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3352 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 564-6000
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6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well managed -with good food.

Cafeteria style service- order and pay at the end of the line. Modern, “California style” look. Kinda romantic, a nice place for couples I think. If it is crowded, there is a rather large room in the back too. They have an interesting selection of sandwiches and wraps and interesting pizza styles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
Cakes77
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Central Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

My office decided to try something new instead of the usual pizza and Chinese. We opted to try Café Fresco. What a huge disappointment. My cobb salad had lots of lettuce and not much more of anything else. Very little bacon, bleu cheese or hard boiled egg. My coworker got chicken chili and the grease was floating on the top.... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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43 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you are working and need some time working online, or if you are meeting a friend for lunch and want to be able to talk, or if you are having a meal with your family and need a place to focus on one another in a cool setting, then café Fresco is a good option to try. Entering you... More 

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Harrisburg, PA
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

High quality fare---salads, sandwiches, pizza and pasta. Very reasonable. Nice patio. Strip mall surroundings detracts a bit, but this is a solid good meal. Charlie the owner is the real deal. Takes pride in his food, service and cleanliness.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We very much love this place and when we are in a hurry this is our go-to place. Great salads, mini pizzas and interesting dishes..

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cafe Fresco is a great restaurant if you are looking for fresh and unique deli-style menu items. They have a large menu with counter service and the atmosphere is very cozy. The high quality ingredients taste very fresh and homemade. It reminds me of a Panera Bread restaurant, but with a much homier feel and better ingredients. We will be... More 

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Paxinos, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

if you want a slow meal this is not the place. food was good and came as we wanted it. I would go back again but not for a couples meals. It is more lunch style without table service.

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Central Pennsylvania
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Cafeteria style service- order and pay at the end of the line. Modern, “California style” look. Kinda romantic, a nice place for couples I think. If it is crowded, there is a rather large room in the back too. They have an interesting selection of sandwiches and wraps and interesting pizza styles while offering quite a few healthy choices. I... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey
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133 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Decent place to hang for a while with friends - free WIFI. Please needs an overhaul in terms of décor - but solid meal.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food is quick, the service quick and free wifi to boot! Instead of going to some of the higher priced coffee shops this is a great place to start the day. I usually visit for breakfast and there is a variety of choices, from oatmeal, to fresh fruit, egg sandwiches, and bagels or yogurt. They also have a great... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

I met a colleague here for a brief morning meeting and found it to be nice, with good food and service although the music was a bit loud for a normal business conversation. I've had dinner here in the past and have found their menu quite good and the food tasty. This is a nice spot to meet in the... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Fresco

Address: 3352 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone Number: (717) 564-6000
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
Open Hours:
Monday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3352 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: (717) 564-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?