Cafe Fresco - Center City
Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Wasabi Honey Mustard, Bacon, Gorgonzola, Crispy Shallots
Chilean Sea Bass
Chili-Soy Glazed, Sesame-Soy Soba Noodles, Creamy Miso
Filet Lo Mein
Wok Seared Vegetables, Chinese Brown Sauce, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Thai Basil
We had the Ahi Tuna with Jasmine Rice, and Beef Filet Lo Mein, and both were phenomenal! We can't say enough about the service, drinks and ambience! Always a favorite spot! Also, the White Chocolate Bread Pudding is to die for!
Food was excellent, only disappointment was the Lobster fried rice is no longer in the menu. Drinks from the bar took forever, a second bartender would have been helpful
This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city! The food is outstanding. I brought guests from out of town and they agreed, it was the best dining experience they had during their visit! Keep up the good work everyone!
Fantastic service, very well-prepared cocktails, entrees, and deserts. Will definitely dine there again.
The food and service are excellent
A bit noisy
Cafe Fresco was an amazing experience. Cocktails, meals, and dessert was delicious. The menu includes a little bit of everything. I look forward to returning.
Fantastic food!!! Best meal I’ve eaten in town yet. Be sure to get the banana walnut spring rolls for dessert.
The staff was so attentive and pleasant, the manager stopped by to check on each table.
It was a little loud by the time we left, but there were a couple larger groups, so I don’t imagine that is the norm.
This was our first time at Cafe Fresco. The food was amazing! We will definitely be back!
Food & drinks were delicious, ambiance was nice, service was great - we had a great evening!
Great cocktails! Great food! Loved the Asian flare menu. Great Service. We’ll be back!
We had a wonderful time! Good and atmosphere were wonderful. Can’t wait to go back!
The meal and the drinks were absolutely amazing. Highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed!
I absolutely love this place! The staff is quality and always create a memorable experience! And the food is terrific!
The food was excellent. A creative menu. The restaurant has a great vibe and we will definitely be back when in the area.
Very attentive and friendly
We had a lovely time celebrating my husband's birthday. The service was top-notch, the food most enjoyable, and the atmosphere upscale but comfortable. There was a woman at the bar who was a bit too loud for such a restaurant, and the lighting was very low. So if you have any trouble seeing (my husband recently had eye surgery) bring a pocket flashligh or your phone. But overall, the experience was a delight and I would highly recommend Cafe Fresco!
We hadn’t been here for several years and decided to check it out during restaurant week. Service was friendly, but incredibly slow. Under staffed, perhaps.
Appetizers were phenomenal. Sliders ( tiny but delicious), Asian Caesar ( perfectly dressed and interesting textures) , Brussels sprouts. All very well executed.
Main course was another 40 minute wait. Sea bass was fried, which was a surprise ( not listed on menu description) but pretty tasty. Chicken and broccoli was good, but cashews were soggy. Crispy banh was served in a soft roll w yummy crispy slaw, very good. Things went way down hill w dessert. Peanut butter tart was ok. Seemed like peanut butter frothed into a soggy crust w peanuts scattered. Crime brûlée was watery and missing flavor. Something went terribly wrong here. The peach cobbler was ok, but no crisp to the topping.
Overall, was ok. Dinner for 3 took 2.25 hours, that’s how slow it was for out 7 o’clock reservation on a Monday. Not likely we will be back.
I’m once again a pleased patron. The food and service was outstanding.
Tyler is the best bartender in Harrisburg
Great service,very attentive to our needs
Great food, atmosphere and service. All 3 elements captured to perfection!
One of our favorite date night spots. Service is always great. Drinks are good and the ambiance is nice. On the pricier side though.
Absolutely horrible. I have been here dozens of times and unless it’s takeout it has gone down hill significantly since it opened. With many other options the food is not worth the ambiance. Pass
One of our go-to places. Food, drinks and service are always exceptional. Brussel sprouts are to die for. Pork Tonkatsu and Braised Short Rib are highlights.
Eclectic modern interior, very kind personnel, and good food and drinks. Really enjoyed it.
We Walt for our food 2 hours .
Excellent food and great service.
The taste of the food was poor. The sea bass had bones in it and the shrimp was over cooked.
I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your food. The Chilean Sea Bass is one of our most popular dishes and I don't believe we have ever had anyone find bones in this fish. I'm sorry that this happened. I followed up with my Manager on Duty and your server and both informed me that you gave no indication of anything being wrong with your meals when they visited your table. If you had done so we would have been happy to remake or correct any improperly prepared items.
First time dining inside since Covid and the food, service and drinks we all very good. The place seemed less busy than before but hopefully if they serving great food things will return to normal soon. We always enjoy it.
Excellent food but the service was very slow - they can’t get enough workers. It’s a shame because the food is absolutely delicious!
We always forget that this restaurant has, perhaps, the best food in Harrisburg! Every meal (chicken red curry, scallops, steak, sea bass) at our table of four was perfectly prepared. Service was good, too. Pricing is on the high end for the area, which may limit frequent dining, but this is a superb restaurant for special occasions.
Just an amazing dinner. Wait staff so professional and knowledgeable! Food and drinks superb.
Service detracted from the very good food.
Noise level is horrific. Can’t have a conversation but food is goo.
Another excellent meal at Cafe Fresco.
Food was great, service friendly.
Love it here.
Sue-Sue was a great waitress!
We were outside - the street noise was all but unbearable for a while!
We were torn with what to order because there were so many good options! We started with the wontons, which were fantastic in addition to the brussel sprouts which were also very good. I highly recommend the scallops with butternut squash risotto and the red curry!
Our server, Mercedes was excellent as was Tyler the bartender! Atmosphere was sophisticated and lively.
The food was great! I am vegan and my dietary needs were satisfied. The environment was cozy and I would definitely recommend Cafe Fresco to everyone
You can order delivery directly from Cafe Fresco - Center City using the Order Online button. 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 4.7 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.