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Fresco's
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Fresco's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ocfrescos.com
  • Email: info@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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Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed our dinner as always. This time a group of ten we were treated royally. Our waitress G is the best ever. The veal chop was delicious . The entire staff are awesome friendly people. The wine selection is very good. I will return for years with this service."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Comfortable. Friendly service. My entree, involtini, seemed carefully put together, but was overdone. Dessert, a chocolate concotion dubbed Italian Love, was excellent."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This is a great dining experience. And if nothing else you must have the crab meat and prosciutto appetizer!!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere at the restaurant. I will definitely revisit upon my return to the area."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "4th visit - each time outstanding. Get the house appetizer"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The variety of the chefs specials pleased everyone in our party. The rockfish with fresh mango salsa over sauteed spinach melted in my mouth! Not only was the food absolutely amazing, but the service was superior. Everyone in our group raved about the overall experience and will surely return."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great service. Very professional and personal. House appetizer special is good as usual. One oft favorite restaurants"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "OUTSTANDING!! THese folks have it together. Great location, easy parking, beautiful views, a friendly and consistent staff. Employees are attentive and it is clear they work well together. The food is excellent. Upscale. Although firmly established in an ocean resort town, folks tend to dress up more. On a Saturday evening, with the bay views and the piano being played , I think its fair to say Fresco's has a glamourous feel about it! My wife and I have had dinner here more than one hundred times and have always been pleased with the experience!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great food, reasonable prices. Staff is quite friendly. We've never been disappointed. The view of the bay is lovely."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We love going to Frescos and love bringing friends. This time we were seated at a table in the bar area which proved to be very loud. It was hard to have any type of conversation. Next time we will request to be seated anywhere but there."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a GREAT time. Everything was EXCELLENT!!!!!! Would highly recommend this fine restaurant."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Ocean city is crazy in the summer and you can't eat at a good resturant without a long wait. So in the winter it's nice to enjoy a good meal at a nice resturant on the water with a great view."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "delicious food and wonderful service. Why do I not receive points for booking thru open table?"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Great for special occasions. Food and service are always top notch. Had a great Piano player the Saturday night we were there"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "It was a pleasant surprise in this day and age of canned music to find a someone actually playing a piano, providing a nice level of background music.. Very nice!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I took my wife there for her birthday and she loved it. It was very classy and I like the fact that it was very professional. The menu was great alone with the wine selections. I will be back again with my family.."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Fantastic food and service. One of the best in OC!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Excellent food, particularly pasta. Also, we aliked the variety of the food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "First time visiting. Not disappointed. Food and service were excellent"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Anniversary and Valentines Dinner for 2. Food was excellent, our server was good, and a beautiful view of the sunset. There was even a pianist singing at the bar, but the host in a tuxedo was very cold and inhospitable. Other than him, it was a fantastic experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We loved our entire meal from beginning to end. A lovely lady took my coat and hung it up for me. We were then escorted to our table by a very nice gentleman. We were attended too immediately by our waiter. He answered all questions and assisted us in making a good vegetarian choice. The ambiance was wonderful. We just loved looking out the windows and watching the sunset over the bay. It was so romantic. Perfect for Valentine's Day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The calamari is excellent -- grilled, with olive oil and lemon -- they way they do it in Italy (no such thing as deep fried calamari with marinara sauce, over there!) Service was superior, view of the bayside was outstanding, and this is a high end classy place. Chef Pino in the kitchen is from Italy. The best in OC MD!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Fresco's is one of the finest restaurants in Ocean City, MD; a definite go to for our family for any type of special occasion. Nicely decorated with a direct bay-front view that is picturesque. We were there on one of the busier nights and the noise level still allowed for a private conversation. Another plus for privacy is that tables are spaced far enough apart that you do not overhear what other diners conversations. The bar and wait staff, they are courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. The menu is generally Italian but there is something for everyone. The escargot appetizer and the veal chop entree are to die for, and from the wine list you can always something that pairs well with your dinner. A great place to dine!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Fresco's has become my husband and mine Valentine's go to dinner spot. It never fails us! The food is outstanding, ambience is perfect for a romantic night out! We have been going to Fresco's for 10 years and will continue to do so! Thanks for a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Can't wait to go back! The crab app was so good! The Rockfish was unbelievable"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our waitress was great! The lasagna was delicious. My girlfriend tried the pasta with shrimp and crab on it. She loved it. Atmosphere was fantastic. We went on a saturday night. The room as full and they had a piano player for background music. The view of thr bay was an added bonus! I would highly recommend this for any couple to dine at."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I've been to Fresco's several times and it has always been great! I've sat ourside on the patio and inside and they are both lovely. The fireplaces and decore inside give the restaurant a cozy and romantic vibe in the fall/winter months which make it a great date spot. I've tried a lot of items on their menu and can say I've never had a bad meal. The last time I went though we were stuck in a corner upstairs and had to practically flag down the waiters if we needed anything. This is usually not the case the staff is typically very friendly and attentive without making you feel rushed. I'll definately be eating a lot more meals at Fresco's!"
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful meal on January 21, 2014. The crab appetizer was marvelous. We can't wait to go back and have that again. Note it's not on the menu. However, the server should mention it. Our fish entrees were also very good. The restaurant is on the bay so there are very nice views - even in the winter. Service is excellent. We are looking forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We were seated promptly after arriving at host stand in the middle of the room that had a fabulous view of the bay through big windows. The Pappardelle bolognese was delicious. The fresh catch Chesapeake - Rock Fish was a nice portion cooked just right and had colossal lump crab meat. Superb wine selection Overall Frescos is first class dining experience!"
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "Dined Saturday night, when they were packed for the Martin Luther. King holiday weekend. Despite the pressure on the kitchen and the staff, everything was absolutely wonderful. Everyone in our party of four left raving about his or her meal and what a wonderful evening it was."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I Booked one week in advance and it was my husband birthday. My only problem they sat us up by the piano player we couldn't talk without hearing the music. I asked for a table by window so that was my only complaint."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We go out a lot at the beaches in Delaware and Maryland [we have a second home in Fenwick]- there is such an incredible variety of experiences available. But for our anniversary, we decided to re-visit Fresco's, at which we hadn't eaten in a couple of years and thought was special the first time. It was a stupendous experience, the food was wonderful, even better than we had remembered; our waiter was extremely helpful and friendly; and my husband's all time favorite feature- there was a piano player. We had a drink in the bar after dinner to enjoy his playing. All in all it was a lovely and memorable 10th anniversary. By the way, the lobster and veal entree is TO DIE FOR!!!!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This was our umpteenth visit to Fresco's. It is one of our favorites in Ocean City. This visit was marred by two things: 1. A private party in an alcove adjacent to the dining room was very noisy, some guests actually shouting. Very disconcerting. 2. The restaurant, while accepting American Express cards, declined to accept my American Express gift card. They said that they no longer accepted gift cards because they had had problems with authorizations. Instead of working this out with the card company, they decided to inconvenience customers. The manager apologized, but offered no consideration for our inconvenience. We will be taking our business to someplace that cares about their customers."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "great food, great service and beautiful view of the bay. Great view of sunset! We will continue to come here."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "This is the second year we made a New Year's Eve reservation at Fresco's. The seafood is excellent, especially the cream of crab soup. We prefer the first seating even though it is early because the menu is not set. If Mack is your server, you are in for a treat."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in OC. Food is always exceptional and service is friendly."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "My wife and I dine at Fresco's for many of our special occasions. It has always been terrific."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "this is a restaurant we always like to go back. They served very good food and the staff there was friendly. Everytime we come to this restaurant we know what to expect."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Easily the best salmon and crab I've had. Our server, Bob, was incredibly knowledgeable and genuinely friendly. The scenery was great. The Restaurant sits right on the edge of Wight Bay. Tall golden bay grasses blanket the sand and calm waters that seem within arms reach. Overall, it was the cherry on top of the perfect anniversary evening. Be careful when ordering the Creme Brulee though, that dish could have fed a family!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "This is the place in Ocean City, Md for adults to dine,food is terrific, service is the best, wine list is superb and atmosphere has never been bad."
    Dined on 12/14/2013