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412 Bank St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1404 (Formerly Frescos Seafood Trattoria - Cape May) (Lafayette)
609-884-0366
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cape May, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of dining here recently with my wife. And all i can say is that were so happy we made the decision to do so. We sat on an enclosed porch area in the front that, while a bit tight, we were so happy we did. First, it was relatively quiet, which is understandably hard to find anywhere... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were so excited to come back here for our 1st anniversary, because in 2015 it was a great meal. Not so this time around. The entrees took 85 minutes to arrive. No joke. I timed it. The waiter apologized and said the "grill guy" was slammed. This was weird since the restaurant was half empty. I ordered chicken marsala... More 

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Thank Steve S
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Frescos is changing into more of a Mediterranean cuisine. Still Italian and seafood dishes but with a Mediterranean flair. Great fixed prix menu. Chef Ido is a visionary. Ask to speak to him. He's quite enjoyable.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was anxious to have a Mediterranean style dinner...pasta and seafood. Instead, I received a meal that was ok and I could probably make at home. I ordered the angel hair and crabmeat app...the presentation was nice, but the pasta was crunchy and it had "pickled" veggies on top...not what I would expect to have served with crab and pasta.... More 

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Thank Autumn L
New Jersey
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did some quick online research and it looked good. Was way better than we expected. Beautiful dining room. Service was excellent. Fried olives and cheese and meat board were both excellent appetizers. Entrees were also great. Salmon, seared tuna, and pasta were all very good. Only thing of note is this is not very close to the beach, so plan... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had four for dinner. It was busy. Their special middle eastern menu was interesting. Seafood lasagna was too heavy and not that tasty ravioli was very good. Dalton ova they forgot the prosciutto. Server was not relaxed but others were better. BYOB remember. Maybe better on a slow night Food was 3/5

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Thank missyandalex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best dinner I had in Cape May. I have eaten at alot of restaurants in Cape May, Frescos is at the top of the list. Excellent service, they accommodated my 7 month old grandaughter and made us feel very welcome. The salmon with corn risotto was cooked perfectly. Also ordered was chicken marsala, pork chop and lamb chops. Cappuccino and... More 

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Thank freelrm
Philadelphia
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Frescos. Our server was amazingly attentive, the chef so enthusiastic (happened to speak to him the prior evening) , and the food both creative, comforting and plentiful--a perfect combination! The grilled vegetable and mozzarella appetizers was substantial, the Osso Bucco was so tender and delicious and the spaghetti with breadcrumbs, pine nuts and porchetta... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We chose the Israeli Mediterranean meal which included a platter of 5 excellent salads then the mixed grill was cooked to perfection. Great bread pudding w/ dates. The chef came to our table and was very engaging.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Wedding anniversary stay at The Angel of the Sea (nice place). Had dinner at Fresco Seafood. Shrimp appetizer. Nice shrimp, cocktail sauce was the chef's concoction of hot hot sauces no horse radish. Sird my tongue's taste buds. My wife Salmon was excellent. I had shrimp & Scallops. Scallops were done perfectly. Shrimp a little raw. My fault for eating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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)
    (Lafayette)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-0366
Description
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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