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Fresco Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Pasta with Butter and Cheese
Homemade Mac and Cheese
Grilled Cheese
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Made with local grass fed beef
Kids Lavash
Thin crust pizza on lavash with marinara and mozzarella
Best restaraunt in Bozeman. Everything on the menu is fantastic.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews cannelloni affogato paninis salad cavatappi pistachio gelato italian sausage mussels pasta bake chicken potatoes summer evening our server was very attentive block off main street al dente indoor and outdoor seating casual atmosphere
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

On a recommendation from a downtown merchant, my husband and I walked in early on a Saturday night and were seated without a reservation. (Lucky, don't recommend it). Our pasta dishes were absolutely delicious, if a little richer than we needed. The Seafood Alfredo had...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jan K
Reviewed December 24, 2018

Because this restaurant isn't on the main street of Bozeman, it is often forgotten. It's not a huge restaurant, so I recommend you make reservations. Parking can also be tricky, but that seems to be the case with most of downtown. The food and service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RHoward2014
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I've diner here several times, and it has always been excellent. I took my wife her on a "date" and to say I was disappointed would be understatement. While the salad was typically outstanding, my ravioli was borderline inedible. My wife often makes pasta from...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stephen E
Reviewed November 12, 2018

My wife and I have been there a few times. We took our employees there this week. Always very good. From the food, to the service, very top notch. Always consistent. This last time we had six different entree's, and they were all excellent.

Date of visit: November 2018
Susan N, Owner at Fresco Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

We're so glad you have enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely charming! We loved this place so much we went twice for dinner while in Bozeman for 4 days. I’m still dreaming at night of the cannelloni with walnuts and green apple!! Not to be missed!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Companion251133
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

A local friend recommended this restaurant to meet at for dinner as we were passing through with our small dog. We arrived early to be sure we claimed a patio table. Very cute location next to a little flowing stream. We were able to take...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Poodle2014
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We loved Fresco Cafe as we were traveling through Bozeman with our dog. They immediately acknowledged him and brought him a bowl of water. The food was very tasty, we had paninis which were fabulous and a glass of rose which was wonderful on a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jewelswider
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Fresco was our go to restaurant in Bozeman. Not now. We went for lunch on 8/10 and ordered our usual, Manhattan salad shared and 2 pesto cavatappi gluten free pasta’s with artichokes and roma tomatoes. The salad was wonderful. The pastas came out very cold....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wrldleaisuretraveler
Susan N, Owner at Fresco Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

We are sorry that you had a bad experience, especially since you were a regular. We value our many wonderful customers who we've gotten to know over the years. We do have a new chef, but we have had very positive feedback on their performance....More

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Tried this Restaurant for the First Time ... Very Disappointed! Immediately after eating, we were asked to LEAVE by the espresso drinking Manager! He said, “A Party of 5 is waiting for this Table!” HOW RUDE! WILL NEVER GO BACK AGAIN! WILL TELL EVERYONE WE...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jennifer P
Susan N, Owner at Fresco Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

I am very sorry that you felt you were treated badly. On busy sumer nights we sometimes have to let tables know if there is another table waiting to be seated. We are a small restaurant and we have only a couple of tables that...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

My husband, our son, and I were in town from Nebraska, visiting our nephew, who recommended this spot. I had the ravioli, while my husband had the lasagna with Italian sausage. As we normally do, we tasted each other's dishes. I loved the extra kick...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tracy T
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