Join Executive Chef Rodhel Ibay on the edge of Waikiki for a sumptuous fusion of Italian cuisine and local flair in the midst of Hilton Hawaiian Village!
Set for a natural intimacy that exudes the world-renowned spirit of Aloha, tables seat up to 172 guests in a contemporary design with wraparound windows and one VIP room, as well as two additional semi-private spaces and an open-air patio with views of the night sky.
The menu concept was inspired by the North, Central and South region of Italy. Award winning Chef Kentaro Torii produced the menu, infusing the true Italian flavors from traditional three regions.
He collaborated with Executive Chef Rodhel Ibay’s fresh local touch with the focus on Hawaiian flavors.
The wine cellar stores popular selections, many of which are dedicated to Italian labels specifically designed to complement fresh seafood and steak entrees (and tantalizing desserts).
Fresh in every way, it’s a dining experience not to be missed.
Fresco Italian Restaurant was opened on June 3, 2012 Owned and operated by Blue Lagoon Investment Inc.
Executive Chef: Rodhel Ibay
Menu Collaboration by: Chef Kentaro Torii & Chef Rodhel Ibay
Chef Rodhel Ibay
Executive Chef Rodhel Ibay has been a chef for over 20 years, beginning his training at Gros Bonnet Culinary School. Chef Ibay received additional training at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and worked with top Island chefs on Oahu.
Chef Ibay’s experience as Executive Chef at the Rio Las Vegas Hotel, the Palms Casino’s Resort and at local restaurants including Hau Tree Lanai, Kapono’s, Formaggio Grill and the former Sergio’s Italian Restaurant has given him the passion for sourcing great local fresh produce and treating them simply. Chef Ibay’s goal is to do little to the food and have the ingredients in his creations speak for themselves.
Chef Rodhel and his culinary team focus on bringing fresh and affordable fusion Italian cuisine to Fresco Italian Restaurant.