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Jun 17, 2000 06:50 PM

Fresco--please respond

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I posted a message on 6-15-00 asking if anybody could tell us what good at Fresco-34 E. 52nd St.. I am taken my Mom to New York and want her to have a good meal there. Any suggestions?

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  1. I ate there once and had a good experience. The grilled pizza appetizer is a MUST. It's a FRESCO specialty and is usually offered margherita style or
    the special pizza of the day (the night I went it was a grilled eggplant and ricotta cheese special and was fabulous).

    As far as entrees, We had the lasagna and a seafood pasta. The lasagna was good, a bit above average. The seafood pasta I thought was kind of bland and very unexciting.

    From my limited experience, I would say stick with the red sauce and don't forget the grilled pizza.

    PS- Note that cocktails are VERY expensive! While they were generous glasses, 2 Cosmopolitans cost just under $30

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    1. re: Ric Zoon

      I'm curious to know whether the outrageous cocktail prices were listed on the menu.

    2. I was there a few weeks ago and had a superb meal - - clams in a saffron broth as an appetizer and a stuffed chicken breast entree with mozzarella and broccoli rabe (I think). Don't normally go for the stuffed/fried offerings, but the waiter pushed me and it was truly delicious. Besides theit signature pizzas, they are also well known for their fried zucchini chips with melted gorgonzola which is a calorie-buster but very, very tasty. Enjoy!

      1. Sorry. Don't know.