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About Fresco by Scotto

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.

34 East 52nd st
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Park & Madison

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 935-3434

Website:
http://www.frescobyscotto.com/

Entertainment:
"People watching at it"s best" Zagat

Catering:
Please Call Elaina Scotto or Natalie at 2127542700, we will handle all your catering needs.

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.

Executive Chef:
Beau Houck

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us at FRESCO by Scotto Restaurant on Thanksgiving Day ~ Special Prefix Menu ~
$90 per person and $50 per child for children under 12 years of age
Reservations from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Private Dining

FRESCO by Scotto can accommodate private parties.

Fresco by Scotto Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (23)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Casual (13)
Comfort Food (13)
Cozy (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
People Watching (12)
Fun (11)
Hot Spot (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Seasonal (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined 21 hours ago

Excellent meal

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great ! You offer too much bread for just two people, we hate to see it wasted.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Fabulous food and service
Will definitely go back

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

met an old friend for lunch / he goes here a lot and likes the restaurant. The service is good and the staff /owners are very friendly. However- the tables are very close together and the restaurant is very noisy. The food is very good but overpriced - my margherita pizza was $28.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This was our first time there. We would return. The wait staff, the greeters, the busboys all were very friendly. The one disappointing, which was not the restaurant's fault, was a loud woman who they seated next to our table. She was yelling political rants as she ran to the front of the restaurant. If FbS knows her, they should tell her to tone it down. The restaurant changed our table. The rest of the meal was pleasurable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Unfortunately, this once great restaurant has slipped. The food was extraordinarily overpriced for its taste and presentation. We barely sat down, when our main course arrived. The bread was cold and we had to ask for olive oil. Go somewhere else!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

As always, this restaurant did not disappoint. Food is delicious, and the staff and Scotto Family make you feel say welcome!

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very average in every way. Surprisingly boring and just not good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Had burrata and eggplant appetizer, salmon, and associate had pasta. Ordered a glass of wine each, not looking at any wine list. When the bill came, one glass was $24, the other $16...a bit steep

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Cena deliciosa con familia y amigos! Muy recomendado!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were warmly welcomed by Mama Scotto and then enjoyed a superb dinner. The meatballs are pure heaven, incredibly fresh shrimp pasta and the best lasagna we have ever eaten. Desserts were also excellent. Love this place.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food and service are consistently good. Waiters are appropriately attentive and the place has a genuine good vibe.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

expensive, but very good food, waiter tried too hard to impress but was informative. Excellent menu. Wine was fine.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good all around Italian. Prices a little steep. Marion Scotty was delightful.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Was looking forward to dining here since we see them on the Today show. It was disappointing. Food was rather bland, and very overpriced. I had an eggplant dish that was okay, but nothing special. My husband had chicken parmigiana and he found it bland. Our salad was good. One strange thing was when the waitress brought the check, she instructed my husband how to leave the tip on the check. Not sure what that was about, we dine out a lot and that has never happened before nor did it happen an more upscale restaurants in NYC. Too many other great restaurants in the theater district to give this one another try!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our favorite nyc restaurant. Parpadella w duck ragu just fantastic. Equally great is rigatoni w veal bolgonese.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

It is fantastic! I go often. It never disappoints It is a wonderful place Food and service always first class.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Thank you Fresco once again for a wonderful dinner. We were celebrating my daughters 25th Birthday and had been to your restaurant 2 years before for our 25th wedding anniversary.
we live far away but it is worth the trip into the city from Garrison NY for a delicious dinner. the staff was wonderful , even put a candle on my daughters Tiramisu . Love the meatballs, taste like my Grandmas.
Always love to see Mrs. Scotto, at the door ( I love Rosanna ) !
Thanks
Lorraine, Bob, Madeline, and Marie Vitale

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Pasta was outstanding! Service was so so. Tried the Cesar Salad - it was warm and not well seasoned.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent experience. Service and personal touches added. A very “local” clientele. It appeared the patrons have been enjoying Monday evening meals for decades, many on first name basis with staff.

If not mistaken, the owners/family were enjoying a Monday evening dinner too.

Best pasta dishes!

This will become one of my regular restaurants in midtown east!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

After years watching The Scotto Family on TV, I chose Fresco for our Annversary trip to NY. We made an excellent choice. Mrs. Scotto greeted us and we were seated promptly. Our waiter was delightful and checked in throughout our dinner. Our Sommelier gave us terrific guidance as she answered all our questions.
Both our meals were outstanding as was the Cheesecake with Ricotta and berries.
We will be back, on our next visit to NY.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service was prompt and attentive, menu was varied with many unique options, food was well prepared and absolutely delicious! Great experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always excellent, great hoasts, food, service , ambiance,location in midtown manhattan my favorite meal is the pappadell with duck and the cavitelli with broccoli

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Consistent, delicious, incredibly attentive staff. Should always be on your "go to" list.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fresco by Scotto is one of the best Italian restaurants in NYC. They have a great menu and always have a nice rotation of specials to offer. The service is personal as they always make you feel right at home. Do take the opportunity to speak to the family of owners who are always represented (most often Anthony Jr. and Marion). They’re so gracious and welcoming. It’s an all around memorable experience every time you go. Go for lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Our table location was great, our waiter was excellent and the food was good, but a little expensive for what it was. Being Italian I know what it costs to make a dish of pasta. We had a great time and we would go again and recommend it, as long as they weren't overly price conscious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Large party of 9 accommodated excellently.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We once again had a fabulous meal. We try to visit every time we are in NYC!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Top notch as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife’s favorite and where we always celebrate her birthday. Terrific in all aspects

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Just ok not really worth the money. Felt pressured to order bar drinks. Better tasting food at my local Italian restuarant!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The food and the wine was good but a bit pricey. The service was good.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and the service was excellent! We will be back!

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

From the moment I walked in and gave my name for the reservation , Mrs Scotto was warm and welcoming ! Bartenders were personable and made great drinks . Waiter was professional and attentive.
Table was reserved for 7pm. We are and sat there chatting . Had a great meal and three out of four of us had coffee/ tea and we weren't rushed out by waiter nor did he frown when we did not order sweets.
My high school buddies thanked me three times during the meal for choosing Fresco !
Thank you for a great night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Warm and friendly greeting upon arrival. Polite waiter with no push to hurry and order . The food is wonderful, simply prepared to perfection. Wine list is very very good. It has quickly become one of our favorites and we will return in the very near future.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing!Highly recommened to anyone looking for a delicious meal at a 1st class restaurant!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Gave us a table way in the back with poorly dressed people. Fish was dry and chicken parmigiana had so little cheese on top had to be sent back. Medicore restaurant with high prices.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Have loved this place for years. However, this experience was a total disappointment: both our pasta dishes were swimming in far too much sauce, waiter was way too busy to pay any attention to us. Got the sense that (positive) past experience is no (longer) assurance of future performance. Maybe success is now being taken for granted.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Solid experience. Waiter was amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Wonderful night at Fresco by Scotto. Amazing food, service, wine. A top notch dinner at a classic NYC institution!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Authentic
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