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Fresco by Scotto

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34 E 52nd St, Between Park and Madison, New York City, NY 10022-5914 (Park & Madison)
+1 212-935-3434
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11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of our favorites. We've been going to Fresco's on every trip for the last 10 years. The food is always consistent and they have a good wine list. The servers are knowledgeable and polite. Noisy, but food with great food you get by it

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Latin America
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The quality of the food was superb. All the appetizer and the entree where well served and very tasty. Good wine list.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great atmosphere, fantastic food, wine and service.. highly recommended, the calamari was just great..!!!

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frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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362 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family likes this place for the old school charm and traditional Italian dishes. Had the branzino and it was perfectly cooked, delicious. My mother had the pappardelle pasta with duck and I had some of that as well. Very good and rich! My father had the lamb and it was perfect. Very nice pasta dishes and great service!

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frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

I had not been to "Fresco by Scotto" in 10 years so I was looking forward to returning. We had a reservation and were seated promptly by the friendly hostess. The atmosphere was a little busy but we settled in very nicely. The service was good but a bit rushed at times. I paid $21.0 for a spinach salad and... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing customer service and food. The dishes were exceptional. Ordered the branzino, parpadell with duck and gnocchi with hazelnut. The Gnoochi were to die for! Absolute taste perfection and excellent service. Meals were prepared timely. Servers even asked if we wanted the dishes split ahead of time for sharing. Would return again.

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frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

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Long Island, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Go there many times for special occasions. Definitely make a reservation especially on weekends, and plan to go early if you're going to the theatre afterwards. It's pricey, but it's midtown NYC and owned by a famous family. The food is outstanding and the wine is great! I usually get a fish dish, and others frequently get the risotto which... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Scottos never disappoints. From the decor to the service to the wine and that doesn't even take into account the fantastic and fresh food !

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a solid midtown Italian eatery that has been around for a long time. It typifies the professional, almost slick Italian gendré. It's busy without being bustling and has a buzz without being loud. A perfect lunchtime spot to have a business conversation and good food. The food is reliably good, service prompt and attentive. It is bulletproof and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This reservation was made for me and my daughter at very short notice by the concierge at the New York Palace hotel on a busy Friday night so we were glad to be able to get a table. It was not somewhere I had heard about during my research prior to our trip so was not sure what to expect.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$68
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 E 52nd St, Between Park and Madison, New York City, NY 10022-5914
    (Park & Madison)
  • Public Transportation: 5th ave station on E and M line. 51st street station 6 line. 47-50 station B,D,F.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-935-3434
Description
Fresco by Scotto established in 1993, is a midtown power scene. Serving fantastic Modern Tuscan Cuisine. Rosanna Scotto is the anchor on Fox 5 in NYC. Marion, Elaina and Anthony are on countless television shows. Also visit EvineLive to purchase FRESCOWARE by SCOTTO, stainless steel pots and pans. Say hello to the Scotto family while your there

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