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227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
+1 608-663-7374
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“scallops” (19 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

I had nerves that this was a museum’s restaurant but it’s rather a restaurant on top of a museum. The view is great as is the vibe. A bit fancy for the downtown Madison vibe. Lots of variety and plenty of vegan options. The pasta...More

Thank nachomatt
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Bianca was amazing. We attended a business function. Food was great drinks even better! She makes a fabulous Moscow Mule.

Thank JeSuisPrest22
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great atmosphere for a celebration or romantic dinner. Look down on State Street, at the Capitol, or the Orpheum sign shine bright. We had the tuna and salmon tartar app which was great and the Halibut (fish) for main dish. The sauce on fish was...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining at Fresco's to celebrate my daughter's induction to the University of Wisconsin medical school. We had a party if 5 and we all different items and and Sangria (red). The dining experience was great and if want to arrive...More

Thank Flemming S
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This is a small hard space that is very loud when busy. While the service was spot on and one of us had outstanding halibut, the other dish was papradelle with Italian sausage. The seasonings were fine but the pasta was clearly undercooked and some...More

Thank Stevencoles
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This restaurant is above the contemporary art museum and is a very pleasant space with some seats overlooking the main road of interest - State Street and the Capitol building (partial view). There was a reasonable choice of wine by the glass and food from...More

Thank srocc
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I came here with a team of coworkers after working at the CrossFit Games all week. We came to cap off a successful week of work, and it was the perfect finale. The food was delicious, the service was superb, and mother nature treated us...More

Thank RMYman
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Had date night with my wife, made reservations for an outside table. We arrived a bit early and were seated right away, the waiter stopped by with water and said he would be back to talk about the menu and get a drink order. That...More

Thank Eric J
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Everything was done with great care. Plates were gorgeous and just as tasty. Services was a little slow.

Thank Ddrager
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

I wanted to love this place. I did. The reviews I read were very good and I looked forward to dining at Fresco. However, my actual experience was not so great. Oh, I was greeted warmly and the wait staff seemed very welcoming and helpful....More

Thank susnamc
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Response from mysharona1970 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay! I agree with Kathleen above!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
  • Public Transportation: Henry & Dayton
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-663-7374
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