Eat & Drink Casual Dining

Fresco On First

Dixon, IL - Lee County
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  • 216 W 1st St
  • Dixon, IL, 61021
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  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Dine-in or carry-out

Fresco On First occupies the first floor of the building located in the heart of downtown Dixon, IL.

Formerly known as The Gingko Tree Cafe, in 2022, new owners Matt Fuller and Don Hatton partnered with Chef Sebero Basilio to re-brand the restaurant as Fresco On First which offers a peaceful and enjoyable atmosphere for dine-in or carry-out. Enjoy healthy, delicious options made with fresh ingredients carrying on its tradition of serving high-quality dishes. Also offered are a wide variety of locally roasted gourmet coffees, teas, and smoothies.

The current menu is located on their FB page (link above).

Event space 

On the second floor, you will find a 4000 sq/ft event space that can be rented and, if desired, catered by Fresco On First. The contact number is 815-677-5192.

Located in the basement is a gym which is also home to First Street Fight Club and can be reached by calling  815-440-6156.

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Matinee Shows:
Monday, March 11, 2024
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Matinee Seating Begins: 11:20am

Platinum Seating – $72.00 (comes with a free cocktail)
Gold Seating – $65.00
Silver Seating – $62.00
Price Includes: Buffet, Coffee, Tea, Show, Dessert, Tax & Gratuity
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