Fresco Italian Cafe
EclecticThe meal was a delight and the ambiance charming. We had a lovely evening, enjoyed the opportunity for outside dining so early in the season, the people watching was great and the staff was attentive. Can't ask for much more on Mother's Day! Glad we decided to make the trek in from 11900 South for another great night of dining!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had dinner for Mother'sWe had dinner for Mother's Day. All of our entrees were delicious especially the risotto with trout. The lemon budino was delicious! We will be back soon.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm not from Salt Lake, butI'm not from Salt Lake, but have to say this was a truly great experience. A very contemporary take on italian food. Dinner was well paced, each course excellent and an interesting wine list. I would definitely recommend!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Fresco is a neighborhoodThe Fresco is a neighborhood gem and we are never dissapointed with the food. Italian food that runs very light on the red sauce- it is always a pleasure to see what the chef will have to offer us. They have a beautiful outdoor patio when the weather is nice. Otherwise, the size of the restaurant is tiny but cozy. It is not a place for a large or noisy group.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been eating at FrescoWe've been eating at Fresco for many years (whenever we're in SLC -- about once a year)
My impression is that there is a new chef and the results are very good. Most of the items on the March 31, 2013 menu were new to us. We had two of the pastas which were both unique and very yummy. The new (to us) wine list was also terrific. All in all, we look forward to our next visit to SLC for more than powder skiing. Also, the service provided by the wait staff is excellent.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my favoritesThis is one of my favorites when I am heading to the theatre.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu, service and food wereMenu, service and food were excellent. Wine selection by bottle did not seem to offer enough mid-priced selections by bottle ($30-$45)3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMHad not been here for a coupleHad not been here for a couple of years and were not disappointed . Still a quality experience.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAn all around Superb diningAn all around Superb dining experience...Enough said!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent place. VisitingExcellent place. Visiting from Albuquerque and wanted a good local experience. Can't beat it.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love the coziness of thisWe love the coziness of this restaurant and enjoy it most with one or two other couples. The food is wonderful! We really love that it's attached to the King's English Bookstore!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time and twoWe had a great time and two of the locals didn't know about it. But, now they do!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe server was very enthusiasticThe server was very enthusiastic and knowledgable about the menu item. His suggestions were very helpful. The food was of high quality and very creatively prepared. The staff seemed very profess A few more wines under $50 would be appreciated. The restaurant has attempted to ameliorate the noise level by adding canvas panels to the ceiling, but the space is rather small so the tables are close together. On this visit the server spoke very clearly so we could hear the description of the specials. Also, neighboring parties spoke in conversational tones, so the noise level was moe acceptable than on a previous visit. Oh, the desserts are lovely as well.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fantastic foodAbsolutely fantastic food and a unique intimate setting.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe duck-based pasta dishThe duck-based pasta dish on the menu (not a special) may have been the best meal I have had in Salt Lake City. I highly recommend it--you won't be disappointed.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAn expensive evening, butAn expensive evening, but The food was excellent and creatively prepares.
The noise level was quite high and it was difficult to hear the server explain the specials as she recited the, in a sing song voice.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always excellent food andAs always excellent food and very good service. Wonderfully small and intimate ambiance.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA lovely evening! The cheeseA lovely evening! The cheese selection was fabulous. Adding white anchovies to the Caesar salad was a very nice touch. The entrees were all excellent and we would definitely recommend Fresco's and will absolutely return the next time we are in Salt Lake City.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great place. It wasWhat a great place. It was our first time and we found the restaurant on Open Table. The location is excellent and only a few minutes from the U of Utah theater. The menu is great with a selection of Italian entrees not commonly found. The Pici was excellent as was the nightly special. There is an excellent selection of drinks and wine too. We will be back!2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a nice little restaurantThis was a nice little restaurant in the middle of a neighborhood. The food we ate was delicious and our server was wonderful. The space is small which created an intimate feel for just the 2 of us but also had the downside that we could clearly hear the full details of the conversation at the next table. Nonetheless, I would definitely recommend it.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only thing I did not likeThe only thing I did not like was the waiting in Kings English. and the seating was a bit cramped.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM