Fresco by Scotto

4.6
1628 reviews
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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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Miami
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You have a great city vibe, interesting mix of people, ambience, good food which all makes for a great gastro experience...every single time! Always enjoy my visits!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere at a wonderful Italian restaurant. Excellent service!

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, our server, Dennis, was fabulous. Had a great time. Can’t wait to come back.

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RA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant several times Unfortunately this time the food was rather oily . Pasta with eggplant. I was there with friends from Belgium, we were there for a while & the first waitress was lovely knowledgeable .. another waitress took over who truly made us feel we were annoying her She brought the dessert menu and my friends who speak good English still needed some clarification .. this annoyed her At least my friends got a true New York experience

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my girlfriend for Valentine’s Day to Fresco by Scotto. It was our first time in this restaurant. There was no problem with a table that I’ve requested. Food was great! Very cozy place where you can talk and it’s not so loud! Waitress was so nice and polite that I will definitely come back to that place. I really recommend it.

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did not like fried calamari. The rest was very good

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BG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Compliments to the chef... food is always wonderful!

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v
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just Wonderful!

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NY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The only frustrating thing after coming twice recently is seeing some customers get "special" service for knowing the management/ownership. Both times we've gone recently, the table next to us was comped food, and welcomed by management, while we sat waiting for our waiter. They should be giving that same service to everyone, not just people they know.

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DF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been to Fresco a few other times and once again we had a great dining experience. Food was excellent. Best lamb chops I’ve had in a restaurant. Waitress and all the waitstaff were great. Would definitely dine here again.

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l
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Consistently good.

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CT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We loved the place and the food was great But it felt very rushed..... we had just ordered and before we knew it the food was there. It gave it a fast food place. It was a shame because we did like the restaurant

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R
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and service! The meatball is divine.

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D
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

another great business lunch. in and out in an hour with a great meal.

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F
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food. 2of us shared a large meatball and eggplant and zucchini casserole. Awesome and great sauce

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect birthday celebration. My sister said the lasagne was the best she had ever had!!!

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was impressed with everything. From the smile when I first walked in the door to the smiles as I left. The food was outstanding. The service could not have been better.

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food and warm service from this Scotto family winner! Fresco by Scotto is my "go to" place for lunch! The chicken cottolletto is consistently good, shrimp cobb salad, fresh fish and delicious pastas. I go to lunch here at least once or twice per week and am never disappointed!

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant has excellent service, great food, no long waiting periods. I recommend to everyone.

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FB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice, but a bit over priced

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ME
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been to Fresco by Scotto several times. It is one of our favorite restaurants in NYC. The food is always excellent and the wait staff is very attentive. A perfect place for a special dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, great every time!

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C
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent service and the food is great!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

I come here regularly with friends and my entire family comes often and I have never had such a terrible experience. Let me begin by saying the food is amazing but the service is horrendous. After being waited and rushed by a waiter making numerous sarcastic and rude comments to us throughout the meal when it came time to pay the bill he charged us twice for a 25 salad because of his error! I have never seen such poor customer service and focus at such an upscale place. Usually when mistakes are made the manager comes to the table to make sure we are satisfied and may even comp the table with a dessert or drink to ensure they do right by us. Instead we got yelled at and charged 50 for salad due to a mistake he made with the original order! Appalling for such an allegedly high end place. I do not recommend coming here unless you want a rude waiter who doesn’t listen and over charges.

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OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet another wonderful evening with the Scotto family for an amazing meal, great service and just a perfect setting for work and team building. My 24th year of visiting and being part of the family. Simply my favorite restaurant anywhere.

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D
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ciprian and Alfredo were excellent.

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J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Before dinner drinks made even better with the Wonderful bar staff. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe our meal. Wonderful Family Dinner night that won’t be matched until our next trip back

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RS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresco was wonderful. Overall experience was fantastic, and meeting Mrs. Scotto was the highlight. She was personable and welcoming. The food was amazing and very reasonable. I plan a trip back soon and it will be on my list every time I visit NYC.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Always great food & service.
Family style Apps, fresh meals and desserts.
The Scotto family have the personal touch as well.
Never disappointed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husbands birthday

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JC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff. Excellent food. You can really taste the quality and love that goes into each dish.

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Nice enough lunch but crazy expensive!! The salads were each about $45, the appetizer was $38. Prices were not on the website when I booked the reservation. The wine must have been at least $30/glass for me to get total bill to over $200 for two people

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L
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is outrageous and the service is wonderful.

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JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Only disappointment was that I told them it was my partners bday and nothing. Wouldn’t have noticed except they celebrated the bday of the person next to me

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SH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second time there better than the first. Whenever we visit NY we will make time to eat there. Great food and service with a personal touch. Love this place!

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RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Pasta was way over cooked. Waiter attempted to grate cheese on a pasta and shrimp dish. No Italian in their right mind does that but since the wait staff is all Hispanic they don’t know any better

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A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for business lunch meeting. Hosts/hostesses and waiters all were attentive and friendly.

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent taste - Italian made just like Nonna used to. Drinks are far too pricey, but the pour is on the mark! Very efficient service.

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ST
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Slightly above average Italian food but very expensive.

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