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
Fresco Chopped Salad
Romaine Lettuce, Pepperoncini, Kalamata Olives, Ho Farm Tomato, Cucumber with Oregano Vinaigrette
Trio of Bruschetta
Truffle Mushroom, Tomato & Burrata, Ricotta, Honey, Prosciutto di Parma and Thyme
We love Italian, but thought the food was just okay. Wouldn’t go again.
Great experience all around , the food was good and drinks were excellent
Good and service was very good, would go again and recommend to others
A dinner during vacation. Great service. Food was tasty, nothing spectacular. Costly for what we had but typical for this resort property. Pleasant seating on the patio outside the restaurant-
Delicious food, very large portions. Next time we’ll poetically split a pasta dish. The cocktails were fabulous.
Great food and wonderful service, very personable.
Their place felt Italian. Food was very good and service personable yet respectful. We sat at the window over looking the luau. Nice vire
It’s easy to get an early reservation, which is great for families with kids! We had a wonderful table and waitress and loved the salad. I am gluten free and dairy free and was happy to find gluten free pasta; however, they put cheese on both my salad and dinner entree, so I had to send them both back. They brought out new food quickly and it was good
Wonderful waiter, loved our food and the service was spot on! Came here twice and was our favorite restaurant on the island!
The food was good, the server was friendly but had too many tables. I would go back.
The food was terrible
For the buildup, food was mostly Olive Garden quality. Service was excellent
The restaurant atmosphere was better than the food itself, which for Italian was very basic. My bolognese pasta could of been made at home. Our server was attentive and the view of the ocean/lagoon was lovely.
Very good experience !!! Love service and food.
Not disappointed in the food or service at all. Perfectly prepared food and great friendly service. And really good drinks. I thought the ambience was gonna be a bit better with better views. But we'd go back.
Wonderful food. Able to accommodate my husband’s need to eat gluten free. Very nice servers
The food was great better than other restaurants. The only complaint was that my chicken was slightly pink but they fixed it immediately. Risotta was well seasoned and cooked perfectly! Will definitely be back.
I am a happy, repeat customer of Fresco Italian Restaurant. The food is delicious, and the service is even better! When we go, we always request to be seated in Kele’s section. He’s down to earth, great with customers, and he always remembers us!
The ambiance is perfect as well. It’s a romantic setting without being too dark.
The server was very friendly and informative about the menu. The Bolognese sauce was sub par. It tasted more like a chili sauce. Meatballs were good, but lacked seasoning. We were hoping for authenticity since the restaurant was in the Hilton Village and the price scale. The location, lighting, and interior were great, as well as the view, but the sauces were disappointing. It reminded me of a dressed up Olive Garden. Not what we expected at all.
Best service of anywhere that we visited. Great food as well.
First of all, our waiter was awesome! Very friendly and attentive. I did not care for the food at all. I got the Mahi Mahi and it was very over done. My husband got the pasta special (clam and bok choy, seems like an odd combo) which had a very odd almost chemical taste to it. I would not eat here again and I hope they don’t serve any real Italians.
The menu is very limited, the server acted like we were a bother. The spaghetti sauce was great, but the meatballs tasted like they came out of a microwave. We was hoping to enjoy a nice lasagna plate, but does not exist on the menu😫
The ambiance and service was great. The food was just ok.
Meh. The server did his best but clearly they were under staffed. Food was okay. Decent to eat but not note worthy. Limited menu.
Nice place. Good food.
Excellent service. Food was delicious.
I would have given the restaurant a 5. The food was wonderful and our server was very attentive. However, we
We had an 8:00 reservation and were seated promptly at 8:01, despite them being extremely busy. The hostess was friendly and our server was on point. Loved the Ambience of all the open windows and beautiful plants. We shared a chopped salad and spaghetti and meatballs, which was very flavorful. Our server, Michael was friendly and brought us Tiramisu, to finish off, in celebration of our honeymoon!
Very poor, dinner for one came before drinks and appetizers, kids meals came scalding next, then drinks, 15 minutes later appetizer which was inedible, 15 minutes after kids finished their meal parents were finally served- my salad was so salty it was actually inedible. The value for what is served is very poor, sorry we wasted so much money here.
Italian fusion with fresh local ingredients 😋 Hope more menu items will be back soon!
My experience with this establishment has always been good, however tonight was an off night for both hostess working the front door. No real greeting was offered other than “name”. Which I stated along with reservation time. The hostess said “sign the book and we’ll be with you shortly”. After waiting past my reservation time I approached the hostess again and she said “we’ll be seating you in a minute “. After waiting a few more minutes the other hostess called our name and motioned us to an outside table on the stairs. I said no we have a reservation and I’d like to sit inside. She said “well I’ll have to see”. So awkwardly we waited a few moments and she says follow me. As we followed she said “did you book on Open Table”, which I replied yes. She said “you know you were suppose to select indoor or outdoor on the site”. I was speechless as this young lady scolded me as we walked to the table. As we sat at the table I went back to open table and saw know mention of this. It was almost like she was saying don’t book on open table.
I was flabbergasted by this and the actions of this young person. Her actions ruined a perfectly good night out with my wife.
The food was good and our waiter did his very best, but the night was lost.
The Manager who was helping at the door and greeting guest now and than walked by our table multiple times with absolutely no greeting.
He greeted several other tables but never ours. I felt like stopping him but I wasn’t going to embarrass my wife.
Good Food - Good Wait staff - Poor Front of House Hostesses.
Very disappointing..Food was just ok. My meal was the size of an appetizer. A very different experience since we dined here 2 years ago. We won’t be going back.
The food was mediocre at best, expected better
This restaurant was a pleasant surprise! Located on the second floor of the shopping area of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the restaurant was much larger and nicer on the inside than what it appeared from the outside. Food was delicious, and our waiter, Sheldon, was great! I heartily recommend!
Fresco Italian Restaurant was a beautiful experience. The food, the service, the ambiance…incredible! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits the Waikiki area!
We lucked out with a table overlooking great lawn and got to listen to a wonderful concert! Crime brûlée was divine!
Menus online, outside, and at table inconsistent and missing Italian favorites like lasagna. The off menu items were most likely prepared many days prior as the chicken and breading was worst than weeks old leftovers from the fridge. Desserts underwhelming with tiramisu small and chocolate creme brûlée grainy with chocolate powder clumps.
Very good service
Everything was wonderful up until the point when the manager asked if I was having a boy or a girl.
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 756 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.