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Cafe Fresco

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent place

A decent place to eat any meal or just pick up a snack or a cup of coffee. The price are a little high but the food and service is good. There is plenty of space inside and a patio area if you want to be outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
George H
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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PA
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Based on very good recommendations by several people, I dined at Cafe Fresco with a friend for a late lunch. We arrived mid afternoon, well after the prime time lunch rush. I don't think anyone had bothered to clean up since then. The floor was littered with trash and the place was just over all untidy. I ordered the Fajita... More 

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Thank FlyEagle
Saint Augustine
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a couple dozen times over half a dozen years and have been disappointed with my meal each and every time. Most recently, the side salad was surprisingly decent. But the "special" sandwich was a bread and mayo glop with some tough, cold pieces of chicken floating around inside, and my cup of coffee was weak, lukewarm... More 

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Thank Virgil M
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

A decent place to eat any meal or just pick up a snack or a cup of coffee. The price are a little high but the food and service is good. There is plenty of space inside and a patio area if you want to be outside.

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Thank George H
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Forget all the other places to get salads, pizzas, wraps and gourmet burgers! This place is the best! My biggest regret is that I didn't try it sooner. It's worthy of a visit from Guy Fieti! Killer desserts too!

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Thank Frank G
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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169 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I visited today for the first time for lunch with a friend. I ordered the fish sandwich, and he ordered the steak wrap. We both enjoyed our food, and fries, which were very good, came with our meals. Seating is VERY comfortable. I could have sat in there all day. :-) We decided to visit for an early lunch, about... More 

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Thank PABryce
Elkhart, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We ate there for breakfast and left disappointed. The food was mediocre at best and the latte left you wishing for gas station lattes instead. Would not go back.

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1 Thank mikesnissanaltima
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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1 Thank Maria K
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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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Thank DandM4090
Harrisburg, PA
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank WOJObt
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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1 Thank Ed B

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