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Cafe Fresco Center City

215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
+1 717-236-2599
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
“coconut mango” (3 reviews)
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Asian, Fusion, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a neat little place in downtown Harrisburg! Always a great lunch there. Its the type of place you want to take others.

Thank dalthoff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a group on colleagues to lunch here and found the found to be fresh and delicious for an affordable price. Plenty of healthier options to choose from. I've only been for lunch but you do order at a counter and then your food...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I was in Harrisburg for the evening on business and based on reviews, decided to try Cafe Fresco. I made a reservation online and showed up a few minutes early. Things started out well. The place wasn’t very busy and my table was available right...More

Thank Brian B
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Hi Brian, Thank you for your review and for your commendation on the meals. I will certainly pass your comments onto Chef Travis for him to share with our entire kitchen staff. With that said, I would like to sincerely apologize for the poor service...More

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We have been going here for years and have never had a bad meal. I love the edamame ravioli and the sea bass. Great variety of food and cocktails.

Thank hreeser
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for the great review! The sea bass is one of our most popular entrees. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Close to the Capitol, Cafe Fresco is in the heart of the city with many restaurants to choose from. The ambiance is nice and the selection is good. Didn’t really see much Asian fusion for lunch but the selection was good. Had fish sandwich and...More

Thank Abejo
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch. If you like Asian fusion, we would love to have you give us a try for dinner. We transform from an urban cafe by day, to a metropolitan full service restaurant...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

While this place is always a treat ro go to, it is especially so on Saturdays when they serve brunch. Menu is varied and food is excellent. Champagne drinks like mimosas are half price from noon till 1:00. Service is excellent. Good prices too!

Thank J G
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Went this past weekend for breakfast to celebrate my daughter getting her Master's degree from Temple and have to say breakfast was great. Had the Pork belly eggs Benedict along with the mash Brown and they were both fantastic. Server was great didn't get her...More

Thank bobertb
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Planned my birthday dinner here on the trip home from vacation. We loved the Feng-shui inspired setting and our private little dining shell. Our server Trevor was delightful and made sure everything was just perfect! If you like brussel sprouts, you MUST try the crispy...More

Thank AnneMarie B
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I have been going to Cafe Fresco for a number of years with a an overall very good dining experience. However, today was the exception. The chicken in the chicken pesto sandwich was inferior; specifically, not tender, a lot of muscle and fatty. I mentioned...More

Thank jimbrock21
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Two couples for dinner prior to Harrisburg Symphony concert. First time at Café Fresco for all of us. John was our server, and he did a terrific job of helping us select our food and drinks, and of keeping us in great dining condition. He...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
    (Locust Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-236-2599
  • E-mail
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.
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