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

What 1920 People Are Saying
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RK
Miami
33 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
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.

C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

CP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service.

LD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Weekend in NY

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CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

MT
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LK
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A little pricey - but great food and great service.

E
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
37 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
82 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.

BM
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with wonderful service.

AP
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Todo muy bien .

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AR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got lucky to get a last minute reservation on the night before the NYC Marathon. The food was amazing, the service EXCEPTIONAL and we would recommend and go back in a heartbeat!

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food4service4ambience1

Good food that is slightly overpriced. The real problem was an overcrowded restaurant. Was seated at a small table jammed against the wait stand. Had wait staff passing by my table and jostling it repeatedly throughout the meal. I made the reservation weeks in advance and my wife and I never should have been seated in such an awkward location. We could sit opposite one another because the restaurant had no room for us to sit across from one another. The seating arrangement made for an awkward meal and a poor experience. I will not return.

OT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were seated at a cozy table in the corner.
The atmosphere is pleasant and comfortable. The menu has many great options and the food was delicious.
The Sommelier came over to table as soon as we were seated.
He understood the type of wine we enjoy and he recommended a fantastic wine .
To top off the evening, I must compliment our waiter, Andres who was kind and attentive throughout the dinner.
We will absolutely be back.

CS
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great venue to visit when I am in NYC. Very attentive staff. Food is wonderful

FB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every facet of this dining experience was exceptional. Dining with Frescos by Scotto for more than 20 years, they continue to be nothing short of extraordinary. When returning to NY Metro for business or pleasure, securing a reservation at this fantastic restaurant is an absolute.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing. It is my go-to in NYC.

PM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Multi-generational dinner went off without a hitch. Dining the way it should be!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Over priced even by NY standards. High priced trattoria

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always Thank you for a great experience
Jeff Silverstein

t
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely ambiance and excellent foods but lunchtime is a noisy time. After 2:00pm it quieted down so we could enjoy our conversation.

A
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently took someone there for a business lunch. The food was amazing and we had a very comfortable private table where we could have a real conversation. Service was excellent and they did not rush us out.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Fantastic Duck Pappardelle

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I try new restaurants when we visit NYC. Fresco did not disappoint. Between the great beer and wine at the bar before dinner to the super tasty Autumn salad to the amazing lasagna, I must have left 5 lbs heavier than when I arrived. The service was very nice. We’d be regulars if this was our hometown.

TB
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anybody who goes to work every day doing the same job for 20 years knows how difficult it is to be consistent. In my opinion and I have eaten at some of the great restaurants all around the world, this restaurant continues to maintain impeccable high standards and incredibly good food. I don’t know anybody that complains about the food at this marvelous Italian style restaurant. It is not a red sauce joint. It is high caliber and wonderful quality delicious food cooked in innovative and inventive ways. Every time I come here I’m impressed. I used to work around the corner from this place And ate here frequently. Now I live 350 miles away but I come four or five times a year And it remains outstanding. Tonight I had the Chiara spaghetti with meatballs and ricotta cheese. Divine. My friend had the salmon. She said it was amazing. I don’t understand how anybody could want to eat anywhere else if they want a modern innovative Italian meal.

JM
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Extremely overpriced! The food came out immediately as if it was microwaved. We spent 40 dollars on a
mediocre scallion risotto, 35 dollars on gnocchi and 20 dollars per drink. The prices are those of a Michelin star restaurant with the food you might find at a truck stop. There are a million wonderful Italian restaurants in New York, this is not one of them. Save your money, go somewhere else.

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and friendly, helpful staff.
A comfortable oasis in a busy area

S
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little expensive for lunch!

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