What does al fresco mean?

al fresco meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1753, Italian, actually "in the fresh (air)." Italian al presents a contraction of words from Latin advertising "to" (see ad-) + ille "that." Alfresco in addition designed "painted on plaster that has been still fresh or damp" (1764; see fresco).

al fresco meaning in Cooking Dictionary

Italian term for a patio dinner or social occasion presented outdoors.