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Cafe Fresco

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3352 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111-1420
+1 717-564-6000
06:30 - 21:00
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Party of five and all had very good food served. The atmosphere is great for having table conversation. With some subtracting ingredients, Vegan choices can be an option. Have visited this location many times in the past, and have never had an issue with service or food quality.

Thank we4singalto
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

As a vegan, I ordered the Roasted Vegetable Pizza without cheese. It was very good, but it obviously would have been better with a vegan cheese option which isn't available. In past visits, the Portabella Sandwich is also an excellent vegan choice without the cheese of course. French Fries are also excellent. Always a very good experience when choosing this... More 

Thank we4singalto
Elkton, Maryland
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135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The wife and I had a "date breakfast" while we were traveling in Harrisburg. While the others of our group settled for the mall's food court, we walked across and down the street and discovered Cafe Fresco. You order at the counter from huge overhead blackboards, grab you drink at the beverage station, and then find your seat in the... More 

Thank mysterytraveler56
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165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We brought our fussy eating grandchildren in for an early quick burger dinner before the movie and the made it just right. Esther had a wrap and I had a Monte Christo. Looked delicious and tasted better. Relaxed and comfortable.

Thank Edward B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Friendly service, great options, a consistently good. This place is always a stop for me when I'm in the area.

Thank 319ellenp
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Staff was rude--I am bilingual, men were talking in a derogatory manner about my daughter. When I said something to them, called me a profane name. Manager unphased by it all. Food average and tasted like it was microwaved. DIRTY bathrooms.

Thank steph h
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Café Fresco offers a variety of menu choices from salads to wraps and burgers at decent prices. Staff is friendly and wait isn't usually extensive. They offer outdoor seating during the nicer weather months. Lots of seating inside. Great choice if you are in a rush of have time to enjoy the atmosphere.

Thank 911craigc
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144 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Based on very good recommendations by several people, I dined at Cafe Fresco with a friend for a late lunch. We arrived mid afternoon, well after the prime time lunch rush. I don't think anyone had bothered to clean up since then. The floor was littered with trash and the place was just over all untidy. I ordered the Fajita... More 

Thank FlyEagle
Saint Augustine
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

I have been here a couple dozen times over half a dozen years and have been disappointed with my meal each and every time. Most recently, the side salad was surprisingly decent. But the "special" sandwich was a bread and mayo glop with some tough, cold pieces of chicken floating around inside, and my cup of coffee was weak, lukewarm... More 

Thank Tripled12345
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

A decent place to eat any meal or just pick up a snack or a cup of coffee. The price are a little high but the food and service is good. There is plenty of space inside and a patio area if you want to be outside.

Thank George H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3352 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111-1420
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-564-6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?