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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "everything was cooked amazing ! I will def return."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The best restaurant I will ever go to….Period..Atmosphere,ownership,and staff are all TOP NOTCH"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "A much better alternative to the Dolce Palisades. Quiet, good Italian food, wine and service."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We went for anniversary. Excellent veal scaloppini"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Great place to eat.. Staff was excellent and helped me propose to my fiancé. Great memories"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "as always great food, staff and ambience. We try to go a least once a month. will go back "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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
  • "High quality food, prepared well, and served in a friendly atmosphere"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We went to Il Fresco for Mother's Day and sat outside. It was such a nice night, the food and service were exceptional. It is a great place for special occasions, or just for dinner on any other night. I want to eat there every night for dinner!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food is "Good", not great but good. The service was outstanding. The decor in the place needs sprucing up. Bar chairs worn, wall to walk carpeting warn and looks ratty. We sat in the wine cellar was very nice but a little on the dusty side. This place could be a gem with a little cost metics ! I have to say again, the service was fantastic. Made you feel very welcome . I would give it another try."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Dined in the wine cellar, as requested, in front of the fireplace. Food and sevice was excellent. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I really wasn't sure about a converted farmhouse as an elegant dinner setting, but it was amazing. I loved the nooks and crannies, and especially the wine cellar. The food was amazing, even with a lack of lamb that day. And it's nice to have a fine dining option in that area. Only down side is that the service felt rushed more than was necessary."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "From the day they opened we have been going to Il Fresco. it is run by the family and it shows. Andrew's food is second to none and Raphaela and Frankie make it feel like home. We miss you momma. Hopefully you will be there the next time we come. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Il Fresco is our favorite Italian Restaurant! We go there for each and every Birthday. We love everything about it!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "First of all you must get the shrimp parmigiano, best I've ever had. Felt like I was back in a house in the 1700's very quaint. Wish I could have heard the music rather than the conversations. Make room for the Italian ricotto cheesecake. I haven't been able to find one since I moved here from Brooklyn. It was decadent. Prices were too high for a weekly repast but we will certainly be back."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We had an amazing time at il Fresco. Not only does it have a beautiful ambiance, but the service is wonderful. We were greeted by Amanda and Raffaela. We had a reservation, and they sat us at a very cozy table right away. Our friendly server was Frank. He was very attentive to our needs, and helpful with the menu. We ordered the fried calamari and the japanese style beef. Both just delicious! For dinner we ordered the lamb chops and the pork wrapped in proscuitto with apples and raisins (both fantastic!). The portion sizes were very generous. For dessert, they were kind enough to include a candle and song in their tasty ice cream sunday for my husband's birthday . Perfect all around. I can't say enough! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "After dining with friends for dinner the weekend before, we came back the following weekend with other friends. I was craving the rigatoni bolognese and had to have it again...both times, we split it as an appetizer since it only comes in an entree size. However, I regretted doing that the second time around as I wanted more. Next time, I will order it twice; once as an appetizer to be shared and the second as my main course. So glad to find another place to dine at. We will be back."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Everything was terrific, food was gourmet Italian with the best ingredients. Service was very attentive, but not overbearing... can't ask for better. Just don't go on a Saturday night, any other other night is a much better idea."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "We went to Il Fresco with two of our older teenage daughters. Even though we had an early seating (6:45pm), our waiter paced us appropriately, and measured the time well between courses, not letting us feel rushed or ignored. The meals were prepared wonderfully, and we're delicious. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We dined at Il Fresco Saturday night. We ate in the wine cellar and sat by the fireplace. We all had great food and drink. Other tables seem to be having just as much fun with conversation as we were. Frank is a great host."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Place was cozy, warm, great service, good food, prices are awesome and we had lots of fun. Very romantic. Perfect for a couple !!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The Open Table reservation process was easy. I had requested a romantic spot for our anniversary. We were provided the most romantic area in the wine cellar in front of the fireplace. It was beautiful. It was a Tuesday evening so not too many people and it was nice and quiet. Food and drinks were elegant and delicious. Waiter was the absolute best. I am looking forward to our return."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Thanks to the attentive staff and consistently good food, Il Fresco has become our "go-to" restaurant for special occasions and when we just want to be assured of a good meal and wonderful ambiance."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Good Italian food, if not the best in the area combined with friendly hometown service. This restaurant has both atmosphere, good food and good service at moderate prices"
    Dined on 3/30/2014