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“food was okay atmosphere was really nice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fresco

Fresco
227 W. State St., Madison, WI 53703
608-663-7374
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Ranked #26 of 836 Restaurants in Madison
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: Henry & Dayton
Carpentersville, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“food was okay atmosphere was really nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

made a reservation for this place and it happen to be Madison Food week so it was only 1 menu to choose a list items from for 1 set price the funeral was okay small portions, the service was very good and atmosphere was really nice and get to have a chance to view the Capitol building overall I would recommend it for a nice night out but not as normal dinner

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Very much worked over fine dining fare, tasted just fine, but no better, showed no fresh or inventive variation. With other nearby restaurants much better, I go to one of them instead.

Visited July 2012
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St. Louis, MO
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152 reviews 152 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Lovely meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is probably the most romantic place I've been to yet in Madison. My party had the crab cakes, scallops, and hoisin pork sliders for a starter. All were excellent. For the meal, my salmon was good, and the other diners enjoyed their tuna salad. We had the beignets for dessert which were also very good. The only drawback is that there wasn't a comfortable spot to have a relaxing drink before dinner. Service was also very attentive. This would be a great place to take visitors to Madison.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wayne, New Jersey
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193 reviews 193 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“Great Intro to Madison”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Fresco was my first dinner experience in Madison and set a high bar for others to follow. In the course of a week, I got there twice--once as part of a group of six and the other a group of three. Between the two visits, I think our group tried everything on the menu with no disappointments. The setting is beautiful, above the art museum, with a view of the Capitol and an interesting rooftop sculpture garden to wander through. Great outdoor seating in nice weather. While the setting is somewhat chic, you will feel equally comfortable dressed up or dressed down. Good food, good value and great service.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“What a great restaurant!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Fresco sits above the Contemporary Art Museum in Madison. The views of the city and the beautiful early evening light make this worth the trip. Fresh ingredients, perfectly presented create delicious memorable meals. Be sure to try the hot beignets infused with chocolate with crime Anglaise for dessert.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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