Fresco by Scotto(R) Restaurant has been opened since November 1993. It's well known as the power broker's lunch and star-filled entertainment industry ... More
Fresco by Scotto
Fresco by Scotto(R) Restaurant has been opened since November 1993. It's well known as the power broker's lunch and star-filled entertainment industry dinner. Fresco by Scotto(R) is often referred to as the "NBC Commissary". Fresco by Scotto(R) is owned and operated by the Scotto Family4Marion, Rosanna, Anthony, Jr., John, and Elaina Scotto. Executive Chef Dominic S. Santoro was raised in a French & Italian American home. Dominic studied cooking in France, Italy and some of New York's most acclaimed French restaurants. He was recently Chef Instructor at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, also Opening Chef at the Colivita Center for Italian Food & Wine for which he traveled extensively throughout Italy to develop the menus, and former Chef Owner of two New York Times critically acclaimed restaurants in New Jersey. Just before joining Fresco, Dominic was Opening Chef at the 3 star restaurant Finch Tavern in North Salem, New York. Dominic brings with him solid techniques and respect for those great cooking traditions.
Short Version: Food was average (at best), expensive, wine is over-priced (5x cost), and management was inconsiderate. We will not return.
Long Version: My wife, son, and I met our sister-in-law (who is a frequent customer) at the restaurant. It took 40 minutes until the waiter came to read the specials and take our order. We overheard other tables complaining to the wait staff, but we had a bottle of wine and were enjoying the company and did not complain. Before we could finish our dessert, Marion came over and said she needed the table and that we would have to leave.
The crowd was growing and I am cognizant of people waiting, as I would not want to be one of those individuals waiting. However, we waited forty minutes on the front end and were not done with our desert. One of the tables that complained about the service was sitting before we arrived and left the same time was we did. Were they asked to leave as well?
We spent $600 for dinner for three adults and would have left relatively satisfied with average quality food. However, Marion's lack of consideration left us with a bad taste. My sister-in-law's firm hosts corporate events at the restaurant. Not anymore.
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