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Fresco Valley Cafe

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442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
+1 805-688-8857
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11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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Solvang, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Fresco Cafe! They have a great menu for those who want fresh food that is prepared to order (not mass produced). The price is right for the value, as the portions for most menu items is larger. Make sure you check out Today's Specials and the soups of the day. They always have two soups (one vegetarian and... More 

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Thank GinaVWineLover
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It's such a pleasure hosting you, Gina! Thank you so much for the kind words regarding the quality and cost of our fare -- it means a lot to everyone here. I'm glad you're such a fan of our specials and soups, too. Hopefully, you'll drop by sometime soon -- we'd love to whip up some Salmon Tacos for you... More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here once before and couldnt wait to go again. We had fresh flowers on the table and a fire close by. We had a late lunch which held us for dinner also. We both tried the specials and loved them both

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Thank Katherine G
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Katherine, I'm delighted you had such a pleasant time dining with us. Thank you so much for the kind words regarding our fare and ambiance, and I truly hope we'll get the chance to host you again soon. Till then! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Avila Beach, Ca.
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a new restaurant for us - and we are very happy we tried it. Went for dinner around 6 p.m. on a Thursday. We assumed we had to order off the dinner menu but that was incorrect - the entire menu is available. I had the meatball appetizer - 3 good sized meatballs - and substituted the Bolognese... More 

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Thank AndiamoBrian
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

AndiamoBrian, I'm happy your first visit here turned out so delicious. I can't wait to let Samantha know how much you appreciated her help, too. Whipping you up those meatballs and your wife's tuna wrap was our pleasure, and we can't wait to host you again in the future. Thank you so much for the recommendation, and we truly hope... More 

Lomita, California
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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stumbled into the Fersco Valley Cafe looking for another place to eat that we never found and are very happy we did. This is a great quiet cafe that has plenty of inside and outside dinning areas. It is in a square at the end of a street so is quiet and inviting. My wife ordered one of the... More 

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Thank 707clayg
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm glad you and your wife were such fans of our fare. It's a delight knowing she enjoyed her wrap, and I'm glad your sandwich's flavor was matched by our french fries. Hopefully, the next time you're both craving something delicious, you'll stop by our cafe again. Till then! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Park City
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Surprisingly many restaurants close early in Solvang. The staff at Fresco Valley Cafe were super welcoming even though we arrived about 20 minutes before closing time. The food arrived quickly and was very good. Cozy setting with a lovely fireplace.

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Thank ParkCitySgh
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

We're always more than happy to welcome in guests up until we close, so I'm glad that you were able to stop by! Thank you for giving us a shot and for writing such a lovely review. We hope your visit to Solvang was one to remember! Until next time, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

It has been a very nice meal! We ate pizza and a cesar salad and both were tasty and nicely presented!

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Thank Joan S
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Joan, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. I'm so excited to know that you enjoyed your pizza and Caesar salad so much. I hope we get the chance to cook for you again soon! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local shop owner. We really enjoyed the setting which was picturesque with the mini windmill and antique store. The patio dining was nice (although flies were rampant). It was easy to order inside at the counter, and fun to see the baked goodies and wine there. Our lunches were very tasty and... More 

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Thank melmooreii
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you were recommended to us! Thank you for giving us a shot. We work hard on all the little details, so it means a lot that you noticed. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back again soon. Until next time, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Sun Lakes, Arizona
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334 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at hundreds of these restaurants over the last few years. This rates with the best of them. The positives: good food, large portions(enough to split), fair prices, quiet location at end of a clean street, nice outdoor tables, excellent service and some of the friendliest staff we have experienced while traveling for the last few weeks in... More 

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Thank funhogs2
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

What a review! I'm thrilled to know that you love everything about our cafe -- that's such an honor. Thank you for taking the time to share your support here online. Next time you're in our area, we truly hope to serve you again! Until then, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Valencia
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This restaurant was rated 4 stars on yelp. We decided to try it out. We thought it would be a sit down type of restaurant. We were surprised that we had to order at a front counter but that was really not an inconvenience. Food was good and everything was fresh down to the hand cut French fries. Too bad... More 

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Thank Thomas B
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thomas, you'll definitely have to come back and try our cookies! You're right -- they are delicious. I'm so delighted to hear that you gave us a shot and that you enjoyed your meal so much. We work hard to make sure every dish is perfect. Thank you for the review. Hope to see you soon! Take care, Mathew Raab,... More 

Solvang, California
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Having been an occasional customer at Fresco in SB & Goleta I was very happy when they opened up in Solvang and now within walking distance for me! Not fast food - but good, fresh food. They have amazing desserts!

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Thank MsMoch
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Ms. Moch, I'm so happy to have your support. Thank you for writing such a lovely review. I hope we get the chance to serve you again soon! Our desserts are calling your name! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8857
Description
Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients with much of the menu items made from scratch. We proudly offer regional, local beer and wine with a variety of microbrews. Join us at Fresco Valley Cafe and experience the difference. Your table is waiting!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?