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Cafe Fresco

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Fusion, American, Pizza, Asian
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215 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 (Locust Street)
17172362599
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6:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 6:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine
Description: Urban Café By Day. Metropolitan Gourmet By Night. Located in the heart of...
Urban Café By Day. Metropolitan Gourmet By Night. Located in the heart of restaurant row, Café Fresco continues to be an innovative leader in the Harrisburg dining scene since opening its doors in 2005. The Feng-Shui inspired setting offers comfortable and intimate dining spaces and a centralized, open bar that pulses with energy and excitement. From the moment you step inside, you become part of the Café Fresco experience. Join us for an urban, café-style power lunch. Return for the Asian-inspired dinner service masterfully prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Travis Mumma. At any time, our highly-trained, professional staff will strive to accommodate your every need. Our goal is to provide you with a metropolitan retreat nestled in a smaller city that will exceed every expectation - an experience that can only be provided by Café Fresco.
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great staff, great food

We went to CF while staying at the Hilton. The food was good, and not too fru-fru for my 9-year-old daughter and me. I highly recommend the pizza. The crust is thin and flaky, with a nice balance of sauce. We love minimal sauce and cheese, and this pizza was perfect. The waitress was pleasant, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Priscilla K
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Potomac, United States
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Potomac, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to CF while staying at the Hilton. The food was good, and not too fru-fru for my 9-year-old daughter and me. I highly recommend the pizza. The crust is thin and flaky, with a nice balance of sauce. We love minimal sauce and cheese, and this pizza was perfect. The waitress was pleasant, and even saved my socks... More 

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1 Thank Priscilla K
Lufkin, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We had our wedding rehearsal dinner in the middle of Friday night dinner rush and it was phenomenal! The management was great to work with getting everything organized and making sure everything was going well. The food was so delicious and they offer something for everyone. The service was top-notch. We had a table of 15 and everyone in the... More 

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2 Thank firebubbles
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Café Fresco Center City for your rehearsal dinner, and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourself! Congratulations on your nuptials, and we hope you will come back and see us next time you're in town! More 

Tampa, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

What a great meal and experience we had for my Mom's birthday! Great service with a smile and excellent cuisine. Felt like NYC Soho. Harrisburg has met cool through Cafe Fresco!

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1 Thank Robert O
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback and for choosing to dine with us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I got engaged here and always request it for my birthday or anniversary!!! The service and food are always top notch. Our sever Trevor was great and really friendly! I definitely recommend the red beat risotto- it was delicious! Thanks Cafe Fresco for providing a place for my husband and I's rare night out wonderful!

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1 Thank Devon W
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I've been eating at Cafe Fresco Center City for roughly 6 years, somewhat regularly. First, this is the best restaurant in town. The cuisine and service is always on point. I've never had a bad meal here, going back to the very first meal which was a chicken pesto pizza. Over the years I've had ribeye, crispy duck, pork tankatsu,... More 

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1 Thank Patrick R
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

I visited the hotel after reading great reviews of Trip Advisor & Yelp. I was disappointed. I went with a friend and we ordered the calamari appetizer (delicious), a thai curry chicken special (good) and the pork belly (ok). We didn't get dessert. I think for the price the food should be better.

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Thank A K
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Me and my friends (who are semi-locals) wandered around the streets of Harrisburg for a while looking for somewhere to eat, and I happened to point this place out just because it had (the right look - i.e it looked more upmarket and welcoming than any of the other diners and restaurants immediately adjacent), so we took a punt as... More 

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1 Thank Kevin S
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Seven of us traveled to dine at Cafe Fresco for the conclusion of my bachelorette weekend. We were seated quickly upon arrival and we scored 1 parking spot that was close by. Our waiter came around promptly and answered any questions we had. The meal was yummy and the plating was wondering. The blend of Asian flavors was a nice... More 

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1 Thank Jan B
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the way you were treated by your server. The manner in which you were approached was absolutely unacceptable to us as well. In fact, after speaking directly with you, we investigated the situation, and the individual who waited on you is no longer is employed at Café Fresco Center City. Please know we took your concern... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

My friend and I walked in to Cafe Fresco Center City to be greeted by the warmth of low lighting, intimate seating and modern decor. We were invited to a table by staff. It was a cozy round table by one of the windows with high back chairs. It was almost like being in the adult version of a pillow... More 

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Thank Adrian S
Baltimore, MD
Level Contributor
68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Visited for brunch on a Saturday morning. They have tables outside but we ate inside as we were warm from walking around. The food was great. We had sausage and egg potstickers, an odd but yummy combo and then pork belly eggs Benedict which was amazing. The pork belly was so tender. We also had a chicken salad croissant sandwich.... More 

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1 Thank irishgalinabq

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
    (Locust Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: 17172362599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Fusion, American, Pizza, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Urban Café By Day. Metropolitan Gourmet By Night. Located in the heart of restaurant row, Café Fresco continues to be an innovative leader in the Harrisburg dining scene since opening its doors in 2005. The Feng-Shui inspired setting offers comfortable and intimate dining spaces and a centralized, open bar that pulses with energy and excitement. From the moment you step inside, you become part of the Café Fresco experience. Join us for an urban, café-style power lunch. Return for the Asian-inspired dinner service masterfully prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Travis Mumma. At any time, our highly-trained, professional staff will strive to accommodate your every need. Our goal is to provide you with a metropolitan retreat nestled in a smaller city that will exceed every expectation - an experience that can only be provided by Café Fresco.
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?