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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
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.
US$ 11 - US$ 30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Started with the baked artichoke appetizer, loved it and the fact they jazz it up with pancetta! Then, ordered the spaghetti carbonara and loved every flavorful bite. I’ll be back!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

After quarterly visit's since this place has been in business, many special occasions and thousands of dollars the new updated Fresco has terrible service, idiots as food servers and may be off our list after dozens of great occasions over the years. Went for Happy...Hour, no menu on website, asked for one after sitting for 15 minutes with no service, told to scan which I did and even with other menus no happy hour, Finally asked for paper hour happy menu sitting at the bar at this point for 20 minutes. idiot gave me a regular menu> After they wasted a half hour of my time with no service or information I left and warned those entering the service is nonexistent. Good luck to Linda who has invested time and money and if many others share my experience another owner will occupy this great location in the near futureMore

Date of visit: June 2021
264Fresco, Owner at 264 Fresco, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello, We are so sorry that you had a poor experience with us. This is certainly not one that we would want any quest to have. Should you decide to give us another chance we will certainly ensure to take great care of you during...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this awesome spot after a long day traveling. We didn’t have reservations but were easily sat at a bar side table with our two boys. The server was cool and collected despite being busy. We had delicious spa treatment custom cocktails and ordered...salads and lobster dishes. The server and floor manager were delightful, the atmosphere was lovely and we enjoyed a crisp California evening by the ocean with an amazing meal. The server more than made up for our boys’ meals being delayed. It was a win for us.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I ate here we sat on the outdoor patio during Happy Hour. We had a unique salad, pizza and a custom drink. The food was excellent as was the service. The second time we ate at a table inside, open air. Again...had an excellent custom drink. We order appetizers, Brussel sprouts, Calamari and excellent scallops. I had the Beet salad it was good but I am going to try another salad the next time. I will be coming back and also will recommend to anyone passing thru Carlsbad. The parking is limited right now because they are using the lot for dining outdoors. They are training new staff, be patient and you may want to review your check before paying.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So friendly and the food was different than other places which is why we liked it. The chef at the Deck is an artist and so glad we experienced it.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 11 May 2021

Reservations are recommended but service is friendly and quick. We had reservations for 6:30 and were out in less than an hour. Gluten free pasta is available and our server was knowledgeable to making a dish not labeled "GF" as such (Pollos Tres Colores). Everything...was very good - brussels sprouts appetizer, Ravioli al Formaggio di Capra, beet salad, Spaghetti Carbonara, and the Pollos Tres Colores as mentioned. Bread and olive oil is complimentary when you are seated. We were seated indoors but there is outdoor dining with heaters above which is still needed this time of the year. The atmosphere is very nice but dress can be casual.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 May 2021

May 4 2021, dinner at 6:15 pm. Seated promptly. Large dining areas. We like early diners. I had lasagna, serving could have been enough for a family of four. Generous amount of sauce, meat, and cheese blended into a lovely dish. My son asked for...a vegetarian dish, which was not on the menu. Server created a pasta dish with pesto and vegetables. He loved it. We recommend this Italian restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 27 April 2021

The restaurant has gone through a transformation since we were last here and is a lively place that has the energy of an upbeat restaurant. In addition, 264 Fresco has done a wonderful job is expanding its outside dining to accommodate safe COVID practices. Fortunately,...the food remains appetizing and we very much enjoy our two seafood dishes. Both were prepared beautifully and met our expectations which made for a fun night out.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 15 April 2021

We drove past this place and every time it was packed, so one night we stopped in for dinner. Not sure what the hype is. Food was bland at best. You could get better "italian" at olive garden. Even the little bread that was brought...had a chunk in it that was quite hard. Plenty of seating though, with the upstairs and the tent available.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 10 March 2021 via mobile

Carlsbad Food Hop #2 of 6. We stop at a restaurant for an appetizer and glass of wine. Loved this place!! Excellent customer service. We had the Burrata, Prosciutto and artichoke heart. Glass of Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio. We will be back!

Date of visit: March 2021
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28 July 2018|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Check the on-line menu. Maybe just salads.
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
28 December 2016|
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
They definitely are child friendly.
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Frequently Asked Questions about 264 Fresco

Yes, 264 Fresco offers takeaway services.

Yes, 264 Fresco offers delivery services.

264 Fresco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5