Fresco Italian Restaurant

4.3
756 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 756 people are saying
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4.4
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4.2
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AshleyM
London
7 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We love Italian, but thought the food was just okay. Wouldn’t go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience all around , the food was good and drinks were excellent

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BillW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good and service was very good, would go again and recommend to others

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Maggy
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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-

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, very large portions. Next time we’ll poetically split a pasta dish. The cocktails were fabulous.

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Micheleg
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and wonderful service, very personable.

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PatriciaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their place felt Italian. Food was very good and service personable yet respectful. We sat at the window over looking the luau. Nice vire

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waiter, loved our food and the service was spot on! Came here twice and was our favorite restaurant on the island!

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CatherineB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was good, the server was friendly but had too many tables. I would go back.

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Arlekin
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was terrible

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

For the buildup, food was mostly Olive Garden quality. Service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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.

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vipomar
Naples
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience !!! Love service and food.

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RicnSusie
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Able to accommodate my husband’s need to eat gluten free. Very nice servers

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Hnc5454
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

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.

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Zfam
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service of anywhere that we visited. Great food as well.

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RachelT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

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.

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Corey
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

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😫

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SiobhanR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The ambiance and service was great. The food was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Meh. The server did his best but clearly they were under staffed. Food was okay. Decent to eat but not note worthy. Limited menu.

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timl
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice place. Good food.
Great atmosphere.
Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I would have given the restaurant a 5. The food was wonderful and our server was very attentive. However, we

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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.

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vipAlohaJanet
Hawaii
38 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Italian fusion with fresh local ingredients 😋 Hope more menu items will be back soon!

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Dnelo
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

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.
Beware!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was mediocre at best, expected better

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

25th anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lucked out with a table overlooking great lawn and got to listen to a wonderful concert! Crime brûlée was divine!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall1food5service5ambience4

Everything was wonderful up until the point when the manager asked if I was having a boy or a girl.

FAQs

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.