Fresco by Scotto

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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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vipPaulP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go! Go! Support our family of friends!!

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martinm
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was extraordinary. It always is. The wait staff was very attentive. The noise level was a bit high even though the restaurant was less than full given the virus scare. Of course the prices are not for the faint of heart.

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vipcaty001nj
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places for a business lunch. Conveniently located in midtown!

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vipWilliamH
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our wait person -blonde female with an updo hair style was very aloof and cool. Didn’t make us feel very welcome

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MariaG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were excellent!! They gave us recommendations and they did not disappoint!!!

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vipRegulareater
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my visits to Fresco
The staff are always amazing the owners are always present which makes such a difference and they are incredibly consistent
Often a long standing establishment will rest on their reputation but not Fresco. They work hard everyday
Great choice for lunch or dinner

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HeidiB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great seeing Anthony and his adorable parents.
Wonderful food and incredible service.
A great time was had by al!

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DebbieS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

While the food was good, the price was incredibly expensive for what we had. $29 for a margarita pizza and $38 for pasta with sausage. In addition my daughter asked for a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon and when we got the bill it was $40 per glass. We were never told the price prior to her choosing her wine.

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JeffreyS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fresco never disappoints. It is a bit pricey but worth the money for the quality of the food and the ambiance. A lively NYC scene, generous portions and fun people watching. On my recent visit, the homemade ravioli was definitely homemade.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, hospitality and food. Perfect business lunch

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RobertK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. A great New York experience. Atmosphere like the old Four Seasons of years gone by.

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vipBSD101
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always great!

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vipMoBetter
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always .. a fantastic meal at Fresco by Scotto!!!!

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vipJeffreyS
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way

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Wally
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first experience, discovered them on The Today Show over the years. Staff was friendly, server was excellent and food was the same. Would definitely go back and recommend1

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Brooklyndan
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in an age of "fast casual" eating and fusion restaurants designed for hipness so places like Fresco too easily get overlooked. It's an elegant but friendly white-tablecloth restaurant devoted to well-executed food and good service. It's a little expensive, but not out of line for Midtown -- and frankly, it costs money for the kind of staffing that makes a comfortable experience possible. Quiet but not hushed, high-quality food but not a bit pretentious, attentive service but well short of fawning. A lovely evening out.

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vipDinny
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The Frito Misto , the rack of lamb and the pasta were very good. The branzino was not good. The fish was not fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We had a ridiculously overpriced meal at this restaurant. The food was mediocre at best. Our child’s penne noodles with butter was $18 and was literally 17 noodles. Their house wine was $36 a glass. Just outrageous. I don’t mind spending money on a meal but this was excessive in every sense of the word. Unless you enjoy completely wasting your money, I wouldn’t recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined at restaurant prior to theater. Food and service were outstanding. The wine selection was extensive however price per glass was unreasonable.

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MaryLou
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Elegant, upscale class with a warm welcome from Anthony Scotto himself. Wait service very friendly and make you feel at home!

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BREND28
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Now asignaron una mesa amplia para dos eso me agrado mucho, la atención es buena por parte del mesero, aun que debería sugerir algunas bebidas para comenzar.
Deberían remodelar el lugar ya que la fama que tiene no es congruente con su mobiliario. En general bien, la comida es buena.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we were there on Valentine’s day and the family was there greeting g everyone . Food was excellent - one of our all tome favorites!

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Vincent
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Extremely over-priced average Italian food. $235 (before tip) for two crab cake apps, two pasta dishes and one glass of wine

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stand out midtown business lunch to see and be seen

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vipKateL
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Expensive but very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!

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patf
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

our waiter was great. Service was not rushed. Great menu variety.

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vipCharleneP
London
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a real treat to go to Fresco. I hadn't been there in years since i stopped working in midtown, and it was as good as I remembered. We went for an early dinner before the magic show at the Palace Lotte hotel and they accommodated our fast timeline. The appetizers are meant to be shared by two people, but we shared three ways and there was plenty, generous portions. Their home made pasta and meat sauce was delicious, the risotto and the chicken milanese was a really nice thick cut of chicken.
Nice size drinks too - like that alot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Excellent

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vipDiscerning
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

High scale and relaxed at the same time, what really stands out is the cuisine of the new executive chef Alessandro Pendinelli who graced our table with his presence when we had questions on the preparation of some of the dishes.
A little advice to start: don't try use a fork for the he zucchini and potato chips with gorgonzola ;-) you must use your hands! ;-)
The very tasty Cannellini pure was the ideal accompaniment for the various breads in the basket while waiting for the appetizer of fried calamari, which were light and crunchy, perfect, just as they should be.
We were intrigued by the Pappardelle of kamut and wholewheat flour with lamb ragout, then we were dazzled by the Rack of lamb in a fig reduction sauce, perfectly coupled with the cauliflower pure,
and were amazed by the Seared tuna that was literally melting in our mouth.
Desserts looked very seductive even though we were quite full, so we tried Bomboloni with cream and caramel dips, and the Apple crisp, and we were not disappointed.
The waiter Dennis contributed to the memorable experience with his professionalism and savoir faire.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Great place for business meals but too stuffy for an everyday meal. Too pricey when you don’t have a business account as well. The food however was quite good.

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vipLABrad
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is really one of Mid-town’s jewels. Fantastic!

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vipTodd
New York Area
6 reviews