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

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to have a bite

Four of us were promptly seated. The place is not fancy and the service is not the best but is OK. We left the food do the talking... appetizers were good (had salad and the antipasto). The pasta and scallops were fine, my salmon was dry. Soups and 3 different cheesecakes were pretty good. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Lucybelle1
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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

My husband and I live in Lakeland and have heard some mixed reviews about Fresco's. We thought we would try them for breakfast this morning. I had the quiche. My husband had an omelette. Easy enough right? Our server was horrible slow and all over the place. She took our drink order then after about 15 minutes she returned to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A colleague suggested this restaurant to my wife & I for a nice lunch on our way through town. What a pleasant surprise! Our server, Seff, was most helpful and friendly. He went out of his way to be sure we were taken care of and happy. The Philly Cheese Steak is very good. It comes with American cheese which... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have no bad food experience there, but I do not really go there unless someone else invites me there. I think the owner has always had a bad attitude, and I have a hard time supporting that.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Four of us were promptly seated. The place is not fancy and the service is not the best but is OK. We left the food do the talking... appetizers were good (had salad and the antipasto). The pasta and scallops were fine, my salmon was dry. Soups and 3 different cheesecakes were pretty good. It was not too loud though... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I tried to have lunch with my girlfriend here and they wouldn't let us sit down because they closed in an hour! That is absolutely rediculous, I will never return to this place and wouldn't recommend it to anyone, I haven't heard very good things about it anyway but I wanted to give it a shot myself. But after today,... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I like this place. I'd say we are "regulars" as we're there more than once a month. I can't give it 5 stars because I think they have a few shortcomings, but certainly nothing to keep us from frequenting it. The owner is pleasant, the food good, and the drinks excellent. They are however, crazy slow. On more than one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I recently visited with friends for dinner and had a lovely experience. Our food was yummy! The restaurant wasn't very busy so we had the servers undivided attention. The highlight of the meal was dessert; a case of cupcakes, cheesecakes, etc. was too tempting to pass up and we certainly weren't disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Frescos is a great spot in downtown Lakeland, walking distance from the historic Munn Park. They have a great lunch and dinner menu. The Monte Crisco with raspberry yummy sauce is delectable at lunch time! I usually upgrade my side to Mac-n-cheese (which is a decent enough portion to feed my 4 year old). My favorite dinner is the Chicken... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place has a wide variety of healthy foods and coffees. Indoor or outdoor seating is available. My beef tenderloin flatbread was a unique choice and I added a side of healthy quinoa salad for another first for me upon my daughter's suggestion. Music is also available on certain days of the week.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

A seperate sitting area for a group of 10ish, a good size banquet room for bridal shower, baby shower or a small business meeting. Tasty food, friendly staff and romantic like atmosphere. Bar seating amd outdoor seating too.

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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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?