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Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

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132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 07:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Miami, Florida
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Fresco's is around the corner from the Terrace Hotel. We happened upon Fresco's while looking for a local spot for breakfast. We have eaten there about 10 times. service is adequate. what it lacks in attentiveness (get up to get refills on coffee) it more than makes up for it in friendliness. This past visit we found a new reason... More 

Thank howards736
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Girls night out downtown Lakeland. A group of ladies met for a night on the town. We soon realized the storm brewing was not going anywhere. Luckily it was Sue's birthday and gave us excuses for indulging. Here are a couple of the delicacies at Fresco's.

Thank tastebudtravelers
west warwick
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went on Sat night with some friends. Service was very slow for such a small place. The food was terrible. I ordered a goat cheese and walnut linguine, it was so darn dry . It said it had a lemon cream sauce on it, it had the flavor of lemon but no sauce at all. My friend ordered the Gnocchi.... More 

Thank ruadiver2000
Lakeland, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Everybody has that Cheers Bar... where they know your name and they take care of you always. Where you feel welcomed, important, and like part of the family. Well, Fresco's is that for me. From their bar staff - Seff, Trent, Steve, Joe, and all the rest - to their servers... most especially Winnie, to their fantastic owners - Tim... More 

Thank Melissah B
Lakeland, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Downtown go to spot for Sunday Brunch. It is also good for lunch and dinner. Music at night. Good for coffee break, or after work cocktail as well. Food and service is outstancing.

Thank ProfMac863
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Second time to enjoy, dinner on first visit, brunch this time. Both great meals. Gluten free available.

Thank carin c
Lakeland, FL
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159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Fresco's has always served a good breakfast. Recently they changed from ordering food at the counter and getting your own coffee in paper cups from containers by the front door. Now all that has changed and I think for the better as they seat you and you place your order with a waiter. And, the menu is greatly expanded. Our... More 

Thank BobbyBaum
Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Their food is wonderful, priced well. They have live music and entertainment. It's always a great atmosphere. And best of all they have the Best Barman in Lakeland. Mr. Seff can mix anything and make it perfectly. You'll never be disappointed.

Thank becca3182000
Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I had heard a lot of great things about Frescos, so went there for lunch with friends. Got there around 3 and the place was almost empty. Stood at the bar for a few minutes while the staff said nothing to us. Finally, a staff member asked if we were eating there. She handed us a menu and told us... More 

Thank MicheleAY2014
Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I reluctantly tried Frescos despite the negative reviews because I thought I would see for myself. Well, the negative reviews pretty much sum the place up. We started off with some cocktails which were "ok" at best. Our server was nice but the service was horrible. We ordered our entrees only to be told before the so called 9PM cutoff... More 

Thank dinerreviewcom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-683-5267

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?