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227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
+1 608-663-7374
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (19 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with a team of coworkers after working at the CrossFit Games all week. We came to cap off a successful week of work, and it was the perfect finale. The food was delicious, the service was superb, and mother nature treated us...More

Thank RMYman
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Had date night with my wife, made reservations for an outside table. We arrived a bit early and were seated right away, the waiter stopped by with water and said he would be back to talk about the menu and get a drink order. That...More

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Everything was done with great care. Plates were gorgeous and just as tasty. Services was a little slow.

Thank Ddrager
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

I wanted to love this place. I did. The reviews I read were very good and I looked forward to dining at Fresco. However, my actual experience was not so great. Oh, I was greeted warmly and the wait staff seemed very welcoming and helpful....More

Thank susnamc
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely location on top on contemporary art museum. Nice modern decor. Foo was beautifully presented but just not as great as it looked. Halibut well cooked but sauce lacking in flavor. Scallops tough probably over cooked. Fried green tomatoes just fair.

Thank orchiddoc
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

This place has a great view of the city. It also has outdoor dining. We went for Mothers Day. I am vegan so I was worried that they might not have anything I could eat. Luckily our waiter was happy to talk to the chef...More

Thank Kathleen P
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Four of us ate dinner at Fresco on Tuesday night. It was a beautiful spring day, so the views over Madison were stunning. Probably haven't eaten there in 3 or 4 years. It was definitely worth coming back. It has a fairly limited menu focusing...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We had our company belated Christmas party just last Friday evening. We had lovely cards on the table saying welcome and also champagne poured for each person. What a wonderful touch - way above and beyond what most restaurants would offer. The food was fabulous...More

Thank mysharona1970
Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is the second time I have dined here on visits to Madison. This time it was a bitter cold night so outdoor dining was not an option like the previous visit. We had a big group of 14 celebrating my in-laws anniversary. Given the...More

Thank Fondue4two
Reviewed 23 November 2017

yummy food and very good service. It took them a bit long to serve us but they were busy and when the food was served we forgot about the lengthy wait and enjoyed it. so much.

Thank Lisa R
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21 June 2018|
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Response from mysharona1970 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay! I agree with Kathleen above!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
  • Public Transportation: Henry & Dayton
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-663-7374
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