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FRESCO by Scotto is a restaurant that offers a variety of lunch and dinner items. Its menus include appetizers, salads, soups, entrees, desserts and pasta dishes. The restaurant s appetizers feature fried calamari, breadsticks, vegetable antipasto, grilled pizza margharita, and potato and zucchini chips. FRESCO by Scotto serves Manila clams, grilled whole sardines, duck meatballs, crab cakes and yellowfin tuna. It also offers Caesar, field green, grilled chicken, roast turkey, chef, Mediterranean and Italian vegetable salads. Additionally, the restaurant operates private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 100 guests and serve as venues for rehearsal dinners, business luncheons, birthday parties, corporate functions, cocktails and other special events. FRESCO by Scotto is located in New York City.

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Phone: (212) 935-3436

Fax Number: (212) 935-3436

Fax: (212) 935-3436

Payment method
all major credit cards, diners club, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
Midtown Manhattan, Midtown East

Fresco by Scotto Restaurant

Fresco By Scotto Janine

Italian Restaurants, Pizza, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Good For Groups: Yes

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Dressy

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Cuisines: Family Style, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Italian, European, Continental, Pizza

Alcohol: Full Bar

Wi-Fi: No

Parking: Street

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No


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Tony Dip


Provided by Citysearch - 
Totally unprofessional.

The staff thinks they are doing you a favor. Totally unprofessional.



In my opinion, this restaurant...

In my opinion, this restaurant is way over priced, given, that it is located in midtown.

There are much better restaurants in the Bronx.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Perfect Spring Menu

I loved every part of my meal at Fresco by Scotto when I went for my friend's birthday last week. The ingredients were fresh and the service was so helpful. I had a spring salad that was light and fresh... a perfect way to start a meal. I also thoroughly enjoyed the salmon. It tasted fresh and light. The seasonal fruits were the perfect way to end my light spring meal



We were VERY disappointed with...

We were VERY disappointed with our visit to Fresco By Scotto's. After hearing the folks at the Today Show play them up we were all hipped up for a wonderful treat - boy, were we wrong. We felt like we were smooshed into a tourist trap. One of the Scotto's was in the dining room to greet some tv personality and his party. Once they were seated there was no more presence of the Scotto's. There was no privacy as I could have touched the table next to me without a fully outstretched arm. You couldn't help but hear their low volume conversation. The menu was also disappointing. Once we finally found something we would eat it came to us improperly cooked - same thing happened to the people on both sides of us. We ended up leaving before the entree - 2 glasses of wine and 2 appetizers were $86 plus tip. I had to slide my table into the next one to squeeze out to leave.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Tuscan dining at it's best

There is no more elegant, attentive and warm host in NYC than Anthony Scotto of Fresco by Scotto. Combined with the delicious Tuscan cuisine he serves (the baked ricotta is a must), you've got a truly wonderful dining experience. The ideal location, superb wine list and the nightly star sightings makes Fresco required dining in NYC!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Do yourself a favor and go to Fresco !!!

I love this place!!!!!!! This is where I would want to bring people to impress with awesome food and service. The hostess was genuinely hospitable, the bar staff was super busy but attentive and friendly, ( the Italian apple martini was devine), and this was just the beginning. It was date night for my husband and I, which we never have, and the whole dining experience was excellent. The sommelier ( I think his name was Brett), helped with our wine selection, and I was pleased he didn't just try to sell anything expensive. The place was buzzing. Our waiter Marco was very professional, and the entire staff made us feel like we were a guest in their home. Even the owner graciously walks around to make sure all of the guests are happy. We will definitely be back next date night.

Italian Eater


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I Love This Place!

The first time I ate here was in 2006, and I come back as much as I can. I feel like I am welcomed into the Scotto's home when I am there. There are almost always celebrities around, and the food is delicious! Must eat there!!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 

I took my wife out to dinner last week and we had a great time.
I had the pork chop and she had the steak. Both were excellent.
The deserts were out of this world.
The service was great and the staff was very friendly.
I would highly recommend this restaurant!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Decent food, but at what cost?

The food was good, however, make sure you check you bill before you leave. We ordered 3 desserts to share amongst our party and they sent us for 10! They kept bringing desserts out, so we assumed they were being very gracious. The next business day I called to let them know they charged me for 7 additional desserts I did not order I did not dispute it that night because I did not want to make a scene in front of my guests, also we sent back drinks that were unacceptable which we were also charged for. I took this up with the owner, and she was very rude, I was so shocked to have been spoken to so disrespectfully and to be yelled at by a supposed professional. She contradicted herself several times as she yelled at me and then told me if I wrote a bad review she would argue that I ?threatened? her. Are you serious? This restaurant and its owner are only after money and have no ethics or human decency. They take advantage of large parties in hopes that you will not carefully review your bill. Save yourself the time and money and don?t go there!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Decent date night

Took my girfriend there for her birthday last year and was slightly satisfied with the night. The food was decent while the service was excellent. The waitress knew the menu inside and out and made suggestions based on what we were saying and how we were reacting to the choices. On the night we were there it was a bit touristy, but then again, it is Midtown Manhattan. I'd recommend it for a night out with the wife/girlfriend if you're doing something else after (movie/drinks, etc.)