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Fresco Valley Cafe

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442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
+1 805-688-8857
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients...
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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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Sandwiches off the busy Main St.

We stopped here based on Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. We ordered the Miso soup, a veggie wrap and a salad. The service was excellent. The food fresh and delicious. The courtyard a real treat to enjoy your meal outdoors. We would definitely have lunch here and highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
esmirelda
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Massachusetts
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Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We stopped here based on Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. We ordered the Miso soup, a veggie wrap and a salad. The service was excellent. The food fresh and delicious. The courtyard a real treat to enjoy your meal outdoors. We would definitely have lunch here and highly recommend you try it! You won't be disappointed with the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Here is a restaurant, with dog friendly patio and a menu that stretches to the moon. You wonder, can they really make all that food? They do, and cordially as well. Whatever you can think of, and much more is presented at very fair prices and with exceptional quality and plating. Tucked away on Attertag Road (look for the Yellow... More 

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Joel, thanks so much for punching us into your GPS. I'm glad we could show you that it's possible to make all that food. More importantly, I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the dishes, the plating, and the service. We'd love to have you in again soon. All the best, Aric C. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Tucked away we ate a super flavorful meal here. We enjoyed the fireplace and the service was great. You can tell they put extra effort to make it all taste and look great. Well worth a stop.

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I feel that the effort we put into preparing the food is worth the great customer experience. So, I'm delighted that you enjoyed everything on your visit! We'll keep the fire roaring for you. Best, Aric C. More 

Coonoor, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We chose Fresco by looking at menus of Solvang restaurants. I'm vegetarian, so enough choices were available. Our family included 3 adults (one senior) and a 9-yr-old child. We had been traveling for 5 days. We had dinner there on the last evening of our trip. I had the mushroom sandwich, which was very good, potato leek soup (wonderful), and... More 

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm beyond thrilled that we could be the culinary highlight of your trip! We try to make sure our menu has something for the whole family, and we ensure there are options for almost any diet. It's unfortunate that the meatball parmesan didn't quite do it for your daughter, but thanks for letting us know about it. I see you're... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We loved this restaurant. Great setting and friendly helpful staff. We had had some not so good dining experiences in Solvang and was thankful when we found this spot.

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

So glad to hear that you had a great and friendly experience with us! We're thankful that you found us, too. We'd love to have you back the next time you're up north. All the best, Aric C More 

Aliso Viejo, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The outdoor seating was a little on the cold side, but the food was really good. The drinks were reasonable as well.

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm sorry you caught a chill on your visit, Toni. We like to make sure our diners are comfortable, so next time you come in, let us know how we can make sure everything is great -- not just the food! All the best, Aric C More 

Santa Clarita, CA
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Walking distance to lodging, good food and service, nice menu for both dogs and people! Offers an alternative to Danish food, which is the standard in this local area. Offers comfortable patio dining.

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience with us! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a great review for us. Hope to have you back in the future! All the best, Aric C More 

Solvang, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is our "go to" restaurant. There are so many choices and it never disappoints. I especially enjoy the daily pasta selections and the quiches. The compound butter served with the bread is wonderfully savory. We are always greeted when we arrive and the wait staff is just great. The side salad choices are amazing. I often choose the Chinese... More 

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

This was awesome to read! We're very glad to be your go-to restaurant, and we appreciate your recommendation of our pastas, quiches, side salads, and service. Can't wait to have you back again soon! Have a great day, Aric C More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Came here win family and had a sandwich along with a soup and it was delicious ! I would recommend coming here early I remember there was a wait. It's a quaint decorated restaurant family style

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I appreciate the thoughtful review of the sandwich and soup you tried during your last visit! We're glad you and your family enjoyed our atmosphere and food -- looking forward to having you all back again sometime. Best wishes, Aric C More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Off the main area of Solvang, tucked away in a corner, Fresco's is the perfect spot to sit have a great meal and relax and get away from the crowds on the main part of town. The outside dining area is attractive and comfortable and the food is delicious and plentiful and they do have a good selection of wines,... More 

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Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Hope to have you (and your dog) back in Solvang again soon! I'm very glad to know how much you enjoyed our outside dining area and atmosphere. We love that you're out and about spreading the good word about us, and we look forward to seeing you back sometime! Have a great day, Aric C More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8857

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?