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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chicken quesadilla

Served with salsa and sour cream. Garnished with chopped tomatoes and lettuce. All was fresh and tasty. I had my chicken grilled...cheese was melted perfectly. If you like quesadillas you'll love theirs!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Kap1313
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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94 reviews 94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Served with salsa and sour cream. Garnished with chopped tomatoes and lettuce. All was fresh and tasty. I had my chicken grilled...cheese was melted perfectly. If you like quesadillas you'll love theirs!

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Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Fresco's has been moving more upscale with better dinner and brunch offerings and a FINE bar. At Sunday brunch try a really excellent corned beef hash with eggs: shreds and chunks of real corned beef with eggs is hard to beat. Yesterday's dinner started with a terrific bourbon Manhattan. Fresco's has an excellent selection of bourbons, classic cocktails, beers and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I was looking for a place to have mimosas and breakfast. It's nice that they open early, they were very accommodating and the food was very good.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We revisited Fresco's after out last visit a year ago. The food was good (grilled salmon and beef bourguignon), service was fine, and the ambiance mid-happy hour. Speaking of that, currently their happy our from 3 to 7 pm is 20% off the entire bill, a great deal. Would go again.

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Lakeland, Florida
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143 reviews 143 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Fresco's Bakery & Bistro 132 S Kentucky Ave. Lakeland, FL 33801 (863) 683-5267 Took my Valentine here (2/14/15) for Brunch. She ordered a ‘Summer Salad’ and I ordered an Omelet. Fresco’s is one of the many restaurants in downtown Lakeland but seems to draw from the many locals downtown. Since we arrived before the lunch crowd, we were seated promptly... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The service was the worst ever! The menu items are VERY overpriced! The one-man band was the only thing worth going for. Don't waste your money going here, although the place is cute that is all it has going for it. The restrooms are down a long hall and ladies should not venture there alone, creeps lurk that hallway! We... More 

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Atlanta
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Can you imagine a restaurant so bad that a party of 5 got up and left before the meal arrived? We couldn't believe it either. It was just after 2pm on Black Friday and we headed out for a late lunch after shopping. Wandered in to Frescos in downtown Lakeland and were immediately seated. The server was prompt and announced... More 

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Tallahassee, Fl
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78 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

It's always a gamble trying out local restaurants, but the reward is when one is particularly good. That's the case with Fresco's. Many of the restaurants close at 9, and the later closing is what initially caused us to select this location - plus it was walking distance from our hotel, another bonus. The ambience is a little unusual as... More 

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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Our dinner group of 6 dined at Fresco's this past Saturday; it was my second time having dinner there. Although their menu is small, it has a nice selection of appetizers and main dishes, we all enjoyed our meals. It is a bakery, so the dessert case is full of wonderful delights to enjoy after dinner or to take home.... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We've dined at this restaurant for years and have always enjoyed the food but our most recent meal was a bit off. We ordered the Duck lettuce wraps which were good but nothing special. I had the carrot coconut soup which was good but under-seasoned - it definitely needed some salt. I ordered the bacon-wrapped filet (I ordered mine medium)... More 

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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, Bakery
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?