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Cafe Fresco Center City

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Fri, 9/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$10 - $30
Asian, Fusion, Contemporary, American
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Served with chips
Turkey Wrap
Roast turkey, brie, chopped romaine lettuce and cranberry mayonnaise in a honey wheat wrap
Tuna Wrap
Albacore tuna salad with chopped romaine lettuce, tomato and provolone cheese in a honey wheat wrap
Chicken Caesar Wrap
Grilled chicken with chopped romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese and house caesar dressing in a garlic herb wrap
Cajun Chicken Caesar Wrap
Cajun grilled chicken, chopped romaine lettuce, parmesan and house caesar dressing in a garlic herb wrap
Fajita Wrap
Grilled chicken, onions, peppers, tomatoes, shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese in a tomato wrap with a side of sour cream
Veggie Wrap
Avocado, alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, chopped tomato, red onion, chopped romaine lettuce, roasted red pepper hummus in a spinach wrap
Steak Wrap
Chopped​ sirloin steak and provolone cheese, shredded lettuce and tomato in a plain wrap
Seafood Wrap
Shrimp and jumbo lump crab seafood salad, chopped romaine lettuce and tomatoes in an old bay wrap
Served with chips or caesar salad
Grilled Chicken
Grilled chicken, mozzarella and field greens with balsamic vinaigrette dressing on a ciabatta roll
Chicken Pesto
Grilled chicken breast, sun dried tomato, basil, spinach, provolone cheese with pesto mayonnaise on a ciabatta roll
Mediterranean Chicken
Chicken chunks with shredded cabbage, feta and tomatoes, tossed in a greek dressing in homemade flat bread
Chicken Barbecue
Grilled​ barbecue chicken, red onion, mozzarella, topped with cilantro and frizzled onions on a ciabatta roll
Grilled Chicken Avocado Club
Grilled​ chicken, avocado, bacon, tomato, melted swiss with herbed mayonnaise on a ciabatta roll
Served with chips or caesar salad
Turkey and Provolone
Smoked turkey, provolone, romaine lettuce, cranberry mayonnaise in homemade flat bread
Turkey and Swiss
Smoked turkey, swiss, coleslaw in homemade flat bread
Smoked Turkey and Brie
Smoked turkey, brie, romaine lettuce and honey mustard in homemade flat bread
Turkey Club
Smoked turkey, bacon, provolone, romaine lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise in homemade flat bread
Served with fries
Half pound certified angus burger, leaf lettuce, tomato, choice of cheese and mayonnaise on a kaiser roll
Fresco Mozzarella Burger
Half pound certified angus burger, field greens, fresh mozzarella and roasted red pepper on a kaiser roll
Santa Fe Burger
Half pound certified angus burger, pepperjack cheese and avocado salsa on a kaiser roll
Served with chips or caesar salad
Roast Beef and Swiss
Roast beef, swiss cheese, frizzled onions, field greens and dijon mustard in homemade flat bread
Roast Beef and Bleu Cheese
Roast beef, red onions and field greens with bleu cheese sauce in homemade flat bread
Marinated Roast Beef
Roast beef marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette, leaf lettuce, sliced red onion, melted provolone and mayonnaise on a ciabatta roll
Served with chips or caesar salad
Ham and Swiss
Ham, swiss cheese, romaine lettuce, tomato and dijon mustard in homemade flat bread
Ham and Turkey Club
Ham,​ smoked turkey, bacon, provolone, leaf lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise in homemade flat bread
Monte Cristo
Ham, smoked turkey, swiss cheese, leaf lettuce, tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts, garlic herbed mayonnaise on a potato onion roll
Pork, ham, swiss cheese, pickles and spicy mustard on a roll and served with french fries
Fish Sandwich
Fried​ haddock, leaf lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce on a kaiser roll served with fries
Tuna Salad Sandwich
Albacore tuna salad, romaine lettuce, tomato in homemade flat bread and served with chips or caesar salad
Crab Cake Sandwich
Jumbo​ lump crabmeat, lettuce and tomato on a brioche roll served with fries
Grilled Portabella
Grilled portabella, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, spinach and rosemary mayonnaise on a ciabatta roll served with fries
Grilled Eggplant
Grilled japanese eggplant, roasted red pepper, grilled red onion, melted mozzarella and garlic aioli on a ciabatta roll served with fries
Egg Salad Sandwich
Egg salad and field greens on olive bread served with chips or caesar salad
Served with a slice of garlic cheese bread
Tossed Salad
Mixed lettuce, tomato, red onions, cucumber and croutons
Grilled chicken 7.75
Cajun chicken 8.25
Grilled shrimp 8.75
Salmon 8.75
Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, croutons with caesar dressing
Oriental Salad
Grilled chicken, field greens, mandarin oranges, almonds, frizzled wontons, tossed with sesame seeds and oriental sesame ginger vinaigrette
Barbecue Ranch
Barbecue chicken, romaine lettuce, grilled corn, avocado, cucumbers and tomatoes with barbecue ranch dressing topped with frizzled onions
Greek Salad
Romaine lettuce, feta, tomato, kalamata olives, cucumbers, red onions, oregano with homemade greek dressing
Nicoise Salad
Romaine​ lettuce and spinach mix, black olives, red onions, eggs, albacore tuna and green beans with vinaigrette dressing
Spinach Salad
Spinach, mushrooms, bacon, black olives, eggs and homemade croutons with poppy seed dressing
Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Salad
Mixed greens, crumbled feta, sun-dried tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette
Cobb Salad
Grilled​ chicken, romaine lettuce, avocado, bleu cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon, tomato, chopped red onion and eggs with homemade vinaigrette
Cup 3.25
Bowl 4.25
Chicken Chili
Cup 3.25
Bowl 4.25
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this Restaurant,Bar and we have an awesome experience in the bar with our bartender Tyler, he was a very professional, polite and attentive with us , I was there with my wife, my son and his fiance. We ordered a coconut, mango mojito"see...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Kruisepro
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a spinach salad here for lunch. All the ingredients were fresh and tasty, and even though it wasn't on the menu, staff was happy to add some shrimp to the salad to bump up the protein. Low noise level, comfortable seating, reasonable prices....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank RabbitOnTheRun
Reviewed August 7, 2019

We were staying downtown and went here for lunch. The food was terrific, and very fresh. The staff was friendly and outgoing. They have a bar there too.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed June 4, 2019

I love both Café Fresco's. The meals are so fresh and consistently good. Lunch or Dinner and you won't be disappointed! I had the fish and a salad! Wow. I really like their tuna salad too. They have great pasta dishes and basically..I've never had...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank bailfrm
Reviewed March 8, 2019

First time visit to this downtown location in the middle of the Harrisburg Ice & Fire Festival. Needed to get out of the cold, and decided to have dinner expecting the same menu as the paxton Stree location, but was pleasantly suprised this had a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank we4singalto
Reviewed February 14, 2019

I love this place, cozy, very homely decorated with lots of colors...The food is excellent, good variety, not noisy and the service is great!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank annekefleming
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Hello! Thank you for your great review of our lunch service! I will be sure to pass your comments along to our daytime staff, so they can be recognized. We hope you stop back and see us again soon!

Reviewed December 22, 2018

Wandered in for a late dinner around 8pm on a Tuesday evening. There was one large group and a few others but the restaurant was not busy and there was no wait for seating at a table. The menu offered a number of really intriguing...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend the crab cake Benedict. It is SO good, and good size portions. This restaurant has a great ambiance. Full bar too with great brunch cocktails!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GetBusyLivin
Reviewed November 6, 2018

I know I'm going to be in the minority here but I was not impressed with Cafe Fresco for lunch. The seating is unique but kind of cold and uninviting. I was looking forward to a good spinach salad poppyseed dressing but...although fresh, the salad...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PAMechMom
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

We are sorry to hear that you didn't like the Spinach Salad. We are proud to offer fresh, locally sourced ingredients -- both during our Café style lunch and again at our full service, Asian-inspired cuisine served at dinner. We would love the opportunity for...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

My date and I went here for dessert and drinks. I ordered the special of the night~ brownie creme brulee and a millionaire's coffee. My date ordered their signature mojito. The creme brulee was orgasmic, I kid you not. With each bite I literally was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank southford
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2018

Hello! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your drinks and your meal! Our creme brulee is made in-house daily, and our signature drinks are all hand-crafted by our highly skilled bartenders. We will most certainly share your commendations with them! We are...More

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