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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: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 8
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  • 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
Great brunch!

Food is prepared so nicely and tastes delicious. Generous portions too. Their stuffed French toast and hot chocolate is amazing

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Hannah H
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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Food is prepared so nicely and tastes delicious. Generous portions too. Their stuffed French toast and hot chocolate is amazing

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lake hamilton, fl
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We decided to go to Fresco's Saturday night. As it was late we called and asked how late to they serve dinner and the answer was midnite! That is very unusual for central Florida. Dinner was excellent--a wonderful filet and scallops. The band was great and the service perfect. Good wine and whiskey assortment.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had a great Sunday Brunch today in downtown Lakeland. Parking is on the street. There is seating inside and outside. A 2 man band was playing. Their music added to the brunch atmosphere but never too loud to overpower conversations. Enjoyed steeped tea served with rock candy. No free refill on tea. The tea is steeped in the kitchen. We... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Friday evening, about 6:30, promptly seated in this gorgeous restaurant. The bar way full with patrons, standing room only. The dining rooms about 60% full. Nice crowd. The place smelled good, as a restaurant should. No assigned parking, grab street parking. Adjusted rest rooms, seems like half a block down the hall are filthy at 8pm. Super super slow service... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We have loved Frescoe's since they opened. They expanded their space and took away the bistro, eclectic atmosphere we loved! They painted the walls black which makes it look dark and dank! They always have great food but we like a cheery place to enjoy it. They need to extend their hours, that's for sure!

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Lakeland, Florida
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111 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I had the turkey club. Great sandwich. Atmosphere is fantastic! Down town Lakeland. Charming seating area with bar and fresh made deserts. Sweet tea was sweet! Look to spend about $10 at least for lunch.

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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This wonderful restaurant was around the corner from the Terrace Hotel, where we were staying so we had several meals here and all were excellent. The service was wonderful also. I learned about the restaurant from restaurant.com and they do have certificates for Fresco's. Breakfast was excellent, the bakery items are legendary, and the evening meals are well prepared and... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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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
5 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

Address: 132 South Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL
Phone Number: 863-683-5267
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
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
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Bakeries

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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, Bakeries
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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