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“Consistently very good.”
Review of Fresco's - CLOSED

Fresco's
Price range: US$19 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 83rd
Transit: 1/2 block away
Description: On the Bay with a breathtaking view of the sunset, Fresco's is one of Ocean City's few premier restaurants. Open Year-round. Locally owned and operated by Pino Tomasello. Serving the finest Italian and American seafood, steaks and pasta in an intimate atmosphere with exceptional service. "Al Fresco" deck dining available in summer months. We would like to welcome you to visit what we feel like is our home. With over 50 years of combined culinary experience our chef's make every effort to serve you the freshest menu possible. Aside from our regular menu we strive to always offer you innovative daily specials. Our entire staff is dedicated to our purpose, which is to give you an all around excellent dining experience. With only the highest quality food and drink, excellent service and an amazing bay front atmosphere; our wish is to serve you well. We invite you to choose Frescos this evening!
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Consistently very good.”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We have dined at Fresco's many times over the years and every time the food and the service are excellent. The crab cakes are a favorite, yes they are pricey however they are the best crab cakes you will ever eat. All lump crab and broiled not fried. Delicious! The pasta, veal and seafood are all very good and the portions are ample. A perfect evening is watching the sunset over the bay while having pre dinner cocktails at Jive (attached to Fresco's), great martini's and service, followed by a delicious dinner at Fresco's. When traveling if we are in the area we will stop in Ocean City for an evening only to have dinner at Fresco's. That says it all!!

  • Visited July 2014
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MD
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best Meal So far This Summer”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My sister, my niece, and I went on a summer evening to Fresco's and had a great meal. Sat by a window with views of the bay and had reservations, which are recommended. The Caesar salad was great - lots of garlic and Parmesan with crisp romaine. Croutons could have been more flavorful. The escargot in pastry was tasty. Eggplant around angel hair pasta was wonderful, especially the sauce. Only complaint was that there was nothing else served with it for 21.99. It needed a little something else on the plate. The best dish was the veal and lobster! It was to die for with generous portions of tender veal and a good sized lobster tail in a wonderful sauce. It was served with potatoes, green beans, and carrots. Very tasty! The service was great, too. The only problem is rumor has it that one of the only true good dining experiences in OC is leaving, along with the great martini bar, Jive, at the end if the summer. Get there soon before they leave!

  • Visited July 2014
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Baltimore, USA
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267 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Nice bay front location”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Fresco's is decent Italian on the bay. Lots of windows and brightness. Food is reasonably priced and pretty good.

Visited June 2014
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Lancaster, PA
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Delicious sauce...slightly pricey”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The bay views are beautiful, and the food is delicious. Ordered the eggplant dish and must say the sauce was excellent. The bumbleberry pie is a must have too, delicious pie crust filled with plump assorted berries. Perfect place for a nice dinner out at the beach.

  • Visited July 2014
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Randolph, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It was ok”
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went for dinner. The atmosphere was very Nice and romantic, beautiful views of the bay. I had the salmon and it was wonderful and flavorful. My boyfriend ordered a chicken Cesar salad that took forever to come out and the chicken was like rubber. Over all it was a pretty standard experience. A little over priced.

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