Cafe Fresco - Center City
Chilean Sea Bass
Chili-Soy Glazed, Sesame-Soy Soba Noodles, Creamy Miso
Crispy Brussel Sprouts
Wasabi Honey Mustard, Bacon, Gorgonzola, Crispy Shallots
Excellent food and great service.
The taste of the food was poor. The sea bass had bones in it and the shrimp was over cooked.
I am very sorry to hear that you were unhappy with your food. The Chilean Sea Bass is one of our most popular dishes and I don't believe we have ever had anyone find bones in this fish. I'm sorry that this happened. I followed up with my Manager on Duty and your server and both informed me that you gave no indication of anything being wrong with your meals when they visited your table. If you had done so we would have been happy to remake or correct any improperly prepared items.
First time dining inside since Covid and the food, service and drinks we all very good. The place seemed less busy than before but hopefully if they serving great food things will return to normal soon. We always enjoy it.
Excellent food but the service was very slow - they can’t get enough workers. It’s a shame because the food is absolutely delicious!
We always forget that this restaurant has, perhaps, the best food in Harrisburg! Every meal (chicken red curry, scallops, steak, sea bass) at our table of four was perfectly prepared. Service was good, too. Pricing is on the high end for the area, which may limit frequent dining, but this is a superb restaurant for special occasions.
Just an amazing dinner. Wait staff so professional and knowledgeable! Food and drinks superb.
Service detracted from the very good food.
Noise level is horrific. Can’t have a conversation but food is goo.
Another excellent meal at Cafe Fresco.
Food was great, service friendly.
Love it here.
Sue-Sue was a great waitress!
We were outside - the street noise was all but unbearable for a while!
We were torn with what to order because there were so many good options! We started with the wontons, which were fantastic in addition to the brussel sprouts which were also very good. I highly recommend the scallops with butternut squash risotto and the red curry!
Our server, Mercedes was excellent as was Tyler the bartender! Atmosphere was sophisticated and lively.
The food was great! I am vegan and my dietary needs were satisfied. The environment was cozy and I would definitely recommend Cafe Fresco to everyone
Excellent food and very good service. Atmosphere is a rare mix of relaxed and vibrant. We will be back, as there are several more menu items we want to try.
Appreciated that our server (so friendly) was extremely helpful and chef was willing to accommodate vegan diner. Hopefully they will add a couple of designated vegan items to menu. Large portions, food was good. Cool atmosphere but very, very loud, the sound absorbing tiles don't seem to work, lol.
The service and feet are always excellent the staff at Café fresco makes the experience the best! The noise level with extremely loud on our last visit, this was due to the fact that a bunch of women who graduated together seem to be very loud each time they come in. This is not the case usually…
Excellent food and service
Food was amazing. Cocktail selection was great. Def looking to go back and try more items.
Service was very good, food this trip was ok - kitchen had some delays likely due to lack of staffing.
Always the best
wonderful food service and ambiance!!
One year anniversary! Everything was great!!
Currently suffering from inefficient waitstaff. Bar tender not up to par. Waitress very poor at her job. We experienced unnecessary delays in food being served. Drink order was delayed even when it was obvious that the bar tender was not busy. Salad course and entree served simultaneously. Improvements must be made.
Always outstanding food and service.
Food is very slow to come out. Got there at 6:20 and didn’t have drinks until 6:50 - two martinis and a beer. Only got to have appetizers because they didn’t come out until 40 min after they were ordered and we had to be at another engagement at 8.
I am very sorry to hear about the slow service during your visit. I would never make an excuse for a poor experience but staffing issues have hit us pretty hard and we are extremely short staffed in all areas, resulting in slower servicer. Hopefully you will give us another chance as we begin to rebuild our team and return to normal staffing levels.
Top notch meal and the server did a phenomenal job! Would go back there for sure!
Had a lovely evening. Service was constant and attentive. I never felt like our table was forgotten about. Food was excellent- the scallops were perfect and the risotto was delightful. I will be coming back here for sure.
Amazing time here! Our server
Consistently have an excellent experience. Solid fundamentals and tasty fusion cuisine. We went a bit earlier than normal and the quieter ambiance made it a very enjoyable date night.
From drinks and small plates to dessert excellent. Also one of the best cappuccinos around.
Love coming here for any occasion! Lots of menu options and everything tastes wonderful.
The food and service is excellent!
I bring all the newbies in from out of town!
It was my daughters time visiting here. I wasn’t disappointed. Great food. Excellent service. Overall- A+
Food was fresh and delicious. We had a little bit of everything at our table - brussel sprouts, chilean sea bass, chicken stir fry and the short ribs with risotto. Atmosphere was lively and pleasant. Looking forward to my next visit!
Excellent service and excellent food..will return!
Food was excellent. Wait staff was great. Drinks were a bit slow on but place was full and looked like only 1 bartender. Would def return.
Unfortunately we did not have a good experience. Our expectations were high as we have dined here before many times. The filet mignon was overcooked and the sides were cold. I felt bad complaining but I also couldn’t eat it. They did bring another plate but by then my husband was done with his meal. Brussel sprouts came with bacon bits which was not mentioned on the menu. Service all around was slow. We left disappointed but we will be back in the future as we’ve had some great times here not to mention meals and drinks.
It was my first time eating at your restaurant. I loved the food! Our server was Scott, very nice and efficient. I thought I would take half my entree home, but ate the whole thing! I had the shrimp pad Thai! Yum! I had the delicious Pineapple cocktail, it was great! I'll be back!
Outstanding service, outstanding drinks, outstanding food, outstanding atmosphere.
The one great thing about the experience was the pork egg roll appetizer and dipping sauce. The restaurant was super loud and it was hard to talk even in a booth on an end. The room temp was terribly cold making the experience less than optimal. The waiter forgot to put our entree order in so with a 730 reservation., we weren’t served the entrees until after 9 PM. The chicken pad thai entree was not worth the wait. The peanut butter dessert was good. I’d choose other downtown options over Cafe Fresco in the future.
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Cafe Fresco - Center City is rated 4.7 stars by 579 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.