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Fresco by Scotto

4.6
1297 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 935-3434
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Angelo Sessa
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Catering
Please Call Elaina Scotto or Natalie at 2127542700, we will handle all your catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park & Madison
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Parking details
Parking available after 6pm on the street. otherwise private parking lot on 52nd st. Park and Lexington
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Public transit
5th ave station on E and M line. 51st street station 6 line. 47-50 station B,D,F.
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Entertainment
"People watching at it"s best" Zagat
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

FRESCO by Scotto can accommodate private parties.

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Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Fresco by Scotto will be serving a pre-fixe menu for Mother's Day: $80 for adults $50 for children under 12. Credit card is required to secure reservation. Cancellations must be made prior to May 10th.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1297 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was just amazing. The eggplant zucchini appetizer is a must try . All our meals were delicious and well prepared.
Service was superior.
Disappointed it was my husbands special Birthday which I did tell them on the phone and on opentable. I briefly mentioned to wait staff as well. When his dessert arrived no candle Happy Birthday etc. VERY DISAPPOINTED

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Always a good meal and great service. This is our fourth or fifth visit to Fresco’s and it never disappoints.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was good, you don't get much, when comparing price and quantity it's not much of a value, but for special occasions the large tab could impress your date.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Always knew about the restaurant but never got there- service was good and food very delicious-went for a birthday

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent and friendly service. Great food! The zucchini and eggplant appetizer was delicious!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Always the best! My number one spot.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

When you are paying 30-40 dollars for a lunch entree, the service and the quality of the food needs to be impeccable. An iced tea (priced at 5.75 for one glass) was overlooked, and when we mentioned this to the waiter because it was on our bill, he looked around the table to see if we really didn't get it. Like we are going to lie to get $5 off our bill when we are paying over $200? Come on now. Not even an apology came. Rigatoni was far too al dente (under cooked) in two of our 4 meals. They put us upstairs in some overflow room, and our waiter never came by once to see how things were going. I expect more when you pay over $200 for lunch for 4 people.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very enjoyable dinner. Attentive waiter and wait staff. Recommend.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Dependably great. Consistent.

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1.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Pasta was not cooked. I could not even cut it with a knife.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

I like that it was quiet and not crowded in the area where we were seated.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is a fun and friendly place run by a well-established New York dining & hospitality family. You’re likely to be greeted by the matriarch - Marion Scotto who obviously love what she does.
These people know how to run a restaurant. Everything runs smoothly, the wait staff is properly attentive, the service from the kitchen is prompt. If you like pasta, go here. They offer a wide variety of pastas in an even wider variety of ragus and sauces, all delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

First time spending a weekend in NYC. Fresco has been on our list of “must do’s”, we were not disappointed. From beginning to end we could not have asked for more, very warm & inviting. The staff were kind, friendly & very accommodating throughout the evening & the food was FABULOUS! We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Outstanding from the welcome to the service to the meal and dessert. We will be sure to put Scotto on the top of our list for our next visit to NYC.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our meals were excellent; the service was superb; and, the ambiance was most pleasant. We felt as if we were very special. I think that every other table around us seemed to have the same feeling.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

great food and service!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Always a great time there. The food is always spot on and the service is always friendly and attentive. We even got a picture with Rosanna.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always reliable ! Excellent

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

A Ladies Reunion
Steered my friends here to experience The Ultimate Dining Experience. Everyone enjoyed the get together. When there is atmosphere and delicacy the dining experience is extraordinary!
I love Fresco and now my friends do too.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The Scotto family are top notch restauranteurs , great food and terrific wine list.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Wonderful food, everyone was so friendly and welcoming

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always consistently good. Have been going here for years it never changes!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Welcoming family and comfortable room. As always food is wonderful. Menu changes with the seasons and always great choices.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Service is great and food is on point.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Amazing food. The service was wonderful. We went durning the week & the attire is a little more dressy then we thought, though it was a place that we definitely would go to again.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great post-Hamilton dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We loved everything at this restaurant! The service is top-notch and the food was wonderful!! We were in NYC for a week to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. She the ravioli of the day, and I had the rigatoni with chicken and veal bolognese. So so good the only thing I wish was different is that we prefer butter over the hummus-type sauce they brought with the bread, but that is only my personal preference. We will definitely return!!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great meal and crowd. This place attracts all the right people.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We had lamb, veal, a large antipasta...and a pasta dish with tomatoes and eggplant. All were delicious and the service was really great. We would definitely recommend coming here for dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

My wife’s birthday

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

From the moment you walk through the door you’re welcomed and are treated like family. Service outstanding. Food delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent as always!!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Amazing, creative food that will leave your taste buds begging for more. Contemporary, elegant atmosphere. Wonderful service that will pamper you and make you feel special whether royalty or commoner. One of the best wine lists in NYC - try the house Fresco chianti, it's superb. I always leave with a smile and the desire to return again, soon.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very impressive experience this past Wednesday evening.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The food here is incredible and the service is attentive. I came here for the first time the other day. You know that you love the place when you can’t wait to bring your loved ones there to try it out!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Outstanding dinner

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Been there many times, and will go many more. Food, service, wine, all good, all professional.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent Italian meal and the attentive staff went out of their way to be nice to us and also to a young child dining with us. "Mom" hosting at the door was very welcoming along with the entire staff. We also didn't feel rushed which is a nice feeling stepping off of some of the busiest streets in Manhattan. We were able to sit back and take our time eating...and drinking.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Dining at Fresco by Scotto is simply a lovely experience. Professional staff, delicious food and an innate sense of determining the guest's needs!
Perfect. Perfect.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The restaurant had great service but the food was way below par. Across the board, the dishes were low quality, over-salted and generally left much to be desired. Given the price of the restaurant, the quality of food was pretty surprising. Unless you are specifically visiting for the service, I would opt for one of the many neighboring restaurants.

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