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Fresco Cafe

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317 E. Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715-3306
+1 406-586-6826
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Seattle, Washington
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Other than an overdressed salad, this is a nice place for the ample selection of pasta and small starter plates. All beef meatballs (as opposed to those with pork) cooked in a delicious tomato sauce fed two of us and could have fed three. A baby at the table meant quick service which we got with a waitress who understood... More 

Thank Elana56
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Fresco Cafe with my husband for my birthday, where we were joined by several friends. We had not dined at Fresco since their move to the new location. The restaurant is small enough to lend intimacy and allow for conversation, so is perfect for a romantic date or small gathering with friends as this was. Their wine... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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152 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We made reservations for a family celebration at Cafe Fresco and , as always, it delivered. Fine wines, imaginative specials, and reliable favorites, everyone left satisfied. Always a treat. If you are in Bozeman and love Italian food, this should be on your list.

Thank Denise M
Susan N, Owner at Fresco Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks! We love our regulars. We are glad we could be part of your celebration! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We stopped in for a late lunch after a week of hiking in the parks on our way out of MT. The food, service and atmosphere were all fantastic, wish I lived 2,000 miles closer... Thanks for a great meal !

Thank JayConlin
Susan N, Owner at Fresco Cafe, responded to this review

We are so glad that we could be a part of your Montana experience. We wished you lived closer, too! Thanks for the kind words. Susan and Bill Neubauer More 

Boise, United States
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Everything everybody at my table ordered was excellently prepared. My wild salmon with pesto sauce and vegetables was so delicious! The service was excellent and the warm, casual atmosphere by the creek was delightful. The gelato was delicious but a bit too sweet for my taste, but that's a personal preference with which I'm sure others would disagree. I'll be... More 

Thank DianaMEP
Susan N, Owner at Fresco Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much. We are so glad you had a nice time. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Small place, 'trendy' feel, but great classic Italian food. Looking forward to going back in summer when the big 'garage' door will be open onto a small patio. Owners come from a 'restaurant family' and it's obvious they know their stuff.

Thank 5Martini5
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

My first or second favorite place in Bozeman! The Gorgonzola Artichoke chicken is amazing, but order it over pasta instead of root vegetables. Great wines at reasonable prices, and if you are going with a group, order family style and it's very inexpensive! Meatballs are the bomb, and they have an affogato desert that's amazing!

Thank David M
Susan N, Owner at Fresco Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the shout out. We are always striving to keep things good, yet affordable. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Bozeman, Montana
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We were lucky to have a pleasant, sunny day in October to enjoy lunch on the outside patio. The staff was attentive and did not forget to check back to refill water glasses and coffee cups. The food was quite good and I recommend trying this restaurant out.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Four of us dined at Fresco in the evening. Only two tables were occupied but the waiter was much too busy talking with fellow employees to attend to us, except occasionally. When the food eventually came, it was disappointing to say the least. Bruschetta that almost looked like bruschetta, but wasn't. The pastas (cannelloni and ravioli) were chewy, not al... More 

Thank BrianMontana1944
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154 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Five of us got different lunch meals, and we all enjoyed them. Good service. Apparently the owners are relatively new, but have 10 yrs of excellent experience. We had an indoor table with a great view of Bozeman Creek. Outside seating also creekside, whether permitting. A bit hard to find (set back from the street, no gaudy signs), but well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 317 E. Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715-3306
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
  • Phone Number: +1 406-586-6826
Best restaraunt in Bozeman. Everything on the menu is fantastic.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?