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Frescos Ristorante

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412 Bank St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1404 (Formerly Frescos Seafood Trattoria - Cape May) (Lafayette)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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new jersey
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in North Jersey, and going to NYC often I think it's hard to get excited about this one.We have friends that love it, yet my wife and I can't agree.To say it's one of the nations top 1,000 Italian restaurants is a stretch.

Thank tinksr324
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seafood Fra Diavolo Linguini delicious & Ricotta Cheese Cake delicious. Pasta dish was a perfect blend of spice, seafood and sauce. Dessert was light and melt in your mouth good. The dessert was still over priced at $12. for a piece.

Thank Lori B
Montvale, New Jersey
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the restaurant last evening, we were a group of seven. They promptly seated us as we arrived in the upstairs dining area. We first order some deep fried olives and cheesy bread for the table. Both were enjoyed by all along with a few other of their appetizers. The entrees were delivered in a timely fashion and each of... More 

Thank msa5757
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Very interesting and tasty meal. And a lot of it. Lots of leftovers. The service was excellent. Compliments to the the chef, Ido, for your creativity.

Thank Ozer
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Had dinner Sept. 9 at Frescos and without doubt it is one of the best meals I've had in years. Started with the fried olives, and their special garlic bread. Calamari appetizer, swordfish main course with bacon brussel sprouts. Each had a distinctively different taste. A true gastronomic mind blower! Called them the next day to tell Chef Ido how... More 

Thank Terry C
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I am surprised by all of the good reviews on TripAdvisor. Our whole party thought the meal was average and expensive. The appetizers were good, the entrees were mostly underwhelming. Not the worst, but not worthy of a return.

Thank homer227
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We enjoyed the Israeli Mediterranean dinner for two complete with appetizer, dinner and dessert. The selection gave a true feel of the Mediterranean from hummus and carrot salad to kabobs and babka. The halavah flavored gelato was delicious.

Thank Andrea P
Staten Island, New York
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Horrible meal, ordered fried olives, a dish of fried salty olives - not edible Ordered pasta, olive oil, pancetta, bread crumbs, so dry the pasta stuck together, the salt and pepper content not edible. Ordered sauteed shrimp smelled horribly, and tasted like iodine - not edible. Wait staff rude and arrogant. this was always my go to place when I... More 

Thank 2016pes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Consistently delicious food. Awesome place to go for the dinner and a show package with Cape May Stage.

Thank Brandon B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I expected more from this restaurant, but I got an average experience. The food selection was just okay and so was the taste. I could have done without the $28 bottle of red wine I had to buy because I wasn't aware this was a BYOB establishment until I was ready to order. My waiter seemed like he'd rather be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, Seafood, International
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 412 Bank St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1404 (Formerly Frescos Seafood Trattoria - Cape May)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-0366
In the heart of the Historic District, Frescos occupies an 1880 Victorian cottage. On the candlelit veranda, or in the coolness of the Mediteranean inspired dining rooms, you imagine yourself at a small trattoria in Tuscany, or sampling the finest of local seafood at a Mediterranean cafe. From the seafood and homemade pastas of the South to the elegant sauces, meats, and veal of the North, Frescos is a culinary adventure tour of Italy. Frescos' award-winning young Chef Joseph Badger takes as his palette the incredible variety of fresh local seafood, and bountiful local produce, bringing a richness and creativity to the menu-- a dazzling display of shrimp, lobster, seafoods and pastas, and desserts that make guests exclaim with delight. One of ZAGAT'S "Top Italian Restaurants in America," and Voted "Best Italian Restaurant in Southern New Jersey 2012," by NJ Monthly.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?