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Fresco Cafe

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317 E Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715-3683
+1 406-586-6826
11:00 - 21:00
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

A wonderful place to get a quick and healthy meal. The food is fresh and there are cozy tables to sit at. A nice selection of different entrees. It's hidden in the back. If you sneeze you could pass it by.

Thank John A
Bozeman, MT
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

This is some of the best food in bozeman and the patio is amazing. The only thing holding this place back is the service. They have been slow, inattentive, and plain discourteous. I wish they did better because I love the food but the "F YOU" attitude keeps me from coming back.

Thank brettarcher7127
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

Had a great evening meal here with my wife this past spring. The hustle and bustle of this small ski town in Montana had us in the mood for comfort food. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. I had a chicken Gorgonzola and my wife had a Caesar salad with salmon. As a chef myself I must say I was... More 

Thank MichaelWhiteNY
New York, NY, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

I've been here several times, an each time have enjoyed the food tremendously. It's fresh and inventive However, the only time I could enjoy the company I was with was when we sat outside in the little courtyard. I don't know whether it's because they pack the tables in so tightly or because of the building's structure, but it's impossible... More 

Thank Paula G
Susan N, Owner at Fresco Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that the noise was such a problem. However, we have been working on that issue and as of today, August 5th, we've added a large amount of sound panels throughout the dining room and have plans to add a few more in the coming weeks. We are working hard... More 

Billings, Montana
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2015

I had a wonderful 1st time dining experience at Fresco on 5/15/15 and will most certainly return on my next visit to Bozeman. The food was excellent and the service was truly outstanding. The staff is to be commended. We were a party of 5 and each had a separate order with nary a complaint. The wine selection was very... More 

1 Thank BozemanDave
Bozeman, Montana
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

This was a lunch meeting with potential business clients and the food and service were fine. I illegally parked next to the restaurant and my car got towed within the hour I was there and had to pay $175 cash to the impound. I am writing this as I wasn't the only one towed, and am attempted to prevent anyone... More 

Thank mtndi
Susan N, Owner at Fresco Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I am sorry to hear that your car was towed, we have had this problem with the lot next door before and do have a sign posted on the front door warning that if one did park in that lot, that the towing threats are real. As you mentioned in the post, that lot is not... More 

Bozeman, Montana
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

I believe any adult with functioning taste buds well enjoy Fresco. Food is fresh, creative, but not over the top, simply delicious. Atmosphere nice, quiet enough to have a private conversation but not feel like everyone else is part of your conversation. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. One of my favorite lunch places in Bozeman.

1 Thank JenKrum
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

We are as a family at Fresco and enjoyed it. This is by far the best Italian in the area. Service is good. Location is a touched cramp but worth it for the food. Pay attention to the specials because they are usually wonderful as is the ravioli and cannoli.

1 Thank kqbj
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

We went to Fresco Cafe for an important family celebration and ordered drinks, appetizers, four entrees and desserts. We spent over $150.00 and found that the food was almost inedible with the exception of one mediocre entree. We will not be returning to this restaurant.

Thank Claire C
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77 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

This place reminds me of a restaurant you would find in a large city. Very modern and hip. Seating is slightly cramped but part of the atmosphere. Good food, good service. I can't wait to have a glass of wine on the patio this summer.

Thank tbneville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 E Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715-3683
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: +1 406-586-6826
Best restaraunt in Bozeman. Everything on the menu is fantastic.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?