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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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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 34
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
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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
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Food was great and service was excellent. The BF had a burger. The meat patty to the lettuce, tomato and pickle - everything was fresh. I had a calzone that was good. My only complaint (which was my fault) is that it had too much meat. I usually don't have meat in my calzones and if I do i only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Food was great and service was excellent. The BF had a burger. The meat patty to the lettuce, tomato and pickle - everything was fresh. I had a calzone that was good. My only complaint (which was my fault) is that it had too much meat. I usually don't have meat in my calzones and if I do i only... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We showed up on a Tuesday afternoon and found that many of the restaurants were closed! We did find a jewel of a place to have lunch. Fresco. The price is average and the food exceptional.

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Calabasas, California, United States
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch on our way to San Simeon based on other TripAdvisor reviews and were very happy we did! You order at the counter and they bring the food to you. The staff is super friendly and the food is fantastic! I had the special turkey burger and a macadamia nut cookie and was very pleased with... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch in solvang. The grilled shrimp salad was delicious and the tuna club as well. Food was fresh and healthy with large portions.

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

Thanks for stopping by, Amy. The grilled shrimp is definitely a favorite, and I always love when people appreciate large portions. Stop back anytime, and thanks again! Take care, Aric C. More 

Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

And so glad we did. We were looking for reasonably priced (at least semi) healthy and tasty food and drink. We had not had much luck in the past 2 days finding it on our own and were in fact standing outside another highly rated allegedly reasonably priced restaurant when we ran into 3 local ladies who looked at the... More 

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

Thanks for following the locals' lead! I'm glad you could find healthy, affordable, and tasty food with us. The three local ladies seemed to have steered you in the right direction. We loved having you here from "hello" to "goodbye!" I'm so thankful that we could be a good spot for you on your vacation. All the best, Aric C. More 

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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Friendly wait staff. Good food. Can order full or 1/2 orders. Quick on bread to the table, which was nice. Bench style seating or tables, your choice. Open space. The passion fruit ice tea is yummy! The desserts looked awesome, but too full to eat anymore.

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

Unfortunately, you didn't make it to the desserts! Next time you'll have to save some room. I'm happy to hear that the service was speedy and the bread was delivered quickly. It's nice to know you enjoyed the open spaces. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Aric C. More 

Massachusetts
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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

It sounds like Tripadvisor pointed you in the right direction! I'm happy that the miso soup and veggie wrap were tasty for you. Also, you deserve great service -- it's great that you got that! We would love to see you again the next time you are in the area! All the best, Aric C. More 

Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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174 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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Additional Information about Fresco Valley Cafe

Address: 442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463
Phone Number: +1 805-688-8857
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 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
Cuisine: American

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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
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 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?