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Cafe Fresco

215 North 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
717-236-2599
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Ranked #26 of 457 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $20
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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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83% Recommend
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English first
Harrisburg PA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Mechanicsburg
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

As a long time resident of the Harrisburg region this restaurant by far is now #1 for overall quality of food, service and a very friendly staff. I reviewed the other Harrisburg restaurants listed and know for a fact that Café Fresco now is the best! It is very casual and not stuffy. Some of the other restaurants are unfriendly... More

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Reston, Virginia
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228 reviews 228 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

When I went to college in central PA, I used to dine at Cafe Fresco at least once a month. It has been many years since I've been back to Harrisburg since graduating college. This past Friday night, the restaurant was closed for a private party (wedding) where I was lucky enough to take a trip down memory lane with... More

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were staying at the Hilton Harrisburg but didn't want the hotel breakfast as this was the 6th hotel on our tour and we felt fooded out! Cafe Fresco was just a short walk on the right out of the hotelery pleasant staff who were very patient as we chose our options and had time for a little chat. Good... More

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Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

You've got to try their chicken pesto pizza. It's the best around. But, don't share because it's not enough for two.

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