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264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-720-3737
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (35 reviews)
“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
“lobster” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresco Trattoria is an excellent place to eat. Chris was my superb waiter and he suggested William Hill Cabernet 2015 and it was smooth and full bodied, without being sweet or dry. I had the prosciutto wrapped scallops served over baked cauliflower purée. The sauce...More

Thank Paulatrip8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I went for the first time since the remodel. We were both impressed and enjoyed it very much. The server was attentive and checked in throughout without bothering us or making us feel rushed. The owner also stopped by to make sure...More

Thank thekfam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Followed Trip Advisor to Fresco. Great seafood and Italian. Very generous portions. Only weakness, service is spotty. Sometimes very professional, sometimes amateur night. Do not let that prevent you from trying Fresco out. Very nice local on the ocean side of pch, with free valet...More

Thank James O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently celebrated by mother-in-law's 85th birthday party at Fresco. Finding a venue for our large party (18 adults, 6 children) was not easy. Many places want a minimum for a private room and because we were not sure exactly how many family members would...More

Thank Bonnie S
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Service is slow, check so incorrect, loud loud restaurant and can't hear conversation with your guests.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We ate dinner here twice and enjoyed the sea bass and a pasta dish one day and salad and other fish the next. It is casual, yet lovely. The California wines we chose were new to us and delicious. We appreciated the pleasant and efficient...More

Thank maryanns826
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The food would earn 4 stars but the service is a negative 3. We eat out almost every night and when I say the service here is ABYSMAL, I mean it. Not bad. Not horrible. ABYSMAL! Wife had one of the pizzas which she said...More

1  Thank Brian F
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here with a group of friends for lunch. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Each meal we got (panini, risotto, ravioli, salad, and rigatoni) were perfect in flavor, texture, and temperature. Nice decor topped off a great meal. Definitely a place to...More

Thank Bemalu E
Reviewed 31 August 2017

What a great makeover this restaurant just had! If you haven't been in for awhile, check it out. We enjoyed the happy hour, and so was everyone else as the bar seats were all taken. Lots of Italian food in Carlsbad, this reminds me of...More

Thank ScarlettHippie
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Cute restaurant close to the water. Awesome meal. I went with a friend and we both had fish. We loved our meals. Service was great.

Thank journeywoman
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Questions & Answers
Linda M
28 December 2016|
Response from UWLAW68 | Reviewed this property |
Yes to all but I would not wait on making reservations Parking on site is a plid
Linda M
28 December 2016|
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
They definitely are child friendly.
Imelda P
11 April 2016|
Response from SteveCathy2248 | Reviewed this property |
The address is 264 Carlsbad Village Drive. It's just beyond Carlsbad Boulevard on the right as you're heading toward the ocean.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
    (Carlsbad Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-720-3737
  • E-mail
At 264 Fresco, our goal is for every guest to leave feeling absolutely delighted with their dining experience. Whether you stop by for a quick drink, come in to share a special meal with a loved one, or are planning to host a private party, you can always count on us to deliver delectable food made from the finest ingredients, exceptional service, and a warm, lively, and welcoming atmosphere.
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