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Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

132 South Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL
863-683-5267
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Ranked #43 of 372 restaurants in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Lakeland, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Food & service are always excellent. We were last there for Sunday brunch and found food selection that met the needs of all. Food was well prepared & presented and prices are very reasonable.

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Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I ate here last night. We were extremely disappointed. First he order a soft crab shell sandwich only to find out that it is not available this time of the year (then why do you have it on your standard menu if it is a seasonal item). Next he ordered the "signature" burger. After waiting a while... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We arrived at 4:30 p.m. and were informed that the dinner service begins at 5:00 p.m., but the starter and salad menu was available. The bistro has a full menu and serves an extensive bottled beer menu, a nice wine menu, and (recently) cocktails. We had a "signature" hamburger and the BBQ chicken pizza. Both were excellent. We will go... More

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Not sure why they put a carpet down when they opened the new bar area?? The feel of the room has changed and not sure we like it at all - good thing the weather is changing and we are able to sit outside. Booth seating (instead of the high tops) not a good idea - especially in the front... More

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great lunch menu: salads, soups, sandwiches. Nice dinner: duck, risotto, chicken picatta. Music on the weekends. And, Sunday brunch can't be beat.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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154 reviews 154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Five of us ate at this downtown restaurant prior to going to see "Grease". We were told to sit wherever we wanted, so we picked the corner booth. The atmosphere and surroundings were nice, except it was very loud. We had a difficult time hearing the waitress, and she had a difficult time hearing us. The waitress was nice, but... More

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