Il Fresco
Il Fresco

Il Fresco

  • 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 8453980200

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Il Fresco reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (90)romantic (87)neighborhood gem (78)fit for foodies (63)great for outdoor dining (39)notable wine list (36)good for groups (32)great for lunch (26)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (7)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Romantic evening
    michelle
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Went there for our anniversary. The restaurant called in advance to confirm our reservation and to ask if we would like to sit by the fireplace in the wine cellar. We had never been there before so I said "sure". How romantic. It was so cozy and lit with candles. I loved it. Our waiter was wonderful- knowledgeable and very friendly. Food was very good and they even brought us some complimentary champagne for our celebration. A very nice place for an intimate dinner for two.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated..Overpriced
    lovetoeatoutbutnothere
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Despite the hype I received regarding this "Great" restaurant, I was very disappointed with the total experience. We were seated near a curtain which turned out was blocking the kitchen but not the waiter and cook chatter. Drinks were fine and wine selection also good. The food menu was overwhelming with a plethora of dishes to choose from. We sampled a few different appetizers and entrees to develop an understanding of the kitchen's competency. We also ordered a pasta Bolognese.. al dente (as advertised) and a tough sauce to make well. The pasta was overcooked and the sauce ordinary. The Branzino came boned but cold and the seafood stew rubbery. The staff misplaced the orders with the patrons and we had to wait for the third entrée after two were served. I would think that $20+ pastas and $ 40+ entrees would be prepared, presented, and served better. It would have also been nice if we were greeted with a hello when we arrived (with reservations) instead of just grabbing 3 menus walking use through 3 1/2 empty rooms to the table we finally received. I don't think I have ever been so brought down. The Saving Grace??? My company for dinner!!! :)
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding food, charming setting
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Walking around the house-type building from the parking lot to the front door, you see a vegetable and herb garden. Walking in--the gentle aroma for spices and herbs portends well. It was wonderful! One of the best restaurant meals I've had in Rockland. Thank goodness for restaurant week so we could try out this gem.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommend
    Agibber
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very cozy with the most friendly knowledgable staff. Wine cellar seating is great for a date!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Dinner
    yammy
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Il Fresco is one of our favorite restaurants. Food, service, and atmosphere never disappoints. Looking forward to going back again very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • il fresco
    foodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We love this charming little backyard gem. Great food, Reasonable prices, lovely atmosphere. So romantic and the best Martini menu around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old world charm
    Racergirl
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Loved everything about this place! The farmhouse has so much charm and character. The food, service and atmosphere are second to none.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This place never disappoints...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Our 3rd time here. The service is great, the food is great & the atmosphere is so cozy. I dined during the Hudson Valley restaurant week and had the bracciole over pasta. Not realizing it was red sauce, which I don't care for cause no one makes it like me lol…but it was amazing. Pasta cooked perfectly not to al dente but not soft, the bracciole was melt in my mouth &the red sauce was really really delicious. Our waiter let me taste 2 red wines before choosing which I wanted. My daughter has a peanut allergy but she can eat nutella so they made her a special dessert of nutella, strawberries & whipped cream. I really love this restaurant! I have to stop telling people about it because its getting hard to get saturday night reservations ;-)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The food is very good and always hot with excellent service. The martini menu is beyond belief and extensive. The atmosphere is cozy with fireplaces lit throughout in a charming, old home -- definitely worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVED IT
    DankesVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I took my entire office there to celebrate a great month as well as restaurant week. Everyone was thrilled with their meal. We will go back again for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The BEST
    mm29
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    No words can describe this restaurant.The food and hospitality are tops,bar NONE…My favorite place of all time……..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Luci
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    always enjoy the warm setting, great waitstaff and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dinner at il Fresco
    DonRicardo
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We are not new to this restaurant. Every time we go there we have a great experience. The service is top notch & friendly. The food is out of this world. I would HIGHLY recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Place for special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I took my daughter to Il Fresco recently to celebrate her birthday. I couldn't have picked better place for the occasion! The place was full despite it being Thursday night. It still felt private and cozy thanks to strategically placed tables in several smaller rooms, dimmed lights and many,any candles. The cocktail list is impressive; that's something you don't see often. I order "flirtini" , my daughter "bellinitini". Both delicious! As an appetizer we split eggplant topped with tomatoes and mozzarella. It melted in your mouths! As an entree my daughter ordered filet mignon with steamed vegetables and I chose veal scallopini topped with mushroom and vegetable medley. Both delicious! We ended our meal with chocolate mousse bomb! Excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful ambience and great food!
    Gourmetlover9
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This is my second visit to Il Fresco, and both were for family birthday celebrations. I was particularly impressed with the attentive service especially to my granddaughters, ages 7 and 10. The food from the appetizers to the main courses and the desserts were excellent and we all had different dishes and they were all superb. We shall return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Italian Restaurant in ...
    ADZ1VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Rockland County. Lobster & shrimp fra diavolo was deliciously succulent; chicken parm scrumptious; awesome martini...We've been here a dozen times - coming from New City - and it is worth the trip every time....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    OUTSTANDING SERVICE AND FOOD EVERYTIME... NEVER DISAPPOINTS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service and food was outstanding. They were on top of everything but at the same time not over doing it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Enjoyed our evening at Il Fresco. Service and food was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    On the Noise Level why do you say Energetic and not "loud"?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Good food with a nice presentation. Wait staff could be more attentive. They did not refill our water glasses during the entire meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great martini's... great food... very polite staff... outstanding decor
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Bart
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I took my wife there for her birthday, since il Fresco is her favorite restaurant. They did not disappoint us... the food and the service were both exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YOU JUST CAN'T LOSE
    producerVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I'VE BEEN FREQUENTING IL FRESCO FOR YEARS AND YOU JUST CAN'T GO WRONG. GREAT STAFF WITH A HANDS ON APPROACH FROM THE OWNERS. A DIVERSE MENU THAT IT IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO CHOOSE FROM THE WONDERFUL CHOICES. I HAVE NEVER BEEN CRAZY ABOUT RED/TOMATO SAUCE TILL I FOUND IL FRESCO. THEIRS IS HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE ANY THAT I HAVE EVER HAD AND I ACTUALLY LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING IT. THEIR CHICKEN AND SHRIMP PARMIGIANA ARE SECOND TO NONE. YOU MAY SAY THAT SOUNDS ORDINARY BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THEY MAKE THE ORDINARY EXTRAORDINARY. GO AND ENJOY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worthwhile
    LokinVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    My husband and I went to Il Fresco upon a friend's recommendation. The food is outstanding,notable wine list and endless cocktails. The ambiance is rustic , candlelit and charming. However,we found the staff to be unfriendly and seemed overwhelmed with work. (It was a Monday but full house) From the hostess to the bartender, it was business only-no engaging in small talk and no suggestions on what to select being our first time dining there. We felt like we were a nuisance to all. I would give it the benefit of the doubt and one more try as the food and ambiance is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • restaurant review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    very nice restaurant- nice atmosphere and great food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    One of the best bolognese sauces i've ever had. Extensive martini drink list which would take lots of visits to sample them all. The waiter was excellent and very friendly. Dining is cozy but wasn't really a huge issue. That can be expected from a revolutionary era building which is really cool in its own right to see the history if you're into that. I'll definitely be returning again and would recommend that to anyone. Just make a reservation as space is limited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The restaurant is in an old farmhouse and that gives it an extra special feeling. The food is excellent, flavorful and perfectly prepared. Wine list is extensive. The room we were in became quite noisy when it filled up which did not enable us to comfortably continue conversation. Also, we had my elderly mom with us and it was quite difficult to get her in and out of the restaurant. There is no handicap ramp. Additionally, the rest room is up a flight of stairs. Overall this is a lovely restaurant perfect for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • il Fresco
    Phyl
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is our "go to" Italian restaurant for special occasions... and a good martini!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite
    Mojo
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Best possible dining experience in Rockland County!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Gem!!
    Scott
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This Italian restaurant is a gem, that I never knew existed until a friend of mine told me about it. The food is superb and the staff is friendly and make you feel at home. But the best is there food. My wife and I have been here three times now and they are spot on every time. No matter what we have ordered, it was all excellent and prepared properly. Do not hesitate to go and enjoy the place. You won't be disappointed...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service!
    kmrr08
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    the service was wonderful! there was an extensive, fun, reasonably priced drink menu. the food had great taste. the only complaint is the entrees only came with meat, no sides. I got chicken parm. there was no pasta included.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great time
    Rache
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Never disappointed when I go to Il Fresco. The Il Fresco Sundae was amazing!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THE Best
    mm29
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Will be my favorite restaurant for life Bar NONE.Atmosphere is incredible beside the great food.ALWAYS on the $$$
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood Italian rest
    Beachgirl
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Tasty menu and specials with large martini selection.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always.
    RocklandGourmet
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Il Fresco never disappoints and Ben is a gem of a server and mixes a mean martini.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    CocoRules
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Had the halibut. Good puttanesca sauce. Can't wait to try their pasta
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Il Fresco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    An outstanding dining experience all around, food, service and location My only concern is that it might become too popular and a reservation might be difficult
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and warm
    Dine14
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food is wonderful and the atmosphere unique. Interior is unique and offers a variety of settings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We have never been disappointed with either the food or the service. The portions are more than adequate, and the staff is friendly and accommodating. We love dining in one of the oldest houses in the county and are happy to see its character maintained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.