Il Fresco
Il Fresco

Il Fresco

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.il-fresco.com/
  • Phone: 8453980200
  • 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
108 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (72)romantic (69)neighborhood gem (67)fit for foodies (47)great for outdoor dining (41)good for groups (29)notable wine list (26)great for lunch (21)kid-friendly (8)hot spot (6)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Wonderful ambience and great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Elegant yet comfortable restaurant comprised of several themed rooms which gives the incredible feeling that you are are guest for a special occasion at a friends home. We were greeted warmly by our waiter who frequently visited our table to check on our needs. The menu is extensive as well as the drink selection and specials. My husband and his cousin enjoyed the chicken fiorentina and his wife and I had the veal chop and veal saltimbocca. Portions are generous and everything was cooked to perfection. We finished our meal with Italian cheesecake, cannoli, and amaretti tartufo and didn't waste a bite! We are looking forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not my first time here ...
    MikeK
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've been here to eat many times and the food and service is always excellent. Def a must try if you live in the area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    Enjoyable
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I went here for my birthday dinner with my family. The bartender had made this amazing Cucumber/Basil Infused Vodka with Elderberry ( I think)...it was FABULOUS!! Then we got to our table and the service was great. Waiter was attentive. The food was very good as well. I had Chicken, my husband had veal and my daughter and mom had pork. All the meats were cooked very nicely. For dessert, we had the Big Italian Sundae with the Gelato, Caramel, Nutella and Cracker Jacks! It was Delicious!! Before the dessert came, they brought me a gelato dish with the words "Happy Birthday" written on the plate. It was so very nice of them. I would go back here again for sure!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Il Fresco Does Not Disappoint
    StrategiesVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Returning to this wonderful restaurant, we liked it even more than on the first visit. A great choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trust ME
    HammerHead
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    No other choice in Rockland. This place Kills it. Food A+ Service A+ Atmosphere/Ambience A++
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Do not miss this restaurant!
    Happywheneatingwell
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has always been great for me
    notforme
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always.
    RocklandGourmet
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dining in the garden is delightful on a Summer evening. The food is always good and the Martinis are world class.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT SPECIAL EVENING
    srcmm
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN HERE SEVERAL TIMES AND ARE NEVER DISAPOINTED. THIS IS OUR SPECIAL OCCASION SPOT. 65TH BIRTHDAY, MOST ANNIVERSARIES. CELBRATORY DINNERS. THE PLACE IS QUIET AND ROMANTIC, YET IT'S FRIENDLY AND NOT PRETENSIOUS. THE FOOD IS VERY GOOD, ALWAYS FRESH, PREPARED PERFECTLY AND PRESENTED IN A PROFESSIONAL YET FRIENDLY MANNER. IT NO DOUBT OUR FAVORITE PLACE IN ROCKLAND. WE WILL BE BACK
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ronaldb50
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great date spot!
    Luvmyhubby
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I came for a business lunch and thought, "My husband and I should come here on a date!"
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NewCityFour
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.