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Cafe Fresco - Center City, Harrisburg, PA

Cafe Fresco - Center City

4.8
4.8
716 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
A pioneer of Harrisburg dining, Café Fresco Center City opened its doors in 2005. Located in the heart of Restaurant Row, the Feng Shui inspired ambiance offers comfortable and intimate dining spaces that pulse with an energy and excitement. From the moment you step inside, you become part of the Café Fresco experience. Whether you are joining us for an urban, café lunch or the upscale, metropolitan dining experience of our dinner service, our skilled, professional staff will strive to accommodate your every need. Our goal is to provide you with a metropolitan retreat nestled in the heart of a smaller city that will exceed every expectation – an experience that can only be provided by Café Fresco.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, American, Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (717) 236-2599
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Scott Kemp
  • Catering
    Local catering is available for breakfast and lunch for groups of ten or more. Pick up and delivery options are available.
  • Private party facilities
    Cafe Fresco's Level 2 lounge offers countless options for events of all sizes and styles. Whether you're planning a fundraiser, business function, reception, or rehearsal, we have the space and menu options to meet your needs.Enjoy the quality and food of Café Fresco Center City in an upscale, modern space.
  • Private party contact
    Brian Fertenbaugh: (717) 236-6600
  • Neighborhood
    Harrisburg
  • Cross street
    Locust Street
  • Parking details
    An easily accessible, multi-level parking lot is located directly across the street from the restaurant. Rates vary, depending on dates and times. Street parking is also available with discounted rates between the hours of 11AM - 2PM and 5PM - 7PM. Metered parking ends at 7PM. Park in the River Street Garage across the street for only $5, every weekday after 5PM. <br /><br />
  • Entertainment
    Cafe Fresco infuses chic decor with trendy music, creating the perfect setting for your dining experience. After dinner, step upstairs to Level 2 where the hottest DJs from the East Coast lay down the tracks for the ultimate VIP experience.Level 2 is also available for private events, large group dinners, and meetings. Enjoy the quality and food of Café Fresco Center City in an upscale, modern space.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 716 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Overall

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Food

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Service

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Ambiance

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Best Value

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Good for business meals

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Innovative

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Healthy

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Hot spot

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Great for fine wines

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Romantic

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Good for special occasions

  • Hershey / Harrisburg

    Lively

716 Reviews
  1. phbair

    Philadelphia

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice dining experience. My only complaints were that it was cold and it was noisy. Our server Natalya was really excellent, enthusiastic, efficient, and accommodating. The food was delicious abs served in ample portions. The prices seem high until you consider you're getting two meals for the price of one. We started with the karaage and Thai lettuce wraps for apps, both delicious substantial portions. The chicken was crispy and not greasy. Our entrees were the Mongolian Braised Short Rib, the Ahi Tuna, and the Filet Lo Mein. The lo mein has "wok seared vegetables," including mushrooms, which my daughter doesn't like, but she was happy to share them with me. The short rib was so tender that it could easily be eaten with chopsticks. Tuna was tasty, well prepared, and generous. The Wasabi mashed potatoes were very mild and the bok choy tasty. Everyone was happy with their food and way too full for dessert. Thanks, Natalya and Café Fresco for an excellent meal!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great and they even celebrated my partners birthday with only a note on the reservation. We had a wonderful dinner.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was delightful. Food was good, but not hot enough- everything from apps to our dinners were warm but not hot. Not cool enough to send back, but really not what you would expect either.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service in a great environment.

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  5. Eliza

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was slow. Food was great, took a very long time to get my drink.

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  6. Kelsey

    Des Moines

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and drink menu, the kitchen was super accommodating to our allergy requests. Shannon was our server and took great care of us :)

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food with a great location to walk to the Forum.

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  8. LoriM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience. Food and service was outstanding!

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  9. CF10

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was first time we had been to the restaurant. The food was outstanding! Our server was prompt and very helpful. The restaurant is small and was almost full while we were dining, but the noise level was comfortable. I highly recommend the restaurant to anyone who enjoys Asian fusion food.

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  10. MikeD

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always, our server was attentive, classy place. Appetizer special was good. The upcharge for cocktails on rocks is a bit much you should reconsider.

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FAQs

Cafe Fresco - Center City does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Cafe Fresco - Center City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 236-2599.

Cafe Fresco - Center City is rated 4.8 stars by 716 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Fresco - Center City

215 N 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Locust Street
  • Neighborhood
    Harrisburg
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Fusion / Eclectic, American, Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    An easily accessible, multi-level parking lot is located directly across the street from the restaurant. Rates vary, depending on dates and times. Street parking is also available with discounted rates between the hours of 11AM - 2PM and 5PM - 7PM. Metered parking ends at 7PM. Park in the River Street Garage across the street for only $5, every weekday after 5PM. <br /><br />
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Scott Kemp
  • Entertainment
    Cafe Fresco infuses chic decor with trendy music, creating the perfect setting for your dining experience. After dinner, step upstairs to Level 2 where the hottest DJs from the East Coast lay down the tracks for the ultimate VIP experience.Level 2 is also available for private events, large group dinners, and meetings. Enjoy the quality and food of Café Fresco Center City in an upscale, modern space.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (717) 236-2599
  • Catering
    Local catering is available for breakfast and lunch for groups of ten or more. Pick up and delivery options are available.
  • Private party facilities
    Cafe Fresco's Level 2 lounge offers countless options for events of all sizes and styles. Whether you're planning a fundraiser, business function, reception, or rehearsal, we have the space and menu options to meet your needs.Enjoy the quality and food of Café Fresco Center City in an upscale, modern space.
  • Private party contact
    Brian Fertenbaugh: (717) 236-6600
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