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“REAL Italian in OC. Try the Grilled Calamari”
Review of Fresco's - CLOSED

Fresco's
Price range: $19 - $50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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!
Reviewed February 17, 2014

An outstanding restaurant. Several friends highly recommended this place, and we finally tried it on Feb 15th. Top shelf. Elegant. High end. This is no flip flop crabhouse.

The calamari is done exactly the way they do it in Italy! Grilled taste, with light olive oil and lemon. Ample portion. None of this deep fried with so-called "marinara" sauce American invented crap. Thanks to Pino in the kitchen.

I ordered the veal chop -- wow. Grilled, thick, tender, Huge portion, with nice sides. Delicious. My wife ordered the eggplant involtini -- amazing. Perfect tomato sauce, tender eggplant with pasta rolled inside. Real Italian. Paired with their nice house Pinot Noir. They even have a Sicilian nero d'avola on the menu.

The waiter was a pro -- very knowledgeable and professional, good manner of talking with guests and explaining everything.

They also have a nice piano bar next to the dining area. The view of the back bay out the wall of windows is amazing.

I highly recommend this place, for a classy experience and good food, Authentic!

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1  Thank mike i
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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Food was excellent. We went especially for the osso buco. Service by our waiter Bob was attentive and informative. From start to finish the meal was great. While the restaurant is formal looking (white clothes and formal place settings) business casual is the attire. They had a piano player that played music during the evening (excellent). The whole evening was a delightful, relaxing evening!

1  Thank Susan C
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been here numerous times for dinner for with friends and family. The view of the bay and sunsets are amazing. We have consistently found the service to be slow, but otherwise the staff is very nice and accommodating. The food is a bit over-priced for quality and quantity. On our last trip there our food would have been really good had it been warm. Nonetheless, it is a special place, ambiance may be a bit dated, but is still very warm and inviting and makes the meal feel a bit more special We especially like the martini bar attached to the restaurant called Jive, open during the season. Great drinks with an amazing view.

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Thank opgal1
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

Whenever we are looking for a special meal with family and friends, we can count on Fresco's. Friendly service, beautiful sunsets, and always the best Sea Bass in town.

Thank Guy S
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

They have delicious entrees and the food is very tasty but the cost is pretty expensive. The crab cakes are delicious and so is their veal. The staff is very friendly and it is nice how they work together to make your experience here a good one. The desserts are quite delicious also. They are very accepting of smaller children and go out of their way to accommodate them.

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