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We will make a rain call at 2:00 pm each day. If we have to cancel, we will call reservations and see if they would like to reschedule for a different date.
We request, if possible, that our customers wear masks upon entering the museum, taking the elevator, or walking indoors to use the restroom. This is due to the fact that customers may pass by other patrons or employees within the 6-foot range. Thank you for respecting the safety of other guests and our employees!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
succotash of corn, lima beans, bacon, cherry tomatoes, cipollini onions, lemon cream sauce, fried enoki mushrooms
Crispy Skin Salmon
chilled celery root remoulade, crispy shallots
seasonal vegetables, parmesan, goat cheese
Got one of the worst view tables on the patio but still an ok spot. Food and drinks were delicious but pricey.
You did a good job of making the outside space inviting. The music was a little too loud at times, but understood that it was an attempt to drown out street noise. Heirloom tomato dish was amazing! Pleased with our experience.
Amazing food amazing vibes amazing service amazing view
Best restaurant in Madison. Great outdoor patio, perfect for Covid-19 dining.
It was very nice! We had a lovely view. Food was very good, the best part of the meal was the risotto! I will say because it’s a rooftop dinning it can and for us was pretty chill so bring a jacket!
We had a lovely evening. I love my salmon dish and have loved your scallops dish in the past, too.
Beautiful location in the rooftop of the Museum. Food was very good and well presented. Ate outside due to Covid. It was cool out and maybe could use some heaters.
Everything was good. There was a smaller menu due to Covid, that we were unaware of. I wish we would have thought to check first. The food was good just not what we were planning on. Service was excellent.
They are doing a great job during the pandemic to still provide the same quality of food as before the pandemic. Excellent as usual. Will for sure be back.
Just wow. This was my second time at Fresco and I am so happy! My server Katelynn was amazing. Thank you Katelynn and everyone at Fresco!
Fantastic! We had a beautiful experience outside on the rooftop (all Covid precautions in place). Everything from the complimentary champagne for our anniversary to all of the dishes and cocktails. A must go in Madison.
We went there for my friend's birthday dinner. You can hardly beat the rooftop garden for ambiance, and the food and drinks were amazing. They brought my friend free dessert with a candle in it, but were subtle and didn't embarrass her in front of all the other diners. The servers were so attentive. Also, some of the cost of her dinner went to charity. I highly recommend this place.
Hard to beat roof top setting coupled with good food and fun serve person made the anticipation and reality be copacetic
State street feels abandoned these days but it is adorned with beautiful murals at this time period we were able to enjoy dinner on the rooftop with a view of state street. The food and the wine were amazing. We felt very comfortable with the safety protocols that a staff put in place. Highly recommend fresco for a special night out.
First time back in quite a while since COVID. Sat outside for the first time and it was delightful. All courses were great and the Cornish Game Hen was one of the best executed dishes I’ve ever had. Well done Fresco !!
excellent Covid respite with outdoor dining above the traffic; couldn't hear any ambient music (if there was any), and that might have been nice. Excellent service---well-paced without being intrusive---and very wonderful food. Menu available online to avoid handling menus, and waiter was very familiar with drinks and entrees. Love Fresco!
6 Anniversary , engagement weekend.
Food and Views were AMAZING
Visit with our son who just started law school at UW.
Everything was excellent. From being greeted by a masked host who I knew was smiling, to being seated out side on the patio and having a server who was also masked and smiling and very attentive. Our cocktails appetizers and entrées were served at appropriate times, and were delicious.Fresco made what I thought was going to be a bit of a nervous outing into a very pleasant experience.
We ate on the terrace which was lovely. Our dinner was cut short by some heavy winds and rains, but the staff could have been nicer. The food was excellent. Service was terrific. We will definitely go back!
Awesome food and even better service! It was a great atmosphere, too!
We come here for anniversaries or Valentines Day. The food is so well prepared, and they have the outdoor seating nicely spaced so you feel safe. Attentive wait staff. And complimentary champagne because it was our anniversary! Fresco never disappoints
Great rooftop!!! Beautiful view of Madison, and loved the appetizers and entrees. We will definitely go back!!!
Love the use of fresh, seasonal, local produce. Our waiter was professional and very helpful with our wine selection.
So so so good!! Would go again and again. Outstanding heirloom tomato salad, steak tartar, salmon and tenderloin. Wow and the frosé is a must try. Gorgeous rooftop setting. Service was top notch highly recommend.
The food and service were amazing! We got to watch the beautiful sunset. I would come again.
Absolutely loved the dining experience at Fresco!
Outside seating on rooftop patio, nicely spaced, waiters masked. Felt very comfortable in this new COVID era
The salmon, beef and brussel sprouts were delightful. Our server seemed to arrive at just the right moments, she did a great job.
Nice evening. A little cold out but the derive was wonderful and the food was really good.
Great views and great food. Got a little windy up on the roof but still a great night.
Great food, great scenery, great view, highly recommended!
Fresco is going a great job with Socially distanced dining!
Our anniversary during COVID made deciding where to celebrate easy. It had to be outside. There are several good places with outdoor dining within walking distance, but only one was a rooftop terrace: Fresco. Because it was a special occasion we were offered complimentary glasses of Prosecco. Great start. The rolls were soft and chewy, washed with melted butter and topped with sea salt. Cold cream of corn soup with crab was beyond rich! The house salad was an ample serving os freak greens, slivers of apple and radish, and a savory vinaigrette. Large shrimp in a coconut sauce delighted, but it was the risotto, liberally laced with black truffles and mushrooms that triumphed! It was out first time at Fresco. Already, we are planning our return.
Amazing view, and unique in it’s perspective. Awesome rooftop space, easy to be social distancing outdoors. Service was top notch and the food was excellent. Corn soup was a refreshing appetizer. Thai Shrimp dinner was great too.
Fresco has innovative and delicious food. They have a roomy rooftop, outdoor patio that is perfect for dining anytime and especially when a requirement for maintaining distance between tables is in place.
Great service and great food
We were scrambling to find an outdoor dining venue for our daughter’s “pandemic wedding”. Fresco saved the day! They were so accommodating. The night was absolutely perfect... the social distanced set up.. the service.... the food... it was all perfect!
Way to go, Fresco!!
One of our first Covid-Dining adventures; sat outside on the lovely terrace, beautiful night, most of the terrace blocked from the sun. Excellent drinks, food and service. Attentive without always interrupting. We will go back soon!
Fresco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 663-7374.
Fresco is rated 4.7 stars by 2568 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.