Food was awesome as usual! Great service , it was a perfect evening!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband's chicken dish was out of this world. I had the veal Saltimbocca which was also delicious, but I think a side veggie would be in order with my dish. The service was spot on and we are never disappointed when we visit.
This is a well priced spot for lovely dining.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant offers many more pleasant surprises than you'll find on the online menu. Everything was very good. One of the owners came over and chatted with us; he was very warm and genuine and friendly to speak too. I'm glad I came here and wish I tried this place sooner. It seemed to me that it would be a great place to go for outdoor dining.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Place for Italian!
Service is Excellent! ben or beniditto was Great..all servers were very attentive,host was also very Gracious. Great Staff!
Food good italian! Nice atmosphere for an anniversary dinner.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
They make the best mixed drinks!
The food is great, the service is great, the drinks are put together better than most restaurants. We plan to go to Il Fresco often, as we have!
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always the best
You usually can say a restaurant has great service or great seafood or has unique desserts but in the case of Il Fresco you have all of them in one place
The food and service are outstanding and their homemade desserts are the very best
We always look forward to our dining experience at Il Fresco
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived late on a regular week night and not too many people were there. The reception was hurried as was the service but the food was absolutely spot on. We were a party of 4 and two of us had appetizers along with a pasta dish and except for one of the appetizers all the food was good.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
We Love This Place!
My wife and I love this place. It gives us a romantic atmosphere with great food.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Place is Awesome and Then Some
Just isn't any place quite like it.From the service to the food to the atmosphere.May very well be my favorite restaurant of all time.
6/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special In Every Way
This place is so warm and inviting and you can tell the food comes straight from the heart. It is family owned, and in this case the family is truly hosting you in their home. You can tell the food is genuine and fresh with each bite. Bravo to the kitchen for cooking in a way that would make my parents proud. Can't wait to return with my wife.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent on Everything
Excellent crab cakes, pasta and veggies.
Farmhouse setting in a beautiful rustic house with many rooms to dine.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
bartender has incredibly creative selection of martinis in rotation .. . delicious & inventive
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are in a hurrY
Food came out too fast. From appetizer to dinner including a salad we were out within an hour. felt very rushed.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the fist time we've dined at this restaurant. It was to celebrate our aniversary. Let me preface by saying the service was outstanding. Service here is better than any of the five star restaurants I've eaten in, in Manhatten. Our waiter-Frank-was probably the best waiter I've ever had in any restaurant in my 69 years. The food was terrific. My wife had lamb chops which were made exactly the way she ordered them. I had a calamari dish which was excellent however, the sauce was too thick for my liking. I guess it is a matter of personal preference. All in all the dining experience including the food was outstanding.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls Night Out
I chose Il Fresco for a night out with some girlfriends because I had heard the food was excellent. I was not disappointed! My pasta dish was delicious, and they gave plenty of food! It is a little pricey, but for the amount of food you get and quality of the food it is worth it. I had read some reviews of people saying they felt rushed, but I didn't experience this at all. In fact, the waiter even told us to take our time, which we did! We were there over 3 hours, and could have stayed longer! I definitely recommend Il Fresco for small groups, and think it would be especially good for couples!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent New Find
My husband and I went for his birthday dinner - we wanted to try a new place a friend had told us about. It was ABSOLUTELY awesoem. I had teh halibut...great...cooked to perfection, nice flaky fish. My husband had the veal parm (with side of pasta). He had to take some of his home. It was just a great romantic evening. We were able to reserve a table in the wine cellar. It is just a great place with great ambiance. We are def going back very soon. The service (Pablo) was excellent as well. He even brought out a dish of ice cream for my husband's birthday (even though we did not order dessert). It was a perfect night.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was very charming and cozy. It would be a perfect place to go for a couple's dinner, romantic evening, etc.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local restaurant
Very charming location in an old historic home, very nice for a date night. Service was excellent with very polite wait staff. Great alcohol selection and extensive specials menu in addition to the regular menu. The bread was delicious, moist with a nice crispy crust. The calamari appetizer was tasty, though could have been a little crispier. The filet stuffed with spinach in a portabello mushroom wine sauce was outstanding. The steak was cooked perfectly, the amount of spinach stuffing wasn't too much to overwhelm the steak and added a nice bright green freshness, and the mushrooms were cooked beautifully with just a hint of earth flavor to complement the wine reduction sauce. I would go back again.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was excellent. Food, service and ambiance .
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food. Highly recommend for any occasion.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love to have dinner at alfresco our server Ben was wonderful we just had a wonderful evening
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice cosy place
Friendly service, great choice of food. You feel like in a friend living room.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been with the owners since their restaurant in Palisades Park. They are consistently excellent. I have never had an unpleasant experience and the food is the very best in Italian cuisine. We had our wedding there 3 months ago and they made it feel like a home, family wedding. Frank pays attention to every detail and is intent on making your dinner pleasant and enjoyable. The staff is attentive and cordial and of course Ben has no equal!!!!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first tiem - we really enjoyed the specialty cocktails and John at the bar was very friendly and helpful. We ate downstairs where it was all stone and private and cozy. We fully enjoyed the experience and will be returning for sure.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food & great service!
Il Fresco is a small Italian spot with great ambiance and rustic feel. Service was top notch and food was great! Speaking of service, I put a note in my OpenTable reservation about my mother-in-laws birthday and they did not disappoint!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian restaurant in R.C.
My wife and I have dined at Il Fresco many times and we are never disappointed. Swordfish puttanesca, shrimp & scallops fra diavolo were outstanding. Generous martini pours. Spot-on service and romantic atmosphere. You can't go wrong.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
there food is very,very good
there food is very,very good !!and there prices very reasonable for the quality of food.maybe thats why there packed most of the time.we stumbled on this place by accident while visiting the area.better food here than we found in nyc for the money.
9/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Il Fresco always delivers
Il Fresco always delivers both on food and on service! A definite Top 3 of local places to eat for my wife and me!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've dined at Il Fresco many times, and the food was top notch as always, the pasta was perfectly al dente, and the chicken parm was the best I've had in a very long time. The service has always been excellent, but this night however, the waiter was terrible. It took him 20 minutes to bring the wine list, then another 20 minutes to bring the wine, then another 20 minutes for everything else. I don't know where he was in between, he wasn't in the dining room, very unusual. I suspect management will correct the problem, and the service will remain top notch, which it has always been.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my boyfriend for a surprise date on Monday night. I reserved ahead of time and asked to be placed in a romantic setting. Il Fresco kindly provided us with a table right near the fireplace in the wine cellar. The ambiance was outstanding and PERFECT for our date. The waiters were friendly, kind and well mannered. We chose the stuffed baby eggplant for an appetizer which was phenomenal. I chose the Chicken Florentine and my boyfriend had the Chicken Caprese. From the salads, to the meals, everything was FRESH, DELICIOUS, and MORE THAN WHAT WE WERE EXPECTING!!! I will DEFINITELY return to Il Fresco in the very near future!!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arrived just after dark at Il Fresco, and it was just a lovely gem of a restaurant. The lighting and setting were perfect. It's located in a restored farmhouse, so there's a lot of character to the building. Enjoyed the best "mini calzone" appetizer (can't recall the Italian name) and then a pasta dish/chicken for dinner. Everything was fabulous. Was a bit disappointed that they didn't have homemade cannoli for dessert, but we did enjoy lava cake with vanilla gelato. The service was fine, particularly the attentive servers who kept our water glasses and bread basket full. There are a couple of rooms that might be good for groups (i.e., 15-25 people, I imagine). Would definitely return if in the area again!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really good for the area.
Consistently good food,nice service, warm atmosphere.
I recommend this for a special occasion or a night out with the famil.
Pasta is excellent especially the bucatini!
The other pasta dishes they seem to drown in sauce...
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
No need to go to NYC because
No need to go to NYC because Il Fresco is an Italian run establishment that has been around for 20 plus years (not in this location for the entire 20) serving some of the best Italian food anywhere on the east coast and an unmatched wine list.
If you haven't eaten here yet you are missing a true gem!
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wine cellar is the perfect
The wine cellar is the perfect place for intimate, cozy dining.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The atmosphere was serene. All of the food was delicious except for the veal parm. It was heavy and nowhere near as tasty as it could have been. All of the other food was outstanding. This is my favorite restaurant in Rockland County. Servers were very nice.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
a favorite place
A real family restaurant in a colonial-era (I believe) barn. Great wine list, tons of specials, and a nice regular menu. I always try something different; my other half swears by the rigatoni bolognese. The staff beautifully honored our opentable request for a quiet table far from the entrance by putting us in a cozy romantic upstairs nook by a window.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We requested a cozy intimate table in front of a fireplace and that's just what we got. We were seated in the wine cellar. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious. After dinner, they brought us a glass of champagne on the house. Very nice touch. We had a lovely evening. It was not our first time here and will not be our last.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food,wonderful ambience, friendly service and just a quick turn off of 303, I would definitely recommend this place and most certainly plan on going back!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, massive Martini menu, charming environment. Totally enjoyed the evening!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always excellent food and friendly knowledgeable service. The best martinis in the Hudson Valley!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming! The food was absolutely
Charming! The food was absolutely delish...lamb shank would be my choice again!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our new spot!
After reading all the reviews I just had to try this restaurant. Booked a table for 2 last night. Requested a romantic table & they put us in front of a fireplace. Upon driving up and seeing the restaurant it had charm, and then when you walk in you can feel the coziness. We enjoyed martini's from their huge martini list. We were not rushed at all. Then we put our order in. Everything was delicious I especially enjoyed the Jake salad & the butter nut squash soup was to die for. I can't say enough good things about our waiter Frank, he was so professional, nice, accomodating, etc. He let me taste FOUR wines before I made my choice. How awesome is that!! This place has ambiance, great service, and great food at a reasonable price.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden Gem in Rockland
Exceptional find in Rockland!! Asked for a quiet table on the reservation request and was seated right by the fireplace in the wine cellar room. A perfect setting for a quiet, intimate dinner with that special someone. Wine list was a pleasant surprise and not exceptionally over priced. Food was excellent . Wait staff was attentive but not obtrusive. I will definitely be back .
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've always enjoyed dinner
I've always enjoyed dinner at Il Fresco but this was a first time for lunch. I would come back again. Food and drinks were delicious; service was generally attentive. My only suggestion would be to check the reservation book before seating the party. I had made reservations requesting a table near the fireplace. Our waiter, even when told we had reservations, never checked the book and sat us in a room albeit charming, away from the fireplace contrary to my request. The matre'd noticed where we were seated and promptly asked if we'd like to change our table, which we did. All in all, we had a lovely lunch in a comfortably warm setting.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service is always
The food and service is always the absolute best!! When we lifed in NY, we dined here often. Now we live in SC and when we return to NY for a visit, we always make sure we get to Il Fresco for dinner.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Diiner at Il Fresco
Anniversary celebration and the food was excellent. I had beef stew and my husband had Pasta Alforno
The beef was so tender I did not need a knife.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another wonderful meal
This past Saturday my wife and I along with a very special friend enjoyed another wonderful meal, as usual, at Il Fresco's
The food was excellent as was the service
We all look forward to our next visit
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a great time
Excellent food and great service. I love this place and I will keep going back!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant tucked away off Route 303 is our favorite place to eat. We no longer live in Rockland County but find ourselves traveling there to eat at Il Fresco several times a year. We introduced friends from Franklin Lakes and they too enjoy eating here. In addition to great food, the serivce is outstanding.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent and always reliable
Food and service unmatched in the area, served by attentive staff.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM