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Cafe Fresco - Center City

4.6
358 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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Cuisines
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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Catering
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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Neighborhood
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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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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.

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Special events & promotions
Join our email list to get the latest information and VIP invites to special events at www.cafefresco.com.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 358 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.1
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a great evening at Cafe Fresco! Everything was excellent!

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Jaimeb31 (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on December 13, 2017

The drinks and the calamari was amazing. The wagyu steak of the day was a bit pricey at over $50 but it was also very good and perfectly prepared. The only thing that could have been improved in the food we ordered was my daughter's duck. The skin was not crispy enough and the fat had not been rendered enough. It was a bit fatty and rubbery, but the duck meat itself had great flavor.

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vipMAK0 (Baltimore)
4.0
Dined on December 11, 2017

We have dined there a number of times and always have a good experience. A very good selection of appetizers.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 9, 2017

We don't live in Harrisburg, but visit often. We first went to Cafe Fresco three years ago and have fallen in love with it. Staff is the perfect combination of friendly and helpful, without getting in the way of the meal. Food is creative, delicious and appropriately portioned (i.e., its not tiny food). Also perfectly prepared every time we have been. They also have great specials which more often than not hook me in.

The staff takes the place from very good to excellent. We went this past weekend and our server, John (who you should ask for), really made the meal for us. He paced it perfectly and seemed to know exactly when to clear and ask if we wanted another round.

Great for a date or for going out with friends, we genuinely enjoy going.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was delicious as always and our waiter was great too! He was very personable and observant!

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Emy87 (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on November 20, 2017

Fantastic!!

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