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Cafe Fresco Center City

215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
+1 717-236-2599
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (3 reviews)
“sea bass” (6 reviews)
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Asian, Fusion, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

A group of us visited Cafe Fresco (Asian fusion) after a movie at the Midtown Cinema. I particularly enjoy restaurants that have an interesting menu because I enjoy trying new flavor combinations. This was the best combination of a fantastic menu, fresh food, delicious flavors,...More

1  Thank Nanny_on_the_scene
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Looking for good place to have brunch/lunch? The Cafe Fresco is the one you might want to try. The food was good with some Asian twist, the server was patience and helpful, and the price is reasonable.

1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner with a colleague. I got a couple of apps... The tuna poke and the ginger dumplings. Both were very tasty. Portions better for individuals that for sharing. My colleague has the Kobe burger and it looked amazing and he said it...More

1  Thank PickeringMikeReid
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for the great review! The Poke' Bowl is a new addition to the menu, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed it! I will also pass your comments about your service onto our staff. Their role is critical to our success in fulfilling...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Hands down one of the best places to eat in downtown Harrisburg! We had the spicy tuna sushi for the appetizer. Wow! What a way to start! My husband had the nightly special which was a salmon dish, his boss had the pork, and I...More

Thank Erin D
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Hi Erin, Thanks for the great review! The scallops are a favorite of many of our guests, and they are one of my favorite dishes as well. We just launched our new summer menu that includes some new seasonal additions as well as some fun,...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Went here for a Saturday dinner. Had not been in years. I don't care for the set up as it seems more bar than restaurant but the hostess was friendly and the young server was knowledgable about the menu. The food was on schedule and...More

Thank panster
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience, and I will certainly pass your feedback onto our chef. As we update and revise our menu, we consider guest feedback and requests an integral part of our decision making. I'm also happy to...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Good selection. Tasty bun and grilled portabella mushroom and veggie sandwich was tasty and light and just right size for lunch. Others in group said their salad and sandwiches were tasty too.

Thank nan n
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi Nan, Thanks for your review! Fresh, local ingredients are a priority for us, and we are happy to hear that everyone in your party enjoyed their meals. We hope you stop back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We dined here on Saturday evening and our table ordered two of the Tuna tartare appetizer plates. We had never been to this restaurant and were looking forward to some fine dining. So after everyone tried the Tuna Tartare we all agreed that the Tuna...More

Thank Curiouspb
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. I am happy to hear you found our staff friendly and accommodating, and I will pass your positive feedback along to them. Our goal is to offer our guests an outstanding dining experience - both in...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

You simply can't ask for more. It's a perfect evening when dining at this restaurant. I've traveled to forty one states in the USA and Cafe Fresco is truly still my favorite. Must try the Kobe Beef Sliders and Pom Lychee Martinis. Excellent customer service...More

Thank George F
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for the great review! The Pom Lychee is a customer favorite. The next time you're in town, be sure to check out our Happy Hour Menu, served every weekday at the bar from 4:30 - 7. We offer $6 wine pours and specialty...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Outdoor eating for those who want it. However, the interior is beautifully decorated. They have creative seating areas scattered around this surprisingly large restaurant. The food was delicious and also surprisingly generous. Great wine selection. The manager appeared at the table twice to check on...More

Thank Rick B
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your dining experience. Guest feedback is extremely important to us, and I'm thrilled to hear you received attentive service from our staff. I will be sure to pass your comments along to our entire...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped on a Saturday afternoon for the brunch, which runs until 3:00 pm on a Saturday. Conveniently, the parking garage is right across the street from the restaurant. The parking garage also has discounted parking ($3) until 3:00 pm on a Saturday for restaurant...More

Thank rvanorden
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thanks for the great review! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your meal. The chicken salad croissant is a popular brunch choice for those who come later in the brunch service. You did come during a time when guest counts can tend to be thin...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
    (Locust Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-236-2599
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Urban Café By Day. Metropolitan Gourmet By Night. Located in the heart of restaurant row, Café Fresco Center City continues to be an innovative leader in the Harrisburg dining scene since opening its doors in 2005. The Feng-Shui inspired setting offers comfortable and intimate dining spaces and a centralized, open bar that pulses with energy and excitement. From the moment you step inside, you become part of the Café Fresco experience. Join us for an urban, café-style power lunch. Return for the Asian-inspired dinner service masterfully prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Travis Mumma. At any time, our highly-trained, professional staff will strive to accommodate your every need. Our goal is to provide you with a metropolitan retreat nestled in a smaller city that will exceed every expectation - an experience that can only be provided by Café Fresco.
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