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
Spaghetti ai Gamberi
Spaghetti "Garlic Shrimp", Lemon, Garlic Butter
Roasted Garlic Aioli and Tomato Jam
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.
If you like Italian food, perhaps from an Italian decent, even from one of our cities with an Italian culture, you will find this food just mediocre. The staff was lovely and sweet, I had s lovely table and dined alone but the food was worse than any take out place. I have tried a few other places in town and they were great, even had their own style. So if you are in the mood for Italian food I highly don’t recommend to eat here. I ordered the seafood pasta- the fish was all dry and cold, the spaghetti was like the dried texture of pasta after it has been sitting out. My server and the manager agreed to make me a new one, I decided on the parmigiana chicken. Chicken was dry and the cheese had a weird smell like if you ever froze the cheese and took it out of the freezer to thaw (yes my husband and I tried this during quarantine). Anyway I feel bad saying this because the staff were the sweetest. Venture off! It will be worth it.
Food was amazing! Had carbonara, penne alla vodka, meatballs, tiramisu!
My friends and I had a party of 3 dinner at this location for my birthday and the food was soooo good! I had the Spaghetti Ai Gamberi and it was delectable! Definitely would come back! The service was nice as well and the ambiance was good! Great spot!
Food was delicious! Staff was friendly. The ambiance was fantastic. I recommend using OpenTable to reserve table. We are always pleased with the food and the view. A quaint restaurant indeed.
Awesome service! Staff very pleasant!!!
Love this place. Great service and great food! We didn't gave to wait long for our food! Will definitely go back soon!
Service was good.
Ambiance was nice.
Food was bland
When we come to Hilton Hawaiian Village (every couple of years) we make a point to dining at least one night at Fresco's. Their quality and relatively low prices for fine dining have made them a favorite for us.
We are on an extended trip at to Hawaii, and this is our 2nd visit, The first night we chose Rigatoni alla Bolognese (myself) and Penne a la Carbonara (wife). Both were absolutely outstanding. I recommend the Meiomi Pinot Noir with this paring. Every course was perfect. The Bolognese may have been the finest I have ever tasted. A labor of love. The second night we both choose the special; a Chicken Parm plate. This was a large plate of medium thickness of split chicken breast, pounded flat, breaded and sauced. The cheese was still bubbling when it arrived at our table. Delicious. Of course neither one of us finished. For lighter eaters, or with a salad, this plate could be split.
Sure, you might find a place in old Chicago or Manhattan that is better than this, but you would have to look hard. Very hard. So, you are on vacation. Trust a guy with no neck, when he says that is just like my familia used to make it.
Over the years we have come to look forward dinners at Fresco on our trips to HHV. The dishes are well prepared and the sauces near legendary. They must simmer for days.
Food was fabulous and service was always wonderful. Breakfast lunch or dinner you won’t go wrong!
Very friendly service & accommodating to change 1 item (asparagus instead of Brussel sprouts. Seafood medley was very good.
A recurring theme in the reviews of Fresco is that the food is bland, and that was also our experience. The mixed seafood pasta looked beautiful but had very little flavor, and the same could be said of everything we had. A clue may be found in the amazingly fast service, with chopped salad and fried calamari appetizers arriving within no more than two minutes of being ordered. Clearly they were already prepared and ready to serve with a few moments in the microwave for the calamari. On the plus side, the restaurant is pleasant and convenient if you're staying in the resort. The best tip from past reviews is probably to come while the luau is in full swing and ask for a window table where you can listen to the music.
Lovely vibe, great server, the beef carpaccio was amazing and lived up to the hype. A hidden gem.
Excellent service ready to please & great deal of 50% off
Great food! Great service! Moderately priced. Great value.
What a lovely evening seated at a window table to view the sunset and serenaded by music from the luau! We thoroughly enjoyed our salad and pasta choices as well as the tiramisu.
The only downside was the extravagantly overpriced wine: $60 for Meomi Pinot noir which sells for less than $20 in any mainland grocery store and for even less at Costco.
There is an old smell upon entering the dining room( at the back) ,maybe its the linens..or the building just smells old...i cannot pinpoint.. but the pasta we ordered were delicious. Service is great as well.
Waiters were awesome.
Good views from window seats
The service provided by Kele was perfect. He was very knowledgeable and attentive and made feel very comfortable. The food was great and very satisfying.
Our meals were quite good. I would recommend this restaurant for a good dinner. The chopped salad was excellent.
Sheldon was great!
Great food! Very friendly staff. Kale took great care of us!
Small portions for the price!
Food, experience, and service were great until the end. One of our guest asked for extra bread and the waiter stated he would ask the manager. A manager has to approve bread? Big turn off.
We've been returning patrons to this restaurant in 2014-2018, and we were always pleased with the quality of food. So we decided to book it for some family dinner in August 2021.
Something has definitely changed - either the owner or the Chef or both since the food quality and the menu's options went down from 5 stars to 3 at most.
That's not the Fresco restaurant that we all loved.
We love the food at Fresco, we encourage them to expand the menu! Back dining room is lovely when windows are open, but otherwise decor needs updating in the back. Always lovely, service is consistently good. Food is very tasty, well priced. Hostess very capable of making sure availability moves along.
Good food, young professional waiter.
Fresco Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 941-8868.
Fresco Italian Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 869 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.