Tucked away behind a wall of ivy, you could almost walk by Fresco and not see it. But believe me when I say it’s not to be missed. This Italian Café has a very “at home” feel to it in vibe and décor. Throughout the night I kept forgetting I was at a restaurant, because the ambiance continually tricked me into thinking I’d gone over to a good friend’s house for dinner. Yet everything I tasted was so delicious and exquisitely made that I’m going to have to start visiting this “friend” more often. The menu at Fresco is a seamless blend of classic Italian with local products. Although not always on the menu, the Elk Wellington Napoleon was spectacular. The elk served was from a local company based near Tooele. It was served on top of a toasted fennel seed phyllo, which was similar to a puff pastry. On the side was compressed spinach, surrounded by a drizzle of warm huckleberry vinaigrette.A few delicious courses later I ate “Shepherd’s Pie.” Or so they called it. This play on pub food was a savory, deconstructed lamb shank. It was so moist it just fell apart in your mouth. It was carefully placed in a lamb sugo (which almost had a caramel flavor to it), roasted rapini, parsnip puree with a tomato confit with pine nuts. To top it all off, my taste buds were blown away by the most amazing s’more of my life. It was created with locally-made and international award-winning Amano Artisan Chocolate, a vanilla marshmallow, graham strudel and a salted caramel gelato. The juxtaposition of salted caramel gelato and the Amano Chocolate was very unique and expertly balanced.Fresco’s intimate setting and sensational food make it the perfect place for a special occasion. The candle light, white linen table cloths and fireplace make it one of the most romantic spots to have dinner in Salt Lake. And in the summer, there's a patio to relax on while you sip wine as the sun goes down. If you're looking for amazing food and a unique dining experience, you won't be disappointed.Fresco Italian Cafe1513 South 1500 EastSalt Lake City,UT  84105Phone: 801-486-1300