- 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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
sweet corn, cherry tomato, fresh green chili, phyllo, sauce bouillabaisse
Seared Scallops* ^^^
succotash of corn, lima beans, bacon, cherry tomatoes, cipollini onions, lemon cream sauce, fried enoki mushrooms
roasted oyster and shiitake mushrooms, truffle butter, parmesan
At this time, I would not recommend this restaurant based off my one experience. The service and location is wonderful, however, the food really left something to be desired. Some items were incredibly salty while others were bland or even unpleasantly bitter. They were kind to remove the items from the bill, however I was ultimately left disappointed with a mine and my partners birthday dinner.
Great service and ambiance. Every dish was way too salty and I couldn't eat it.
Nice place with a wide variety of food option, Nice service and ambiance
Food came out quickly. It was tasty. Server was nice. Didn’t see him very much. The view was great.
I am sad they will be closing. Amazing service, food and you can't beat the location.
We sat outside on the terrace at sunset. It was a beautiful view. Our server was wonderful and went out of her way to accommodate my daughter who has food allergies. We very much appreciated it. Sadly they were out of the duck I wanted to order. The airline chicken was an excellent fill in.
To eat outside with the Madison capital your drop back as well as to feel the energy of State Street was amazing. What made the visit even better was our service. Our waitress went beyond taking care of our group; from advise on a starter or cocktail to just plain hustling.
Always good drinks and service, food is still reasonably good. Sorry to hear they will be closing soon. A real shame. Food Fight should keep it there.
We had a lovely dinner. Tables were appropriately spaced . We could easily hear each other. The food was delicious. The menu was not extensive but there was a range of choices and prices were reasonable. The portion size was nice - not huge and not tiny either. Just right!
I am sorry Fresco is closing. It will definitely be a loss. Enjoy it while it is here!
Meal at Fresco was outstanding. Server Jenna was great. The food looked and tasted fantastic. Sorry to hear that Fresco will be closing this year. We always ate here before going to a show at Overture Center.
We had a wonderful time. Enjoyed our drinks, food & dessert!
Everything was absolutely amazing. It's a great space being on the rooftop.
Chef Matt's food is unbelievably delicious with top notch presentation. Highly recommend.
Fresco is one of my favorite restaurants. I love looking out over State Street. and now there are many interesting statues on the roof to see.
One of the best spots of drinks and dinner on state street! Incredible view and atmosphere
Ordered branzino with summer squash. The squash was ice cold, as if recently pulled from freezer and not heated up. I told server who said he’d tell the chef. That was it. No apology. Nothing taken off bill. They didn’t care one bit. Beautiful view was the best part of the evening. Get a drink here but have dinner elsewhere.
Chef Matt and his crew made for an excellent experience. Our drinks, appetizer, and meals were perfect.
Sad to see Fresco closing but we know Foodfight will continue to be our favorite restaurant group!
We enjoyed our experience very much. The food and drinks were excellent. Our waiter, Nathan was very polite. It took a while for our dinners to come out, but it was worth the wait.
Would definitely recommend for a special evening out.
Another great experience! The truffle mushroom risotto was one of the best things I've eaten. Also loved the chilled corn soup. We are so sad that you're closing.
We went expecting a quiet night and intimate conversation on the rooftop garden. We had to eat inside in order to hear each other. Whenever the door was opened we had to stop talking until the noise subsided. Music should complement the ambience, not destroy it.
Delicious meal at Fresco. Service was excellent, food outstanding!
Good food. Great service. Fresco is consistently great. Sad they don’t plan on staying around long term.
Main courses were very good. Dessert options were not to our tastes, but overall an excellent experience.
We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful night! Our server, Will, was a delight. Efficient, friendly, great recommendations and very personable. Our food was to-die-for!! We started with the fried fingerling potatoes. So so so so good. Crunchy, salty outside, and soft buttery inside with a delicious sauce. For entrees, I had the scallops which were perfectly cooked in a light summer tomato and sweet corn and blistered tomato base/sauce. My friend had the tenderloin which she couldn’t stop bragging about. ;) the Mac and cheese side looked so good! We finished with the mango sorbet which had a delightful crunch due to the cashew topping. The chocolate beignets were lacking chocolate for our taste but still pretty darn good!
Sangria was ok - probably wouldn’t need a pitcher again.
Noise level was high due to state st and the Capitol being so close but certainly didn’t ruin our conversation or evening.
So sad Fresco is closing. :(
What an amazing place! I ordered three apps and all were perfection! My colleague got a meal and an app and loved both. We highly recommend this restaurant for the food, service, and rooftop ambiance.
Great date night. Beautiful spot. Great views, food, ambiance. We'll go again when in town. Don't miss this.
Great food and excellent view. Dinner service was quite slow, so be prepared to wait.
This was the best experience yet at Fresco. So sad they’re closing in October. The food was delicious, the drinks unique and scrumptious, and our service was beyond excellent. Of course the rooftop dining is hard to beat on a beautiful summer night.
My food was not good and the portions were so small.
Fabulous food & ambiance!
Service was just OK. We wanted light fare and there wasn’t a big choice. Shareables we tried lacked flavor. Not
Bad but could have been better.
The food was excellent. The service was excellent. The location and view were great!
Wonderful attentiveness from the server and no rush, so time to talk.
Great evening to be eating outside with family. We want to eat at fresco before they close in October. Ambiance can't be beat. We felt safe be eating there. Cocktails were good. Menu choices were good. Food has too much salt for my taste buds. I tried the dishes we ordered including scallops, risotto, and duck confit and every dish was salty to me. This might be our last time to fresco.
We loved that it was rooftop and service was good. But the food was average at best. Expensive for what you got - which was over cooked fish, scallops swimming in sauce and fatty steak. We all left hungry. Which is unfortunate since it’s a cool venue.
We are so so sad to hear that Fresco is closing. Do yourself a favor and go before they close. It’s the most romantic date spot❤️
It is one of our 'go-to' places for summer dining, especially if you time it for an evening meal on the rooftop. We took good friends from out of town, and overall we had a wonderful time. I have no problem recommending it without any reserve.
Excellent food, good service, great ambience on rooftop patio. Would definitely go again to try other dishes.
Another great evening at Fresco. View is always great as is the food and service. Loved our server, super fun personality which just made the experience that much better. She talked me into the chickpea fries as a starter and they were awesome. Also had the pork loin which was incredible with the mustard hollandaise, yum. Will be sad to see Fresco close at the end of the year, perhaps Overture Center can entice them with a new lease they can't refuse?
Great place with excellent service and wonderful food. DON’T CLOSE THIS PLACE!
Absolutely amazing from beginning to end! I’m already planning on coming back!
Fresco is rated 4.5 stars by 2549 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.