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Fresco by Scotto

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34 E 52nd St, Between Park and Madison, New York City, NY 10022-5914 (Park & Madison)
+1 212-935-3434
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were first time here. We came 30 minutes before reservation and it was no problem, they gave us a table immediately. This place is very, very friendly, their homemade ravioli were amazing as well as tiramisu. They have big selection of wine. The restaurant is a pretty good size, nice space in between the tables. Big plus - this... More 

Thank Silvia M
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

It's always such a thrill making a stellar first impression, so reading your review really was a pleasure, Silvia! Thank you so much for not only taking the time to dine with us and enjoy everything, but also for writing such a detailed, positive review about your experience. Warm Regards, The Scotto Family More 

Audubon, New Jersey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went here for dinner with my daughter while visiting New York. We didn't have a reservation on a Saturday evening, however no problem getting a table. We ordered the fresco bread, this included garlic bread sticks and bread brushed with olive oil as well as a white bean spread -- the spread was awesome on the bread. Our meals were... More 

Thank cmh01
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

We all really appreciate you and your daughter joining us here during your trip to the city! Seeing your five stars and reading your kind words is really making our day, and we cannot wait to welcome you back again the next time you're in town. Sincerely, The Scotto Family More 

Danbury, Connecticut, United States
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264 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many restaurants in new york so it is hard to be exceptional in my book. i took a colleague from work here for dinner and and it was nice. solid dinner place. good menu. Waiters good but not exceptional.

Thank Shaun B
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

Shaun, thanks so much for giving us a try. We're glad you enjoyed your dinner, and we appreciate your feedback. We're confident we have the people in place to create stand-out experiences for our guests, and we hope we'll get another chance to show you what we're capable of. Best, The Scotto Family More 

New York City
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresco by Scotto never disappoints. Service is impeccable and fast, food is great and prices are reasonable. I bring relatives and friends here when they visit me in New York. Always had an excellent meal.

Thank laloNewYorkCity
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

We always aim to please and reading this stellar review about our service truly was a treat! Thank you so much for making us one of your go-tos when you have company in town and for being so kind and saying a few awesome things about us here on Trip Advisor. Join us again anytime you're hungry. Sincerely, The Scotto... More 

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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just finished eating at Fresco. It is a lively place and was really crowded. We thought we must have found a great one. Service was good but the food was disappointing. The chicken parm was really large but the chicken was dry and looked much better than it tasted. You taste with your eyes first so it was so... More 

Thank Trvlstrp
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

While we're ecstatic to hear you found our service adequate, we're so sorry to see our food left you a bit disappointed. Our cuisine is typically as raved about as our service, so we're saddened to see that's not what we put forth during your visit, and we truly hope for another opportunity to impress you soon. Sincerely, The Scotto... More 

New Jersey
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place... great service.... great food! Waitstaff was great at offering suggestions. Food came out in a timely manner despite the restaurant being jam packed. Every dish was tasty. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back at the end of this month when I return on business. I'm recommending the restaurant for our entire group dinner with my colleagues.

Thank Darlata
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

Reading this kind of review truly is an honor, Darlata, and we couldn't be more appreciative of you and your colleagues for stopping by and enjoying the night with us! Anytime you're all back in our area, please join us again. Thanks so much, The Scotto Family More 

Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of four had such a delicious meal and fun experience at Fresco by Scotto. Our server, Dennis the Menace, was fantastic. He provided delicious recommendations (the gnocchi special was devoured and the Meatball alla Toscana was a perfect shared appetizer) , he was very attentive and kept us laughing he's the best in the business (he's been with... More 

Thank Victoria C
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

It really warms our heart when we're able to provide a family with such an enjoyable experience -- thanks so much for stopping by, Victoria. Dennis and Diego truly are fantastic members of our staff, and we appreciate you showing them a little love in your review as well. Pay us another visit anytime you're in the area and hungry.... More 

Tenafly, New Jersey
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Two friends from Japan were visiting the city and we wanted to try an Italian restaurant to avoid the crowds of St. Patrick's Day. Reservations were fast, and we got there by 6 pm. The place is OK, not extraordinary, some restaurants in Little Italy look more lively Italian. The pasta was tasty, well presented, the other dishes didn't look... More 

Thank Valeria S
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback, Valeria, and want to thank you and your traveling friends so much for stopping by! We're glad to see you enjoyed your meal for the most part, but we really hope you'll give us another chance to really "wow" you. We're dedicated to incredible, authentic flavor, and have managed to build quite the reputation around... More 

Level Contributor
145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I went with a large business group; appetizers and main dishes were excellent and service was excellent. The pasta and fish dishes were very good; less enthusiastic about the braised lamb special. It is crowded, noisy and very lively. A fun place to have dinner.

Thank pico1
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

We really appreciate you and your group spending a nice, delicious evening with us, and we're all thrilled to see our food made such an impact! If you're ever again in town, please don't hesitate to pay us another visit. Sincerely, The Scotto Family More 

Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Came here while staying at the Lotte New York Palace since there is no restaurant at the hotel - and I'm SO glad I did! The food was magical, ESPECIALLY the Pappardelle with Duck. Truly amazing food, and it was so satisfying. The dessert was FABULOUS too. I had the Apple Caramel Crisp and it was so wonderfully tasty. The... More 

Thank Graeme P
frescobyscotto, Owner at Fresco by Scotto, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 18 - US$ 68
Italian, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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