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“Always a great dinner!”
Review of Fresco's - CLOSED

Fresco's
Price range: $19 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 83rd
Transit: 1/2 block away
Description: On the Bay with a breathtaking view of the sunset, Fresco's is one of Ocean City's few premier restaurants. Open Year-round. Locally owned and operated by Pino Tomasello. Serving the finest Italian and American seafood, steaks and pasta in an intimate atmosphere with exceptional service. "Al Fresco" deck dining available in summer months. We would like to welcome you to visit what we feel like is our home. With over 50 years of combined culinary experience our chef's make every effort to serve you the freshest menu possible. Aside from our regular menu we strive to always offer you innovative daily specials. Our entire staff is dedicated to our purpose, which is to give you an all around excellent dining experience. With only the highest quality food and drink, excellent service and an amazing bay front atmosphere; our wish is to serve you well. We invite you to choose Frescos this evening!
Pennsville, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always a great dinner!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have eaten here for over 12 years and always enjoy! Every once in a while something may not be as good as usual but I guess that can happen. Overall the food and service are wonderful.

  • Visited July 2013
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Washington, DC
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Second time not the charm ...”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Maybe once IS enough. We returned to Fresco's this year for another sunset dinner. Both the food and the service were disappointing -- not at all what we expected, based on a fabulous visit last summer. While our appetizers, crab bruschetta and caprese salad were stunning, our main dish, linguine with shrimp and crab, was underwhelming. The shrimp was overcooked, to a rubbery texture, and the dish was served lukewarm at best. Based on the pace at which other parties' meals arrived, it became clear our entrees were being held in the kitchen.

The service? Our waiter was moving quickly, but passed by our table without a word or acknowledgment several times. Our water glasses went unfilled throughout appetizer service. And, unfortunately, our reservation for a view of sunset was a bust. We had an obscured view of what, I'm sure, was a fabulous sunset.

We were extremely excited on the way in the door and sadly disappointed upon exit. There will not be a third visit.

  • Visited August 2013
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Always a wonderful meal”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We have been going to Fresco's for several year and have always found the food and service to be excellent. We are usually there with a large party (12 to 15) and they handle it quite well. Ask about the crab bruschetta appetizer (it's not on the menu.)

  • Visited August 2013
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Springfield, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb service, good food”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Had a nice dinner overlooking the Harbor. Classic dishes (superb sauces) and sparkling service from every staff encountered, especially Bob. We will certainly go back.

Visited August 2013
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Bel Air, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Six for Dinner”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

The wonder of enjoying dinner with Great Friends was only enhanced by a great meal. Six of us enjoyed the Crab Bruschetta along with well done cocktails. The evening was very relaxing, the waiters were excellent, the food was outstanding, This small group of friends tries to dine at Fresco's at least once a year, we always enjoy the experience. Eggplant involtini,seemed to be the dinner of choice until one Happy person ordered the Tuscan Fiocchi, outstanding, Others had the Chicken Melanzane which was good, but not quite the same as the Fiocchi. I would recommend Fresco's to enhance any trip to the "beach", especially with Great Friends!! Reservations Recommended

  • Visited August 2013
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