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Fresco Bistro Italiano

Fresco Bistro Italiano
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120 (2 levels)
354 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON

Fresco Bistro Italiano
Located in the heart of one of downtown Ottawa's most popular streets, Fresco's on Elgin opened its doors in 1991. Over the years, we've changed the interior of the heritage building and even expanded to include a second floor, while striving to maintain what we do best - great food and excellent service. With the addition of the second floor dining room and wine bar as well as the renovated main floor bistro we provide an unmatched dining and entertainment experience. Fresco is a warm, welcoming, and contemporary neighbourhood bistro with personality and looks.

Got Plans this Sunday?
Every Sunday night from 5:00 till 10:00 p.m. Fresco's will be offering a 3 course Italian inspired dinner feature for $25. The offerings will be fresh and fun and will provide you with a hearty and comforting substitute to that Sunday family dinner you may be missing. After dinner, starting at 9:00p.m. feel free to join us upstairs in the Fresco Guest Room where along with local musician Jarrett Lee we will be hosting an open mic music appreciation. Doors open 8pm. We hope to see you there for some free entertainment compliments off Ottawa'a aspiring live music culture

Group Bookings or Special Events?
Fresco's is the perfect place to host your next get together with friends/family and/or co-workers. Our upstairs floor, known as Fresco Guest Room, can host private dinner parties for groups as large as 60 or cocktail receptions for groups of up to 95. The Guest Room can be booked out privately or semi privately for smaller groups and boasts full audio/visual set up for whatever your needs may be. The floor has two dining areas, full bar, 2 private bathrooms, coat room and private entrances. To see photos please check out the website. For more information please contact us by email at info@frescobistro.ca or go retro and give us a call at 613-235-7541 to speak with one of our special events coordinators.

Weekend Brunch
At Fresco we take brunch very seriously and no detail is overlooked. We only serve the highest quality products we can find. Many items are sourced locally and the fruit is always cut fresh. If you want an average start to the world's favourite days go somewhere else, fortunately we only serve an above average brunch with average prices. Check it out. Every Saturday & Sunday from 10 am until 2:30 pm.

The Guest Room
The newly refurbished Guest Room at Fresco is a dramatic example of "deconstructed design", using recycled and restored materials to create a funky, playful, casual vibe.

Open until 2am, the hybrid kitchen-bar is a hub of activity inviting you to chill out, settle in and take pleasure in a bite or two with wine.

A simple and creative small-plate/ charcuterie menu sans pretension has been lovingly designed by Chef Steve Vardy and resident Chef Brent Pattee and is available after 10:00 pm. seven days a week.

The Guest Room is open late every night, offering an alternative to regular fare; non-commitment dining for those who commit only to good food.