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Fresco Trattoria & Bar

264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-720-3737
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (31 reviews)
“tiramisu” (13 reviews)
“pappardelle” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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1 - 10 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Real italian food. Beautiful place and even better food! Don't miss the tiramisu!!!! The service was very good too!

Thank meryar21
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been coming to Carlsbad Inn for many years and always enjoyed eating at Fresco's. This year we celebrated Father's Day there and were disappointed in the quality of the food as well as the service. I don't know whether management has changed or the...More

Thank ArleneB435
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere in the dining area, but liked the bar area better. The food was great. The bartender was friendly and help. We will return.

Thank Sandy2645
Reviewed 24 May 2017

All the employees at my work went out for a birthday celebration for two of us. We were seated outside on the covered patio. The service was very good and the menu selection was filled with authentic Italian dishes, including the seafood linguine,which I ordered....More

Thank Amazon53
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to this trattoria in downtown Carlsbad very near the beach was a nice surprise; it had been recommended by friends with tastes similar to ours. We dropped in without reservations on a week night and since high tourist season isn't quite here...More

Thank MaisonRavalet
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had an early dinner, so it was not very busy. The service was great and the food even better. I had the veal parm and my wife had a shrimp dish with lemon wine sauce. Both were cooked very nice and included lots of...More

Thank Keystonekel
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Vacationed to Carlsbad and North County and was tired of steakhouses - wanted Italian and good Italian. Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana got good reviews, but is also very crowded as it is by the beach. Had a very long wait list on a Saturday. We went...More

Thank Lee C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Went on Mother's Day (so couldn't just leave and go somewhere else). All due respect to our server who was very nice, but this place is a disaster: 1. Restaurants should not be open during major construction. Plywood on the floors (people tripping) and just...More

1  Thank followingjames
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Good italian food. Nice ambience. Fresh ocean air for patio seating. Steamed mussels are so dilicious! We're so glad it's within The Village.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Great service, good food, good size restaurant, under construction right now but still open. Recommend the salmon.

Thank Maritza H
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Linda M
Child friendly? Open New Years Eve? Reservations available?
28 December 2016|
Response from Charles H | Reviewed this property |
Yes to all but I would not wait on making reservations Parking on site is a plid
Linda M
Child friendly? Open New Years Eve? Reservations available?
28 December 2016|
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
They definitely are child friendly.
Imelda P
What is the street address for Fresco Trattoria in Carlsbad, CA?
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
Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
    (Carlsbad Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-720-3737
  • E-mail
Enjoy wonderfully authentic food and ambiance in the main dining room, casual bar, or the warm inviting patio. Leone D’Arcangelo and his family look forward to welcoming you to the restaurant. Fresco is one block from the sparkling blue Pacific and very similar to the village of Sperlonga where Leone was born. The romance of Italy is here in beautiful downtown Carlsbad. Visit Leone and his staff for lunch, dinner or perhaps a drink after work.
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