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Fresco Valley Cafe

) #7 of 49 Restaurants in Solvang ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cafe, Pizza
442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
+1 805-688-8857
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (25 reviews)
“salmon tacos” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (16 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Pizza, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
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Reviews (176)
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We brought a run team there for a pre-race dinner with a pre-set menu. We arrived at the restaurant and they had our table and orders ready to go. We got every special request correct. The service was fast and attentive. Ryan was our waiter...More

Thank cheersman
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

I'm so glad that we were able to provide such a great experience for you and your team! Thank you so much for choosing us and for leaving such a kind review. It's such a big help to us, and we can't wait until we...More

Reviewed 7 May 2016

We were here at the end of the lunch hour on a Sunday. There was only one unenthused person taking orders. Along with other customers we waited a very long time to finally get a couple of sandwiches. The person who brought our order, who...More

Thank B L
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2016

BL, I truly am sorry that you had to wait so long for your food. My team works hard to keep things moving quickly, but it seems we let you down this time. We completely understand your frustration and will definitely keep this in mind...More

Reviewed 3 April 2016

Looking for a light lunch or even Dinner try this spot out just 2 blocks off Main Street Un a Quiet little area. Big choices on their menu with lots of beverages to choose from. Big salads to compliment the rest of your meal, The...More

Thank Doug M
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Hey Doug! Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad that you stopped by our cafe, and hope we get the chance to cook for you again soon! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner

Reviewed 18 March 2016

We were handed a menu while waiting in line to order at the counter where one person was working. The next step would be find your own seat. For the prices, I would rather be waited on. Gave up and left. Did not appear to...More

Thank 820AmyD
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

I'm sorry that you weren't a fan of our ordering style, Amy. We've been at this for more than 20 years now, and the process of ordering at the counter has proven to be the best for my team and our guests. It's a shame...More

Reviewed 17 March 2016

This catered lunch was put together by Matt one of the owner's of Fresco Valley Café in Solvang. The entire experience could not have been any better from the wonderful table setting of the most delicious selection of meats, cheeses and fresh berries. The bruschetta...More

Thank Allan H
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2016

I believe that some of life's sweetest moments happen over meals, so it was my utmost pleasure to make the day as special as possible. Thank you for choosing us to cater the fun occasion -- I had an absolute blast. Take care, Mathew Raab,...More

Reviewed 14 March 2016

My wife and I recently did a drive from Santa Barbara and literally stumbled upon this exceptional restaurant during a stop in Solvang. We couldn't be happier that we found Matt, owner and his staff at the Fresco Valley Cafe . We are from Chicago...More

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Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2016

It's wonderful to hear from you! I'm beyond thrilled that you had such an amazing time with us here in Solvang. Thank you so very much for trying us out, and for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. Your support means a...More

Reviewed 3 March 2016

We visited Fresco Valley Cafe based on a local friend's advice and we were so glad we did. The day was warm, we sat on the patio and enjoyed our choices from the specials offered and a menu item. My Mom had the special broccoli/cheddar...More

Thank Amber F
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2016

It's wonderful to hear from you, Amber. We're delighted that your friend recommended us -- thank her for us, will you? All of us here at Fresco Valley Cafe work hard to give every single guest the best possible experience, so it's encouraging to know...More

Reviewed 3 February 2016

We had great food and outstanding desserts. I must be spoiled, as even as good as the house wines were excellent, I can't see $8 per glass a little steep, sorry. They didn't a good job serving a group of 35.

Thank HannanBrowne
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2016

Thank you for giving us a try, Hannan! We had a blast serving you and your group. Hope you get another chance to dine with us in the future! Take care, Mathew and Aric

Reviewed 27 January 2016

We enjoyed super meals in this family-owned, family-run restaurant. I felt like I was in an English country restaurant enjoying delicious, beautifully prepared food. The menu features something to suit every palate and food choice. As an almost-vegetarian, I thoroughly enjoyed the veggie burger but...More

1  Thank Hilary G
Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2016

It was our pleasure serving you during your visit to Solvang, Hilary! We absolutely love welcoming new guests, so thank you for giving us a try. Next time you're in our area, we'd love the opportunity to cook for you again! Take care, Mathew Raab,...More

Reviewed 2 January 2016

Can't explain the excellent reviews as the food is quite average. The presentation is nice but tasteless. I had a ahi sandwich with clam chowder. The fish was nicely cooked but bland. The soup was worse than bland. My wife had a French dip and...More

Thank slocal
Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

We're so disappointed that you didn't have a great experience with us. We work really hard to stand out among the crowd, but it seems we let you down, and our food wasn't quite your style. We think you caught us on an off-day, so...More

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Do you take reservations?
26 May 2016|
Response from Laura A | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you need a reservation. You order up front and they bring it to your table. Plenty of tables🌺
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 25
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8857
  • E-mail
Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7 days a week in a casual atmosphere, Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients with many light, healthy options to get you through the day.

Proudly offering regional, local wine with a variety of microbrews our outdoor patio is a great way to enjoy the beautfiul California sunshine.Our patio is pet friendly, we even have a dog menu!
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