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Cafe Fresco Center City
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Ranked #7 of 558 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Fast food
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Locust Street
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.
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Cafe Fresco was recommended by the local Visitors' Bureau as a restaurant that changes character (in a good way) depending on whether it's time for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Guess what? They were right!

Likes: Great place for a morning coffee and croissant, sitting either inside or out. Same thing for dinner. In the morning, there's a friendly coffee-house atmosphere. During dinner, the inside takes on an edgier, more exciting ambience...somewhere to see and be seen.

We opted for dinner outside (we like sitting outside, weather permitting). Drinks: Cucumber Mint Gimlet (refreshing!) and an IPA. Food: Basil Pizza and the Grilled Ribeye. The pizza was chosen because of the six-mile walk taken earlier in the day, but - based on the yummy entrees other diners were enjoying - the Asian-fusion fare is probably the main reason to dine at Cafe Fresco. Both of our entrees were good: we were just envious of the gorgeous meals and happy faces of our fellow diners.

The breakfast croissant and coffee were also tasty and inexpensive. Again, sat outside and had a pleasant time watching Harrisburg go by.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I confess: I am a "foodie", and this restaurant never fails to deliver. Took four old friends there on 4th of July--not exactly when you'd expect to have the best service or food--and the meal was simply terrific. Started with small plates, then onto the entrees. Each was fresh, with unique flavors and fresh ingredients. You simply cannot go wrong with this place.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Contemporary with excellent service. Something on the menu for everyone with a heavy Asian influence. Nice wine and beverage selection. Very accommodating of gluten free issues. Handled our large group very well.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Fresh ingredients, great food. It's a bit pricey for someone to go every day, but apart from that, it's a nice treat a few times a month. Pizza is fantastic.

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

Good choice of sandwiches and salads freshly made, tasty. You can eat in, outside or take out. Prices are reasonable.

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