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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
801-486-1300
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best SLC restaurant

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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 

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Park City, Utah
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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.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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 

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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 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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35 helpful votes 35 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.

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Midway, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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Murray, Utah
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93 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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.

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Kaysville, Utah
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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Reservation or not they are always willing to work with you. Try allowing the waitress make recommendations to you. You will not go wrong.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Salt lake City has a superior number of great local restaurants, a fact that used to be confusing--its supposed to be a party town and frankly it is not Las Vegas BUT some very fine local restaurants exist in the city because of the mix of ethnicities due to an excellent university which brought experimentation in food presentations. Fresco is... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The attention (1 waitress for each of the five tables outside) was perfect. I took the advice of our waitress and was BLOWN AWAY how good the food was. Then....when the bill came I honestly thought it was half what it should be based upon the quality, presentation, taste, etc. We are definitely going again. I would recommend it to... More 

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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: Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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?