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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
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Took my Valentine here for Brunch

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Richard E
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Lakeland, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Lakeland, Florida
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136 reviews 136 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
51 helpful votes 51 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tampa, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I visited for brunch and had a pretty good time. Service and food were good, the prices were fair and I enjoyed everything I ordered. I went during brunch time on a Sunday There were two men inside playing live music. I was sat right next to them which made holding a conversation uncomfortable. I know some people enjoy that,... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

For our anniversary we went to this restaurant. The quality of the food was very good and the price was reasonable. Service was a bit slow at times. However, the staff was ver friendly and we were given free desert for our inconvenience.

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Lakeland, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great place to meet friends Fresh food Sunday lunch busy but worth the wait,also great dinner Great Desserts!!!!

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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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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, Bakery, 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?