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Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

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132 South Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL
863-683-5267
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7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Wed 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great brunch!

Food is prepared so nicely and tastes delicious. Generous portions too. Their stuffed French toast and hot chocolate is amazing

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Hannah H
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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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English first
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Frescos is a great spot in downtown Lakeland, walking distance from the historic Munn Park. They have a great lunch and dinner menu. The Monte Crisco with raspberry yummy sauce is delectable at lunch time! I usually upgrade my side to Mac-n-cheese (which is a decent enough portion to feed my 4 year old). My favorite dinner is the Chicken... More 

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Shrewsbury
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place has a wide variety of healthy foods and coffees. Indoor or outdoor seating is available. My beef tenderloin flatbread was a unique choice and I added a side of healthy quinoa salad for another first for me upon my daughter's suggestion. Music is also available on certain days of the week.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

A seperate sitting area for a group of 10ish, a good size banquet room for bridal shower, baby shower or a small business meeting. Tasty food, friendly staff and romantic like atmosphere. Bar seating amd outdoor seating too.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice business lunch. Great Ahi Tuna salad and a side of salmon. Really nice atmosphere and good prices.

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Food is prepared so nicely and tastes delicious. Generous portions too. Their stuffed French toast and hot chocolate is amazing

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lake hamilton, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We decided to go to Fresco's Saturday night. As it was late we called and asked how late to they serve dinner and the answer was midnite! That is very unusual for central Florida. Dinner was excellent--a wonderful filet and scallops. The band was great and the service perfect. Good wine and whiskey assortment.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had a great Sunday Brunch today in downtown Lakeland. Parking is on the street. There is seating inside and outside. A 2 man band was playing. Their music added to the brunch atmosphere but never too loud to overpower conversations. Enjoyed steeped tea served with rock candy. No free refill on tea. The tea is steeped in the kitchen. We... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Friday evening, about 6:30, promptly seated in this gorgeous restaurant. The bar way full with patrons, standing room only. The dining rooms about 60% full. Nice crowd. The place smelled good, as a restaurant should. No assigned parking, grab street parking. Adjusted rest rooms, seems like half a block down the hall are filthy at 8pm. Super super slow service... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We have loved Frescoe's since they opened. They expanded their space and took away the bistro, eclectic atmosphere we loved! They painted the walls black which makes it look dark and dank! They always have great food but we like a cheery place to enjoy it. They need to extend their hours, that's for sure!

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I had the turkey club. Great sandwich. Atmosphere is fantastic! Down town Lakeland. Charming seating area with bar and fresh made deserts. Sweet tea was sweet! Look to spend about $10 at least for lunch.

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Additional Information about Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

Address: 132 South Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL
Phone Number: 863-683-5267
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 South Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-683-5267

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?