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Cafe Fresco

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American, Fast Food
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215 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 (Locust Street)
717-236-2599
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Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hello Happy Hour!!

Great drinks! Good service. But best of all---the delicious appetizers. Mahi mahi tacos, tuna tartare and calimari. I don't even like FISH and I sucked these down like there was no tomorrow. All of this helped by an awesome Bellini Martini --$5 off during happy hour. All in a most happy hour!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
MendoPOM
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Simsbury, CT
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Simsbury, CT
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great drinks! Good service. But best of all---the delicious appetizers. Mahi mahi tacos, tuna tartare and calimari. I don't even like FISH and I sucked these down like there was no tomorrow. All of this helped by an awesome Bellini Martini --$5 off during happy hour. All in a most happy hour!

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Mechanicsburg PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's not enough that this is hands down my favorite restaurant in Harrisburg, but now they offer an amazing Saturday Brunch! The menu seems endless with items you will find no where else. The atmosphere is great, the staff goes above and beyond, the head chef even comes out to see how everyone is enjoying his delicious creations. The Mashed... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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

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
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3 reviews 3 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
    (Locust Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: 717-236-2599

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Fast Food

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?