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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 103 restaurants in Cape May
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Eclectic
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Dining options: Dinner
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
New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We visit Fresco's every year while vacationing in Cape May. We always enjoy the fried olives and they make delicious garlic bread. The food is consistently good and the shrimp & scallops over pappardelle is always delicious as is their signature dish, veal osso bucco. It is a BYO like most everything in the NJ area. My only comment is... More

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Stirling, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We stumbled upon this restaurant as we were walking around in Cape May. After looking at other reviews we decided to try it out. We were so happy we did. We went off-season in early October so the restaurant wasn't too busy but it was nice and relaxing. We made reservations and were seated right away when we arrived. We... More

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Cleveland, Ohio, Usa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is an cottage that was converted into this restaurant. The food is good, I had an interesting seafood lasagne, crab and breading with a black pasta and red sauce. Interesting, good, not great. it is a BYOB.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Convenient location, nice atmosphere. Our food was very good : Shrimp & Scallops over Pappadella & Penne Primavera. We also shared a Caesar Salad. Well prepared and very tasty. Service was also very good.

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Bayside, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This place is a first class clip joint. We should have realized it when we arrived there on what should have been a busy night and the place was practically empty. Our first course was a Caesar Salad for two that had less than half the taste it should have had. No wonder Brutus did Caesar in. I had the... More

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Fords, New Jersey
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21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We made 8:15 reservations and got there a little early. Still had to wait even though empty tables were visible. Was seated by 8:30. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere made for an enjoyable dinner. This BYO is listed as a seafood place but there are other things on the menu. I had the veal saltimbocca and my wife the Spaghetti... More

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Liverpool, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We were going to the show around the corner. The location was great. Our waiter was awesome and there were many theater goers in the restaurant. We started with the fried olives. They were awesome, lightly breaded, crisp, and hot. What a great surprise. For entrees I had the seafood pescatore. Slightly spicy with loads of seafood. My wife is... More

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Cape May, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Our table was waiting for us when we were greeted by the friendly manager, Rose. We were seated in a lovely area of this Tuscan-style restaurant. Our very knowledgable and pleasant waitress Catherine guided us through the daily specials and regular menu. We selected the Spaghetti Omuntiacata and a special called "the Black and Gold" This entree consisted of Black... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband and I went here pre-theater for dinner. We had a very nice dinner. For our appetizer we had their fried olives- I still think about them-so much I can barely remember what we had for dinner. Seriously, dinner service was curtious and our meal was delicious. A must do when in Cape May.

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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Visited Frescos about a week ago when my family was down from New York. The food was delicious and our waitresses was excellent! Many in our party had the Feta Fettuccine and it was excellent! Def a place to visit if you want great Italian food in Cape May.

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