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Cafe Fresco - Center City

4.8
4.8
617 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic

A pioneer of Harrisburg dining, Café Fresco Center City opened its doors in 2005 with Executive Chef Travis Mumma. Located in the heart of Restaurant Row, the Feng Shui inspired ambiance offers comfortable and intimate dining spaces that pulse with an energy and excitement. From the moment you step inside, you become part of the Café Fresco experience. Whether you are joining us for an urban, café lunch or the upscale, metropolitan dining experience of our dinner service, our skilled, professional staff will strive to accommodate your every need. Our goal is to provide you with a metropolitan retreat nestled in the heart of a smaller city that will exceed every expectation – an experience that can only be provided by Café Fresco.

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Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Fusion / Eclectic, American, Contemporary Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (717) 236-2599

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Travis Mumma

  • Catering

    Local catering is available for breakfast and lunch for groups of ten or more. Pick up and delivery options are available.

  • Private party facilities

    Cafe Fresco's Level 2 lounge offers countless options for events of all sizes and styles. Whether you're planning a fundraiser, business function, reception, or rehearsal, we have the space and menu options to meet your needs.

    Enjoy the quality and food of Café Fresco Center City in an upscale, modern space.

  • Private party contact

    Brian Fertenbaugh: (717) 236-6600

  • Neighborhood

    Harrisburg

  • Cross street

    Locust Street

  • Parking details

    An easily accessible, multi-level parking lot is located directly across the street from the restaurant. Rates vary, depending on dates and times. Street parking is also available with discounted rates between the hours of 11AM - 2PM and 5PM - 7PM. Metered parking ends at 7PM. Park in the River Street Garage across the street for only $5, every weekday after 5PM. <br /><br />

  • Entertainment

    Cafe Fresco infuses chic decor with trendy music, creating the perfect setting for your dining experience. After dinner, step upstairs to Level 2 where the hottest DJs from the East Coast lay down the tracks for the ultimate VIP experience.

    Level 2 is also available for private events, large group dinners, and meetings. Enjoy the quality and food of Café Fresco Center City in an upscale, modern space.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Served Monday through Thursday 4pm - 10pm, Friday & Saturday 4pm - 11pm | Limited Menu Until Midnight

Small Plates

    Cold

    • Spicy Tuna Tartare$13.00

      Sriracha Mayo, Avocado, Yuzu Oil

      • Edamame Hummus$10.00

        Toasted Sesame, Warm Flatbread

        • Sake Salmon Bruschetta$11.00

          House Cured Lox, Pickled Ginger Cream Cheese, Red Onion, Tomato, Dill, Cucumber, Arugula

          • Asian Caesar$10.00

            Spicy Cashews, Crispy Wonton, Parmesan

            • Fresco Chopped Salad$10.00

              Avocado, Tomato, Cucumber, Egg, Red Onion, Dried Cranberries, Gorgonzola, Honey-White Balsamic Vinaigrette

              • Pear & Arugula Salad$10.00

                Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Bacon, Pear, Honey Roasted Walnuts, Ginger-Bleu Cheese Dressing

                Hot

                • Wagyu Lollipops$15.00

                  Red Pepper-Horseradish Aioli, Shaved Jalapeño, Cilantro Oil

                  • Petite Panko Crab Cakes$15.00

                    Sautéed Spinach, Roasted Tomato, Bacon, Creamy White Miso

                    • Sesame Seared Sea Scallops$13.00

                      Snow Peas, Water Chestnuts, Red Pepper, Cider-Soy Reduction

                      • Szechuan Shrimp$13.00

                        Buffalo Style, Ginger-Bleu Cheese Dressing

                        • Mahi Soft Tacos$13.00

                          Honey-Chipolte Aioli, Red Cabbage

                          • Wagyu Sliders$13.00

                            Locally Sourced Wagyu Beef, Hoisin, Caramelized Onion Mayo

                            • Szechuan Calamari$13.00

                              Flash Fried, Thai Basil, Sriracha Mayo

                              • Thai Lettuce Wraps$12.00

                                Bibb Lettuce, Sprouts, Carrots, Scallions, Peanut & Sweet Chili Soy Sauces, Choice Of Chicken, Tofu, Or Spicy Shrimp

                                • Karaage$12.00

                                  Japanese Fried Chicken, Honey-Sriracha, Grilled Scallion, Ginger-Bleu Cheese Dressing

                                  • Crispy Brussel Sprouts$8.00

                                    Wasabi Honey Mustard, Bacon, Gorgonzola, Crispy Shallots

                                    • Roasted Crab Dip$13.00

                                      Baby Spinach, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Three Cheese, Buttered Panko

                                      • Edamame Pods$8.00

                                        Sea Salt, Ginger, Saké

                                        Dim Sum

                                        • Sweet & Spicy Crab Rangoon$13.00

                                          Jalapeño, Cream Cheese, Pickled Ginger, Spicy Sweet & Sour

                                          • Crispy Pork Spring Rolls$12.00

                                            Szechuan Dipping Sauce

                                            • Chicken Dumplings$11.00

                                              Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

                                              • Mushroom Potstickers$11.00

                                                Toasted Sesame, Ponzu Shoyu

                                                • Spicy Shrimp Bao Bun$10.00

                                                  Asian Slaw, Jalapeño

                                                  Sides

                                                  • Carbonara Risotto$7.00

                                                    • Redskin Garlic Smashed Potatoes$6.00

                                                      • Wasabi Whipped Potatoes$6.00

                                                        • Roasted Red Beet Risotto$7.00

                                                          • Wok Seared Vegetables$6.00

                                                            • Black Rice Risotto$7.00

                                                              • Butternut Squash Risotto$7.00

                                                                Entrees

                                                                  Meat

                                                                  • Marinated Filet Mignon$36.00

                                                                    Redskin Garlic Smashed, Herb Demi, Wasabi Créme Fraîche, Crispy Brussel Sprouts

                                                                    • Grilled Kansas City Strip$33.00

                                                                      Crispy Yukon Wedges, Herb Demi, Truffle Aioli

                                                                      • Mongolian Glazed Short Rib$30.00

                                                                        Roasted Red Beet Risotto, Caramelized Onion, Sautéed Mushroom, Gorgonzola

                                                                        • Tea Smoked Duck Breast$29.00

                                                                          Chorizo & Cranberry Fried Rice, Cider-Soy Reduction

                                                                          • Pork Tonkatsu$26.00

                                                                            Panko Encrusted, Carbonara Risotto, Creamy Shiitake Brown Sauce

                                                                            Fish

                                                                            • Chilean Sea Bass$33.00

                                                                              Chili-Soy Glazed, Sesame-Soy Soba Noodles, Creamy Miso

                                                                              • Jumbo Lump Crabcake$31.00

                                                                                Yukon Home Fries, Bacon, Roasted Corn, Roasted Red Peppers, Edamame, Red Pepper-Horseradish Aioli

                                                                                • Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna$30.00

                                                                                  Garlic Seared Vegetables, Thai Lemon-Soy Aioli, Ginger-Jasmine Rice

                                                                                  • Honey Miso Sea Scallops$30.00

                                                                                    Butternut Squash Risotto, Honey Roasted Walnuts, Arugula, Five Spice Candied Bacon

                                                                                    • Sriracha Panko Salmon$27.00

                                                                                      Black Rice Risotto, Yuzu-Dill Créme Fraîche

                                                                                      Noodles & Rice

                                                                                      • Lobster Fried Rice$28.00

                                                                                        Chorizo, Roasted Corn, Roasted Red Pepper, Saffron, Sunny Side Up Egg, Cilantro

                                                                                        • Filet Lo Mein$27.00

                                                                                          Wok Seared Vegetables, Chinese Brown Sauce, Toasted Sesame Seeds, Thai Basil

                                                                                          • Cashew Chicken & Broccoli$22.00

                                                                                            Ginger-Jasmine Rice, Chinese Brown Sauce

                                                                                            • Red Curry Peanut Chicken$24.00

                                                                                              Coconut Cream, Wok Seared Vegetables, Ginger-Jasmine Rice, Toasted Peanut

                                                                                              • Pad Thai

                                                                                                Rice Noodles, Stir-Fried Vegetables, Egg, Scallion, Peanuts

                                                                                                • Tofu or Chicken$20.00

                                                                                                  • Shrimp$22.00

                                                                                                    Sandwiches

                                                                                                    • Wagyu Swiss Burger$16.00

                                                                                                      Locally Sourced Wagyu Beef, Marinated Shiitake Mushrooms, Caramelized Onion Mayo, Fries

                                                                                                      • Grilled Portabella$13.00

                                                                                                        Marinated Portabella, Roasted Red Pepper, Fresh Mozzarella, Spinach, Rosemary Mayo, Ciabatta Roll, Fries

                                                                                                        • Panko Chicken Bahn MI$12.00

                                                                                                          Crisp Vegetables, Szechuan Mayo, Toasted Baguette, Fries

                                                                                                          • Beef Bahn MI$12.00

                                                                                                            Korean Bulgogi Beef, Crispy Vegetables, Szechuan Mayo, Toasted Baguette, Fries

                                                                                                            • Cajun Salmon Caesar Wrap$12.00

                                                                                                              Whole Wheat Wrap, Crispy Wonton, Shredded Parmesan, Fries

                                                                                                              Pizzas

                                                                                                              • Traditional Cheese$9.00

                                                                                                                Mozzarella Cheese & Tomato Sauce

                                                                                                                • Pepperoni$10.00

                                                                                                                  Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato Sauce, Pepperoni

                                                                                                                  • Seafood$13.00

                                                                                                                    Fresh Garlic, Sautéed Shrimp, Lump Crab, Mozzarella Cheese

                                                                                                                    • Barbecue Chicken$12.00

                                                                                                                      Red Onion, Mozzarella Cheese, Cilantro

                                                                                                                      • Basil Pizza$11.00

                                                                                                                        Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, Fresh Basil & Spicy Tomato Sauce

                                                                                                                        Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                                                        What 617 people are saying

                                                                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                        4.8
                                                                                                                        4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                        • 4.8Food
                                                                                                                        • 4.8Service
                                                                                                                        • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                                                        • 4.5Value

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                                                                                                                          Neighborhood Gem

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                                                                                                                          AshleyB

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Our waiter was entertaining and helpful. His sense of humor at the end of a long week was much needed.

                                                                                                                        2. BL

                                                                                                                          BeckyL

                                                                                                                          Richmond

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Date night dinner before Harrisburg Symphony Concert. It’s our tradition to eat here before each concert. Excellent food, service, and drinks. Always get the window table when requested through Open Table.

                                                                                                                        3. S

                                                                                                                          Stella

                                                                                                                          Denver

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Our server, Adrian, made the experience complete. He was friendly and knowledgeable- a wonderful memory and we will be back:)

                                                                                                                        4. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 26, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Twice this year corner table up front. Great evening.

                                                                                                                        5. SQ

                                                                                                                          SmoreQueen

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Everything was wonderful from start to finish! The food was cooked to perfection and delicious. I asked for a quiet table and it was delivered! Excellent wine selection as well.

                                                                                                                        6. SG

                                                                                                                          ScottG

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Great Asian Fusion food, creative. Good vibes. Great deserts. Would go back for sure. Try Filet Low Mein or Chilean Seabass, both excellent. The desserts White Chocolate Bread Pudding (Amazing), Banana Walnut Spring Rolls (Really Good), Creme Brulee (Really Good)

                                                                                                                        7. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Excellent meal and service

                                                                                                                        8. R

                                                                                                                          Ruby

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Cafe Fresco was inviting, the staff very professional. Drinks were good, and the dinners were excellent. Would highly recommend.

                                                                                                                        9. TM

                                                                                                                          TracieM

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                          The food is always wonderful, especially the Chilean sea bass. Cocktails are always mixed just right. Our server was very attentive. The only negative is the acoustic leave a bit desired, as does the seating, if you are not in one of the booths.

                                                                                                                        10. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Always high quality food and service is outstanding!

                                                                                                                        11. LL

                                                                                                                          LindsayL

                                                                                                                          Baltimore

                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Amazing Asian options, always fantastic taste and service is phenomenal!

                                                                                                                        12. AM

                                                                                                                          AMHR

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Lexi took great care of us!

                                                                                                                        13. S

                                                                                                                          Susan

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          First time and it was a great meal and our server was wonderful

                                                                                                                        14. KM

                                                                                                                          KMLW

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Food prep and service were great. Hasn’t lost a beat. Would like to see wild caught fish and shrimp though. Did find lighting a bit too bright in back right side of restaurant.

                                                                                                                        15. BB

                                                                                                                          BradB

                                                                                                                          Columbus

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great service. Food was excellent but for me it did not hit it out of the park. Others may take a different view. I would still go back.

                                                                                                                        16. W

                                                                                                                          Willgal

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 18, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We chose Cafe Fresco as a convenient place to eat prior to going to the theater at Open Stage of Harrisburg. It is vibrant and somewhat loud, but the drink and wine selections are varied, and the menu spans multiple options for small plates and full dinners. The only disappointing element was the serving of breaded veal was enormous and somewhat dry. My wife's salmon, on the other hand, was wonderful. We should have skipped ordering a creme brûlée for dessert since that took an extra 20 minutes to come out of the kitchen, and we were running out of time to make our show. It would have been worth the wait since it was delicious, but we had to eat it in a hurry. Fortunately, our server was very prompt with our bill, and she was a delight to talk to all evening.

                                                                                                                        17. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Tampa

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          5 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great modernist ambiance living up to the "fresco" name and cooked to perfection. The Chilean Sea Bass was prepared with a unique and not overpowering chili sauce with the fish cooked better than anywhere experienced globally.

                                                                                                                          Cafe Fresco - Center CityResponded on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          Thank you for the great compliments! The Sea Bass has been one of our most popular items for many years. Thank you for dining with us!

                                                                                                                        18. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Our waitress was likeable friendly and even took our picture! Valentines day was made so special at Cafe Fresco. I want to come back next year!

                                                                                                                          Cafe Fresco - Center CityResponded on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          We're glad we were able to make your Valentine's Day special and look forward to seeing you again. Thanks!

                                                                                                                        19. JB

                                                                                                                          JohnB

                                                                                                                          Las Vegas

                                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We had a great Valentine’s dinner! Highly recommend!

                                                                                                                          Cafe Fresco - Center CityResponded on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                                                                        20. LA

                                                                                                                          LindaA

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Always superb: atmosphere, cocktails, wine list, appetizers, entrees and service.

                                                                                                                          Cafe Fresco - Center CityResponded on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          Thank you for the great review. We hope to see you again soon!

                                                                                                                        21. SC

                                                                                                                          SarahC

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Absolutely wonderful! Service was super attentive. A special menu plus the ability to order off the regular was a huge plus. Rose petals throughout and a gifted rose with the bill. Our 2nd Vday din at CF and they completely knocked it out of the park again.

                                                                                                                          Cafe Fresco - Center CityResponded on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          Thank you so much for the great review! We're glad we were able to make your Valentine's Day such a special experience.

                                                                                                                        22. RR

                                                                                                                          RobertR

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Excellent food. A bit pricy but worth it. Service was good but they seemed short staffed (like most places nowadays). I highly recommend if looking for fine dining.

                                                                                                                        23. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Food was incredible and the atmosphere was perfect! One of our favorite restaurants in the area.

                                                                                                                          Cafe Fresco - Center CityResponded on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          Thank you for the great review!

                                                                                                                        24. J

                                                                                                                          James

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Our server, Libby did an outstanding job. Very helpful, friendly and went out of her way to serve us.

                                                                                                                          Cafe Fresco - Center CityResponded on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          Thank you for the great review! Libby is one of the best!

                                                                                                                        25. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We went for Valentine’s Day. They had a themed menu separate from the normal menu and gave every woman a rose. It was nice!

                                                                                                                          Cafe Fresco - Center CityResponded on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                          Thank you for dining with us. We're glad we were able to make your Valentine's Day a special one!

                                                                                                                        26. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great food and excellent service by Mr. Jones!

                                                                                                                        27. AH

                                                                                                                          AaronH

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Outstanding experience. Every food item the six people at our table enjoyed was superbly prepared!

                                                                                                                        28. LA

                                                                                                                          LindaA

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 31, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Great happy hour, superb mushroom potstickers, and delectable Chilean sea bass.

                                                                                                                        29. D

                                                                                                                          Duder2000

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          1.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                          We came to celebrate my wife’s birthday and we were treated awful after offered another drink told by the waitress she needed the table this was after the food was terrible and we had spent $300. No one was waiting. I have never felt so angry in my life. My wife and I never get out due to Covid and having small kids and when we finally do this was our experience. Nothing was even done when we were visibly upset after the comment.

                                                                                                                        30. f

                                                                                                                          frankr87l

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          I've been to Cafe Fresco a few times. I've found the service and food outstanding each time. All facets of the experience were top-notch from the menu, drink list, cocktails, and eventually the meal. I highly recommend experiencing Cafe Fresco when visiting the Harrisburg area.

                                                                                                                        31. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Denver

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Date night with my hubby, food, drinks and dessert were amazing!!

                                                                                                                        32. LA

                                                                                                                          LysandraA

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          24 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          24 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Everything was good, except they messed up my husband’s order requiring no mushrooms. It was resolved quickly.

                                                                                                                        33. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 11, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          My husband and I had a great date night at Cafe Fresco. The food and cocktails were superb and always are. They’ve been excellent for years and we will definitely be back.

                                                                                                                        34. p

                                                                                                                          pattip98

                                                                                                                          New York Area

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Tyler was amazing!! The food was fabulous!

                                                                                                                        35. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          1 review

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We loved our dinner and drinks! The service was great. It’s a great place to go for pan Asian food. We had calamari (yummy), pad Thai, pork tonkatsu, and Chilean sea bass! All were delicious!!!!

                                                                                                                        36. OT

                                                                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          14 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          Party of 4 out for a birthday dinner. Arrived early for our reservation and got seated right away. Server (Souad C.) was spot on. Timely, personal, got to know our story, and made recommendations. Drinks were excellent. Appetizers were fantastic! Highly recommend the Brussel sprouts app! Had 4 different entrées. Presentations and flavors were amazing! Completed by the server remembering who's birthday it was and brought out dessert with sparklers! Entire meal was paced perfectly! Didn't feel rushed and noise level was great! Easy to have conversations.

                                                                                                                        37. SF

                                                                                                                          StephanieF

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          We had the Ahi Tuna with Jasmine Rice, and Beef Filet Lo Mein, and both were phenomenal! We can't say enough about the service, drinks and ambience! Always a favorite spot! Also, the White Chocolate Bread Pudding is to die for!

                                                                                                                        38. BS

                                                                                                                          BruceS

                                                                                                                          Charleston

                                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                          Food was excellent, only disappointment was the Lobster fried rice is no longer in the menu. Drinks from the bar took forever, a second bartender would have been helpful

                                                                                                                        39. T

                                                                                                                          Terry

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          42 reviews

                                                                                                                          vip
                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          42 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                          This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city! The food is outstanding. I brought guests from out of town and they agreed, it was the best dining experience they had during their visit! Keep up the good work everyone!

                                                                                                                        40. NS

                                                                                                                          NacoleS

                                                                                                                          Philadelphia

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                                                                          Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                          Fantastic service, very well-prepared cocktails, entrees, and deserts. Will definitely dine there again.

                                                                                                                        FAQs

                                                                                                                        Cafe Fresco - Center City does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Cafe Fresco - Center City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 236-2599.

                                                                                                                        Cafe Fresco - Center City is rated 4.8 stars by 617 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                        Google Map for Cafe Fresco - Center City

                                                                                                                        215 N 2nd Street Harrisburg, PA 17101

                                                                                                                        Additional information

                                                                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                                                                          Locust Street

                                                                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                          Harrisburg

                                                                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                          Breakfast
                                                                                                                          Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
                                                                                                                          Lunch
                                                                                                                          Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
                                                                                                                          Dinner
                                                                                                                          Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                                                                                          Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                                                                          Fusion / Eclectic, American, Contemporary Asian

                                                                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                                                                          Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                                                                          Business Casual

                                                                                                                        • Parking details

                                                                                                                          An easily accessible, multi-level parking lot is located directly across the street from the restaurant. Rates vary, depending on dates and times. Street parking is also available with discounted rates between the hours of 11AM - 2PM and 5PM - 7PM. Metered parking ends at 7PM. Park in the River Street Garage across the street for only $5, every weekday after 5PM. <br /><br />

                                                                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                                                                          Travis Mumma

                                                                                                                        • Entertainment

                                                                                                                          Cafe Fresco infuses chic decor with trendy music, creating the perfect setting for your dining experience. After dinner, step upstairs to Level 2 where the hottest DJs from the East Coast lay down the tracks for the ultimate VIP experience.

                                                                                                                          Level 2 is also available for private events, large group dinners, and meetings. Enjoy the quality and food of Café Fresco Center City in an upscale, modern space.

                                                                                                                        • Additional

                                                                                                                          Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                        • Phone number

                                                                                                                          (717) 236-2599

                                                                                                                        • Catering

                                                                                                                          Local catering is available for breakfast and lunch for groups of ten or more. Pick up and delivery options are available.

                                                                                                                        • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                          Cafe Fresco's Level 2 lounge offers countless options for events of all sizes and styles. Whether you're planning a fundraiser, business function, reception, or rehearsal, we have the space and menu options to meet your needs.

                                                                                                                          Enjoy the quality and food of Café Fresco Center City in an upscale, modern space.

                                                                                                                        • Private party contact

                                                                                                                          Brian Fertenbaugh: (717) 236-6600

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