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Fresco Italian Cafe

4.3
719 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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About

Fresco Italian Cafe is committed to bringing the classic dishes and flavorings of the old country to Salt Lake City, Utah. You don't have to travel across the world to treat yourself to authentic Italian cuisine. Simply walk through the doors of Fresco Italian Cafe and allow yourself to be pampered with amazing food and stellar service from a capable, knowledgeable and caring staff.

Come to an establishment that offers quality pastas, sauces, pizzas, calzones and everything in between. Fresco Italian Cafe makes sure to be inclusive at all times. If you're a vegetarian or adhere to particular diet restrictions, such as a gluten-free diet, there are options for you.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30 pm, Closed Sunday
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Phone number
(801) 486-1300
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mikel Trapp
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Private party facilities
Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Cherie Bartleson: (801) 486-1300 ext. 11
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
UTA Bus Number 52
Additional
Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining
What 719 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viplu2dine (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

Always loved Fresco's. Was their last night after 30 years.

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vipbecky (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

The special occasion was the unfortunate closing of Fresco. We will miss it so much! Had to go for one last wonderful meal. For those of you who have never been, I'm sorry you never had the chance to experience this amazing little gem of a restaurant.

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sean (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 28, 2016

Delectable! Always a treat! So sorry to find that they're closing after 30 years.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on March 28, 2016

Goodbye friend!

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vipDarrin (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on March 26, 2016

Thanks for the years of great food and memories! A truly wonderful experience that will be missed.

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2016

Beautifully delicious vegetarian eggplant meatballs!

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

I love this place. It always has really good food, great service and perfect ambiance for a more romantic/special night. It is a hidden gem that not many people know about, yet I've been going there since I was a kid (I'm 38 now). I highly recommend. I've never had a bad meal there.

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

I made a reservation for Valentines, and the food was incredible. Every course was delicious. It was our first time going to Fresco, and we will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Very romantic quaint location with fabulous food. Tight quarters can be a bit noisy. Window seating can be a little cool in the winter. Though this restaraunt is amazing. I Highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Spent 150 dollars for a meal that would have cost 45 at macaroni grill. Had heard good things but very underwhelming. Waay too much money for what we got.

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vipjrjm (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Went for an anniversary and splurge. Fresco has always been a favorite but just did not seem to have the same feel or the food as special as in the past. Still nice and intimate setting but there is a lot of competition in the valley now to rival Fresco.

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Winecracker (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

Wish I hadn't stayed away so long. Have always had a superb experience here. Food is exceptional, good service and decent ambiance. Our (food critical) group of four eat out often and all enjoyed our various dishes. It's in the details and these guys get it. Will be going back very soon. Small, so make reservations.

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vipPrincess (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

We always love eating at Fresco's. The food is always outstanding and the service is great! We always recommend this restaurant to friends.

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SukiJ (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

I had a lamb pasta that was out of this world AND I took some home. We had a late reservation for 7 during Sundance and a late arrival of folks from the airport. Friendly staff, good Italian red wine special and everyone, including our vegetarian, loved their meal. First time here. We will be back!

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TimE (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Quite, quaint bistro type place with a romantic vibe! Great for a quite dinner or to pop the big question.

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on January 22, 2016

Appetizers and main dishes are spot on. Cocktails and wine are also paired well. Desserts could have been better. Pork chops were one of the best I have ever tried. Risotto is also a specialty.

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dottiejean4 (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Ambience, fabulous food. great preparation and presentation. Staff very caring.

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vipSKB1 (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

Fresco's never disappoints. Dinner was superb, with new menu items. Will be back again

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OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

3 separate dishes were ordered and all 3 were very good. The veal bolognese was the favorite of the evening. The Wagyu beef was tender. The chefs risotto of the day was also very good. Simple wine selections for every dish. Wait staff was very responsive and unobtrusive.

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Josie1226 (Salt Lake City)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

We loved it and are dining there again with friends! It is small, quiet, reasonable and the menu is great. The only thing we did not care for were the smoked tomatoes in the seafood pasta dish. It seemed to overpower the seafood. The kale and warm squash salad was wonderful! The service was top notch too! Love the setting and the bookstore being open was a nice touch, as we completed our Christmas shopping.

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