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“Try one of their Magic Squares - Delicious” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

Fresco's Bakery & Bistro
132 South Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL
863-683-5267
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Ranked #56 of 384 Restaurants in Lakeland
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Lakeland, Florida
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97 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Try one of their Magic Squares - Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Frescos Bakery and Bistro in downtown Lakeland
This was our first visit to the Frescos Bakery and Bistro (visited 05/04/13). We went on a Saturday because we felt we would miss much of the weekday work lunch crowd (and did). Our waitress arrived quickly and after handing us a menu, asked if we wanted water which they bring in a quart size refrigerated bottle and leave on the table. (Nice idea.)

After looking over the menu and I decided to try the Reuben and my wife opted for a South West Salad. I upgraded my side to a bowl of ‘mac and cheese’ since I had seen someone with it as we arrived. The Ruben and Salad were good; however, the bowl of mac and cheese did not have the ‘baked on’ layer of cheese I saw on the one that came as an entrée. I’d say it was OK; but nothing to get excited about.

Since this is also a ‘bakery’, we had to try one of their desserts. They have a very good selection and were told they change frequently. We opted for a Seven Layer Magic Square (warmed) which was delicious (and enough to share). All in all I’d say the prices are reasonable and the staff attentive.

They have a very through web site (with prices) so check it out if you want to know more.
http://www.frescoslakeland.com/home.html

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vermont
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
“Good food in a hip atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Visited Frescos for late afternoon Sunday brunch. Frescos is a european style restaurant/bakery offering options for sitting inside or out. We arrived around 2:45pm so the live music was just wrapping up as we were being served. I had eggs benedict florentine with hash browns and fruit. I'm pretty picky about my hollandaise sauce and I thought the hollandaise at Frescos was pretty good. I also really liked that this restaurant offered fruit as a side. I'd recommend Frescos for good food in a hip/trendy atmosphere.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Average, that's about it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

The prices are good and this place is great for a fast lunch. Went there several times but the food was kind of bland. Overall, it's worth going at least once to check it out

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Fresh and friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Fresco's brunch and outdoor seats are very enjoyable. They also cater events around the area like Keel and Curry Friday wine downs in Plant City. Their omelets are incredible

Visited January 2013
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Lakeland, Florida
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I have been there several times. The first time was with my friend and my cousin. The sandwich was delicious but the dessert was even better. Now my excersize group meets there once a month. They have a banquet room that they always put us in and it's set up so elegantly. They are reasonable priced and again, the food is delicious. The gentleman that waits on us is a jewel. They are lucky to have him. He keeps up with our group of 20+ ladies that range in age in 47-88 yrs old. He keeps track of our orders and even makes a game out of it for our give aways.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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