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Fresco by Scotto

4.5
4.5
2082 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 am
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 935-3434

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Please Call (212) 935-3434, or find us on Caviar and Door Dash

  • Private party facilities

    FRESCO by Scotto can accommodate private parties of 10 or more.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (877) 624-1031

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    52nd Street Between Madison and Park Avenues

  • Parking details

    Parking available after 6pm on the street. otherwise private parking lot on 52nd st. Park and Lexington

  • Public transit

    5th Ave Station on E and M line. 51st street station 6 line. 47-50 station B,D,F.

  • Entertainment

    "People watching at it"s best" Zagat

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 2,082 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. RK

    RoseK

    Fort Lauderdale

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fresco is back even better than before!! One of my all time favorites. Have been eating at this family owned restaurant for over 25 years. Celebrated our 45th anniversary last Saturday night

  2. S

    Sharig

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  3. AR

    AdrianaR

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was all delicious!!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food & Service

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  7. JL

    JaquiL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great!

  8. RK

    RoseK

    Fort Lauderdale

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 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.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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

  10. CW

    CraigW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and wine!

  12. PS

    PatriciaS

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the most Fantastic restaurants in NYC.

  13. o

    omta

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  14. BD

    BobbyD

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 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.

  15. NY

    NewYorkNY

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 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!

  17. v

    vinniev

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always fabulous even during these times !

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  19. SO

    SpotOnReviews

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service. Outdoor dining at its finest!

  20. PP

    PaulP

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Go! Go! Support our family of friends!!

  21. m

    marty

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  22. c

    caty001nj

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  23. WH

    WilliamH

    New York Area

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4

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

  24. MG

    MariaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  25. R

    Regulareater

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 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

  26. HB

    HeidiB

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  27. DS

    DebbieS

    1 review

    3.0

    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.

  28. JS

    JeffreyS

    Miami

    5 reviews

    5.0

    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.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, hospitality and food. Perfect business lunch

  30. RK

    RobertK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. BS

    BSD101

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food always great!

  32. MB

    MoBetter

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  33. JS

    JeffreyS

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent in every way

  34. D

    Delores

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 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

  35. B

    Brooklyndan

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 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.

  36. D

    Dinny

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 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.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    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.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 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.

  39. ML

    MaryLou

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  40. BR

    BREND28

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 2082 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    52nd Street Between Madison and Park Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Lunch
    Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 am
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available after 6pm on the street. otherwise private parking lot on 52nd st. Park and Lexington

  • Public transit

    5th Ave Station on E and M line. 51st street station 6 line. 47-50 station B,D,F.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    "People watching at it"s best" Zagat

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 935-3434

  • Catering

    Please Call (212) 935-3434, or find us on Caviar and Door Dash

  • Private party facilities

    FRESCO by Scotto can accommodate private parties of 10 or more.

  • Private party contact

    Manager: (877) 624-1031

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