We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Fresco Center City

$$ - $$$Asian, Fusion,
215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
+1 717-236-2599
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“coconut mango” (3 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
Closed Now
Asian, Fusion, Contemporary, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (197)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandered in for a late dinner around 8pm on a Tuesday evening. There was one large group and a few others but the restaurant was not busy and there was no wait for seating at a table. The menu offered a number of really intriguing...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank michaelrM5717MD
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend the crab cake Benedict. It is SO good, and good size portions. This restaurant has a great ambiance. Full bar too with great brunch cocktails!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GetBusyLivin
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I know I'm going to be in the minority here but I was not impressed with Cafe Fresco for lunch. The seating is unique but kind of cold and uninviting. I was looking forward to a good spinach salad poppyseed dressing but...although fresh, the salad...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PAMechMom
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

We are sorry to hear that you didn't like the Spinach Salad. We are proud to offer fresh, locally sourced ingredients -- both during our Café style lunch and again at our full service, Asian-inspired cuisine served at dinner. We would love the opportunity for...More

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

My date and I went here for dessert and drinks. I ordered the special of the night~ brownie creme brulee and a millionaire's coffee. My date ordered their signature mojito. The creme brulee was orgasmic, I kid you not. With each bite I literally was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank southford
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hello! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your drinks and your meal! Our creme brulee is made in-house daily, and our signature drinks are all hand-crafted by our highly skilled bartenders. We will most certainly share your commendations with them! We are...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday evening. I had the beast of duck and my wife a salad and brussel sprouts. The food was well worth a visit, the duck perfectly done, nice seasoning, a touch of wasabi I tnink. Nice room, modern styling.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 750SilverMaple
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you for your review! We will certainly share your comments your meal with our Chef. We hope you will join us again soon!

Reviewed 25 September 2018

First time at this restaurant, and it was great! The ambiance is modern and the food on the menu is an Asian-American fusion. A full bar will good specialty cocktails. I recommend the Tattooed Gentlemen. They offer a variety of tastes so that you can...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank manderson3200
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Thank you so much for your detailed review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed everything! Both Chef and our Beverage Director take pride in using fresh, locally sourced ingredients in creating flavorful meals and beverages. We will certainly share your commendation with them....More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

Just had dinner at Cafe Fresco in Harrisburg. If you are looking for a chance to share a multitude of different dishes in a Tapas environment, this is the place for you. Four of us shared nine different small plates and each one of them...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank cxcskier55
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

I was in town on business and since it was a nice evening, I decided to take a walk from the hotel and find a place for dinner. After walking a few blocks (and encountering more beggars than in many major cities) down the street...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank AnAnthropologist
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I've eaten at this restaurant many times. Always enjoy their unique menu, great presentation, delicious flavors and great service! Have never had a bad experience there, whether sitting down at a table for a full meal with one of the wait staff, or hanging at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank erincruise
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Hi Erin, Thanks for the great review! I will certainly share your commendations with our entire staff. We appreciate your loyalty and we hope to see you again soon! Speaking of Happy Hour, be sure to check out some of our new handcrafted cocktails before...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Just a neat little place in downtown Harrisburg! Always a great lunch there. Its the type of place you want to take others.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dalthoff
Nearby HotelsSee all 52 hotels in Harrisburg
Hilton Harrisburg
1,278 reviews
.25 km away
Crowne Plaza Harrisburg-Hershey
674 reviews
.42 km away
Alva Hotel and Restaurant
2 reviews
.48 km away
Towne House Suites
3 reviews
.89 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Federal Taphouse
169 reviews
.07 km away
Mc Grath Pub
65 reviews
.04 km away
Stock's on 2nd
104 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pennsylvania State Capitol
866 reviews
.15 km away
State Museum of Pennsylvania
233 reviews
.45 km away
City Island
284 reviews
.22 km away
FNB Field
135 reviews
.75 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cafe Fresco Center City staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing