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Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

132 South Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL
863-683-5267
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Ranked #51 of 371 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
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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
2 helpful votes 2 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Lakeland, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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