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Fresco Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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317 E Mendenhall St, Bozeman, MT 59715-3683
+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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Bozeman, Montana
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to this new restaurant, absolutely delightful food and service! The hand-rolled ravioli was delicious, with a light and mildly spicy-sweet sauce. My spouse had the Cavatappi with pesto...amazingly, our not-so-adventurous kids wanted to try both, and proclaimed this their new favorite restaurant.

Thank John H
Eugene, Oregon
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559 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure what to think about this place. Wife has Cannelton that were only warm. Two of us had chicken parmesan which was fine. Our fourth had ravioli that he thought was not good. Plus they have a very strange Ceasars salade that had tomatoes in it. Never seen that before.

Thank Frank P
Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

First visit to this lovely spot in downtown Bozeman. Great location with outdoor, creek-side dining. Nice selection of menu items with variety to please four picky eaters, including two teenagers. Good wine list. We'll be back.

1 Thank BClark7663
Canton, Ohio
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101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We took our customers there for lunch and was surprised by the very nice location and openness. There were six of us and had no problem getting in and being able to be seated together. The restaurant is not overly large but very pretty and the food was terrific, all but one of us had some type of salad. If... More 

1 Thank Bob F
Bozeman, Montana
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

This place is a nice place with a wide range of items on the menu - was there for a business meeting and it was great. Good value and fresh, well-prepared food. Service was excellent.

1 Thank Tiffany K
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181 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

I've driven by this restaurant a number of times, and finally stopped for dinner last night. What an amazing treat. If the weather is good, outside dining by the creek is as nice a venue as you will find in Bozeman. Both of our meals were absolutely superb. Delicious and beautifully presented. I was particularly impressed with their wine list,... More 

1 Thank hmdpa
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an anniversary dinner with 4 adults and 2 children (ages 7 & 3). We ate in the dining room which was decorated with dark woods, soft lighting and a menu that should please all palettes; from those who love gourmet to someone who just wants spaghetti & meatballs or lasagna. Food was fresh and delicious. I appreciated the wine... More 

1 Thank Yogagirl12_41
Seattle, Washington
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 

1 Thank Elana56
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

2 Thank BridgerGirl
Bozeman, Montana
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174 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 59715-3683
  • 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?