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Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

132 South Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL
863-683-5267
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Ranked #38 of 372 Restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: Bakery, Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Having lived in Lakeland since early 1990's, I can say there have been many privately owned restaurants that have excelled, but still due to the local addiction to chains failed. I sure hope that's not the case here. Wife had heard lots of good things, but both were shocked not only by the originality & quality of food, but the... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

For Lunch, get the blue plate special. A great deal and upgrade the side to Mac n cheese; they have really good MnC. For after 5, they have a huge beer list.

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Lakeland, Florida
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49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I eat in or get food to go from here once a week. The price is fair....lunch for two normally runs us $13-$20. I love their taco salad...their chili is great!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We overnighted in Lakeland while visiting Florida Southern College's "Child of the Sun" campus to tour the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world. On our way out of town on an early Sunday afternoon we dined at Fresco's for brunch. Its hometown casual ambiance seemed like the perfect setting for a relaxed meal before our road... More

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Lakeland, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great location, friendly staff, tacky cheese plate. My date and I thought we would relax with a nice bottle of wine and a cheese plate. Wine selection average but priced accordingly. Cheese plate was laughable, however, I am particular about cheese plates. No choice in cheese selection was given. It arrived with 3 uncut blocks, a Cheddar,Blue, and Mozzarella. Mozz... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The ambiance has improved since their re-modelling. The service is something I do feel is so professional. Nice to see genuine service if you are paying such prices. Last week, we we went and it was so delightful to see that they moved their band out from the back corner into the main bar area, so we could enjoy the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had brunch here. We loved the location and atmosphere. It was clean and well decorated. Our food, however, was downright awful. My wife's omelette was served with cold sliced cheese stuck in the middle (not shredded, the proper way). Her potatoes were frozen and over salted. My pancakes tasted like they were a day old, dry... More

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Lakeland, FL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Fresco's is a great place for breakfast and has fabulous desserts. But today we only ate breakfast; too early for dessert. They recently expanded to the corner, taking in a small failing Chinese restaurant and quickly elegantly curved their bar and moved the entry to the corner. The wait staff is professionally dressed with pastel ties and black outfits. The... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Saturday night at 9pm begins "kill the bottle"! 4.00/glass of wine of previously opened bottles. Love the food and most always live music! They need to expand!

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My husband and I were very happy to find Fresco's almost a year ago. Finally an eclectic dinner place with music to listen to and enjoy while we dined with a nice menu. Last night we went for the first time since they remodeled and were disappointed for different reasons. It lost its "Eclectic appeal" since they no longer have... More

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