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Fresco by Scotto

34 E 52nd St, Between Park and Madison, New York City, NY 10022-5914
+1 212-935-3434
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (35 reviews)
“pappardelle” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
34 E 52nd St, Between Park and Madison, New York City, NY 10022-5914
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine dining, excellent Italian food, classy, great service, extensive wine list, a bit on the expensive side but no regrets as it was a great dinner experience

Thank gdusastre
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for being this kind in a review! It means the world seeing how much you enjoy us, and we hope you'll stop by again sometime soon. Sincerely, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a business lunch and had fantastic pasta with burrata and aubergine. It was really everything you'd expect from a high end Italian - thickly accented waiters, celebrity photos on the walls (incl one D Trump), sharp suits, plenty of pasta and cheese, and...More

Thank Alistair D
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad we were able to give you everything you expected and more, Alistair, and your review is really making us feel so happy. Thank you for taking the time to review us here on Trip Advisor, and for stopping by and enjoying our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were 4 for dinner and the best part of the meal was the wine (hard to go wrong with a bottle of Barolo) and the appetizers. The pasta special was pappardelle and chicken balls. It was way overcooked and very disappointing. Given the location...More

Thank Renmaris
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We really apologize for the disappointing pasta, Renmaris, and we want you to know flavor and food preparation is something we take very seriously here. While we're happy to see you enjoyed your time with us for the most part, should you ever again have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice Italian restaurant right in center of Town between Madison&Park. Decor is standard good but the food is. Dry good. Being a vegetarian was happy to find a lot of choice. The eggplant & zucchini pie was excellent. Salads were fresh. Did not...More

Thank RajeevKK15
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for leaving such a wonderful review! We're all so happy to see you enjoyed everything, and we cannot wait until you're back again! Warm Regards, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant lived up to its reputation. Everything was out of this world. Not a fillet mignon fan but aside from being huge it was out of this world. Thought the white stuff on the plate was mashed potatoes. Wrong. Cheesy polenta seasoned to perfection. Tasted...More

Thank FLAFOODIES
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're thrilled to have provided such a stellar first impression, and we're even happier to see we exceeded your expectations! Anytime you're back in town, know that we'll be here ready to take the very best care of you! Sincerely, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

An outstanding lunch at the restaurant. My sister is visiting and we decided to enjoy a good lunch after Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. The food was excellent (calamari, pappardelle with duck and mushroom ragu, paccheri alle melanzane). And yes, do have the white bean...More

Thank DoctorTraveller1959
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Phenomenal cuisine and service are what we do best, so it's always a treat seeing a review as wonderful as this one. Thank you for taking the time to join us for lunch, and for taking a recommendation of the staff. If you're ever again...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Had dinner with my wife and son. The service was excellent, the waiter made useful suggestions, and the food was ready extremely fast. The quality was good, my risotto in particular, and the appetizer of cold cuts and cheese was plentiful and great. It loses...More

Thank GM20142014
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We really appreciate you review, and we definitely appreciate you feedback about our atmosphere. It's a real pleasure seeing that you and your family enjoyed your meal with us for the most part, however, and we cannot wait until you're back in town for another...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Mrs Scotto and her children that is; they never fail to deliver a just remarkable dining experience in the City. I started coming to this establishment when I worked at a law firm at 575 Madison, the corner of Madison Ave. and 57th ST., the...More

Thank Barnstormer1978
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Now this is truly a culinary tale, and we couldn't be more appreciative of the time you took the write this! Thank you so much for mentioning a few of the things we do well, as well as some of out features and accolades. It...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We spend a lovely evening at Frescos. They have huge portions of very good food. Wine was delicious, our appetizers were brilliant and the rest of the food as well. Service was outstanding and we would highly recommend it. Thanks for the very relaxed and...More

Thank Holly G
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

We're always fans of lovely evenings! Thank you so much for spending one with us, Holly, and for taking the time to recount your experience here in such a magnificent review! If you're ever again in the mood for an excellent evening out, don't hesitate...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant over 8 times while in NY. The food, service and atmosphere are exemplary. Can't wait to go back!

Thank JPCrimmins
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

It's always a pleasure having you, JP, and your review really makes us smile! Thank you so much for writing this -- we also eagerly await your return! Sincerely, The Scotto Family

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It's dress casual, but I would not wear shorts or jeans. Golf or collared shirt and docker-type pants, at least, for men and skirt or sundress or dressy pants for women. Kids should look neat and presentable--no play... More
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$25 and up. I didn't think the food was worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 68
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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, a true family business in NYC, has been serving fresh, authentic Italian dishes in our upscale, modern dining space since 1993, and we’ve loved every second of it. We’re proud to be a destination spot for locals and many high-profile guests, too -- any and all are welcome here with us. This restaurant really is a labor of love, and nothing makes us happier than sharing our passion with all of you. No matter the occasion, we’re sure to make it special and treat you to an evening of bites and sips you won’t soon forget.
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