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Cafe Fresco Center City

215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
+1 717-236-2599
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Fusion, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love to go for evening dinners. John always ends up serving our table. By far, the best! Such a great sense of humor and very attentive!

2  Thank Nad D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Café Fresco is a great place to eat for all occasions with a variety of delicious foods and drinks. It has a very modern and trendy feel to it. The service was also amazing. John, our server was very friendly but not overly friendly. He...More

1  Thank Amy F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with fellow couple; had an awesome time dining on fantastic food! Thank you John for the menu recommendations. Loved that you added the verbiage “award-winning” and “best thing on the menu” when ordering. Will definitely be back!

1  Thank ewTr1pAdv1sor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining at Cafe Fresco on Saturday, 1/20 with a fellow couple. It was our first night out since the birth of our son and it was much needed! Thanks to our server John’s recommendations, we had a delicious and relaxing meal....More

2  Thank Emily W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoy meeting friends and business colleagues here for lunch. There are many options for lunch, fresh wraps, salads, pizza's, etc. Ordering takes place at the counter and food is quickly delivered to your table. Also a great place for dinner as well. Wide array...More

1  Thank ksayl0r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service from our server John. Highly recommend. A must stop in Harrisburg.

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 18 January 2018

A small group of us were celebrating a 30th birthday and we (for the second year in a row) chose Cafe Fresco Center City for the dinner. This year, we were delighted by our attentive waiter John as he wowed us with his humor, promptness,...More

1  Thank baseballtraveler2013
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Staying in Carlisle for the night and decided last minute to take a trip into HBG for dinner. A quick Google search pulled up this restaurant. We chose it pretty randomly from the list. It was a Tuesday night so there was no problem getting...More

1  Thank K4564GCdenise
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Made last minute reservations. Everyone was very welcoming when our table of 4 arrived. Cool and modern decor. The food was delish. I am so so picky about calamari, these place rocks it. It's not your typical bread coated rubber rings with jarred sauce. This...More

1  Thank Joan S
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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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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