it was within walking distance from the hotel we stayed in while on Waikiki beach and thought the outdoor dining was overlooking the ocean and inside a Hilton hotel. Instead the outdoor dining overlooked nothing and was not in the hotel at all.

Overall. dining experience was good, as the staff was extremely kind and the food was pretty good.

Restaurant could use an update. It was so plain and didn’t look or feel like an Italian restaurant.

WB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent. Portion sizes were not large but the food was very good.

MM
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! We’ll be back!!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service from everyone. Warm welcome. Amazing quality food that has been consistent quality and taste for over 12 years. Our favorite restaurant on Oahu. Great romantic experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food. Hard to find.

m
Hawaii
104 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I just love this restaurant. The food is always wonderful. And, we just love that it is in the Hilton Hawaiian Village with all the shops to visit afterwards to walk off all of those yummy calories. This is a must try whether visiting or a local. Michael has served us the last 2 times we were there. He's quite attentive and always has great suggestions. Highly recommend Fresco's!

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

とても親切丁寧なサービスで、料理も大変美味しいです。

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SG
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael and Tuan took excellent care of my wife and I. The entire dining experience was awesome. The best tropical birthday meal, ever!

S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Resort restaurant. Food is OK, wine selection terrible. Deserts best avoided. Best point was that they had grappa!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Malik was the very best waiter we had in two weeks. Keep up the good work Malik♥️

r
Tokyo
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

忙しかったためかサービスは今一つでしたが、料理は美味しかったです。2019年最後の食事がここでよかったです。サービスが今一つなのは、ボトルで頼んだシャンパンをずっと常温で置いておいて、冷やしてくれなかったこと。なかなか、つぎに来てくれなかったこと。ステーキとパスタは絶品!ミネストローネスープは一歳半の息子とガツガツ食べるお味でした。あと、パンが美味しすぎ。ハワイの中で一番美味しい!

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MK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice New Year’s Eve dinner with an accommodating and informed waiter. The food was delicious. We enjoyed ourselves!

m
Hawaii
104 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Very respectful of food allergies.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Don’t go there! waste of money, first and last at Fresco! Hope they close soon!!!!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was horrible and very overcooked. Cooked lobster came with fish eggs on top with no indication that there was going to be black fish eggs. A pasta we ordered with shrimp came with chicken.

N
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a large party of 12 so we were seated in a semi-private room. It has a nice cozy atmosphere with windows overlooking the beach. Too bad we couldn’t see the fireworks. Noise wasn’t too bad but the noise from the outdoor service area of the hotel was a little distracting, but of course that wasn’t such a huge deal either.
The food itself came quickly and service was always great, someone was always there to check in on us every so often.
Tiramisu was great!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Food was good but the portions were small. The service was great and the surroundings were very nice. They advertised happy hour specials when we booked on open table. Told there weren’t any when we arrived.

CS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

The service was fantastic and they made every attempt to correct our concerns, unfortunately the food was not up to par. Despite ordering several different dishes, they all tasted overly sweet, meaning it all tasted exactly the same. To give you an idea it tasted like a frozen lean cuisine.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food Kele is the best server.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good service and food for Christmas dinner. Our table was ready when we arrived for our reservation, and the service was good throughout. The restaurant is upstairs in the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and the ambiance is not the same as a beachfront restaurant. That said, the restaurant is pleasant inside, and the food and service were good.

CB
Tampa
24 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating. We chose indoor for this dining experience and it was very nice. Our waitress provided outstanding service and all four meals we ordered at the table were excellent.

OT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service !!

VB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went to Fresco to celebrate Christmas Eve with some friends. We sat outside which was fun. The service was a little slow. All the food looked great. I have celiac disease so made sure that was known and ordered something with no wheat, barley or rye. I am also allergic to asparagus and the dish had asparagus on it. They took it back and made me a new plate. My problem is that the menu said seasonal vegetables. I know the vegetables change daily, but it would help if the possible vegetables were listed on the menu. I know it is my responsibility to inform and sometimes I forget. The desserts looked yummy and the lilikoi crème brûlée was very good. Overall, it was enjoyable.

DK
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Good food and great service. Waiting staff gave strong skills. Washrooms were disgusting