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Frescos Seafood Trattoria

412 Bank St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1404 (Formerly Frescos Seafood Trattoria - Cape May)
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Ranked #63 of 110 Restaurants in Cape May
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lafayette
Description: In the heart of the Historic District, Frescos occupies an 1880 Victorian cottage. On the candlelit veranda, or in the coolness of the Mediteranean inspired dining rooms, you imagine yourself at a small trattoria in Tuscany, or sampling the finest of local seafood at a Mediterranean cafe. From the seafood and homemade pastas of the South to the elegant sauces, meats, and veal of the North, Frescos is a culinary adventure tour of Italy. Frescos' award-winning young Chef Joseph Badger takes as his palette the incredible variety of fresh local seafood, and bountiful local produce, bringing a richness and creativity to the menu-- a dazzling display of shrimp, lobster, seafoods and pastas, and desserts that make guests exclaim with delight. One of ZAGAT'S "Top Italian Restaurants in America," and Voted "Best Italian Restaurant in Southern New Jersey 2012," by NJ Monthly.
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Service was as good as always, but food was fair at best. Went with my husband, sister, and brother-in-law, and had four different dishes. None of us were blown away. The osso buco used to be the best here, but not so much anymore.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite restaurant in Cape May. It is also one of the easier restaurants to get a reservation. Perhaps not a lot of people know about. I almost always get the Fra Diavlo. Very spicy - but really good. Have also had ribs as a special and they were great too. Remember to bring your own wine.

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New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Fresh seafood. Innovative dishes. Great service. Great value. And, an amazing chef. This was our second year in Cape May and at Frescos. Last year it was my runner up to 410 Bank Street. This year it was our equal favorite. We're a large group, kids and adults so it's rare that everyone loves a meal and the experience, especially... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We love this restaurant. We go there every summer when we are in Cape May. Great food, great service and great value.

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Cape May, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had the opportunity after a busy season to have a quiet dinner at FST this September. From the greeting at the door to graceful exit with full and happy bellies this was a wonderful night. We started with amazing apps (Mussels and Zuchhini) and the entree's were top of the line! The duck special for my boyfriend and I... More

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Richboro, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This was a pleasant surprise. The best meal we've had all week in Cape May. The server Lisa was energetic, helpful, and attentive. As we all know, this helps to make the meal. Prices are reasonable compared to other restaurants in Cape May. We started with Caesar salad that was light and flavorful. My wife had the grilled veggies appetizer... More

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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296 reviews 296 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We have eaten here a few time in recent years, and this is the second time we've been seated in the front porch, because there are only two of us. We truly prefer dining in the inside. We feel like everyone is sitting on top of each other (should have added another foot in both directions when built). Our server,... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we ate at Fresco's in the past 3 weeks and we were looking forward to returning. This time we were seated downstairs which was beautifully themed and decorated by section. The service was very attentive and helpful, and the food was served promptly - and was excellent. We are foodies with access to great restaurants... More

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Ocean View, NJ
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have been here before but NEVER again!! First we were seated next to a party of 10, mostly children when there were plenty of other tables to choose from. We had reservations! Then out server forgot to tell us about some if the specials, we heard them from another server telling the table next to us. The shorts ribs,... More

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new jersey
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117 reviews 117 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Small portions but tasty. Had the fried olives, real good. My entree had peas in it, only trouble was the menu made no mention of peas in entree. Would i go back here? Maybe

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