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Posted by Native New Yorker on 08/15/2006
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.
Posted by The typical tourist on 04/10/2006
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
Posted by SL on 01/21/2006
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.
Posted by galloping gourmet on 12/16/2005
Food delish but the rest is not worth the money.
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.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/15/2005
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.
Posted by Ms. Emmy Slaughter on 08/25/2005
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.