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Fresco Italian Cafe

1513 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2809
801-486-1300
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Ranked #80 of 1,196 restaurants in Salt Lake City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Montreal, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
Senior Contributor
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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utah
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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Reno, Nevada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I can't rate the food because we didn't get any!!! This was to be a special dinner for our daughter's 50th birthday. We had a reservation and were asked if we if we wanted to eat in the patio, which would take a few minutes. We said yes and said we wanted to wait for a table for 4. After... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Incredible, wonderful, lovingly prepared Italian food. A class operation! VERY knowledgeable chef & kitchen staff. Wait staff well-trained to be spot-on, first class service. I have never been disappointed. Portions are a little small, but very adequate when the presentation is this beautiful. TRY IT!

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London
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Great food, great outdoor garden ambience, fantastic wine list. Nice service. I had a 3 course meal here, all courses top notch.

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Sandy, Utah
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This very small and hidden restaurant is a best kept secret in Salt Lake City. It is not for those who are claustrophobic or must have silence when they are dining!...the ambiance is quaint and you're likely to rub elbows with a local celebrity. We love to dine at Fresco's just before or during a book signing at The Kings... More

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