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Il Fresco
Il Fresco

Il Fresco Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.il-fresco.com
  • Phone: (845) 398-0200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm,
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Garritano
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: This restored 1728 historic farmhouse, adorned with candles and warmed by antique fireplaces, is home to several quaint rooms serving freshly prepared Italian fare. These rooms can be used either separately or in unison to host your event from 12 to 110 guests. Our stone Wine Cellar is open during those cold Northeast winter months near one of our fireplaces. During the summer, our Meadowlace Terrace opens to allow our guests to enjoy the good life under the sun, the moon and the stars. Since our inception in March of 2001, we have prided ourselves in creating food that is fresh, always giving great care in the selection of ingredients used to prepare these items. We are available to cater your next special event, day or evening, intimate or large. My family and I welcome all those that wish to dine in what we consider our home.
  • Private Party Contact: Frank Garritano (845) 398-0200

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 303
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our private lot allows for self parking throughout the entire year.
A word from Il Fresco
Constructed in 1728 and beautifully restored, this quaint Hudson Valley farmhouse is family owned and operated. Located just 30 minutes from Manhattan and moments from Bergen County and Westchester, this historic Rockland County restaurant is home to freshly prepared Italian fare. The space boasts six intimate candlelit dining areas as well as serene seasonal outdoor dining. The Sage, Savory, Sassafras and Saffron Rooms are all unique in their own way. The antique stone Wine Cellar is perfect for a romantic dining experience near one of our fireplaces. Il Fresco's menu is all prepared fresh when ordered. The wine list features Italian and American selections carefully selected to reflect the wide range of flavors offered from its kitchen. The Sorrel Bar is a festive dining space where you can get a firsthand look at our bartenders preparing one of the fifty-two 10 ounce Martinis we have become well known for.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Returning to this wonderful restaurant, we liked it even more than on the first visit. A great choice."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "No other choice in Rockland. This place Kills it. Food A+ Service A+ Atmosphere/Ambience A++"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I had dinner here and had a wonderful time. Great food and strong drinks. We sat outside and the night was perfect, not to hot or cold. It took awhile to get asked for desert and the check but we weren't in a rush so we just sat and talked and enjoyed each other's company. Cappuccinos are super. My girl wanted a hot chocolate that wasn't on the menu and they made her one anyway. Very accommodating. Our waiter was bashed in other reviews and loud and obnoxious but he was wonderful and took good care of us. He likes his job, leave him alone. He showed great personal interest. I highly recommend this place for a special occasion or just a nice romantic dinner."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Six of us came for dinner to celebrate my sister's 16th birthday. Our server was welcoming and helpful when we had questions about the menu. I work as a server in a fine dining restaurant, so I'm sensitive to service when I go out. We noticed that our water never got more than halfway empty before they were refilled, which does not happen often. The busser/backwaiter was always present and attentive. I only wish that the server had introduced himself and the busser so we could thank them by name! The food was delicious and the portions were huge! My sister ordered the domenica for dessert and loved it. The farmhouse setting is comfortable and picturesque, and the outdoor seating looked beautiful. Overall definitely would return!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Having been to this restaurant many times, we are never disappointed and always ask ourselves, "why don't we come here even more often?" The ambience is a romantic delight, low-lit, old farmhouse beams above us. try the Shrimp Parmesan, the Veal Chop Mario is out of this world and The pastas taste like they were made on the Amalfi Coast. Wine by the glass is high quality and the martinis are creative and do the trick! The wait staff knows us and we feel like they are genuinely happy to see us when we arrive."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Have been going there for years and food always excellent, portions good, service good although sometimes funny. Just a nice place to go to. When busy, it gets a little hectic and can talk longer than you would like to get your food. Would recommend for couples, especially the grotto downstairs."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Dining in the garden is delightful on a Summer evening. The food is always good and the Martinis are world class."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This one is a gem. The ambience, service and food were all excellent. We started off at the bar. Our bar tender was also our waiter. He was the best. He made my wife one of their special martinis. Hard choice, as there are so many great choices. That night, they had infused hand-made votka. When our friends came in we went to our table. All choices we made were excellent. We started out with calamari and an order of the tomato with mozzarella. We had the house made Italian dressing on our salads. Tasty. I ordered the farfalle with votka sauce and added grilled chicken. Best I have had. For dessert our table split homemade gelato with a coffee sauce and homemade cannoli. Just everything perfect."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I came for a business lunch and thought, "My husband and I should come here on a date!""
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Terrific food --all appetizers and dinners were superb. Noise was a bit loud because there was a large table in our room and the diners were boisterous and unaware that there were other diners in the restaurant"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "the food, staff and ambiance are to be commended. Always recommend to friends, and love to bring people there."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We very much enjoyed celebrating my husband's birthday last Wednesday. We ate inside in deference to an elder in out group..and found a table waiting for us which was very comfortable. We ordered specials from the fabulous menu, and they lived up to our expectations. Service was efficient and timely..although we had to ask for a forgotten side several times...we would definitely recommend this local family treasure for school aged children and above...."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Il Fresco offers a great Italian menu, top quality cooking with excellent presentation, and friendly and efficient service. We will return soon!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "My friend and his wife met my wife and me in Orangeburg to play golf...and we were looking for a local restaurant that would be a nice "19th hole" experience. Il Fresco satisfied all our needs and then some....unbelievable wine list, great service (waiter was a little sassy but we like that), perfectly prepared appetizers and entrees, and delicious dessert. The weather was nice so we ate Al Fresco which even made the evening better. Il Fresco is indeed a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "You will not find better Halibut "Cosenza" anywhere. Wonderful family cared for atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This is mine and my husband's favorite restaurant! The food is always amazing. The service is exceptional. And the restaurant itself is so lovely!When we dine here we feel like we are being pampered."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We've been to this restaurant a number of times and have never been disappointed. The decor is charming and intimate, perfect for a romantic dinner or celebration. The menu offers many choices and the food is consistently delicious. It was my anniversary and the maître'd offered us glasses of champagne on the house!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Can never say enough about this place.Will be our favorite for a lifetime……."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Dinner was delicious... service was fast. Overall we enjoyed our time."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Fantastic Italian cuisine. Pasta always done right. Veal very tender."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This has always been one of my mainstay favorites. No surprises, always consistently wonderful food, drink and service. Whether in winter, dining in the romantic wine cellar or in summer, dining al fresco on the patio, this charming, family owned, Revolutionary War farmhouse restaurant, never fails to please and impress one's guests. The menu varies with the seasons, the nightly specials are always a treat. The wine list is extensive, the martini list imaginative."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Had a great lunch with my family celebrating my parents 55th wedding anniversary and my son's achievements at school. I love this restaurant for it's food and ambiance. I want to return for my birthday."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Came here for Fathers Day. Not too busy. Major complaint my entree came out least 5 minutes after my husbands. I had a pasta dish where I asked them to replace the fresh mozzarella with grilled shrimp. Charged $10 for 4 small shrimp! This is not NYC. Way too much $. 4 separate servers/waiters confirmed my order. Seemed that special orders are not the norm here. Husband had the Veal Saltimboca. Not even a potato on the plate just veal and spinach. Had to ask for more water, bread, drink, coffee. Getting a drink from the bar took 10 minutes. Food was good but service is spotty and frustrating. Need to train staff better."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Absolutely one of the best if not "the best" Italian Restaurants in this area ! We have brought and recommended many friends and they all have the same response Wow, Outstanding etc. !"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "everything was cooked amazing ! I will def return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "A much better alternative to the Dolce Palisades. Quiet, good Italian food, wine and service."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The best restaurant I will ever go to….Period..Atmosphere,ownership,and staff are all TOP NOTCH"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "as always great food, staff and ambience. We try to go a least once a month. will go back "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Great place to eat.. Staff was excellent and helped me propose to my fiancé. Great memories"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "It was our 30th wedding anniversary and we knew that this was the place to go. We were warmly greeted, the food was excellent, Frank. our server was the best, professional, elegant, and courteous service. Great martini list and bar that is quite amazing. Nothing bad to say. Helpful hint, they have a small parking lot so just go to the Holiday Inn across the street to park your car, it's not a long walk at all and saves you the trouble of trying to get a spot in their lot. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "For years we have loved this restaurant. By far the best food around. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "One of my very favorite restaurants in Rockland County. Great Italian food in a great setting."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "ever! It is worth travelling any distance for this . . . the best I've ever had in my life."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Frequent diner !! The Veal Parm which is baked - compared to any other restaurant in the USA & world is far superior. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our lunch was served in a timely manner. Our waiter was so nice , so friendly and that added to a wonderful lunch. food was great"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "My husband and I both loved our appetizers in particular. He had one of the specials -- beef and scallions with other Asian fusion touches. I had the verdura-- a stack of thinly sliced veggies such as eggplant and zucchini, topped with fresh mozzarella lightly melted. Delish. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "My wife and I both chose the same dish and shared an appetizer, so our review is limited. What we had was excellent, but almost too much. We both took half of our dinners home and had no room for dessert."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Multiple rooms in a historic house keep the sound level down. Huge portions of OK food served politely by servers who ask what to do with each dish. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "This family run restaurant, besides serving extensive menu of delicious food, projects a warm and friendly ambience that is unmatched in the area. No other area restaurant is even close. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014