Fresco by Scotto

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Fresco by Scotto is a family owned Italian restaurant in New York City. The concept is simple: serve delicious, fresh, seasonably inspired food in a warm atmosphere. Fresco by Scotto Restaurant has been opened since November 1993. It’s well known as the power broker’s lunch and star-filled entertainment industry dinner. Fresco by Scotto is often referred to as the “NBC Commissary”. Fresco by Scotto is owned and operated by the Scotto Family—Marion, Rosanna, Anthony, Jr.and Elaina Scotto.
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Traditional Italian 4 course Christmas Eve Dinner $100. Per adult $50. Per child. Credit Card necessary to secure reservation. Cancellations on or before December 21st will not be charged.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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J
New England
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresco’s is a guarantee positive experience. Experienced 1st Class service combined with genuine quality Italian food every time all the time.

OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best of NYC!

m
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, great service but $29 for pizza?

KM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!! Was searching for a place to eat on Open Table after our matinee and Fresco by Scotto came up. We gave it a try and so glad we did! Would highly recommend

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

JJ
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated Thanksgiving st Fresco by Scotto. We had a great experience. My husband and youngest son had the turkey dinner. I had the salmon and my oldest son had the penne with chicken and veal. Each course was delicious. Highly recommend.

AL
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a superb Thanksgiving dinner. The service was so gracious and attentive. The food was excellent and the portions were very generous. Every course was delicious and fulfilling. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend Thanksgiving. They made us feel like family from the first hello to the last goodbye.

PP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Anthony Scotto for making us feel so at home. You’re the best host! And, thank you, Diego, for being so attentive. Thanksgiving was perfect!

CR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine at fresco. An amazing family place where the family is always there to ensure highest quality. Everyone is treated with family kindness when you arrive and leave.

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience1

Food was delicious and our waitress-Valetina was lovely. The owners we not friendly at all.

DB
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and venue. We dine here practically every time we visit NYC. A favorite.

VD
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant. I have not been in a few years but it Iwas just as delicious as I remembered. Can't wait to come to NYC again and have dinner here.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great for a work lunch or dinner

RK
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my husband’s birthday with friends. One of my favorite restaurants. Never disappointing. Service, food, atmosphere, and of course the Scotto family always par excellence. Cozy and elegant at the same time.
The food is so delicious it’s hard not to make this place our “go to” whenever we are in town which is at least once a month.

KD
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service always great but just can’t justify the high prices

K
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

While food was good, service was poor. We had to ask twice for bread and waited more than 40 minutes for entrees. Maybe our waiter was having an off day, but it was very slow service. Very disappointing.

C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love the food and feel of this place! Warm and inviting, this place is a long term favorite!

MS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. TheScotto family always goes out of their way to make the experience special

CP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service.

LD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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CP
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are out of towners (Denver, CO) who were steered here by a friend of my wife's who grew up in New York and knows the restaurant scene pretty well. We were not disappointed in the least. The food here is first rate and Diego, our server, did an excellent job. We would have no problem coming back - now we just have to figure out when we might come back to New York!

f
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and our waiter Alan was wonderful! Hadn't been in about 15 years, but it was so great to find it again! Amazing eggplant and zucchini pie appetizer, have been dreaming of that ever since. We even had them pack it to travel home with us!

CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a while since I've experienced great service and delicious food. I don't go here too often but will be back very soon. I hosted this business lunch and was not worried at all about how the experience and food was going to be.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love ownership and the staff here. Always a pleasure to dine with Fresco.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

MT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always. Warm and friendly with interesting menu that delivers. Consistently.

LK
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here with friends before seeing a broadway show and the service and food was great! Will definitely be back!

n
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little pricey - but great food and great service.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, table in the main room allowed for a confidential conversation. Quality and service never goes out of fashion

E
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Decent midtown Italian, service can be rushed and brusque but food is good if uninspired

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent, servers couldn't nicer. Food was top notch but sauce a bit sweet for my taste.

A
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

DB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food, service and ambience. Best Italian food in NYC

l
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Stuck in 1990... the place needs an overhaul, way overpriced for lackluster food.

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was very good but portions very small in relation to prices charged

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Totally overpriced for very good but nothing special italian food with subpar service.

LA
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was amazing as always. Service was impeccable as well. The meatball was fabulous.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal was fantastic as the fresh pasta is always excellent. Service is gracious and professional. My guest and I marveled at the different dishes passing us as we lingered over biscotti and Expresso. Well worth the money.

T
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was not happy with my overly salted dinner. The host greeted us as we walked to table with “ we’re very busy tonight so this is only table” squished in corner.....they did change the table. The restaurant used to be much better.

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