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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
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- 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
couscous, basil pesto, sundried tomatoes, smoked crme frache, fried parsnips
Smoked Halibut Crostini
smoked halibut pat, avocado, citrus, radish, micro herbs
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!
Great place to eat outdoors now. Excellent all around.
Great food and service!
Weather was great and the food and drinks were great! Service was great, too! We were very pleased.
Great dining experience! It's nice to sit outside, and good safety precautions are in place. Excellent food and service!
A save and beautiful place to eat during the virus. All seats are out side, and the masked staff takes great care in how they interact. We had a very pleasant time.
Roof top patio sitting with social distancing done to perfection. The food was outstanding. Highly recommend the shrimp
Fresco is the perfect date night spot! We had the perfect experience. The food, ambiance, service and drinks were all outstanding. Chef Matt and his kitchen outperformed my high expectations and the new menu was creative, fresh and delicious. Will definitely be back!
Feeling apprehensive about COVID and social-distancing, I was impressed and relieved to find FRESCO doing a great job of keeping patrons safe & employees safe. Our food was delicious and our server Eric was a total class act! Would recommend to anyone feeling unsure about outdoor seating and a nice meal outdoors.
Food and service were excellent! The server was attentive and gave excellent descriptions and advice regarding the food selections.
Wonderful experience! And very accommodating for gluten sensitivity!
I have only been here in the summer for drinks out on the ledge and thought that because of the colder temps it wouldn’t be as fun but the view is still absolutely stunning, our server was very educated on the menu and had great recommendations, the drinks are to die for and the food was out of this world! We each split a different entree and nothing disappointed. It’s my new favorite place in Madison!
I have come numerous times because it’s a great experience. Unique dishes (all delicious), friendly staff, and great ambiance.
Simply excellent service and food. Alex does a great job of keeping the restaurant flowing! Great place for preheater and anytime.
Food was great, nice server too. We were seated right next to the front door which wasn’t ideal and it was incredibly loud but we loved everything else.
Food was nice and our serviced was delightful!
Host was amazing but server acted like she was new. No real problems she just did not seam to be confident about her knowledge of the food
It was super great
Fabulous food. Wish it was acceptable to lick the plate. I'll be back!
The food was great
Dinner before a show. Timing worked out perfectly. Great food, better than a previous dinner last year, new chef or recipes?
We had a delightful dining experience at Fresco. Our waiter was attentive and efficient. Our food was wonderful. The snow covered patio was beautiful. I would definitely recommend Fresco to my friends.
Great service, wonderful atmosphere
We were seated with only a short wait on a busy Saturday night. Our table was perfect - right in the corner with a spectacular view! Everything from the bartender's suggestions on wine while we waited for our table all the way through the unbelievably delicious beignets for dessert was amazing.
Love the convenience of Fresco when going to the Overture. However, I wish they would enlarge their menu and change it more often.
We always have a wonderful dining experience when we go to Fresco and this time was no different. The service is always superb and the food is always amazing.
The menu was just the right size (not too big) and a decent variety that you knew what you ordered would be an item that they would have specialized. Items on the menu were unique to Fresco and they were prepared well. Portions were appropriately sized, as well.
Good food, good service and a perfect place to go before Madison Symphony concert.
Another amazing meal at Fresco! Martinis and beef tenderloin before the symphony. Such a wonderful evening with my Mom. Thank you!!
Always great food and great service. Perfect place for a before concert dinner.
Great little bistro. Reasonable beer and wine prices. Good food and wait staff.
Fresco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 663-7374.
Fresco is rated 4.6 stars by 2538 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.