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Fresco Cafe

317 E. Mendenhall, Bozeman, MT 59715-3306
+1 406-586-6826
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Ranked #11 of 189 restaurants in Bozeman
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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Bozeman, Montana
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Bozeman, Montana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Fresco Café has some of the best food in Bozeman. I would highly recommend this place to anyone in the area! Great food, atmosphere and service!

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Bozeman, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was our third meal at Fresco in the new location. The owners renovated a spot next to Bozeman Creek with a very pleasant outdoor seating area. We've had reservations for outdoor seating each time we've visited. If you're planning to enjoy your meal outside, make reservations in advance - the outdoor tables go quickly! The food is traditional Italian... More

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Montana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

They have moved to a new location with outdoor creek side seating. The service and food are amazing. Reservations recommended for dinner as it is busy. Definitely recommend it.

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US
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went for dinner last Saturday. We had a reservation but all the outside tables were already taken at 6:30PM. If you want to sit outside on a busy evening you probably want to go (with a reservation in advance) before 6PM. It was uncomfortably warm inside the restaurant as there was no breeze and no a/c. The restaurant has... More

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New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We finally were able to make our first visit to Fresco's new location, and we were very pleasantly surprised. The recommended sparkling wine and location along the creek were enough to satisfy our requirement of a place to welcome our newly arrived guest from abroad...but the lunch of delicious salad and panini which followed were superb. We will return often

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Bozeman, Montana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love the new location. Had lunch a couple of days ago, dinner 3 weeks ago. Both delightful experiences. Everything was great. At lunch, no problem to split a plate. Sitting outside and listening to the Bozeman Creek is an added benefit.

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Bozeman, Montana
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

When we found out the new location was opened we canceled our other reservation and are so glad we did. Love the new location, can't wait to sit outside by the creek when the weather permits.. They have the same great menu, and the prices didn't go up. While the original location was cozy, this one is alive and hopping.... More

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