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Cafe Fresco - Center City

364 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
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A pioneer of Harrisburg dining, Café Fresco Center City opened its doors in 2005 with Executive Chef Travis Mumma. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Fusion / Eclectic, American, Contemporary Asian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30am-11am
Lunch: Monday-Friday 11am-4pm
Brunch: Saturday 10am-3pm
Dinner: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
Closed Sundays
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Phone number
(717) 236-2599
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Travis Mumma
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Local catering is available for breakfast and lunch for groups of ten or more. Pick up and delivery options are available.
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Cross street
Locust Street
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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.

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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.

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What 364 People Are Saying
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KevinG (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food from appetizers to main meals and deserts. Unique choices for a exciting dining experience. Great wait staff.

bruce (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was an excellent meal. All 4 of us were very satisfied with our appetizers, main course and dessert.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great meal!

Ruby (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Two couples for a nice dinner before the Harrisburg Symphony concert. First time at Café Fresco for all of us. Had wonderful cocktails, followed by dinner specialty of the day (Chilean Sea Bass), and it was terrific. John was our service person, and he did a great job of informing us of food and drink choices, made sure that we were well tended to. It was a very nice experience. We will go again!

Gemini916 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food and service. John our waiter was very good. Highly recommend Cafe Fresco. Great place for dinner and drinks.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

If you want a good dining experience, go to Fresco and ask for Jon. He’s the best in the city!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

The service was amazing, the drinks strong, the food tasty and the atmosphere inviting. What more do you need?

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

The chef is very creative and mixes Asian and American flavors! We had edamame ravioli, crab stuffed avacado paired with a salad with crispy wonton, beet risotto and Chilean sea bass over noodles. The Chilean Sea Bass melted in our mouth! We also had banana spring rolls with ice cream for dessert! Everything was delicious! Our waitress Zineb was personable and provided excellent service 🙂 We highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to going back!

PeteM (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Arrived at the restaurant. Immediately made to feel welcomed, and appreciative of our business. Server was excellent, and the food was even better. Appetizer we had the seafood pizza. Delicious. For Entrees had the Ribeye, and Pad Tai add Shrimp. Both were excellent. Got a BBQ Chicken pizza to go for my son. He enjoyed as well.

vipdcbirkbeck (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was amazing, the decor inside was relaxing and beautiful, and John, our waiter, was fantastic! Will come back next time we are in town!