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“Outstanding lunch”
Review of Fresco by Scotto

Fresco by Scotto
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Ranked #877 of 14,583 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: USD 18 - USD 49
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: Park & Madison
Transit: 5th ave station on E and M line. 51st street station 6 line. 47-50 station B,D,F.
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.
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 dip that comes with the bread basket! Diverse wine list and reasonable wines by the glass (recommend the Gavi).
Very attentive service without being intrusive. A pleasant welcome at the reception desk (even though we felt rather underdressed...entirely our fault by the way).

It is a busy place, so reservations a good idea

Highly recommended.

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frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

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 in the area, know you're welcome here.

Sincerely,
The Scotto Family

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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 a point because the ambience is a little too much "business" like, and it is a bit too loud. It is very expensive.

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frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

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 trip!

Sincerely,
The Scotto Family

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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 center of the Universe as I liked to say. About 1993 or so. I used to come once a week with my Brazilian jazz musician friend Leo Gandelman, and all the Brazilian waiters would go wild.But really, it was the food being served that I would go wild about.Unlike a typical, even very good but typical red sauce and parmigiana palace, the recipes, the food, the friendliness, are all unique.Italian in origin, influence or technique, but unique. After my law partner and I won a jury trial in New York City, we went to Fresco to celebrate. Start with a vodka martini twice the normal size and the usually crowded but everybody makes room counter bar. Then Anthony, the senior son and man in the place, except for his Father, comes over and gives me a hug. He is so good at managing and picking food you see him on the Today show and he manages who can sell what at the new Yankees stadium. Then we have fritto misto, followed by a pasta dish special, followed by Salmon done their way. A fabulous red wine Anthony picked for us and, burp, dessert. All I can say is FABULOSO. If you are going somewhere to dinner in Manhattan, want a really good meal, and a warm friendly place, do not pass go or collect $200, go to E 52 between Madison and Park, South side of the street, have a huge cocktail and then a stupendous meal. If you have any culinary sense like me, you'll be back.

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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 really is a pleasure reading such wonderful prose about us, and we very much look forward to having you back!

Sincerely,
The Scotto Family

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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 yummy evening!

Thank Holly G
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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 to make a reservation.

Warm Regards,
The Scotto Family

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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!

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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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