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Cafe Fresco Center City

€€ - €€€Asian, Fusion,
215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
+1 717-236-2599
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“sea bass” (8 reviews)
“coconut mango” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Asian, Fusion, Contemporary, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
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1 - 10 of 192 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in on a Saturday evening. I had the beast of duck and my wife a salad and brussel sprouts. The food was well worth a visit, the duck perfectly done, nice seasoning, a touch of wasabi I tnink. Nice room, modern styling.

Thank 750SilverMaple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time at this restaurant, and it was great! The ambiance is modern and the food on the menu is an Asian-American fusion. A full bar will good specialty cocktails. I recommend the Tattooed Gentlemen. They offer a variety of tastes so that you can...More

Thank manderson3200
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Just had dinner at Cafe Fresco in Harrisburg. If you are looking for a chance to share a multitude of different dishes in a Tapas environment, this is the place for you. Four of us shared nine different small plates and each one of them...More

Thank cxcskier55
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

I was in town on business and since it was a nice evening, I decided to take a walk from the hotel and find a place for dinner. After walking a few blocks (and encountering more beggars than in many major cities) down the street...More

Thank AnAnthropologist
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I've eaten at this restaurant many times. Always enjoy their unique menu, great presentation, delicious flavors and great service! Have never had a bad experience there, whether sitting down at a table for a full meal with one of the wait staff, or hanging at...More

Thank erincruise
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi Erin, Thanks for the great review! I will certainly share your commendations with our entire staff. We appreciate your loyalty and we hope to see you again soon! Speaking of Happy Hour, be sure to check out some of our new handcrafted cocktails before...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

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 6 August 2018 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
Urban Café By Day. Metropolitan Gourmet By Night. Located in the heart of restaurant row, Café Fresco Center City continues to be an innovative leader in the Harrisburg dining scene since opening its doors in 2005. The Feng-Shui inspired setting offers comfortable and intimate dining spaces and a centralized, open bar that pulses with energy and excitement. From the moment you step inside, you become part of the Café Fresco experience. Join us for an urban, café-style power lunch. Return for the Asian-inspired dinner service masterfully prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Travis Mumma. At any time, our highly-trained, professional staff will strive to accommodate your every need. Our goal is to provide you with a metropolitan retreat nestled in a smaller city that will exceed every expectation - an experience that can only be provided by Café Fresco.
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