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Fresco Italian Cafe

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1513 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2809
UTA Bus Number 52
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 1
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and great service; but slow, tight, noisy, and pricey

Great service, great food. Overly crowded and noisy for my Tuesday evening dinner. Space is tight. Took a looooong while for the food to come. Pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Murray, Utah
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Murray, Utah
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154 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, great food. Overly crowded and noisy for my Tuesday evening dinner. Space is tight. Took a looooong while for the food to come. Pricey.

Thank yyyzzz_utah
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had dinner here on the patio, and it felt like I was in a restaurant magazine shoot; really beautifully done; quaint tables and decor; lights strung above; intimate, no obnoxious piped in music, just a great place to eat and actually hear the people you are with!

Thank Leslie E
Salt Lake City, Utah
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126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'm afraid our expectations were too high for this place. A few locals had mentioned it to us and many of the reviews were raving about the place. It's located opposite Caputos deli and on Friday evenings in the summer, there's a terrific jazz band that performs outside the deli so you can enjoy the music as it wafts into... More 

Thank ABroad1
Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This restaurant is a true gem in Salt Lake City, it's farm to table cuisine is remarkable with beautifully presented seasonal dishes. The homemade fresh pastas and main courses are reminiscent of places we have dined in Italy. We recently enjoyed a beautiful French service of the soup du jour composed of fresh pea with crème fraiche and pea pesto... More 

3 Thank WeDineAlot
Park City, Utah
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267 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It's been a couple of years since we were here and it was nice to know it was still as good as ever. The staff is extremely attentive and the kitchen very accomodating. We were going to a show and asked for quick service. No problem, the dinners were served quickly and everything came out as ordered.

Thank Daniel F
Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We've been going to Fresco for more than 15 years. Over the last year, the caliber of food has really been excellent. We typically split an appetizer, salad and entree for the two of us. Without exception, each of those courses has superb in every regard. Unique food mixtures, excellent presentation, varied items and amazing taste. I would rate this... More 

Thank ChrisC1467
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We haven't been here for about 10 years in spite of living not too far away. When we were last here, the entire experience was outstanding, 5 out of 5. This time, not so much. First of all, we were seated and out waitress immediately, within about 30 seconds, asked if we were ready to order. There was no silverware... More 

1 Thank Michael D
Salt Lake City, Utah
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food was good, the ambiance comfortable, the staff friendly and attentive. The only thing I did not like about our visit was the price. In my opinion, the cost of the meal exceeded what I consider to be reasonable for the service provided. Unfortunate because our visit was rather cozy.

Thank FKAW
Midway, Utah
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I dined here after our Christmas Eve church service. We had a 7:45 reservation that was made a week+ in advance. The restaurant called the day before to confirm our reservation. First, the frustrating: 1. We arrived promptly for our reservation. I observed one vacant table and assumed it was ours, but we were told they were... More 

2 Thank danceballroom
Murray, Utah
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197 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

In August on a restaurant progressive night we stopped at Fresco and I had a wonderful salad and aperitif. I will go back to try a full meal based my experience on this trip.

Thank PaulVA009

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1513 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2809
  • Public Transportation: UTA Bus Number 52
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: 801-486-1300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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