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Cafe Fresco Center City

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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Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Asian, Fusion, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

A small group of us were celebrating a 30th birthday and we (for the second year in a row) chose Cafe Fresco Center City for the dinner. This year, we were delighted by our attentive waiter John as he wowed us with his humor, promptness,...More

1  Thank baseballtraveler2013
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Staying in Carlisle for the night and decided last minute to take a trip into HBG for dinner. A quick Google search pulled up this restaurant. We chose it pretty randomly from the list. It was a Tuesday night so there was no problem getting...More

1  Thank K4564GCdenise
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Made last minute reservations. Everyone was very welcoming when our table of 4 arrived. Cool and modern decor. The food was delish. I am so so picky about calamari, these place rocks it. It's not your typical bread coated rubber rings with jarred sauce. This...More

1  Thank Joan S
Reviewed December 23, 2017 via mobile

Two visits within a month and the food, and service by Zineb was perfecto! The Chilean sea bass was excellent....again, and my crab cake was superb, especially the accompanying veggies....

Thank Steve D
Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

It was a great night with my family. The food was delicious and so were the desserts! Also, John is the best!!

Thank millerellg
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Stopped in with friends for a Holiday Drink. Service was great. They had a good cocktail selection and were willing to make anything we wanted. Will be back again.

Thank Fred L
Reviewed December 18, 2017

I consistently use Café Fresco as my go-to location for business meals. Service is always impeccable, food is fresh and inventive and meals are always running timely to keep me on schedule. On Monday, December 11th, John served my coworker and I and rolled with...More

Thank Kthompson9711
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Our server, John, was excellent. The food was delicious. John made recommendations for every course, and was attentive to the group's needs. He has a great sense of humor and kept us entertained.

Thank Mitchell K
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Our waiter John got my date the last lamb special. Food was excellent & that's coming from a jaded new yorker.

Thank jriv1886
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent and well prepared. John our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Will come back

Thank Elizabeth L
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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