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FRESCO ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Cacciucco di Mare. A traditional fish soup of Tuscany, with Maine lobster, Hokkaido scallops, manilla clams and Kauai shrimp in a local tomato and Hawaiian chili pepper sauce.
Cacciucco di Mare. A traditional fish soup of Tuscany, with Maine lobster, Hokkaido scallops, manilla clams and Kauai shrimp in a local tomato and Hawaiian chili pepper sauce.

Located on the second level in the Hilton Hawaiian Village Rainbow Bazaar, Fresco Italian Restaurant takes classic Italian comfort dishes and perfects them with the fresh flavors of the islands. The Cacciucco di Mare, pictured on page 70, is a traditional fish soup in the Tuscan style, with the addition of complementing natural flavors of Maine lobster, Hokkaido scallops, Manila clams and Kauai shrimp, in a local tomato and Hawaiian chili pepper sauce. Not only are the seafood components a new iteration of this traditional Tuscan dish, but where they come from makes all the difference. Hokkaido’s scallop fishery started in the 1800s, thriving today for its sustainable practices and its tender, sweet and creamy scallops. The sweetness of the Manila clams are a great complement to the award-winning Kauai shrimp, farmed just an island to the West, which are best known for their taste, texture, and stunning visual appeal. If you’re looking for a satisfying serving of several outstanding seafood flavors in one dish, the Cacciucco di Mare at Fresco Italian Restaurant is the way to go.