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227 W. State St., Madison, WI 53703
608-663-7374
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Ranked #32 of 842 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Henry & Dayton
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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180 reviews 180 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Dined here after a visit to Madison for shopping. Reviews have been up and down but we had a brilliant experience. Staff was wecoming, excellent roof top view of the city, food could not have been better and portions more than generous. Wine offerings perfect, bartender poured samples to allow us to taste before we made choices. We'd definitely return,... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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152 reviews 152 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant with delicious food and excellent service. I've eaten here on several occasions and plan on going back the next time I'm in town.

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WI
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124 reviews 124 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

On our last trip to Madison, I made a reservation at Fresco for a dinner out with my wife. It was a Saturday night and parking was not easy. It took awhile to find parking and the restaurant. Not a good start. Well we finally made it to Fresco. It is located on the top floor of the Madison Museum... More 

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Brookfield, WI
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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Wow! Our experience at Fresco was outstanding! From the mussels to the beet salad to the short ribs to the salmon to the beignets: SAVOR! Wonderful atmosphere. A bit loud. Many unique menu items that will bring me back often.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Fresco is located on the top floor of the Overture on State Street in Madison. It is a quaint restaurant that pays attention to detail. We sat at the bar for a cocktail before dinner. The chairs are uncomfortable and the bartender served all the wait staff before we were greeted. It took her 10 minutes to say hi with... More 

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stoughton, wi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We usually eat at Fresco when we go to the overture center. Service was very good and the food as good as usual. We especially like the fish entrees. Too bad the other couple couldn't finish so I took their leftovers to my car on a very cold night.

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Palo Alto, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The night I went here, it was 8 degrees outside, so I think that kept many from going out. This restaurant, on the roof of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, was never more than half full while I was there. I was dining alone, so I appreciated the excellent list of wines by the glass. My first course -... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were a party of four before a theatre engagement. One of the first things the waitress asked is if we had to make a performance which set the tone for the evening; of course they are in close proximity to the Overture Center where there are numerous shows eery month. Each of us had something different and I will... More 

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Santa Fe
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105 reviews 105 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

we were starving and very few restaurants in the downtown Madison area seem to take reservation. We called and immediately were told we could get a table. The restaurant is upstairs above the art gallery with lovely views of the Capitol. Glass windows make impressive frames of the city. We were seated immediately and served by a very knowledgeable and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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96 reviews 96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I have only best to the restaurant one other time for a special event and it was excellent so we decided to try it out for a regular meal. We were definitely not disappointed. The restauarant is up on top of the Madison Contemporary Art Mueseum overlooking the city and State Street. The interior is modern with lots of glass,... More 

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Additional Information about Fresco

Address: 227 W. State St., Madison, WI 53703
Phone Number: 608-663-7374
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30

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