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Fresco's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ocfrescos.com
  • Phone: (410) 524-8202
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Pino Tomasello
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Fresco's is the ideal atmosphere for a semi private or private function. Whether you’re looking to have an afternoon buffet luncheon, after work casual cocktail party, or a sit down 5 course meal, we can help you plan the perfect get-together. We can accommodate up to 200 people, which includes two semi–private dining rooms that seat up to 50 each. Your special occasion can even be combined with a Jive cocktail hour or after dinner dessert to give your party a funky spin.
  • Private Party Contact: Karen Tomasello (410) 524-8202
  • Entertainment: Live Piano in Fresco's lounge Fri & Sat
    Live music at adjacent Deck Martini bar (Jive) Fri & Sat nights April, May, Sept, Tues -Sat Jun-Aug

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 83rd
  • Public Transit: 1/2 block away
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Extra Large Private lot
A word from Fresco's
On the Bay with a breathtaking view of the sunset, Fresco's is one of Ocean City's few premier restaurants. Open Year-round. Locally owned and operated by Pino Tomasello. Serving the finest Italian and American seafood, steaks and pasta in an intimate atmosphere with exceptional service. "Al Fresco" deck dining available in summer months. We would like to welcome you to visit what we feel like is our home. With over 50 years of combined culinary experience our chef's make every effort to serve you the freshest menu possible. Aside from our regular menu we strive to always offer you innovative daily specials. Our entire staff is dedicated to our purpose, which is to give you an all around excellent dining experience. With only the highest quality food and drink, excellent service and an amazing bay front atmosphere; our wish is to serve you well. We invite you to choose Frescos this evening!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "We had an outstanding waiter, one of the best we've ever had. The view was beautiful even though we weren't seated next to the window. The food was really delicious and very fresh, incl. the jumbo lump crab appetizer with fresh large chunks of crab. Fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We try to dine here frequently during our "as often as possible"visits to Ocean City. The bayside views are breathtaking especially near sunset. The food is consistently outstanding as is the service. This restaurant should be on your "don't miss" list!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I eat here often. Always a great experience. Food is wonderful, view is spectacular! Service is always good. Our favorite server is Mickey. I don't know what OCMD without this fine restaurant. We come year round."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Fresco's use to be one of our favorites, and we recommended frequently. Something changed. The crab cakes, previously rated the best in OC, are no longer the best. The service was good, but again something changed. We would still recommend Fresco's, but we would not give it the high praise we had in the past."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Went there for Friday dinner on July 4th weekend. The service was okay but I would not consider it upper class service. Food is awful and the prices did not reflect the quality you recieved. We had a dish that did not come out cooked well. My wife took one bite and sent it back. The manager sent our server out to say "If it wasnt temperature of the food it is not the chef's problem. We would be happy to wrap it up in a bag for you to take home." Unprofessional to say the least. I would NOT recommend this to anyone."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was great, service was fantastic and Sunset view was perfect."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Gone to Fresco's many times, each time great meal, this time the best!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Have been going to Fresco's for years. For returning customers we were very disappointed in the food. My daughter was taking me to dinner for my Bday. Crab app and Grilled Calamari app was very good. Lobster dish with pasta not worth getting at All. I eat Lobster all the time and I almost want to say it was a chewing fish and tasted like fish. The spicy sauce was good and helped hide the fish taste. They were not that crowded and the chef should of never let the dish come out of the kitchen. The other 2 dishes were just OK, fish not real hot . Very disappointed Bday dinner."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "we came from southern Delaware to celebrate our 30th anniversary...it was a great Italian restaurant which are hard to find in this area and it was a great experience.....from the conversation with the hostess, my paesana, to the great food and view."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "another wonderful dining experience @ Fresco's This was especially nice for me to celebrate my birthday with members of my family. From the minute we entered we received gracious hospitality, our table was ready (we did have a reservation) and the table was exactly as we requested, by the window. Dinner was beautifully prepared for all choices, as was the signature crab/prosciutto appetizer, a real treat. I must say the Vodka martini was probably the best I have ever had. (thank you for that) Our server Allison was with us the whole time, addressing all of our needs, yet not intrusive. Thanks for a lovely evening and birthday . We will return."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My Wife and I have been coming to OC for our anniversary for the last 8 years. We went to Fresco every year for our Anniversary dinner. The first year, we sat outside on the deck and had a wonderful dinner with a sunset. The 2nd year, we no longer were able to sit outside for dinner. The first couple of years the food was wonderful also, but for some reason the last couple years you can see a difference in the food, service, the friendliness, noise level and the dress attire. It was nice to go somewhere where you could dress up for a nice evening out. It seem more laid back these days."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined here before as we are "locals". We were entertaining an out of town guest who had heard how good the food is. ( from us and others) We feel like this restaurant is a hidden treasure. Very different than one would expect at the beach. The crab appetizer we ordered was THE BEST we have ever eaten. So much crab meat! Outstanding! We recommend anyone looking for a lovely meal out... birthday, anniversary, special occasion or just as we did, take a friend out for a wonderful meal, Frescos is the place in OC."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Delicious food, uniquely prepared. Fresh ingredients."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Food and service was excellent, but a bit pricey. View of the bay at sunset was great."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My wife and I went here to celebrate our anniversary. We had a short wait for our table and went to the bar. By the time the bartender had made the drinks our table was ready. We had carpaccio and smoked salmon as appetizers. We couldn't decide which was better, both tasted amazing. My wife thought her veal saltimbocca was perfect. I had the veal and lobster and enjoyed it as well. Fresco's can make a hell of a good martini. We had some of there gelato for dessert. The gelato was ok, it lacked flavor of some of the other gelatos we have had. I did have to ask for some bread that is the only strike against them. There is an obvious group of regulars and the staff there take to time to remember them and there preferences. A must try."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This was my first time there and I was extremely happy with this find! The authentic lasagna was to die for and the tiramisu was the best I've ever had. Our waitress was fantastic and the restaurant was just beautiful. I will definitely go there any time I'm in OCMD and highly recommend it to anything looking for a special dinner at an authentic Italian restaurant!!!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Vibrant atmosphere on a Saturday night, Great food, excellent services, reasonable prices for OC"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We have been several times over the last 5 years. It was very noisy and the food was good, but not great like times in the past."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The cream of crab soup is outstanding. Though the wrong main entree was brought to me, the server, who said it was only her 3rd day of working there, was so apologetic and corrected the error asap, that I had to rate the restaurant and service as outstanding. I told the manager that she was a keeper. Fresco's serves some of the best food in Ocean City."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great service, great food, and excellent views. I would definitely return!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Ocean City is overrun with places to eat, but when you exclude the chains, the flip-flops and tee shirt fast food joints, and all too kid friendly places, there are only a few adult, fine dining establishments. And Fresco's would be at the top of any list. Great bar and bartenders, live piano music and best of all superb food."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "One of our favorite spots to celebrate, Fresco's did not disappoint. I enjoyed the sauteed veal and lobster very much while friends raved about their steak, mahi and giant veal chop. Inventive cocktails, good wine and great service made it a very relaxing and enjoyable evening for all. Be sure to ask for Mick, our server. He treated us like family and was outstanding as usual. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "My wife and I have dined there at least once a year during our one or two annual trips to Fenwick Island, DE for at least the last 10 yr. The food is consistently outstanding. The Caesar salad is as good as they come and the veal chop is fantastic. Dinner is a little expensive but worth every penny."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food and service is always excellent. Our server Mic always adds to the excellent experience when we come to Frescos. We dine here every time we r in ocean city. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Adriana was our server. Very enjoyable , knowledgeable and efficient. Our dinner was excellent As always. Would not order calamari again. Just my preference. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Very good food; great sunset views and a fabulous pianist in the bar (audible throughout the restaurant) on weekend evenings."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "My family and I were on vacation in Ocean City this past memorial day weekend and had dinner reservations for one of the 'nicer' restaurants. Wow, were we wrong! First of all we were celebrating a 60th birthday and told the restaurant in advance, we had made the reservations for 4 and asked if we could possibly add another chair to our table for a 5th person. The gentleman that was the host was not very friendly about our request. We finally were able to add a chair to the table and our waiter approached. WOW, he was so fast we could barely understand him, he briefly told us the specials very fast that we had to ask him a few times what exactly the dish was. Horrible restaurant don't go! And they made us pay for bday dessert, horrible food "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I realize it is tough for seasonal restaurants to be on top of their game Memorial Day Weekend. Was hoping Fresco's would be different. I felt the server was not properly educated on the Menu as well as the specials. The soup which did not state "cup" was actually maybe 4 oz. tiny and inappropriate, smaller than any cup of soup I have ever had and then it was not very good. The special appetizer was a fantastic amount of jumbo lump crab meat with drizzled butter and prosciutto, there had to be 10 oz. of crab meat, the only problem is that it was advertised as a bruschetta and only had two small pieces of bread. Traditional Caesar did not have anchovies and lacked good croutons. Veal chop was small and fatty. Overall okay not great."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Cream of crab was average. Not worth $12/bowl. Crab and shrimp linguini did not have crab;some sort of mystery meat, triangular shaped. Not enough sauce. A very mature crowd.The wait staff was friendly, so that was a plus. Excellent wine list. Pretty sunset views. We also read that Fresco's is moving to a new location after this season. Maybe an updated menu for their new location?"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "I took my niece to dinner to celebrate her 40th birthday. I knew the food was fabulous and the view was amazing. We saw the most gorgeous sunset that evening. We both ordered the veal topped with lobster. It was delicious! The service was very friendly. It is definitely a special occasion place, but I wouldn't wait for that. I have been there a few times and each time the food is wonderful and the service is great."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My wife and I came here last year in our honey moon and thought it was excellent and decided that we ever will try to make it every year that we can. The food and wine are excellent. The staff is great. We recommend Frescos to every one we know that comes to ocean city. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This is our first time at Fresco's and won't be our last! We walked into the dining area just as the sun was setting and saw the beautiful colors thru their dining room windows....breathtaking. The food was very good, the appy special of limp crab meat and prosciutto ham was phenomenal! Our pasta dishes were very good, wife had the shrimp and crab meat linguini ettore in tomatoe sauce and I had the special creole snapper and salmon pasta shells in white cream sauce. Our server Gina was excellent! What a pro! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Never a bad meal! Delicious food and excellent experience."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Went to Fresco's for a nice romantic dinner with my wife. Host would not seat us by the window. Said we must have requested that table but we were never given an option to reserve by the window at sunset. The table was never occupied during our visit. Apps.were outstanding, dessert was fabulous. Dinner was equal to a pasta dinner at Bonanza. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "For Mothers Day or any other day, Fresco's serves up a delightful meal served by a professional wait staff with an accomplished pianist to further a memorable occasion."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Frescos would be absolutely stellar...but for the hostess station. I love the restaraunt but am always left feeling less than welcome by the gals at the hostess station. It is if they are doing you a favor letting you spend money there. All else is perfect. Lose the attitudes at the front door and it s a five star evening all around. love the piano bar and danced to the applause of our fellow diners! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Frescos has been one of our favorites for years. We go as often as we can. It's a great place to take friends and family when they come to town. And the view is incredible. Their crab meat and pruscuito appetizer is a "must have"."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Big City quality food in a family resort. Fresco's is one of the best restaurants in Ocean City."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "If you are truly into fine dining and thought you found what could be a decent restaurant while you're in Ocean City...you're wrong. Everyone was very, very nice and welcoming at the restaurant but the food was pretty bad. We sent back the calamari because it was extremely over cooked. Our lobster tails were okay except that they brushed butter all over it without asking. Our salads were good but small and the dessert was awful. Think peperidge farm frozen yet claiming to be home made. Drive the few extra miles to Ruth's Chris...you'll be so much happier!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "The filet and wine selection a perfect match. Although not on the menu the chef prepared a yummy meal for one of my group. Great service as always."
    Dined on 4/26/2014