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264 Fresco

264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2915
+1 760-720-3737
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (37 reviews)
“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
“lobster” (12 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2915
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My first visit and I am not impressed. I has the mussels and they were only average. Probably will not return

Thank Don G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have eaten here several times each year for over a decade. Linda gives it the real Italian touch. Server's friendly. Food consistently good especially veal and salmon. Closest spot to real Italy in the San Diego area.

Thank UWLAW68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the marghertia pizza and found the flavor to be lacking. The other party with us ordered the angle hair and tomato pasta and he said the dish was ok. I really don't think I'll return.

Thank T L
frescorestaurants, Owner at 264 Fresco, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am really sorry that you did not enjoyed your experience at Fresco. I will be glad to send you a gift certificate for you to try us again.Please send me your address. Thanks Linda

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carlsbad Village is just across the street. On the day we went to Fresco there was a huge open market and no parking, but thankfully Fresco allowed us to park there so instead of paying $35 we had a few minutes to see the fair....More

Thank LA_Engineer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here last night. The staff here are excellent. We really enjoyed our evening. They make a special margarita garnished with fresh berries that was spectacular,,, both of them 😬 The veil was excellent and served with a side of pasta and vegetables....More

Thank Marsh604
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a good meal. The newly renovated restaurant is very attractive, the service was attentive, and portions were quite large. The burrata appetizer was delicious and enough for 2. We had the sautéed shrimp and chicken artichoke dinners; both large portions....More

Thank Randimel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined at Fresco this evening. While vacationing in Carlsbad. The newly renovated restaurant was a wonderful dining experience. It’s beautiful! I had lobster that came with lobster ravioli and my husband had daviola pizza. We shared caprese. We would recommend all...More

Thank EnjoyLifeToday214
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Lobster bisque tasted like costco tomato bisque with cream added. There was a shrimp as the centerpiece. Owner walked around and we asked about it providing constructive criticism, but she laughed it off mentioning the price of real lobster. We laughed about never coming back.

Thank BradfordJBoyle
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Had a superb lunch here today. Love how the outdoors is incorporated into this Italian restaurant. Started with fresh baked bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, then salads, and pasta. Yum! Ample wine, beer, and spirits list. While here at lunch, this place must...More

Thank LodiWineBob
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We were a party of six with a reservation on a Friday night. We were seated promptly, ordered drinks that were served right away. We chatted while deciding what to order. Nice menu with many fine looking choices. Four of us ordered fish and the...More

Thank 19er
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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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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 92008-2915
    (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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