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227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
+1 608-663-7374
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved eating at this restaurant on State Street. The food was truly special, seasonal. Fresh,delicious. We especially loved the Brussels sprouts with bacon!

Thank 812marshac
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We were seeing a show at the Overture and thought we'd try Fresco for dinner. The location is terrific with floor to ceiling windows and outdoor seating overlooking State Street. I bet it's even wonderful in the winter! Our waitress was very nice and answered...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The decor is modern, the service efficient and unpretentious, and the food excellent. I had the seared green bean appetizer and ricotta gnocchi, which was superb. The beignet with butterscotch sauce dessert was a bit too much but well done.

Thank FineGueule46
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This was our first trip to Fresco. We took the elevator to the rooftop restaurant. Terrific view of State Street and the capital building. The rooftop dining was not open yet. We ate there and then went to Cabernet at the Overture hall. No timing...More

Thank Delmar M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

i heard good things about Fresco, but i should have read more reviews. the location is great - rooftop near State street and a view of the capital. the food was average, at best. i had the tomato soup that was tepid and minimal in...More

Thank rettup
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant. Family of 4 dining out on a weekend. Interesting setting on top of an art museum. Very contemporary. We took the elevator up instead of the many stairs. Set atop a glass building near capital. Would love to come back in...More

Thank 165vacationmom123
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We climbed the 89 stairs to the top of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art to finally reach the restaurant. The dimly lit interior revealed a breathtaking view of the city below. This was our first time ever visiting Fresco's, and we were seated at...More

Thank RealHungryMann
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I have visited Fresco multiple times, including Madison Restaurant Week, girls night out, and dinner before a show. I have also visited during summer and winter months. All times it has not disappointed. Although the menu is a bit pricey, the quality is high and...More

Thank Shortbytes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Th first time we dined at Fresco, it was outside on a beautiful warm evening and we could hear a concert on the square. The evening was perfect and we had been looking forward to returning. What a difference in winter. We arrived to a...More

Thank 4tickets2travel
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Ambience is intimate and modern elegant. Interesting views of the Orpheum, Overature, and Madison downtown. Drinks are unqiue and superbly made; the beet ginger is a must if you like beets and they make a great side car! Have been here several times, the appetizers...More

Thank AMKaja85
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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
Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
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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