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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Description: Best restaraunt in Bozeman. Everything on the menu is fantastic.
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Inexcusably bad

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.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Claire C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This place reminds me of a restaurant you would find in a large city. Very modern and hip. Seating is slightly cramped but part of the atmosphere. Good food, good service. I can't wait to have a glass of wine on the patio this summer.

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Always love coming to Fresca Cafe, even though it isn't often. They go out of their way to make it the most pleasant experience for you. I love their new place on Mendenhall. and as always, the food is always a delight ! To top it off, I had a view of the creek all frosty & sparkly on a... More 

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wyoming
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Had an excellent meal, wine and sat at the bar. Loved it. However, I was surprised the bread wasn't real Italian focaccia. Too light and airy to be considered Italian.

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Bozeman, Montana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Fresco Cafe has very good food. I have eaten there 4 times. The consistency of a meal's taste, size and presentation is dependable. Service is good. No long waits. Nice atmosphere.

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New Jersey, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Saturday night dinner - glad we had a reservation. Some good specials, and I enjoyed their spaghetti Carbonara (though not as good as my friend's in Rome!). Previously had lunch at Fresco - that was good, too. Service was good both times.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 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 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?