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215 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Ranked #36 of 466 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Locust Street
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  • English first
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I usually enjoy my entree at Cafe Fresco very much. However, last night I got the scallop entree and was slightly disappointed. Despite having a good taste, the scallops were mushy inside (disappointing texture) and didn't seem quite finished. Not sure I would return if this would have been my first visit. Service was wonderful though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I live in Lancaster, and when we attend the symphony in Harrisburg, we always dine here. The service is excellent, the waiters well informed about the menu selections and nightly specials. The ambiance is very nice, sort of SOHO vibe. The food is what brings you back: excellent fusion dishes. We often have a selection of appetizers... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Varied menu. Great atmosphere. The food is always excellent. I usually get the Sea Bass which I have ordered all over and this is up there with the best. Drinks are also good

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Walked by and it looked inviting, so decided to give it a go. Was not disappointed. Kobe sliders were excellent, so was the BBQ chicken pizza.

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Harrisburg PA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Stood in line to order at a cashier and was given a number to wait for the food to be brought to the table. It wasn't extraordinarily busy, but the service was very slow. The ham and swiss was so overpowered with dijon mustard that you could taste nothing except the dijon. The "flatbread" was more of a ciabatta with... More 

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Austin, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Cafe Fresco was recommended by the local Visitors' Bureau as a restaurant that changes character (in a good way) depending on whether it's time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Guess what? They were right! Likes: Great place for a morning coffee and croissant, sitting either inside or out. Same thing for dinner. In the morning, there's a friendly coffee-house atmosphere.... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I confess: I am a "foodie", and this restaurant never fails to deliver. Took four old friends there on 4th of July--not exactly when you'd expect to have the best service or food--and the meal was simply terrific. Started with small plates, then onto the entrees. Each was fresh, with unique flavors and fresh ingredients. You simply cannot go wrong... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews 84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Contemporary with excellent service. Something on the menu for everyone with a heavy Asian influence. Nice wine and beverage selection. Very accommodating of gluten free issues. Handled our large group very well.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Fresh ingredients, great food. It's a bit pricey for someone to go every day, but apart from that, it's a nice treat a few times a month. Pizza is fantastic.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Good choice of sandwiches and salads freshly made, tasty. You can eat in, outside or take out. Prices are reasonable.

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Additional Information about Cafe Fresco

Address: 215 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone Number: 717-236-2599
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Fast Food

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