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“Good, not great.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fresco's - CLOSED

Fresco's
Price range: $19 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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!
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good, not great.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

The atmosphere at Fresco's is a little stuffy and outdated. The waitstaff was very friendly an efficient. The food was good, but having eaten at Hooked the night before, just was o.k. I had the crab soup and it was very thick, nothing special. I had the Salmon which was good. I will say the 3 Berry Pie for dessert was very good. It was on the expensive side, and just good, not great. If you are only going to be in OC for one night, go to Hooked on 81st. If you are going to be there extra night, give this a try.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oceanport
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Sunsets, Food, and People what more could you want”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We had the opportunity to stop at Fresco's for the first time last week. I have to say that we were both very pleased. A restuarant is a combination of things that blend together to provide you a good experience. Fresco's had great Food, Warm Friendly service (from everyone that you came in contact with) and a warm fun ambiance that just made you feel good. They have a beautiful deck to watch sunsets on, Mark makes the killer Martini in Ocean City and you leave happy. What more could you want. If you like the great basiscs of an Italian Restaurant dont miss this gem

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John C
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McGregor, Texas
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Concierge recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

While visiting Ocean City, MD with a friend on the off season we had the pleasure of dining at Fresco's. It was recommended to us and we did not make reservations. I can see why reservations are recommended especially in the summer season it is a lovely restaurant.
We were given a lovely table close to the window and we were able to see the sunset over the bay, lovely view.
We each ordered salads before the main course. The ceasar was normal, the spinach salad was special I loved it!
I ordered an eggplant dish which was stuffed with angel hair pasta, it was delicious. My friend ordered a shrimp, clam pasta with a vodka, bacon red sauce and it was also delicious.
The atmosphere is elegant and relaxing.
The service was excellent.
We couldn't have asked for a better dining experience while visiting Ocean City, MD in late September. Actually I suggest visiting then when it isn't so congested!!
The ladies room was like going into a spa! They had rocks in the sinks and a fragrant scrub to wash your hands with and lotion to put on. Very nice touch!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WendyLynn16
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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great View with Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had a table with a gorgeous view of the sunset across the bay. Dinner was excellent - my wife had the salmon and I had the rockfish (surprising large portion). Before dinner drinks were very nice. Quiet atmosphere even with a party of eight right next to us. Dessert was creme brulee, which we shared because of the size. Our server was thoughtful and attentive. Don't think there's a better place in Ocean City - at least we haven't found it yet.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank William S
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Pennsville, New Jersey
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always a great dinner!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hopeyoulike
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