Fresco's
Fresco's

Fresco's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ocfrescos.com/
  • Phone: 4105248202
  • 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 4105248202
  • 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!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Fresco's reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (106)special occasion (88)romantic (82)fit for foodies (44)notable wine list (36)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (26)late-night find (14)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (11)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My favorite Restaurant!! I go every time I am in Ocean City.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!!
    ALROVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent service, and delicious food. We always enjot Fresco's
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    scenic view, special occasion
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  • worst ever
    lovepuppyVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    After years of bring our favorite OC restaurant, we had the worst meal ever, tasteless food, unsympathetic manager, and disappointment. Rumors have it that it is closing soon, but that's no excuse for this change.
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  • Wonderful Dinner
    foodie322
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were in OCMD on vacation for a week but only had a sitter for one night. After doing a search for restaurants on the water I found several reviews for Fresco's. It had been given over 4 stars in many of the reviews, so I made a reservation. The restaurant is beautiful and right on the bay. I wish we had made an earlier reservation so that we could have watched the sunset. Everything was outstanding! The wine the server recommended was great (fume blanc), the soup, salad, entrees and dessert were all out of this world. If you do decide to get dessert, the Bumble Berry pie is a must!
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • continues to be our OC favorite
    lovepuppyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Always great food, SERVICE, and ambiance. The first and last place we go to eat in OC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening at Fresco's
    emcghay
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Wonderful as always. Views of the bay and a perfect sunset made for a perfect evening
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding Dinner
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I love Fresco's. Bob is the most professional server hands down in Ocean City. I am sad to learn Fresco's will be closing and moving to a new location with a different menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happen to this place?
    Lottafood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We've been coming here for years during vacation. We talk about the crab soup to everyone. The crab soup was significantly different in a bad way. We told the waiter and he said they couldn't get md crab this year and used something different. You would think, after complaining we wouldn't get charged, but we were charged. Most of our dinners had crab in it and dinner wasn't that good. If you can't get crab, don't serve something inferior and charge the same very high prices.
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  • Disappointed
    Steve
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We have been going to Fresco' for a family dinner once a year. It is expensive but was always one of the best restaurants in Ocean City. Unfortunately, two of our party ordered $36 steaks and they were probably the worst steaks I ever had. They were cooked correctly but we're very tough. Everything else was very good.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • A little Disappointing
    davyo
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Fresco's had been highly recommended by a friend that has visited restaurant several times. Dining room was lovely and we were seated as requested near window with view of bay. Our server (Anthony) was excellent. He answered all of our questions about dishes on menu and the specials. The food was the low point. Appetizers and entrees were under-seasoned almost bland. Considering the prices I expected a lot more interesting flavors. The portions were ample so we took much of our dinners home and with a few creative additions enjoyed a great lunch from the leftovers. I understand this is the beach so prices will be high, but food quality should at least approach price points.
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  • Best Meal in Ocean City
    nepahomes
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Felt like we stepped back in time...furnishings were a little dated...but that's what made it interesting. The food was excellent...the best Italian food in Ocean City. As a bonus, we had a front row seat for a magnificent sunset. A perfect evening.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JJSIII
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is our favorite restaurant in Ocean City to dine because you can rest assured that you will recieve excellant service and a wonderful food selection. That was the case on Saturday evening as we celebrated a special event.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • favorite OC restaurant
    lovepuppyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The best restaurant in OC, MD. GREAT FOOD, SERVICE, WAITER, MICK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another excellent meal!
    fishISgood
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I love this place! A must do every vacation. We ordered the crab cakes and veal & lobster dinner. It was all sooooo good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go back every year!!!
    AndyfromPA
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We found Fresco's about 12 years ago when we got engaged and we go back anytime we are in OC. The app special is phenomenal. Highly recommended the lobster fradiavlo. Little disappointed they dropped the pear and gorgonzola gnocchi from the menu. My wife loved that dish ;-(
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the top spots in Ocean City
    Shane
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food and service were excellent and there are always several specials. The view at sunset is spectacular. Plenty of free parking and a place we'll be back to again and again.
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    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alwys Great
    Superior
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great place, awesome food & superior service, thanks for a great evening.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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  • summersinocVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Two of us had the tile fish special. It was inedible. We took a few bites and left the entire meal on the plate. Another guest had the ravioli's aned she left over half on her plate stating it was not very good. We will never come back; and have already told a few people not to dine at Fresco's
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  • Disappointing
    Localmom
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was below average and the price was above average. Tripadvisor gives it high marks, which I just can't understand. In need of a facelift of decor, food and menu.
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    scenic view
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  • Sunset-sational!
    smileforthebirdy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Beautiful Bay view of the sunset, superb, friendly service and the food was exceptional. I had the Veal Freasco--delish!--I would add a dollop of goat cheese, but otherwise perfection-and my husband said the crab cakes were the best!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Love this place!!
    Karolina
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This restaurant has the best Italian food ever! Their fish is always delicious as well! Even simple garden salad is the bomb! I would recommend Fresco's to anybody who is willing to spend a little more $ but you will enjoy everything you get.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Exceptional!
    HappyInBelAir
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Took the wife out for our 19th Anniversary and could not have been more pleased! Online reservation process was quick, had a link to have flowers delivered! I do not recall the receptionists name, but her smile was radiant and welcomed us. We waited in the lounge and had a drink since we were a little early and the bar staff was top notch. Chris - not Tasty LOL - seated us with a great view of the bay and sunset. Our waitress Courtney was very gracious, patient, and made excellent suggestions for wine and the menu. The crab appetizer was O.M.G.! The spinach salad, salmon, and Delmonico were superb. We had no room for dessert BUT the coffee was very, very smooth. Can't wait to come back again - well worth the price :-) Mike & Patty
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mike P
    OCLOCAL
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Very dissapointed with the experience. Great server, but food was very over priced For the bland taste of both of our entrees. Great view of sunset. Would not recommend to others.
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • this place is always perfect
    goodeats
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I have been going here 13 years never had a bad experiance
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    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • One of the best in ocean city
    Fireplacesmylist
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food drinks and view. You wi not be disappointed
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    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Outstanding food. Varied menu. beautiful decor. Being a Friday evening, it was very busy. I am not sure if there was a shortage of waiters but our waiter was very hurried and did not give us the attention that I think was in order for such a lovely restaurant. I have been to Fresco's before and our waiter was very friendly and warm which added to our dining experience. Overall, we enjoyed the food and Fresco's.
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    special occasion, scenic view
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  • A Gem in Ocean City
    FeedMeSeymour
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My family and I vacationed in Ocean City this year and my wife's birthday fell on a weeknight. I decided to take her and my little ones (7 & 9) out for a nice dinner to celebrate. This was our first visit to Ocean City and we did not know what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised. I made a reservation in advance and mentioned the occasion, and we were seated with a view of the bay. The sunset alone was worth the price! The food and service was top notch; and there was a piano player in the bar area playing great background music. Fresco's is not your typical vacation resort "mess hall"; so dress accordingly (not a suit & tie, but neat). We will be back again next year and Fresco's will be our fine dining night out!
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    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Old fashioned setting - great food
    Maritar
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We had a wonderful meal on our first night of vacation and a celebration for our dinner companions. The server was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The food was simply delicious and well priced. We enjoyed the piano music - it made the night feel really special!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • joeloe
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    overall a great place to dine ( even with the summer crowds)
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, perfect ambiance!
    Foof4thought
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
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    scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & Spectacular views!
    Baxter
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special July 5, 2014 celebration
    Cairy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Horrible
    Anonymous
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
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  • Great dinner!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food was great, service was fantastic and Sunset view was perfect.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • the best meal ever
    lovepuppyVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Gone to Fresco's many times, each time great meal, this time the best!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food has changed
    july
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
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  • NOT THE SAME
    Guido
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great way to end our day
    cynchval
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Always a winner @ Fresco's
    Phillygal
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tasteful
    Foodie65
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.