We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
07:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 07:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 153: English reviews
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
Level Contributor
159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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
Beverly Hills, Michigan
Level Contributor
73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Everything about Fresco's is wonderful. It wasn't our first choice for the evening's dinner selection but we are glad to have "stumbled" upon it.

Thank MiPAS48025
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We went for a dinner, waited for 10 minutes just to get a menu. No vegetarian options at all, but since we were there, we decide to have a drink. We waited for other 20 minutes and nobody came to take our order. We gave up and left. Don't loose your time in this place.

Thank Rafael R
Lakeland, Florida
Level Contributor
203 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place seems to have changed a little since we were there a couple of years ago; It is self service at a counter, though they do bring you the food. The food was decent, the club sandwich and chicken Cuban sandwiches were said to be very good, but my bahn mi sandwich was not really very good. The pork... More 

Thank franciefuhrel
Lakeland, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places in Lakeland. Great menu choices and great bar selection. I probably go once a week. Absolutely love the corned beef and hash for weekend brunches. Service isn't always the greatest, usually about average but the food and ambiance always make up for it.

Thank Ty P
Florida Keys, Florida
Level Contributor
34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Went to Fresco's for lunch with my DIL and grand daughter. The Black and Blue Salad was great.......and they specially prepared a BLT that looked fabulous for my grand twin. If you are counting calories - stay away from the cash register - all the cupcakes and stuff is there..........I got some kind of peanut butter and chocolate fudge square... More 

Thank luckylucy48

Travellers who viewed Fresco's Bakery & Bistro also viewed

Lakeland, Central Florida
Lakeland, Central Florida
Lakeland, Central Florida
Lakeland, Central Florida

Been to Fresco's Bakery & Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fresco's Bakery & Bistro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?