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1513 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2809
801-486-1300
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Ranked #143 of 1,231 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
Price range: $30 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: UTA Bus Number 52
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English first
Salt Lake City, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Madrid, Spain
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Went there for dinner. They had no bread, not even grissini when there is an Italian food store across the street, Ordered calamari, which appeared to be overcooked. Pasta was ok. Asked for limoncello, and they came with a glass filled with 3/4 water and 1/3 liquor. The espresso was below other Italian slc restaurants standards. This place wants to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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179 reviews 179 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Located in a converted house, Fresco Italian Cafe is fabulous. Seating is not crowded, so conversations are private. We started with a bottle of Vietti Tre Vigne (Italian) wine. The Arugula and Caesar salads were excellent. The Risotto special was perfect as was the Ricotta Cavatelli and the Market fish which was snapper. Service was excellent; attentive but not overbearing.... More 

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Moab, Utah
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

It was a cool spring evening, but not too cool to eat outside. Wonderful, wonderful food. A simple (thank you!) menu that, nonetheless, presented splendid choices. We each had a salad that was unique and delicious. And each had a pasta dish. Mine was supple and exhaustingly rich. His was spicy (too spicy?) and complex. The homemade pasta was to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

My husband, son and I were coming back from a few days of skiing at Snowbird and found ourselves in Slat Lake City at dinner time, waiting for a late flight. Our hotel had recommended Fresco and we will always be grateful. The place is small and intimate and seems recently redecorated. Service was friendly and personal, presentations VERY artistic... More 

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Additional Information about Fresco Italian Cafe

Address: 1513 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2809
Phone Number: 801-486-1300
Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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