Il Fresco

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1186 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Constructed in 1728 and beautifully restored, this quaint Hudson Valley farmhouse is family owned and operated. Located just 30 minutes from Manhattan and moments from Bergen County and Westchester, this historic Rockland County restaurant is home to freshly prepared Italian fare. The space boasts six intimate candlelit dining areas as well as serene seasonal outdoor dining. The Sage, Savory, Sassafras and Saffron Rooms are all unique in their own way. The antique stone Wine Cellar is perfect for a romantic dining experience near one of our fireplaces. Il Fresco's menu is all prepared fresh when ordered. The wine list features Italian and American selections carefully selected to reflect the wide range of flavors offered from its kitchen. The Sorrel Bar is a festive dining space where you can get a firsthand look at our bartenders preparing our 10 ounce martinis. The restaurant is multi leveled, so if there are issues with stairs please let us know in advance.

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What 1186 People Are Saying
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PM
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here many many times the food was phenomenal as always great service I recommend it to everyone

C
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

It was a quiet Tuesday for lunch. Restaurant was not very busy, so it might not be a good characterization for other days and times. However, the service was terrific and the food was delicious!

l
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All five of us were very happy with our delicious Il Fresco experience.
Thank you.

DQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, drinks and ambiance. Never had a bad experience when dining here.

DL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and their martinis are the best!

JL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been there several times. It has always been fine. Food and service were both great.

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A zillion times, fabulous!

g
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good meal and great service

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Mom’s birthday

a
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

I chose Il Fresco after reading all the nice reviews about the restaurant, its atmosphere, food and service; however, maybe I picked a bad night? I ordered the tomato / mozzerala salad appetizer which was gigantic and quite enjoyable. I then ordered the double-cut pork chop entree and took the waiter's suggestion to cook it "medium". Once again, when it was brought out to me, it was quite a lot of food. Unfortunately, the majority of the pork chop was barely cooked. Instead of sending it back to be cooked some more, I what I could. The waiter nicely apologized and took off one of my 2 glass of house cab (which are way overpriced at $16 per glass??) but the poor entree quality ruined what would've / should've been a good meal.

S
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic and delicious Italian dishes in a pre-Revolutionary War building. Multiple levels of small dining rooms. We were in the lower level with stone walls and fireplace. Beautiful ambiance. Great for a romantic evening.
Friendly service. Large portions and very good red sauce.
Complimentary champagne at the end of our meal for our anniversary was a nice touch.

RR
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

We have not been to this restaurant in years and decided to try it again. Although it is very quaint it is really not well maintained. Our food was adequate with my wife enjoying a nice veal dish while my dish (bucatini a la amatriciana) was no where near the quality of what I have had at other restaurants . I must admit the portions were very generous. We tried fried calamari which was adequate not great but enjoyed an eggplant tower appetizer. The cocktails were excellent and the wines were good and fairly priced. The desserts were very nice. I'm not sure I will rush back to this restaurant.

E
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Il Fresco is our go-to Italian restaurant in Rockland County. What makes the place is that it's family-owned and the chef (a family member and an owner) is a perfectionist. Every dish is authentic and top notch.

EG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love celebrating special occasions at Il Fresco. They are always so wonderful to us. The food is always amazing. You never felt rushed by the staff. We couldn’t be happier.

N
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Watching the baton pass from generation to generation in this family run restaurant and seeing the level of food, service and excellent quality not miss a beat is just one reason to strongly recommend il Fresco!
Mama certainly knew how to teach by example and her children/grandchildren are continuing the lessons learned.
A MUST try place!!

TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful romantic anniversary dinner. They know how to make the customer feel special!

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cozy and delicious food! The servers are so friendly and accommodating! Love it there

a
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The main reason to dine here is that the rooms are charming; the building is colonial era -- a unique setting. The menu is extensive, if heavy on some old Italian-American favorites which are a little tired (chicken parm, chicken marsala, etc). The service is very good. I'm told there is nice outdoor seating -- I hope to check it out in the warmer weather.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Thought the food was very tasty. I had the lemon chicken and it was the perfect portion. I would return with my client.

AS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

This is a hidden gem, directly across the street from the Holiday Inn we were staying at. Delicious menu, wonderful service, and historical ambiance. Each course was better than the previous one, all great. I'd recommend Il Fresco to all my Westchester and New York City friends.

p
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We dine out regularly and Il Fresco never disappoints. One of the best Italian meals in the tristate area.

E
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

We waited over an hour for our entree and when I called the manager to ask for the check and tell her to cancel the order she got angry and said. Your order was placed 1 hr 10 mins ago, not an hour and a half like you said. I said, fine. Just give me the check, she became irate. No apologies, just turned her back, told the waiter give them the check and walked away.

On my way out I told her “you are rude”. She said, no. You are the rude one.

One place I will not visit and will encourage friends not to go.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always

l
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was amazing!! They ran out of my favorite Piccolo Jake salad, for an 8:00 reservation, which was a bummer. Clams oreganato and fried calamari were amazing, tilapia puttenesca, pasta bolonaise and chicken parm were delicious. We’ve been going to Il Fresco for 11 years and it is always a great, fresh meal. Just have to make reservations early in week or you’re out of luck.

JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful music, surroundings, service, and food!

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional service and food, at the end of the meal we were surprised by two glasses of champagne on the house.

TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was good. Tender veal and very tasty spinach for the veal saltimbocca. My wife enjoyed the Rigatoni bolognese. My appetizer was baked clams, the whole clams were a bit chewy for my taste, but, still very tasty. My wife enjoyed her fried calamari. Il Fresco is our "special" go to Italian restaurant when we celebrate a special occasion. With cocktails, appetizer, main course, and a shared dessert, the cost was $122.00 plus tip. The Sassafras Room was cozy. Try it for your special occasion.

2
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful early dinner at Il Fresco. Sat on Patio. Lovely, quiet ambiance.
My husband, who has Parkinson's and often has difficulty swallowing, started choking.
Everyone sprung into action and the problem was quickly resolved without disruption.
We are grateful for the pleasant evening out and the graceful and helpful assistance.
Thank you

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Il Fresco made our anniversary dinner very special! We have been coming here for 13 years and they always receive high marks from us. The food is delicious and the service is great! We will continue to go back and to recommend as our favorite Italian restaurant in Rockland.

N
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As the weather gets cooler we will no longer be able to wear our shorts and sleeveless blouses under the stars on the delightful il Fresco patio but inside the cozy historic atmospheric sets a warm mood for our winter dinners. No matter where we dine, inside or out, one thing for sure is the food is always great, the drinks LARGE and the other sure thing is that Mama's Family Traditions continue.
I know I Rave about this restaurant but it is well deserved. Went last Sunday and will be back this weekend with more friends we have introduced to this wonderful dinning experience. They all want to return, you will too.

CP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We shared three appetizers among four people and we each had an entree. Three of us had dessert. Everything was delicious, and our waiter was friendly and very much on the ball, without being overly familiar.

e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Haven’t been there in awhile and the food was just as amazing as we remembered!

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Nice ambiance. Wines were only ok and I had a few different glasses. Lamb was undercooked and too much bone v meat.
Veal Saltimbocco was too much tomato and not made the traditional way. Nice for a romantic date, just stick to the basics...pasta etc.

JL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great!! I would recommend Il Fresco to freinds!!

GE
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE RESTAURANT
LONG TIME CUSTOMER!!!

v
Naples
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food good variety our table was next to a noisy group but the quality of the food and service was excellent as always!

n
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Il Frisco. A charming warm restaurant with lovely music to enhance the experience of delicious food. We love it here.

L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Consistently good

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, drinks were great, dessert was great. Lots of options

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food

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