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“Awesome atmosphere”

Cafe Fresco Center City
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Ranked #16 of 541 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Locust Street
Description: Urban Café By Day. Metropolitan Gourmet By Night. Located in the heart of restaurant row, Café Fresco Center City continues to be an innovative leader in the Harrisburg dining scene since opening its doors in 2005. The Feng-Shui inspired setting offers comfortable and intimate dining spaces and a centralized, open bar that pulses with energy and excitement. From the moment you step inside, you become part of the Café Fresco experience. Join us for an urban, café-style power lunch. Return for the Asian-inspired dinner service masterfully prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Travis Mumma. At any time, our highly-trained, professional staff will strive to accommodate your every need. Our goal is to provide you with a metropolitan retreat nestled in a smaller city that will exceed every expectation - an experience that can only be provided by Café Fresco.
Annville, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome atmosphere”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

I would highly recommend coming to Cafe Fresco. Whether it be for dinner, drinks, etc. This is an awesome place to be! The atmosphere is amazing!

  • Visited August 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

It's so deceiving from the outside. I would have thought it would be quaint on the inside, not sophisticated. Just shows you really can't judge a book by its cover. Great food, extremely attentive server and upscale atmosphere is what you will find here. Sometimes server's can be a bit overzealous or try to rush you through a meal. That was NOT the case here. Our server was attentive but didn't interrupt the business dinner. He was there when we needed him and gave us space when we needed it. His recommendation of the sea bass dinner, was spot on. The fish was perfectly cooked, moist and had a sauce you could get on the side. Their bar menu had a nice selection of options. I was even surprised to find they could do a 'Dark and Stormy'. Not every bar carries ginger beer, but here they do. I'd recommend this restaurant for either a business dinner or a date. It has that kind of atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Upscale Experience”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

This is an upscale restaurant with a younger, trendier vibe. Good lighting effects, nice layout - overall good ambience. I was in on business and was recommended to eat here. I was not disappointed. I had the special which was Cajun Scallops on a bed of rice and vegetables. It was very tasty. Dessert was great too, Apple Pie Creme Brulee. The downside is that it is very pricey. For 2 people, both getting the special, 2 beers, 2 desserts, and water...after tip - $95! Easy to justify if you are on a business expense account - possibly tougher to swallow if on a personal trip. I would recommend this to anyone in Harrisburg on business.

  • Visited June 2013
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aliquippa
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great meal and drinks!!!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

This is a jem of a find in Harrisburgh. One of the best meals I have eaten and wonderful drinks to go along with it. Upscale food which is to die for and excellent service!!!!! Must goto when in Harrisburg. They have happy hour specials during the week!

  • Visited May 2013
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Wellsville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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“Gluten Free Friendly”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Has been a favorite but first time back since diagnosed with Celiac disease. The waiter and chef went out of their way to alter my first entree choice to eliminate gluten. Had an amazing meal, great table, great service and many gluten free choices. Can't wait to come back!

  • Visited May 2013
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