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Fresco Cafe

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317 E. Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715-3306
+1 406-586-6826
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Best restaraunt in Bozeman. Everything on the menu is fantastic.

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian Food

I have only eaten here once and did eat once at the old location on 7th Ave. The old location was very noisy and we could nor hear the conversation at our table of 4. The food however was great. The new location was quite nice and the acoustics were much better. I especially like the Al Fresco... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
JJSBozeman_Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Bozeman, Montana
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I have only eaten here once and did eat once at the old location on 7th Ave. The old location was very noisy and we could nor hear the conversation at our table of 4. The food however was great. The new location was quite nice and the acoustics were much better. I especially like the Al Fresco Dining by... More 

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Bozeman
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A wonderful place to get a quick and healthy meal. The food is fresh and there are cozy tables to sit at. A nice selection of different entrees. It's hidden in the back. If you sneeze you could pass it by.

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Bozeman, MT
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is some of the best food in bozeman and the patio is amazing. The only thing holding this place back is the service. They have been slow, inattentive, and plain discourteous. I wish they did better because I love the food but the "F YOU" attitude keeps me from coming back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had a great evening meal here with my wife this past spring. The hustle and bustle of this small ski town in Montana had us in the mood for comfort food. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. I had a chicken Gorgonzola and my wife had a Caesar salad with salmon. As a chef myself I must say I was... More 

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New York, NY, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've been here several times, an each time have enjoyed the food tremendously. It's fresh and inventive However, the only time I could enjoy the company I was with was when we sat outside in the little courtyard. I don't know whether it's because they pack the tables in so tightly or because of the building's structure, but it's impossible... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that the noise was such a problem. However, we have been working on that issue and as of today, August 5th, we've added a large amount of sound panels throughout the dining room and have plans to add a few more in the coming weeks. We are working hard... More 

Billings, Montana
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I had a wonderful 1st time dining experience at Fresco on 5/15/15 and will most certainly return on my next visit to Bozeman. The food was excellent and the service was truly outstanding. The staff is to be commended. We were a party of 5 and each had a separate order with nary a complaint. The wine selection was very... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This was a lunch meeting with potential business clients and the food and service were fine. I illegally parked next to the restaurant and my car got towed within the hour I was there and had to pay $175 cash to the impound. I am writing this as I wasn't the only one towed, and am attempted to prevent anyone... More 

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

Thanks for your review. I am sorry to hear that your car was towed, we have had this problem with the lot next door before and do have a sign posted on the front door warning that if one did park in that lot, that the towing threats are real. As you mentioned in the post, that lot is not... More 

Bozeman, Montana
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I believe any adult with functioning taste buds well enjoy Fresco. Food is fresh, creative, but not over the top, simply delicious. Atmosphere nice, quiet enough to have a private conversation but not feel like everyone else is part of your conversation. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. One of my favorite lunch places in Bozeman.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We are as a family at Fresco and enjoyed it. This is by far the best Italian in the area. Service is good. Location is a touched cramp but worth it for the food. Pay attention to the specials because they are usually wonderful as is the ravioli and cannoli.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to Fresco Cafe for an important family celebration and ordered drinks, appetizers, four entrees and desserts. We spent over $150.00 and found that the food was almost inedible with the exception of one mediocre entree. We will not be returning to this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 317 E. Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715-3306
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: +1 406-586-6826

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic

Description

Best restaraunt in Bozeman. Everything on the menu is fantastic.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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