Bill is a third generation restaurateur, learning the business from his Grandfather and parents. His Grandfather started his first restaurant in Wisconsin in 1945. His parents took over his third successful restaurant in 1977. Bill grew up cooking in the family restaurant at age 13 and learned every aspect of the business. His interest in the food industry grew as he went to college in Boulder, Colorado cooking in many of Boulder’s superb restaurants. Later he was assistant Chef for an eco-tourism company in Alaska, preparing wild game and fresh Salmon. After moving to the Gallatin Valley ten years ago, Bill pursued a career in the outdoors. However, his enthusiasm for the restaurant business was never far from his mind. With a family now started, Bill and his wife decided to put their dreams of their own family restaurant into action.
Susan grew up in New York City, giving her a rich culinary and cultural background. She was always looking for and missing the quintessential New York neighborhood café with chalkboard menus and casual but sophisticated atmosphere. It is the culmination of these two unique backgrounds that inspired Fresco’s homey yet sophisticated atmosphere, as well as its unbeatable homemade food! The couple opened Fresco Café on North 7th in Bozeman in the summer of 2005. What started as a “hole in the wall” Italian café and specialty Italian deli grew and changed over the years into a full scale Italian restaurant complete with wine and beer and a award winning summer patio. After 9 years of success, Bill and Susan decided it was time to move downtown and expand their restaurant into a better and more beautiful location.
Their new spot located in the heart of historic downtown Bozeman and situated on the creek that runs through it, is an urban oasis with creek side dining. Fresco still offers it’s excellent, made from scratch menu and a unique selection of Italian wines and local brews. Take a look at the restaurant and menus, stop by or call 406-586-6826 for more information.
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