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Fresco by Scotto
Fresco by Scotto

Fresco by Scotto Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.frescobyscotto.com
  • Email: reservations@frescobyscotto.com
  • Phone: (212) 935-3434
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Beau Houck
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please Call Elaina Scotto or Natalie at 2127542700, we will handle all your catering needs.
  • Entertainment: "People watching at it"s best" Zagat

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park & Madison
  • Public Transit: 5th ave station on E and M line. 51st street station 6 line. 47-50 station B,D,F.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available after 6pm on the street. otherwise private parking lot on 52nd st. Park and Lexington
A word from Fresco by Scotto
Fresco by Scotto is a family owned Italian restaurant in New York City. The concept is simple: serve delicious, fresh, seasonably inspired food in a warm atmosphere. Fresco by Scotto Restaurant has been opened since November 1993. It’s well known as the power broker’s lunch and star-filled entertainment industry dinner. Fresco by Scotto is often referred to as the “NBC Commissary”. Fresco by Scotto is owned and operated by the Scotto Family—Marion, Rosanna, Anthony, Jr.and Elaina Scotto.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "a great place for a business or just a friendly meal with friends; service was very good and made us more than comfortable"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Have been to Fresco many times. Food quality is fantastic and service is great."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Wonderful service, very good food. The only drawback was a very loud table behind us, but that wasn't the restaurant's fault. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Food was excellent! Unique twist on traditional italian cuisine.. Busy after work restaurant with a great staff and cozy feel. Large bar in front of the restaurant and a dining room towards the back. I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a great meal."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Fresco By Scotto is the perfect spot for a great lunch in midtown. It has it all, ambiance, great food, and very relaxed."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Have been going to Fresco since it opend many years ago. One of my favoirte NY spots and have recommended it to many over the years. Great location for midtown business and personal stays; near major hotels, etc. excellent Northern Itlain cuisine and friendly reliable service especially good that it remains in the loving hands of the Scotto family who are very presnet and active each time we've been there."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "was not nearly as good as i expected. when they create stuff on the today show it always seems so fresh and clever. their menu seemed kind of staid and boring. the service was wonderful though."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Stumbled upon the restaurant last year, and just had to return. Our experience the second time around did not disappoint, We were welcomed earlier than our reservation was scheduled. We were welcomed by the matriarch of the family warm and friendly with a smile that inspired the same in return. The staff was just as warm and friendly. The service was prompt and never feeling rushed.. The food is the star of this restaurant, flavors awakening your taste buds, Portions in abundance, spices balancing and coming to life. This was the most delicious dinner and we would and already have recommended to family and friends. We hope to be back soon to enjoy another selection off this five star menu."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The Scotto family & staff makes everyone feel so WELCOME. Food portions generous & delicious. Excellent service. A real winner"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Our big group (which included some picky eaters) LOVED this place! They were so lovely that they even gave us a special great because we used open table to book the reservation. DELICIOUS food and to die for desserts!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was good but over priced. Went with good friends from out of town that I haven't seen in years. We felt very very rushed!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant, however, wine list was very limited and the noise level around 7pm was horrible. The three of us could not hear one another but could clearly hear the conversations on either side of us. Not sure I would go again."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Lovely decor, good service, great food...need I say more....."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We were a group of 5 - the food and service was excellent, very attentive and knowledgable staff. One person in our group was vegetarian - they happily her served food off the menu. Highly recommended - look forward to going back."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Couldn't hear my client across the table from me with tables inches away on both sides trying to communicate across their tables to. Bad place for client lunch"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I have been to Fresco by Scotto several times...this is the first time that I felt rushed by the waiters. They were attentive but service was too quick and we were unable to have a Saturday evening dining experience. Unfortunately I walked away knowing that it will be some time before I return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Everything I've had at Scotto is delicious. The service is always quick and have never had one issue. Love this place for business lunches."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Every meal at Fresco is great. I love it for business lunches because the service is impeccable and they get your food out quickly. Start with the veggie antipasto and try their homemade pastas - the papardelle is excellent. I had salmon there last time, which was also spot on. Love this place, highly recommend."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Tables are very close together and not very comfortable. The service was wonderful. ... the food was good but not outstanding."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "I have not been to Fresco in many years and was glad to find that the food and ambience are still terrific. The prices are high but it seems to draw an expense account crowd so be forewarned."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I've visited Fresco many times, perhaps 10 over the last 5 years. No matter when I go back, the food, the service and atmosphere never disappoints. The menu is not only filled with delicious variety, but the preparation scream fresh and imaginative. You never know who may walk in (I saw celebrities on several occasions), and I was never rushed or seated at a table that wasn't welcoming and central to the restaurant's view. I highly recommend dining here, especially if it is a special occasion or you wish to impress someone with your knowledge of great NYC restaurants."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Our first time have friends/family/business associates who all love it every time they dine here! Was perfect romantic Itlaian cuisine to share a very important moment with my dear girlfriend celebrating her 30th birthday. Service was impeccable as well as GM recommendation on matching our wine tastes (2 bottles of silk in our mouths), the food was phenomenal every bite, excellent decor, management going above and beyond to accommodate a special night. Fresco By Scotto now has become "our" place for many loving memories during the years to come. Thank You!!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I was so looking forward to eating here. The experience was awful. The waiter rushed us and I know it was because he got mad we didnt order appetizers or drinks. He handed us the dessert menu and said you have one minute to decide. I thought he was joking and I said, a minute my goodness, in a nasty tone he said, yes you have one minute , it is the Christmas season and there are people waiting to be seated. I said well, that is why I made a reservation. My friends and I decided not to order anything and I made it clear how rude I thought he was. He got ten dollars on a 250 bill. Enough said. The sad part is, I will never ever go there or recommend this place ever again. The food was eh by the way."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "Fresco by Scotto was wonderful. Having seen the family on the Today Show, it had it's own magnetism. No matter what, if you are able, go to the restroom! You will see the pictures of the appearances of the owners. The owners were present and willing to join in a picture. For 2, it was perfect! There were large groups but the noise level was manageable and not offensive. The bar list is somewhat limited and they have their own way of preparing some drinks. I recommend staying with the basics. The wine list is wonderful, as any Italian Restaurant should be, and Fresco goes beyond. Portions between tables are not equal. The next table ordered the same salmon and had twice as much meat on their shared plate. Gnocci was great!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Overall satisfaction!! Great everything!! Definitely on the top of our list of amazing restaurants!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The entire experience was excellent and Rosanna mom greeted me at the door like I was one of her own children. Scored bigs points with my lady on Valentines Day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "visited late night on Valentines day. Waiter seemed very harried and rushed and indifferent. Food was just like what you could make at home - nothing very special.. Pasta overcooked. Dishes old and uninspired. I just wonder if these guys have gone our recently for really good Italian food lately. Suggest a honest look at the quality and presentation. Will go elsewhere where maybe they care a bit more."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been coming to this restaurant for the past 15 years, nearyl every time we are in NYC, and it has always given us a special memory. The food is excellent as is the service. And, the price is reasonable. What more could you ask for in Midtown."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great service, ambiance and the best appetizer pizza ever!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I have been a long time loyal customer and they never let me down. What a great place!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "I highly recommend this restaurant for business lunches."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Excellent food and great chianti recommended by a very friendly host. Happened to be sitting at table next to Rosanna Scotto which was an unexpected pleasure."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Delicious meal. Friendly and efficient service. Great for business lunch."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Loved this Resturant!!! The food was delicious and service was great!! Definitely worth the high end price !! Will be bAck!!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The food was even better than the first few times I had eaten here. The only problem was the wine steward was pushy to the point I had to talk to the manager."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "We have been eating at Fresco for over 15 years... every meal has always been excellent, with warm inviting service .. our hundred meals have likely gone unnoticed by the family as regulars (though we do not live in NY), demonstrating they offer excellent food and service to all."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner at Fresco by Scotto. The food and service were great as well as the atmosphere. We will definitely be going back again."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This was my first time to NY and my sister-in-law recommended Fresco to us. It was an excellent meal, outstanding service and a great atmosphere. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in NY."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Large many seats and surprisingly moderate noise level which makes it great for business lunch. Food excellent."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This family owned eatery has wonder hospitality and amazing and creative dishes like none other I've tried. Their zucchini chips were a delightful treat--even this finicky vegetable eater enjoyed them. The portions are reasonable and the value certainly makes this place worth visiting again the next time we're in the neighborhood. As an added bonus, the owners mingled with the guests to thank them for their patronage and ensure the dining experience was pleasant. I'd definitely consider returning here again."
    Dined on 1/30/2014