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Fresco's Restaurant & Bar

100 Fourth Ave | Ridley Heights Plaza, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
905-687-8088
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Ranked #50 of 326 restaurants in St. Catharines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas, Vegetarian, Pizza & Pasta
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Had a great business lunch at Frescos. I got the arugula and apple salad with chicken on it and it was great. Good portion size to fill you up and very tasteful. I will be back for the salad. Server was good and attentive.

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St Catharines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very uninspiring tapas. Crab cake served with an ordinary tomato sauce. Poor pairing. Salad OK, slider OK, but that would be hard to mess up.

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St.Catharines
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

A few of their finger foods are delicious such as their shrimp and mushrooms but their pizza was almost inedible. Some of the party took a bight and got rid of the rest.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I usually love this place. Food is always good. But was totally and utterly grossed out by this experience. The server was talking to guests behind the bar while playing with her hair AND BARE FEET. I'm sorry but this is totally unacceptable. Then she takes our order and gets it totally wrong! Then wouldn't even come near us the... More

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Kingston, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This was my third or fourth visit to Fresco's, but it was by far the least pleasant. The visits were, however, several years apart, so perhaps the restaurant has gone downhill somewhat. (There is not a lot to choose from in St. Catharines.) On previous occasions I've had lunch or dinner. This time, however, we weren't very hungry, and simply... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Went for dinner last week. Service was slow. Ordered the Zucchini Parm, It arrived with 3 slices of breaded zucchini with a slice of mozzarella cheese placed over the zucchini, not melted. Over cooked spaghetti & too salty tomato sauce. Basically paid 15. for overcooked pasta. Couldn't eat it all. Friend ordered Seafood Cataplana. It was Terrible. Couldn't eat it... More

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Port Hope, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

This was our second visit to Fresco's and we were not disappointed. It was no problem to substitute mashed potato for rice which made one of us very happy. All the food was nicely cooked and beautifully presented. Our waitress was efficient but not obtrusive. In all a very nice place. Good value for the money and a pleasant time.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Good food. The best wraps I have had, served hot, and very tightly wrapped so you can easily eat with no mess. A nice varies menu - Prime Rib Wrap is nice, as is the Salmon wrap, lots of pasta and burger choices too. Fresh beer. My go to place for a casual business lunch with clients. The booths have... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We moved here just little of a month and a half and I wanted to try somewhere that's not the typical chain restaurant. I searched on here and came to try this on Saturday for lunch. From the outside you would think it's a little diner, not much else but upon walking it, you are greeted by a colourful atmosphere... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Went in with my girls Friday night for dinner. This place is beautiful. I just love the decor. Excellent server and she was excited to tell us about specials and that they have a new menu. I ordered the fish tacos, YUMMM. My main course was the sweet chili salmon, Yum Yum. I love this place. We had a great... More

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