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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 #73 of 109 restaurants in Cape May
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Somers, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

After a weeks vacation in Cape May, my wife and I saved Fresco's for our last night's dinner. It came highly recommended and fit our profile for a great Italian dinner with a strong seafood bent and a BYOB friendly place. Midway through, we both commented that this was our best meal of the week. Our waitress, Lisa, was a... More

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Temple, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Tried this restaurant in Fall of 2013 for first time. It was so great that we brought our family in July of 2014. Everyone was really happy with their dining experience. The servers we had both times were very attentive and helpful. All of the food choices were great. we did make reservations both times and were seated promptly. They... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Dined a week ago with a local couple. They have always told us how delicious the food is so we decided to give it a go. Was very pleased with the shrimp and scallop pasta dish, and my husband loved the seafood spicy dish. Chocolate cake was delicious as well! Our waitress Shannon was very pleasant as well and made... More

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Ephrata PA
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This terrible review comes from me personally. My wife and the other couple would rate this poor. Let me preface this by saying I am not a negative person. I never send things back, unless they are just plain rotten. Well, let me start with the short ribs. My friend that was with us is a butcher, and he could... More

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New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

As a local resident we are fortunate to have many great restaurants that open seasonally, but there are too many to hit them all in one season. So, recently we re-visited Frescos after having not been there for a couple of seasons. We had heard that there were some changes but hoped that the quality and service would still be... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Open face lasagna??? Burnt edges on the only piece of pasta on plate, meatballs terrible, sauce also terrible. Famous garlic bread, you are kidding me, frozen Texas toast in local market is better. Woman who took our reservation said Fresco had a new chef, well, perhaps owners should keep looking. Left before dessert.

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Andover, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What is becoming an annual trip to Cape May has been including a dinner at Fresco's. Love the ambience - particularly on the porch. A nice menu with offerings from something simple (such as white beans with arugula) to more complex entrees that seem to feature seafood. Service was pleasant and attentive without being overly invasive. We'll be back next... More

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Gibsonia, Pa, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We took my sister-in-law and her husband to this restaurant for their anniversary. We had to wait 25 minutes past our reservation time for the table. Well, OK, they said they had had several large parties and were backed up. Then a gentleman came to the table to uncork wine, and explain the specials, along with saying our waitress was... More

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Gambrills, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Dined here last week while vacationing in CM - one of our favorite spots. Service is always friendly and attentive - food is excellent, from Northern Italian classics to very fresh seafood dishes - and the place offers local Cape May wines or you can BYO. We've been coming here for years and have never been disappointed. Reservations are recommended,... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Frescos was a great find. Wonderful food and service paired with local wines. Our waitress, Lisa, was very knowledgeable of the menu and the wine. We will definitely return but will first try the sister restaurant located next store. The atmosphere is charming too.

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