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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Two of us ordered the Farro salad, one with chicken and one with shrimp, and the third was a bowl of tomato bisque soup. The waitress commented that she had forgotten a spoon and would get one. We had to ask a second gentleman if...we could get one. Then, the kitchen staff need to refresh their memory of the menu. There was supposed to be spinach, mission fig, and peach. We had none of these on our salads. Arugula was the green on ours. I had some candied walnuts on my shrimp salad. Our chicken salad had none. The person who brought our water and took our order paid more attention than anyone else. And it was not busy while we were there.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 12 March 2024

Been going here for about 12 years now. Though the renovations have made the building and atmosphere much more open, modern and inviting, the food has gone from fine dining to worse than Olive Garden. And the price we paid for it makes me want...to cry. The carbonara was cold, which gave it a sticky gelatinous texture. ($24) The Caesar salad was a few whole pieces of romaine lettuce ($20 - we added chicken). For dessert, spoons were brought out in a dirty plastic drawer organizer (just bring them out on a plate with a napkin!) The tiramisu, which used to be my absolute favorite, was obviously several days old. It was dried into a disgusting crust on top. The lady fingers were over soaked to the point there was liquid all in the bottom. I told the server the food was subpar this time and did not live up to our previous experiences, he just shrugged and walked away.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

Blown away! Everything was excellent! We were a large group so we ordered many appetizers, all great! I ordered the sea bass, and it was amazingly cooked, seasoned lightly but wonderfully perfect, and the accompaniment it sat on was complex and flavorful, I don't even...remember what it was other than perfect. I was blown away! Also, what a gorgeous place inside and out. Appears to have a bar upstairs but we couldn't hear them at all, but our group was very loud so not surprised!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 December 2023 via mobile

My husband’s fettuccine alfredo with pollo and my marg hetita pizza were outstanding. Our server, Antonio, was the best!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

We went to 264 Fresco twice for dinner over a long weekend. It is a busy, large restaurant with multiple dining sections and the staff is attentive despite being overworked. Italian cuisine. The calamari is incredibly peppery and spicy, although it looked good! The pizza...was middling -- had promise upon first appearance but was oily and greasy. Most people were eating pasta which proves out to be what they do best. Wines by the glass are very good (red). Sit on the rooftop if you can.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2023

There were roughly 40 of us in Carlsbad for a business gathering. Our first experience here was the night before most people arrived so we were a small group and had a lovely dinner inside. The food was excellent and the service decent. The next...evening we had almost everyone on the roof deck for a couple hours of finger foods and drinks. Service was pretty attentive for that many people and we took up roughly half of the deck. The following evening after our farewell dinner at another restaurant about ten of us again headed to the roof for a nightcap. We were getting there just as they were having last call so felt a bit rushed, but that's understandable.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023

Service was great . Food was phenomenal. Short rib paperdelli was incredible delicious cocktails and topped off with a berry compote pannacotta

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

Good food, good service, good views. The only complaint I have is their wine is WAY over priced. Usually it’s double what you spend in a store, but theirs is almost 4 times as much. St. Michelle Chard, usually $15 in a store. $52 there.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 August 2023

We have eaten here a few times before and its a decent meal - see my review. This time we just came for drinks and sat up on the rooftop bar. You can also eat up there. Bar tender was great. The margarita was excellent....Despite what looked like great preparation and a nice big cube the old fashioned was a disappointment from a taste perspective. Fair pricing for drinks.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 1 May 2023 via mobile

Met family here for dinner. Service was an interesting fellow. Seemed very serious but was good at his job. Food was great.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 April 2023 via mobile

Be forewarned that it is noisy inside the restaurant. I previously ate outside and hadn’t experienced the noise level. Food was good. Waiter was indifferent. Not a bad experience, but certainly not the best.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 27 March 2023

March 2023: We were visiting friends in Carlsbad and were looking online for a nice place to take them to dinner. 264 Fresco was close to their hotel and looked very attractive, especially the upstairs terrace with fire pit. We wanted something nice, even upscale,...with good vegetarian options. Although we made our reservation for upstairs, it was very cold & windy that night. They were very accommodating in moving us downstairs, which was quite crowded (noisy!) but at least warm. They have a comfortable outdoor section along one side of the building, and a big tent outside too, which we suspect went up during the pandemic and will be temporary. I was looking forward to their wood-fired pizza and was disappointed that it was the flimsy type where when you lift up a slice all the toppings slide off. But another found the eggplant parmesan absolutely delicious and we deemed the evening a success. They serve breakfast too, which must be especially nice as they are close to the ocean and the neighborhood is lively with dog-walkers, joggers and other healthy sorts. Reserve in advance for dinner!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 16 March 2023 via mobile

Lunch for two on a Wednesday. Nice rooftop patio with obscured ocean views. Unremarkable and pricey salads and wine. Service was good. No complaints, just nothing special. Unlikely to return.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023

Had dinner here after a long day and loved it. Vince was our waiter and was great. He had good suggestions , both for dinner and for future meals during our stay in Carlsbad. Brussel sprouts were a nice appetizer, and the wine list is...nicely varied. Entrees were good, but the tiramisu was stellar. We'd come back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 5 February 2023 via mobile

Post researching restaurants in Carlsbad, we decided to give this eatery a try. The initial service from the bartender, who it appeared was serving in dual capacity of waiter and bartender, was unacceptable as he came over as not being sufficiently knowledgeable about the restaurant...and its offerings. He repeatedly responded “I will have to check” to ALL of our queries. He was later ‘rescued’ by a very charming female (pregnant) waitress, who saved the day #whew. Our experience from here on in was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our, food, cocktails, atmosphere (it was a lovely sunny day) and service. We highly recommend this chic restaurant if you are visiting Carlsbad.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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love2vacation1965
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Check the on-line menu. Maybe just salads.
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Yes to all but I would not wait on making reservations Parking on site is a plid
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They definitely are child friendly.
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264 Fresco is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5