Fresco by Scotto
Eggplant & Zucchini Pie
eggplant and zucchini baked with ricotta, homemade mozzarella and tomato sauce
today's selection of homemade ravioli
Fresco Grilled Sausage
house blend, sweet Italian sausage filled with cheese and parsley, ragu of sweet roasted peppers, cipollini onions, shell beans, broccoli rabe, garlic and rosemary, extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic
Go! Go! Support our family of friends!!
The food was extraordinary. It always is. The wait staff was very attentive. The noise level was a bit high even though the restaurant was less than full given the virus scare. Of course the prices are not for the faint of heart.
One of my favorite places for a business lunch. Conveniently located in midtown!
Our wait person -blonde female with an updo hair style was very aloof and cool. Didn’t make us feel very welcome
Food and staff were excellent!! They gave us recommendations and they did not disappoint!!!
I always enjoy my visits to Fresco
The staff are always amazing the owners are always present which makes such a difference and they are incredibly consistent
Often a long standing establishment will rest on their reputation but not Fresco. They work hard everyday
Great choice for lunch or dinner
Always great seeing Anthony and his adorable parents.
Wonderful food and incredible service.
A great time was had by al!
While the food was good, the price was incredibly expensive for what we had. $29 for a margarita pizza and $38 for pasta with sausage. In addition my daughter asked for a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and when we got the bill it was $40 per glass. We were never told the price prior to her choosing her wine.
Fresco never disappoints. It is a bit pricey but worth the money for the quality of the food and the ambiance. A lively NYC scene, generous portions and fun people watching. On my recent visit, the homemade ravioli was definitely homemade.
Great service, hospitality and food. Perfect business lunch
Wonderful. A great New York experience. Atmosphere like the old Four Seasons of years gone by.
Food always great!
As always .. a fantastic meal at Fresco by Scotto!!!!
Excellent in every way
Our first experience, discovered them on The Today Show over the years. Staff was friendly, server was excellent and food was the same. Would definitely go back and recommend1
We live in an age of "fast casual" eating and fusion restaurants designed for hipness so places like Fresco too easily get overlooked. It's an elegant but friendly white-tablecloth restaurant devoted to well-executed food and good service. It's a little expensive, but not out of line for Midtown -- and frankly, it costs money for the kind of staffing that makes a comfortable experience possible. Quiet but not hushed, high-quality food but not a bit pretentious, attentive service but well short of fawning. A lovely evening out.
The Frito Misto , the rack of lamb and the pasta were very good. The branzino was not good. The fish was not fresh.
We had a ridiculously overpriced meal at this restaurant. The food was mediocre at best. Our child’s penne noodles with butter was $18 and was literally 17 noodles. Their house wine was $36 a glass. Just outrageous. I don’t mind spending money on a meal but this was excessive in every sense of the word. Unless you enjoy completely wasting your money, I wouldn’t recommend.
Dined at restaurant prior to theater. Food and service were outstanding. The wine selection was extensive however price per glass was unreasonable.
Elegant, upscale class with a warm welcome from Anthony Scotto himself. Wait service very friendly and make you feel at home!
Now asignaron una mesa amplia para dos eso me agrado mucho, la atención es buena por parte del mesero, aun que debería sugerir algunas bebidas para comenzar.
Deberían remodelar el lugar ya que la fama que tiene no es congruente con su mobiliario. En general bien, la comida es buena.
we were there on Valentine’s day and the family was there greeting g everyone . Food was excellent - one of our all tome favorites!
Extremely over-priced average Italian food. $235 (before tip) for two crab cake apps, two pasta dishes and one glass of wine
Stand out midtown business lunch to see and be seen
Expensive but very good
The food was delicious!
our waiter was great. Service was not rushed. Great menu variety.
What a real treat to go to Fresco. I hadn't been there in years since i stopped working in midtown, and it was as good as I remembered. We went for an early dinner before the magic show at the Palace Lotte hotel and they accommodated our fast timeline. The appetizers are meant to be shared by two people, but we shared three ways and there was plenty, generous portions. Their home made pasta and meat sauce was delicious, the risotto and the chicken milanese was a really nice thick cut of chicken.
Nice size drinks too - like that alot!
High scale and relaxed at the same time, what really stands out is the cuisine of the new executive chef Alessandro Pendinelli who graced our table with his presence when we had questions on the preparation of some of the dishes.
A little advice to start: don't try use a fork for the he zucchini and potato chips with gorgonzola ;-) you must use your hands! ;-)
The very tasty Cannellini pure was the ideal accompaniment for the various breads in the basket while waiting for the appetizer of fried calamari, which were light and crunchy, perfect, just as they should be.
We were intrigued by the Pappardelle of kamut and wholewheat flour with lamb ragout, then we were dazzled by the Rack of lamb in a fig reduction sauce, perfectly coupled with the cauliflower pure,
and were amazed by the Seared tuna that was literally melting in our mouth.
Desserts looked very seductive even though we were quite full, so we tried Bomboloni with cream and caramel dips, and the Apple crisp, and we were not disappointed.
The waiter Dennis contributed to the memorable experience with his professionalism and savoir faire.
Great place for business meals but too stuffy for an everyday meal. Too pricey when you don’t have a business account as well. The food however was quite good.
This is really one of Mid-town’s jewels. Fantastic!
Always the very best at Fresco. My fave place for special friends.
I wish I could give it zero stars. We had a 9:30 reservation, when we sat the server rushed us to order because the kitchen was closing. (The restaurant closes at 11) we ordered an app and when We went to order dinner, he told me I wouldn't be hungry for an entree. (How does he know!? And what if I wanted leftovers!?) he came back and then decided to split chicken parm -- a special of the night at an Italian restaurant . The manager then came out ten minutes later and told us they were out of chicken parm!? WHAT? I was quite confused considering chicken parm is literally chicken, cheese, and sauce!? I then chose a backup and he said they were out of chicken!? The manager didn't offer to fix it or suggestions. Then, we watched the table next to us order food and get it! After we had our app (prosciutto and cheeses-- which could have been used on the chicken parm) he had the audacity to ask us if we wanted a dessert! Honestly what a shame because the reviews were really good and we were excited to eat here, but completely ruined a date night for us; he also ruined what would have been over a 300 dollar check. His loss in the end.
The food was fantastic!! Our server Alan gave great suggestions and he went above and beyond taking care of us
Fabulous meal, friendly and courteous staff. We will definitely be back!!!
Great food and friendly, yet professional service. The restaurant on this Friday night was a bit noisy, but overall wonderful experience.
I hadn’t eaten there in a year and boy, has the quality come down significantly. I ordered the tuna steak and was underwhelmed by the dish. It was even served cold (supposed to be seared), which made me think maybe it was frozen and not fresh. My companion ordered a pasta and also was underwhelmed. With just two glasses of one and one dish, the bill came out to $90 per person. This is insane. The quality doesn’t match the pricing. I’m definitely not visiting again.
Exceptionally poor experience tonight. Come here whenever I am in NY and usually consistently good. Ordered Salmon and asked for it medium. Came extremely rare. Asked for it to be redone they literally looked like they cut 2 ends of the one I sent back and sent it out again. Very poor quality.
Fresco by Scotto is rated 4.6 stars by 2071 OpenTable diners.
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