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“Small portions” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fresco Italian Cafe - CLOSED

Fresco Italian Cafe
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: UTA Bus Number 52
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Small portions”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Wow, I think my halibut was a 4 ounce portion at most! It tasted good but way over priced!

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank skithebird
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68 reviews from our community

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istanbul
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124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Always lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Outstanding neighborhood cafe with great patio and personalized service. The menu is seasonal and relies on fresh ingredients; I have never had a bad meal here. Once I phoned ahead to book a table for a business dinner and I was worried because I had two vegetarians and one gluten-free person... the chef was very helpful in accomodating
us. The attention to flavor and fine detail is why this restaurant is great, and the service is tops. Book your table ahead, as the place is quite small.

    • 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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Helpful?
Thank cote_style
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salt lake city ut. u.s.a.
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Dining out on holidays never seems to work.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

Had lunch/brunch this mother's day with my family. Haven't been at this restaurant in a while and was pleased to see the interior seemed to be more open and lighter. Most tables outside taken, we requested an outdoor table when we reserved, no one mentioned that outside is first come, first served. So we sat inside, not busy. Very disappointed all round considering the lack of people inside. Service was poor at best and long coming. French toast was hard bread, barely able to cut, with a puree of fruit... nothing to soften the bread like a syrup for example, and it certainly needed something. Smoked salmon appetizer was pathetic, with a sort of pita bread and some peppers... not what one would think of salmon, some capers maybe and creme fraiche? Server seemed to be unaware of what was going on, never mentioned to the ladies that it was Mother's Day, would have been a nice gesture. Will think twice about going back in the near future...

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank britmama
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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Level Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Always amazing!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

We've been going here for 10 years. It's always consistently unique, casual, fresh and the service is outstanding. Keep it up fresco!

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
2 Thank dineandwinelady
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Boston
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting, small menu, attentive service and intimate atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

We have dined here a number of times and have never been disappointed. Menu, while small, is imaginative and different; the portions just right, and the staff helpful and knowledgeable about what is being served - be it the wine or the dinner itself.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
7 Thank BostonStevie
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