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  • Italian
  • 34 E 52nd St, New York NY10022 40.759026 -73.974509
  • (At Madison Ave)
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  • (212) 935-3434
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User Ratings (Based on 44 reviews)

Food 3.8 Value 2.6
Service 3.2 Atmosphere 3.2

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 935-3434
(212) 935-3436
Visa, MC, AmEx, DC
Lunch Mon-Fri: 11:30am-3pm Dinner Mon-Fri: 5:30pm-11pm Sat: 5pm-11pm
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Business Dining, Catering, Gluten-Free, Good for Groups, Online Reservations, Outdoor Seating, People Watching, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Take Out, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Accessible

User Reviews

  • Fresco

    Posted by Native New Yorker on 08/15/2006

    Unpleasant experience

    The food was nothing to write home about but the prices were very high for what the menu offered (which was not much especially in the taste department). Also, the waiter had an Italian accent when he was reciting the specials but when asked a question about the wine (that he didn't know the answer to) he replied in a beautiful Brooklynese accent. Why fake an Italian accent when you are from Brooklyn?! Let's talk about fake...., unless your are somebody famous, personal friends of the Scotto's or an Executive at NBC you can expect to be treated poorly at Fresco. They were so rude that when my family members were leaving the Hostess had the nerve to ask if we payed! Take it from this Native New Yorker, who has been fortunate to have dined at some of the finest New York restaurants, Fresco is not recommended.

  • Fresco

    Posted by The typical tourist on 04/10/2006

    Wonderful Experience

    Marion Scotto is every bit as wonderful as she appears on TV. She took the time to greet us and was most charming. She made us feel welcomed and important as any celebrity. She even took the time to autograph her new book for us. I found the entire experience wonderful. The entire staff was very friendly, warm and very accomadating. The restaraunt is charming, the service was superb. Food was delicious and presentation was delicatable. I would totally recommend it and would go again

  • Fresco

    Posted by SL on 01/21/2006

    Excellent food and service!

    Fresco is an excellent restaurant. I went there for my Mom's birthday. I loved the calamari. The food is excellent. It has great atmosphere because I love all the painting. The price was a little too high but it is a great restaurant.

  • Fresco

    Posted by galloping gourmet on 12/16/2005

    Big bucks little bang

    Food delish but the rest is not worth the money.

  • Fresco

    Posted by Madison Ave on 12/16/2005


    The food here is good, but not for the price. Do not go for lunch if you have to make it back to work before 4pm. They make is very clear who the priority is, and it is rarely you. Expect 20 minute wait to be seated, 20 minutes to order, 20-40 minutes between each course. If you are hungry and in the neighborhood, try Fresco to go and skip the sit down wait.

  • Fresco

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/15/2005

    Questionable reservations

    Your reservation is meaningless unless you personally know one of the Scotto's or have an NBC connection. We showed up 15 minutes early for our reservation, stared at plenty of empty tables and were told with a straight face that we would have to wait. After a half hour, we were offered a tiny table in the overcrowed bar despite several empty tables in the main dining room. Since we had a reservation, I said I would prefer to sit in the dining room rather than a table for by the bar for walk-ins. During the next 15 minutes of waiting, several "regulars" or family "friends" came in with no reservation and filled the empty seats. It was not until we asked for our coats back from the coat check and started to head out the door that a table magically became available for us. The food is expensive, but excellent. I don't mind paying the high prices for food that good.

  • Fresco

    Posted by Ms. Emmy Slaughter on 08/25/2005

    Wonderful NYC experience

    For our first meal in NYC, this was a great place to visit. I recommend the grilled vegetables for the table. Overall I thought it was great, and will visit again in my future travels.

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