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Cafe Fresco Center City

$$ - $$$Asian, Fusion,
215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
+1 717-236-2599
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Fusion, Contemporary, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I know I'm going to be in the minority here but I was not impressed with Cafe Fresco for lunch. The seating is unique but kind of cold and uninviting. I was looking forward to a good spinach salad poppyseed dressing but...although fresh, the salad...More

Thank PAMechMom
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear that you didn't like the Spinach Salad. We are proud to offer fresh, locally sourced ingredients -- both during our Café style lunch and again at our full service, Asian-inspired cuisine served at dinner. We would love the opportunity for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My date and I went here for dessert and drinks. I ordered the special of the night~ brownie creme brulee and a millionaire's coffee. My date ordered their signature mojito. The creme brulee was orgasmic, I kid you not. With each bite I literally was...More

Thank southford
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your drinks and your meal! Our creme brulee is made in-house daily, and our signature drinks are all hand-crafted by our highly skilled bartenders. We will most certainly share your commendations with them! We are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday evening. I had the beast of duck and my wife a salad and brussel sprouts. The food was well worth a visit, the duck perfectly done, nice seasoning, a touch of wasabi I tnink. Nice room, modern styling.

1  Thank 750SilverMaple
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We will certainly share your comments your meal with our Chef. We hope you will join us again soon!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

First time at this restaurant, and it was great! The ambiance is modern and the food on the menu is an Asian-American fusion. A full bar will good specialty cocktails. I recommend the Tattooed Gentlemen. They offer a variety of tastes so that you can...More

1  Thank manderson3200
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your detailed review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything! Both Chef and our Beverage Director take pride in using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in creating flavorful meals and beverages. We will certainly share your commendation with them....More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

Just had dinner at Cafe Fresco in Harrisburg. If you are looking for a chance to share a multitude of different dishes in a Tapas environment, this is the place for you. Four of us shared nine different small plates and each one of them...More

1  Thank cxcskier55
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I was in town on business and since it was a nice evening, I decided to take a walk from the hotel and find a place for dinner. After walking a few blocks (and encountering more beggars than in many major cities) down the street...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I've eaten at this restaurant many times. Always enjoy their unique menu, great presentation, delicious flavors and great service! Have never had a bad experience there, whether sitting down at a table for a full meal with one of the wait staff, or hanging at...More

Thank erincruise
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi Erin, Thanks for the great review! I will certainly share your commendations with our entire staff. We appreciate your loyalty and we hope to see you again soon! Speaking of Happy Hour, be sure to check out some of our new handcrafted cocktails before...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Just a neat little place in downtown Harrisburg! Always a great lunch there. Its the type of place you want to take others.

Thank dalthoff
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I took a group on colleagues to lunch here and found the found to be fresh and delicious for an affordable price. Plenty of healthier options to choose from. I've only been for lunch but you do order at a counter and then your food...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

I was in Harrisburg for the evening on business and based on reviews, decided to try Cafe Fresco. I made a reservation online and showed up a few minutes early. Things started out well. The place wasn’t very busy and my table was available right...More

Thank Brian B
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Hi Brian, Thank you for your review and for your commendation on the meals. I will certainly pass your comments onto Chef Travis for him to share with our entire kitchen staff. With that said, I would like to sincerely apologize for the poor service...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
    (Locust Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-236-2599
  • E-mail
Urban Café By Day. Metropolitan Gourmet By Night. Located in the heart of restaurant row, Café Fresco Center City continues to be an innovative leader in the Harrisburg dining scene since opening its doors in 2005. The Feng-Shui inspired setting offers comfortable and intimate dining spaces and a centralized, open bar that pulses with energy and excitement. From the moment you step inside, you become part of the Café Fresco experience. Join us for an urban, café-style power lunch. Return for the Asian-inspired dinner service masterfully prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Travis Mumma. At any time, our highly-trained, professional staff will strive to accommodate your every need. Our goal is to provide you with a metropolitan retreat nestled in a smaller city that will exceed every expectation - an experience that can only be provided by Café Fresco.
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