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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Fresco by Scotto
1. Happy to be in NBC Family!
"All around just an outstanding experience !"
vsciabarassi
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2. Exciting dining experience!
"This restaurant does not disappoint."
Jkarr11
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3. From our family to yours!
"Dined last evening at this gem of a restaurant."
Linda B
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21 - 30 of 386 reviews

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

A complete dining experience Greeted at the door like family, followed by a none rushed 4 course eating extravaganza. Thin crust pizza, tuna tartar. Buffalo mozzarella. Home made ravioli and halibut over broccoli rabe. Finished with espresso and 3 wonderful deserts, tiramisu, cheese cake and...More

Thank Jeff D
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Happy to know everything was awesome, Jeff! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave these kind words here, and we can't wait to welcome you back soon. All the best, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 19 April 2018

Went on recommendation of the concierge at my hotel. The place was crowded and very noisy...I could not hear my wife across from me at our small table. The tables were jammed in close together (I was a brief and unwilling participant at the birthday...More

Thank O2555VVmichaels
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

It's a shame you didn't enjoy your meal. It's also surprising because almost everyone who eats here leaves full and happy. We're sorry you left disappointed, and we hope you give us another chance so that we can provide you with the five-star experience you...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

A very happy place, beginning with being greeted by Marion Scotto, the matriarch of this culinary family. The crowd was a mix of local residents, business people, and a few tourists. The space is large and open, but it is not overly noisy. Nothing on...More

Thank Ed B
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Glad to know you enjoyed the food, Ed! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave these kind words here, and we'll see you back in again soon. Until then, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Dined last evening at this gem of a restaurant. The Scotto family greet you at the door as if you were family. The staff is attentive even though the restaurant was full for the entire 3 hour visit.The meatball app was very good and quite...More

Thank Linda B
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

We're thrilled you enjoyed everything, Linda! Can't wait to welcome you back in again soon. All the best, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 15 April 2018

If you love great food and an amazing family head over to Fresco by Scotto in NYC. I have a private event and the food was just amazing and was the attention to detail. A must try. Thanks so much for an awesome evening.

Thank Rosario C
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Happy to know the food has always been fantastic, Rosario! Thanks for the kind words, and we'll see you back in again soon. All the best, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Purchased a gift certificate for a Holiday gift. JILL was my contact and things could not have been more perfect. Will SO do this again and again and...

Thank Brenda M
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Brenda thanks for stopping by , hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Stumbled on this gem after visiting the moma Excellent fresh ingredients awesome service in a relaxed setting With awesome tira misu Worth the visit

Thank Swamo7836
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Glad to know you enjoyed the food! Thanks so much for stopping by, and we can't wait to welcome you back in again soon! Until then, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 9 March 2018

We were leaving a reception at the British consulate. It was late on a Monday night and we were looking for food. We found Fresco and felt like we had stepped into the lifestyles of the rich an famous! The staff to client ratio was...More

Thank Ruth P
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

We're so happy you enjoyed your meal, Ruth. Thank you for the kind words, and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, The Scotto Family

Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We were visiting NY for my husbands birthday and decided to go to Fresco by Scotto for dinner. We’ve been to other Scotto restaurants in NY over the years so we figured it would be good but it far exceeded our expectations. We arrived early...More

Thank 676ginak
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thanks for stopping by while you were in town -- we're happy we could help make your husband's birthday dinner special. We appreciate the kind words, and we can't wait to welcome you back in the next time you're in the area. Kind regards, The...More

Reviewed 21 February 2018

We had heard from many people how fabulous Fresco is and they were correct. We had a business/pleasure dinner there and everyone is still raving about the meal. There were six different entrees ordered along with varying appetizers and everything was over the top. You...More

1  Thank Mullettlk
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hey, Mullettlk! We're really happy you enjoyed the food when you stopped by. We'll pass along the kind words to Lori, and we look forward to welcoming you back in soon. All the best, 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 49
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 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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