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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” (39 reviews)
“pappardelle” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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34 E 52nd St, Between Park and Madison, New York City, NY 10022-5914
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We ate there last week and had a very good meal; we had some fish, some pasta, some veal and some side orders of spinach, etc. All was well prepared and very good. But the price seemed out of line, even for NYC, where we...More

Thank Rcdown78
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

While it's great to know you enjoyed the meal, it's concerning you left feeling you didn't quite get your money's worth. We try to keep our prices in line with the quality and care that goes into your meal. That said, we've got plenty on...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Just arrived back from dinner at this fine restaurant! My daughter wanted a seafood establishment and I searched for seafood/Italian. Well what a wonderful choice... if I say so myself!!! We were given a round table in the back... party of 6. Society and Diego...More

Thank Donna S
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

We're glad you were so pleased by your choice to come here, Donna! We're happy you decided to join us for a meal, too. It sounds like everything from the service to your main courses impressed, so we'll make sure the rest of the team...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Great service, and very delicious Italian food. I especially loved Italian flat bread with special sauce. My main was saffron risotto with shrimps and it was great. Overall, bice place to spend with family, friends and loved one.

Thank Akhundov Z
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

You've got great taste! Your review was such a treat to read, and we all appreciate you deciding to stop by and dine with us in the first place. You and yours are always welcome here. Warm Regards, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I have been coming here for years now and their menu never ceases to amaze me. Everything is out of this world. The service is outstanding. I love sitting in the cafe in front to watch the people pass by! A must visit in midtown.

Thank CapKirk007
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Thank you so much for joining us the past few years, and for taking the time to leave such a wonderful, heartfelt review. It's a pleasure seeing how much we're appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Great service and food upon our arrival to NYC. We decided to return however going for lunch on Sunday matte'd was not at all nice. We asked for a table in the bar section by the window he refused us saying that we had to...More

Thank HotelFAndBGuru
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Thank you so much for joining us multiples times and taking the time to review your experiences here! We apologize that one section of the restaurant was closed during your second visit, but we hope you won't let that stop you from joining us yet...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Delightful experience on all fronts. Service was clean, timely but not hurried and thoroughly professional. Staff knew their work and did it well without a hint of pompousness. Food was splendid. Beyond being visually appealing, flavors were well-developed without hiding beneath seasoning/saucing that masked dishes'...More

Thank susan j
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you so much for sharing such a delightful experience with us, Susan, and for taking the time to comment on it here on Trip Advisor. It's our pleasure seeing exactly how much you enjoyed everything, and we all really look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I was in town for work. They had a team dinner at Fresco by Scotto. We got a private room for our large group ~25. Excellent thin crust pizza was passed around. Also had homemade chips. They had options for salad, main course and dessert....More

Thank Ellis_NC_IL
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

It was our pleasure having you, Ellis, and we all appreciate you joining us with your team! Thank you so much for this thorough, wonderful review -- we look forward to serving you again the next time you're in town! Sincerely, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We ducked in Fresco after leaving Fig & Olive because its A/C was down. The manager at F&O recommended that we try Fresco, and it turned our evening into an extraordinary dining event. Fresco's staff couldn't have been more accommodating, even though they were clearly...More

Thank ATAM
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

It's wonderful to know that our team did such an excellent job taking care of you, and we'll be sure to pass along your compliments to our kitchen staff, too! We're honored to be at the top of your NYC dining list, and we hope...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

Top quality Italian food & great service at the full service restaurant. Its deli next door is a delight, I go there every day. I like to have business meetings at either the full service restaurant or the deli if the meeting is quick/casual, nice...More

Thank Krazy_travels
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

It's our pleasure serving you, and we all really appreciate you dining with us and having occasional meetings here! Your review was such a treat to read, and we all very much look forward to serving you again real soon! Sincerely, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We went for Dinner as a family for Mothers Day. The food was not great, just OK. Pasta over cooked and meat had no flavor. If this restaurant was in Italy it would be closed. $ 33.00 for Spaghetti and Meatballs, you judge! Our waiter...More

Thank warroad
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

This simply isn't like us, and we're so sorry for your disappointing experience. We're committed to the most warm, friendly, dining experience -- especially on Mother's Day. We hope you'll join us again in the future, as we'd love to prove to you how much...More

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Response from Karen R | Reviewed this property |
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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