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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Fresco's reviews from OpenTable diners
125 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (99)special occasion (81)romantic (80)fit for foodies (44)notable wine list (31)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (24)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (10)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (7)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Sorry to see it leave
    NJBob
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A reliable spot to stop yearly. Sorry to hear its closing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • emp1954
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Overall very nice and food wonderful. Only negative booked reservation for 60th birthday and wasn't really recognized by the reasturant
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have been to Fresco's several times and it NEVER disappoints. Food, service, atmosphere are always terrific.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beerman3
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    sorry to hear that the restaurant is being sold the end of next month - Oct 2014
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of best in OC
    birds2go
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    One of the best in OC. Good food and service. Even in off season must make reservation way ahead to get best view table. A bit overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Food & Service!
    BBushLaf2Day
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I wanted to find a romantic setting dinner for two and Fresco's was spot on! Beautiful sunset overlooking the Bay in Ocean City, MD. This was our first time at Fresco's, but it most definitely won't be our last time! The food was amazing - Salmon cooked to perfection with roasted asparagus and covered with a light cream sauce with huge lump crabmeat and my husband had the 32 oz steak that was also perfectly done medium rare. . . The piano playing softly in the background and seated by the window watching the sunset made for a fantastic dinner out. Thank you for a wonderful dinner and experience. Hard to find great quality of food and outstanding service, but this restaurant has it all. Would highly recommend dining at Fresco's!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best at the beach
    CaribbeanFrank
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent food; excellent service; good choices; excellent specials. Overall great BUT a little spendy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant with a view
    MDMike78
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food was fantastic and service was on point! Great view overlooking the Bay, and although the weather didn't cooperate during our visit, would be great view of sunset. The only problem I had was the parking. We had dinner reservations at 6:30, and there was absolutely no parking. They do have an adjacent "grassy area" that was also full. So we ended up having to park almost a full block away. As it turns out, the bar/club that is attached (but separate from restaurant) was the culprit. The restaurant was not even half full...So other than parking being a problem, I would definitely recommend Fresco's for a nice dinner with a view...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • donomite
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had been to Fresco's two years ago when visiting Ocean City MD and it was great so when we returned last weekend we knew we wanted to go back and was not disappointed ! I am expecially in love with the grilled calamari yum...would love to have the recipe although I think I can figure out most of it was the best !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Husband's birthday dinner. Arrival at 6:30-finished before 8:00 for 7 people. Felt rushed. Was not a pleasant evening. Food was ok, to expensive. Do not order grilled calamari came out cold, very small plate of the smoke salmon. After appetizers were ordered, 5 mins later server was asking for dinner selection. Tried to slow down service by not being ready to order dinner. Didn't matter, less than 10 mins after appetizers were cleared, dinner was served. I would not recommend this place.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Dining Experience
    DrGOVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I have been here several times and food is always great. The crab appetizer is a must, but it's not on the menu. The chocolate martini for dessert was perfect. Can't wait to go back for sunset dinner again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Geno
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Always good food and service. Great Sunset. Will return as long as Frescos is in business
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My favorite Restaurant!! I go every time I am in Ocean City.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!!
    ALROVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Excellent service, and delicious food. We always enjot Fresco's
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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!
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    scenic view
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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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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 ;-(
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alwys Great
    SuperiorVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great place, awesome food & superior service, thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    Special Features:
    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