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Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
+1 727-894-4429
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible11%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“carbonara” (6 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we were disappointed in the service and food we had gone there in the past and it was much better we were dissapointed

Thank Donna N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my first time dining at Fresco's. They are the only restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg with outdoor dining right on the water. I made an easy reservation with them on OpenTable and requested a patio table. It was not a busy night and...More

Thank geomom01
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Loved being able to sit on Fresco's deck on the marina! This is one of only a few restaurants right on the water in downtown St Pete's, so caution, it gets busy! Make a reservation to make sure you can get a table. And it's...More

Thank Karenlori
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Wait staff is friendly and efficient. We had four people who order four different meals. Everything was excellent.

Thank Pamela4th
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We have eaten here on several occasions as location is fantastic. Unfortunately the service and food do not live up to the beautiful location. Welcome was less than pleasing waiter showed little or no interest and to say the food was less than pleasant is...More

Thank jane44602
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This restaurant has a beautiful view of the bay, but after eating out daily for almost a week, we decided to order breakfast in an effort to stay away from high-fat bar food. We really put our poor waiter through the ringer! My husband ordered...More

Thank 118commander
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We ate at Fresco's for the first time and plan to go back often. The outdoor dining overlooking the marina is the perfect way to top off an afternoon in downtown St. Petersburg. The food and the service were excellent. The menu offered a variety...More

Thank Marshall D
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

It was my fault really. I waited until the last minute to try and make a Friday night dinner reservation. When I searched Trip Advisor for restaurants, Fresco came up and had space available. The menu looked interesting and the location, right on the waterfront,...More

Thank LeeTSMI
Frescoswaterfront1, Manager at Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

I apologize for the experience that you may have had. We are currently pushing for a smoke-free bar. As for our spring rolls, they are made in house from scratch daily. Its surprising to hear that you didn't love one of our most popular dishes,...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The bartender and food runner tried to make up for the terrible server. It is a one of kind when it comes to St. Pete but the server Chris gives the company a terrible name. Won't waste another minute on this review.

Thank christina c
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped for dinner on a Sunday evening, seated quickly and Izabella was our server. Varied menu, starters, salads soups and a nice selection of entrees. Service was quick, we both ordered from the salad menu adding chicken to the Caesar and steak to the...More

Thank J S
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Questions & Answers
Maria R
3 February 2017|
Response from Marcus F |
One side. Potatoes,mix veg, seasonal veg, fruit, pineapple coleslaw, cucumber salad, French fries, tator tots, pasta salad, or soup of day.
4 September 2016|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
Street parking as well as city lot across from the marina. Park there and enjoy the beautiful walk past the marina to the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-894-4429
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