Fresco by Scotto

4.5
2093 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

About

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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2093 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.5based on all time ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipAdrianaR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was all delicious!!

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vipSharig
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delicious meal in a warm atmosphere with attentive service . Great place for a special meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food & Service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food... and the family!!!!... best Italian restaurant in NYC!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great specials, very attentive staff, felt very comfort amidst Covid. Great outdoor dining experience.

JL
vipJaquiL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

RK
vipRoseK
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresco is my favorite restaurant in NYC. When you eat at Fresco you eat with family. The Scottos are an amazing family who make everyone feel welcome. I missed this wonderful spot for so many months. It was great to be back. Food is superb, service attentive, restaurant is so accommodating outside or inside.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice to see them open again. We had a lovely dinner. They were very grateful for the business.I love the food here

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vipCraigW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be back at Fresco! Great experience all around and the staff were exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine!

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vipPatriciaS
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most Fantastic restaurants in NYC.

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omta
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and outside dining experience. Only one small issue is, if you are drinking wine, small gnats tend to fly into wine glasses so ask for paper cocktail napkins to cover the glass.

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vipBobbyD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent dinner. We were 4 people, and everyone was very pleased with their choices. It felt like we were having dinner at a friend's house. Highly recommended.

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NewYorkNY
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food with great service. I've been to this restaurant multiple times and it's always good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot overstate the overall excellence of this restaurant. My sister and I celebrated my 60th birthday with a dinner upon arrival to Manhattan. The food was fabulous the attention from the staff outstanding! A special thanks to Mr. Nourescu who made our meal unforgettable. We returned for lunch the next day and were treated to the same service! Unbelievable is my one word review!

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vipvinniev
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous even during these times !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are incredible. Highly recommend for a special occasion!

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vipSpotOnReviews
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Outdoor dining at its finest!

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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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marty
Chicago
8 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
26 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
88 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
57 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
5 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
7 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
6 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
14 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
Philadelphia
19 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
New York Area
7 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!

FAQs

Fresco by Scotto offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 935-3434.

Fresco by Scotto is rated 4.5 stars by 2093 OpenTable diners.

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