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Fresco Italian

September 13, 2015

Italian-style cuisine lights up the night

Infusing his eclectic menu with innovative island flare, executive chef Rodhel Ibay keeps things classy yet cutting-edge at Fresco Italian Restaurant. Located within Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rainbow Bazaar, Fresco is a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike to come and enjoy a mid-day or evening meal. Two vegetarian-friendly picks in particular will inspire palates….

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August 9, 2015 ,

Crazy Good Loco Mocos

Synonymous with comfort, loco mocos are invaluable ingredients in the recipe that makes up our melting pot of local favorites. With ohso-filling piles of rice topped with those consoling hamburger patties, rich brown gravy and a fabulous fried egg, has there ever been a better meal to chow down after a full day at the…

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June 28, 2015

Fresco Celebrates Anniversary with Special Summer Menu

Like the 100-plus selections of wine available in its vast collection, Fresco Italian Restaurant has consistently strived to improve with age. The restaurant celebrates its third anniversary in style as diners are invited to enjoy a special summer-themed menu that showcases Fresco’s diverse menu and incorporates fresh, local flavors with traditional Italian cuisine. Perched atop…

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May 6, 2015

Tasty triple-threat ushers in the ‘gourmet age’ of Honolulu

Remember the Golden Age of Hollywood, when performers like Gene Kelly and Judy Garland sang, danced and acted their way into our hearts as uber-talented “triple-threats?” Well, yet another talented star in the culinary world who is stealing our affections is Chef Rodhel Ibay of Fresco Italian Restaurant, whose newest menu sensation is a true,…

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March 23, 2015

Farm to table, Italian style

Eating local isn’t about hugging trees or getting back to your flower child days. It’s simply about eating better. By default, locally grown ingredients are fresher and boast more nutrients than foods that are imported. Who can deny this about a vine-ripened tomato picked at its peak that only travelled 36 miles from the North…

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February 15, 2015

Fresco Italian Restaurant

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: COSTOLETTE DI AGNELLO ALLA GRIGLIA ($44.95, AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY, FEB. 16) Situated at Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rainbow Bazaar, Fresco Italian Restaurant may be within walking distance for many tourists, but as scores of island locals are finding out, venturing to the Waikiki eatery is well worth the…

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December 21, 2014

Fresco serves up traditionally Italian, locally inspired dishes

Looking to experience Italian food with roots firmly planted in Hawaiian soil? Look no further than Fresco Italian Restaurant, where executive chef Rodhel Ibay serves up Italian food that pleases both Italians and kamaaina alike. Fresco Italian Restaurant in Hilton Hawaiian Village is a fresh face lift to the prior restaurant Sergio’s, retaining the same…

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November 23, 2014

I’m Talkin’ Tiramisu

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, because to be honest, I’m pretty sure you couldn’t care less about this intro. Why read when you could be stuffing your face with tiramisu? Legit tiramisu, at that! It’s all or nothing, right? And being that Italy is an absolute favorite travel destination of mine, I…

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October 12, 2014

A Fresh Take on Fusion

While fusion cuisine is nothing new to Hawaii’s culinary scene, Fresco Italian Restaurant has taken the concept to the next level by incorporating fresh, local flavors with traditional Italian dishes. Perched atop Hilton Hawaiian Village’s Rainbow Bazaar, Fresco features an airy, open dining space complete with views of the resort’s lagoon and vibrant outdoor landscaping….

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September 28, 2014

Getting fresh in Waikiki

Growing up, whenever I — or either of my sisters — would “sass” my Nana, she’d promptly remind us just how little leniency she has for Southern ladies who don’t mind their manners. I seem to recall her exact words being something along the lines of, “Now Andrea Elizabeth Miller (the name reserved exclusively for…

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