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Fresco Italian Cafe

1513 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2809
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Ranked #116 of 1,216 Restaurants in Salt Lake City
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Price range: $30 - $40
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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52 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Kaysville, Utah
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Salt Lake City
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We've eaten here before, but it's been awhile. First, the food is generally good: we enjoyed a seared calamari, the potato pasta and the spiced chicken. However, one of our party ordered fish that was overcooked to the point of chewy. We also ordered wine by the glass. Two people tried different Italian reds; one glass was good, the other... More

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Cherie B, Manager at Fresco Italian Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to craft a review on TripAdvisor. Without feedback we are unable to grow as a restaurant. We pride ourselves on our service and the fact we fell short on your last visit is unacceptable. Please accept our apology and know we do take all feedback very seriously. In regards to the wine. We store... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Great server, our meal was timed perfectly. The food was beautifully presented and wonderful flavor. Sit outside if you can in this great neighborhood spot!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We dined here several years ago on our first of many subsequent visits to SLC. It was very good. After this previous visit, we'll be back sooner. It was a memorable experience. For the food! The ambiance is nice, though it feels a bit crowded since it's a tiny spot. The service was fine. But the items we selected were... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is the most beautiful, professional and genuinely delicious restaurant in the city of Salt Lake. It's our "go to" for special occasions. They also have an awesome wine list... check it out!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

great food and nice atmosphere. small inside and garden available for summer. I also take candidates there for interviews as it is quiet enough to talk. nice wine selection

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