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Frescos Seafood Trattoria

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Italian, Seafood, International
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412 Bank St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1404 (Formerly Frescos Seafood Trattoria - Cape May) (Lafayette)
609-884-0366
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: In the heart of the Historic District, Frescos occupies an 1880 Victorian...
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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 16
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Frescoes - We return every year

Three of us visited Frescos in July as part of a night of "Dinner and a Show." The restaurant serves some excellent Italian dishes in the setting go of an old house. It is within walking distance of Cape May Stage. The combination of the two is a top notch choice.Suggest you make resevations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
TJKJR
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Albany, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Ewing, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

After reading reviews we were excited to try Fresco's.Its HIGHLY overrated. First we needed to send every water and wine glass back because they were extremely dirty(chunks of food not washed off). Service was slow and my husband sent his dinner back. Not a place we will return to.

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Langhorne PA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This Zagat-rated Tuscan BYOB served us a simply extraordinary meal with attentive, gracious service. (We appreciated that, like its neighboring restaurant 410 Bank Street, complimentary parking was available just down the block at the Cape May Commons, where an attendant made charged us $5 up front, and gave us a ticket to present for reimbursement when the meal check arrived.)... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Three of us visited Frescos in July as part of a night of "Dinner and a Show." The restaurant serves some excellent Italian dishes in the setting go of an old house. It is within walking distance of Cape May Stage. The combination of the two is a top notch choice.Suggest you make resevations. Definitely, do so if you want... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Easily one of the best meals I've had anywhere. We sat on the enclosed porch and it was beautiful and quiet. This place is BYO too. I had chicken marsala and my wife had swordfish piccatta. I had never seen swordfish prepared that way but it was delicious. The marsala was good too. The only low point was that the... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

reservations a must, watch the time because some people use it as a dinner waiting area for the play house around the corner. there was a party that had dinner before the play (over heard one of the staff to another, "i know, but they won't leave, and the play is at 8, and they are here for just over... More 

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Newtown, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We sat on the front porch. Lisa was our waitress and was excellent! The food was very tasty! We would certainily go back again..

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Like many others, I guess my family and I were taken by the reviews post on line and/or local courtesy magazines. All I can say is, what a total disappointment. Fresco's cannot match two other local restaurants that we patronize. Service at best was sketchy. We asked for a second helping of bread which we never received. Had to ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Frescos has been around for a long time and there's a reason why. The staff is so welcoming and helpful. Fresh seafood at its best. I had the salmon with sweet corn risotto and was impressed. Frescos is definitely a winner.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our party of 4 are here for the first time last night. I have a mixed review. I reserved for 2 by mistake. The host was very helpful in getting us seated anyway. The food was very tasty, although 1 dish was sent back because they were under-cooked. What really shocked us was this: we were told that there are... More 

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to Frescos on our recent Cape May visit after many years absence. It was GREAT--food, service, ambiance. Will definitely return.

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Additional Information about Frescos Seafood Trattoria

Address: 412 Bank St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1404 (Formerly Frescos Seafood Trattoria - Cape May)
Phone Number: 609-884-0366
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 412 Bank St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1404 (Formerly Frescos Seafood Trattoria - Cape May)
    (Lafayette)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-0366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?