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227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
+1 608-663-7374
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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227 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2214
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

perhaps it was our fault for asking items to come together, but most of it was not hot when it arrived at our table. Service was also way overwhelmed -- server told me she had ten tables to take care of. Don't blame her, though...More

Thank gazooby
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice rooftop restaurant - not one you accidentally drop in when strolling the streets. Modern, airy and fairly elegant deco. Food was very good, as expected for the price range. Wine was ok. Service was professional but slow and not particularly friendly.

Thank BeLaZe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere on a beautiful fall evening is perfect at Fresco. Their rooftop views and seating was ideal. I thoroughly enjoyed the attentive nature of the bartenders.

Thank OmarMel85
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband has eaten here a few times before and had good food and service both times. We ate there last night. Pros: Beautiful view of downtown from patio, good food, great location for dinner before a show Cons: Pretty sure my diet Coke had...More

Thank jenjennijennifer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great restaurant. On a nice evening, you can eat outside. Nice views of the surrounding streets. Great menu. Good variety, service is fast.

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Everything from cocktails to appetizers to entrees. Celebration of nephew getting his doctorate from University of Wisconsin. Sat outside since weather was good. And good service too.

Thank carloslopezalonso
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Best place for drinks and appetizer. Great view of Capitol and State Street. Very fun outside dining area.

Thank Calvin1435
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This place is located on state st. It has a good view, and during spring/summer it has a very nice view, so keep in mind that you are paying for the location. Staff is good on the tables, but forget about sitting in the bar...More

Thank MariaM7
Reviewed 8 August 2017

1st timers to Fresco. We really enjoy trying out new restaurants and comparing to similar restaurants we have been to. Fresco has a great atmosphere and amazing waitstaff service. Loved the wine spritzers. Our group agreed that the menu was smaller, which was great because...More

2  Thank kateagirl
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If the weather is pleasant, dine on the rooftop. Great appetizers and atmosphere - try the salmon spring rolls and roasted carrots!

Thank jbouldin
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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, View, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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