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Fresco Italian Cafe

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1513 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2809
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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233 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

We love this welcoming, small Italian restaurant. The menu is small, but wonderful. Our waitress was good but you could tell that she didn't know much about wine. Other than that it was another good experience.

Thank Marlynne P
San Diego, California
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Special menu, a bit pricey but the food and service are excellent! The waiting area in the adjoining book store is funky but fun.

Thank ericsdad
Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

My favorite restaurant in Utah. It's kind of a local's secret. I almost hate to tell folks about it so that it doesn't get too crowded. Finest Northern Italian food I've ever had.

1 Thank Richard D
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

We enjoyed everything about the place. The food and service, very good. We had not been there for a few years because of some past disappointments, but it was much better this time...Keep it up

1 Thank lmamey
Murray, Utah
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202 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great service, great food. Overly crowded and noisy for my Tuesday evening dinner. Space is tight. Took a looooong while for the food to come. Pricey.

2 Thank yyyzzz_utah
San Diego
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We had dinner here on the patio, and it felt like I was in a restaurant magazine shoot; really beautifully done; quaint tables and decor; lights strung above; intimate, no obnoxious piped in music, just a great place to eat and actually hear the people you are with!

Thank Leslie E
Salt Lake City, Utah
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133 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I'm afraid our expectations were too high for this place. A few locals had mentioned it to us and many of the reviews were raving about the place. It's located opposite Caputos deli and on Friday evenings in the summer, there's a terrific jazz band that performs outside the deli so you can enjoy the music as it wafts into... More 

Thank ABroad1
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This restaurant is a true gem in Salt Lake City, it's farm to table cuisine is remarkable with beautifully presented seasonal dishes. The homemade fresh pastas and main courses are reminiscent of places we have dined in Italy. We recently enjoyed a beautiful French service of the soup du jour composed of fresh pea with crème fraiche and pea pesto... More 

3 Thank WeDineAlot
Park City, Utah
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316 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It's been a couple of years since we were here and it was nice to know it was still as good as ever. The staff is extremely attentive and the kitchen very accomodating. We were going to a show and asked for quick service. No problem, the dinners were served quickly and everything came out as ordered.

Thank Daniel F
Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We've been going to Fresco for more than 15 years. Over the last year, the caliber of food has really been excellent. We typically split an appetizer, salad and entree for the two of us. Without exception, each of those courses has superb in every regard. Unique food mixtures, excellent presentation, varied items and amazing taste. I would rate this... More 

Thank ChrisC1467

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1513 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84105-2809
  • Public Transportation: UTA Bus Number 52
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: 801-486-1300

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