Fresco by Scotto

4.6
1784 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasions
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Fresco by Scotto is a family owned Italian restaurant in New York City. The concept is simple: serve delicious, fresh, seasonably inspired food in a warm atmosphere. Fresco by Scotto Restaurant has been opened since November 1993. It’s well known as the power broker’s lunch and star-filled entertainment industry dinner. Fresco by Scotto is often referred to as the “NBC Commissary”. Fresco by Scotto is owned and operated by the Scotto Family—Marion, Rosanna, Anthony, Jr.and Elaina Scotto.

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Mon - Wed 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:30PM - 7:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Thu - Sat 5:30PM - 7:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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4.7
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We originally went to the restaurant about a year ago because we love watching Rosanna on Good Day and it soon became one of our favorite restaurants. Highly recommend the eggplant Zucchini pie!

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S
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and remarkably friendly and professional staff. Had a superb time! Highly recommended!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a great restaurant with classic service; I enjoy and appreciate servers that are at their high caliber.

Food is tasty, properly seasoned and we'll portioned.

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DK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy a wonderful meal at Fresco's. The staff is so friendly and warm, makes you feel welcomed and special. Food is amazing !

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V
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My mom and I went for dinner before a show and the service was impeccable. The food was fantastic. Nothing but great things to say

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent everything!! Will definitely be back! Party of 5; business dinner with colleagues. We didn’t order appetizers; just wine and cocktails, main course and dessert. I ordered the stuffed ravioli special which was amazing, perfectly prepared. All of my colleagues loved their meal choices. Service was excellent. Knowledgeable, Attentive, friendly and efficient. Even had a chance to see Rosanna Scotto as she was leaving with friends. She graciously stopped at our table to say hello!!
Can’t wait to come come back.

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AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great waiter. Great food.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I have come several times before but this time brought our 9 year old twins who can be somewhat picky eaters. Our server was super accommodating to them in terms of portion size, asking if they liked certain spices etc. The food,was fantastic!! Even the garlic hummus they bring with your bread is homemade and delicious!! We all loved our experience and will absolutely keep coming back!

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GH
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time here and we really enjoyed the food and ambiance, and the wait staff and management likewise were superb.

We normally stay at the Lotte New York Palace so this is about as convenient as it gets.

We’ll definitely return!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Top rate service and the food was amazing! Enjoyed it all! Will be back for sure!

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TG
Kansas City
30 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our dinner and there is a good variety of options to choose from. My niece enjoyed the chicken parmigiana but warning - it is huge! We could have easily shared this delicious dish. Nice dinner option before a show, or any night. Only 1/2 a mile from our theater without all the congestion of Times Square.

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H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited Fresco after seeing a Broadway show. The ambiance was wonderful including the serves. Our server Allen was very friendly and professional. The food was outstanding .

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CD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful eggplant and zucchini pie, and chocolate mousse! Highly recommended!

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!!!! Crowded for lunch (we’re told) but absolutely wonderful for dinner! Highly recommend!

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DR
Denver
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit! Service was amazing! Food amazing!

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TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food and excellent service. Looking forward to my next dining experience at Fresco by Scotto.

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K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dined here with a large group of colleagues. Everyone loved their meal and the service was outstanding. The restaurant was packed on a Tuesday night for dinner so the noise level was high. A great dining experience in NYC!

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CP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience. Food and wine recommendations from the wait staff were spot on!

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DK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and staff ! You will not be disappointed ... looking forward to my next visit !

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food but overpriced. Good for business meals on expense accounts but not worth your own money

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ES
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding service, great food, incredible dessert, great ambience. Don't know what else to add to that. It's always a pleasure. We got treated first class. Thank you.

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FL
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Copious and good food with wonderful service. Pricey.

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OT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We sat in the Front Window which was open onto 52nd St.
Awesome ambiance
Our waiter, Antonio, was very attentive and gracious
So glad we on the chance to dine at FRESCO

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TL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Wow, really unimpressed by the food for the price. Nothing special with the food, and the service was ok.

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YS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were a party of 6, with two children, and we had a great experience. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious. We'll be back!

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NM
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good taste and nice service.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was ok nothing grand. I had the ravioli stuffed with chicken it was one of the specials and it was ok. Little bland & the sauce wasn't anything special just red sauce. I may go again and try a mine item instead of a special.

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SA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Not much room at the table. Service was okay until the end when the waitress spilled 2 glasses of water all over us.

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l
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding celebration lunch!!!! Perfect service incredible food!!! We will return

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CB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Favorite spot for a business lunch or a charming and lively evening dinner with excellent food and service that only come with a family-run business like this.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The whole staff could not have been more accommodating.

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GE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

my only objection is that the Caesar Salad with chicken was priced at $40. While it was good and large, it was still lettuce and chicken.

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LB
New England
24 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unbelievable meal served to us by Dennis, who was fantastic. Just amazing all around. The chicken and veal bolognese reminded me of my grandmothers. The burrata and tomato appetizer was delicious. The matte d recommended a beautiful bottle of wine to go with our meal and then came back to check on us. Just a perfect dinner. Will definitely go back.

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MK
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. My experience with this restaurant is that it is consistently really good. The setting is welcoming and comfortable. My only complaint is the price as it is quite expensive... but that’s midtown Manhattan.

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ST
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing dining experience. Our waiter was beyond attentive, but in the most positive way. Delicious food, gracious staff and owners. Don't miss it!

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h
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very warmly greeted upon entering the restaurant. The service was unusually attentive. The food was delicious. We had a wonderful dinner and evening.

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good experience for a business lunch. Was given a table by the window, quick friendly waitstaff and delicious meal. Could not ask for anything more.

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E
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always love Scotto's. The food is delicious, the service excellent and we can hear each other talking! Our waiter was very helpful even when I accidentally dumped my cosmo in the bread basket. He was very subtle in whisking away the damages and arriving with fresh bread and a delicious cosmo. Spent sometime with the bartender and he is very friendly and helpful. Overall it is a really good restaurant. If only it had a rooftop bar I would think I was in heaven.
There were five of us with all different entrees, shared appetizers and desserts and we were all happy.

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NS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very good food representing outstanding Tuscan cuisinr:, efficient service, ambience not too loud.

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DS
New England
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

$35 for a salad with a few pieces of shrimp and corn in it (Cobb salad). People that eat here are usually on an expense account so they don't care that much but don't spend your own money here or you'll be disappointed in the quality to price ratio.

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