412 Bank St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
Price Of Entrées: $18-$29
Not Handicap Accessible
Accept V, M, AE, D
Why Should I Go? Frescos is impressive for the quality of its food (The New York Times called it “a triumph”), the richness of its Italian menu (Nuevo Milano style), and the vibe of the restaurant itself (it’s located in a Victorian summer cottage that dates back to 1880).
But more than anything, Frescos is impressive for the passion of the folks who steer this ZAGAT-rated ship. In the small kitchen, the dedicated staff works miracles, inspired by herbs from the restaurant’s vegetable garden, and the freshest of Cape May seafood.
Wanting nothing but the most authentic experience for their guests, this staff even abides by Italian superstition; it’s a safe bet that your risotto was only stirred in one direction. But there’s nothing to left to chance under the passionate direction of award-winning Chef Joseph Badger — Frescos was once again named “Best Italian Restaurant in Southern New Jersey” by New Jersey Monthly.
Insider Tip: One reviewer compared dining at Frescos to embarking on “an adventure tour of Italy”, and no tour of Italy would be complete without wine. Bring your own, or sample from a local selection. Then, savor it in the Mediterranean-themed dining room, or on the restaurant’s candle-lit veranda. And don’t forget to call ahead if you’re in the mood for award-winning Osso-bucco. The locals know to reserve this dish in advance.
CAPE MAY CALAMARI
Cape May Calamari
Pan-fried, with robust Sicilian tomato dip.
BOSC PEAR SALAD
Bosc Pear Salad
With field greens, honey-glazed walnuts and gorgonzola.
Wrapped in proscuitto, with local melon and fig jam.
SICILIAN CRAB TORTE
Sicilian Crab Torte
Fresh crab meat with crisp angel hair pasta. Probably the most innovative crab dish around!
JUMBO SCALLOP & SHRIMP PESCATORE
Jumbo Scallop & Shrimp Pescatore
In lobster Champagne cream sauce over homemade pasta.
OSSO BUCCO FRESCOS
Award-winning braised veal shank. If you want to savor this acclaimed dish, get your order in early!
Veal scallopini layered with prosciutto, mozzarella, sage.
Roast Duck Breast
With mission figs and whipped sweet potatoes.
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