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All 190 Bozeman Restaurants

Fresco Cafe

317 E. Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715-3306
+1 406-586-6826
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Ranked #25 of 190 Restaurants in Bozeman
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Best restaraunt in Bozeman. Everything on the menu is fantastic.
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English first
Kansas City, Missouri
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This restaurant is located in a cute location and is cozy inside. Our meal started with an easy starter and large salad, and ended in blah main courses. I ordered the mild salmon with penne.. The salmon was the worst I have ever had; completely fishy, tiny (though I am not complaining because I didn't eat any of it past... More

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Billings, Montana
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109 reviews 109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Two couples were heading out on a "culinary weekend." Bozeman was lunch time, so after some discussion, we stopped at the Fresco Café. Lovely little café, nice views, quiet, attentive service. The lunch menu was mostly Italian and Panini's--with a nice selection of wines and local beers. The crowd was light, but steady--a good sign for lunch. The menu was... More

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Whitefish, Montana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Nothing wrong with the food here but I can not return until they fix the acoustics in the room. Very loud and could not hear myself think. Its too bad because the food is top notch. Very off day for the service as well, hopefully that is not the case on a daily basis.

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

Thank you for coming into Fresco. We are glad that the food was good, but sorry to hear that our service was not up to par. We will share this information with our servers and be sure that we improve on busy nights like this past Friday. We are also aware of out acoustic problems, and a solution with sounds... More

14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

As good as we find in Portland OR, at the gateway to Yellowstone Park. We never expected to find something this good. The owner stocks boutique wines from a very small distributor.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My wife and I went to Fresco's new location on Mendenhall and the atmosphere is much different. It feels a lot more upscale than it did in their old location, It is also a bit larger, maybe about twice the size of the old location. The tables are still close together, but the food totally makes up for it. I... More

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Bozeman, Montana
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Love the food here, and we had a wonderful server, but miss the quaintness and serenity of the previous location. The new location, which has very limited parking around it, it much more hustle & bustle, and inside is noisier with the concrete floors & walls. The outside patio is lovely...if you can get a table. We'll still call in... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I'm thrilled with the new downtown location of Fresco. They've done a great job with the menu, decor and bar. I had been there twice with family, and liked it so much I brought our out-of-town guests on our third visit. Everyone liked it, everything from the atmosphere to the food to the excellent service. The menu is fresh-Italian, with... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

That's an old photo, they have moved closer to downtown now and are more upscale. Really nice space, well set up, by the creek with a big door to open it up in the summer. Have not been there in the winter yet. Nice service and good food, though it is not authentic Italian. More like California-Italian.... But good anyway.... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

What a great experience! Unfortunately we didn't have a reservation and so we sat at the cocktail bar for dinner. But it turned out well and we received excellent and friendly service from Micah. My wife chose the cannelloni stuffed with cheese and spinach and I had a vegetarian penne. Both were wonderful with good sauces and cheese. For dessert... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Bruschetta without garlic rub, French onion soup with bacon, tomato sauce overwhelmed with oregano, are the examples we can cite showing the "Fresco" style. The service is excellent however! From the greeter to the server, all top class! Perhaps not so much deviation from traditional recipe would be preferable.

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