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264 Fresco

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Mon, 10/14
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

TO SHARE
10
Bruschetta Italiana
crostini + tomato + mozzarella + garlic + basil + evoo
10
Eggplant Parmigiana
eggplant + tomato sauce + mozzarella + parmesan
16
Prosciutto Burrata
prosciutto + creamy pulled cow's milk cheese + evoo + artichokes
12
Mozzarella Caprese
mozzarella + heirloom tomatoes + basil + evoo
16
Scallops
orange + tarragon + hollandaise sauce
14
Fried Calamari
golden fried baby calamari + side of spicy marinara sauce
9
Brussels Sprouts
gorgonzola + pancetta + brussels sprouts + balsamic vinaigrette
14
Steamed Mussels
white wine + garlic + tarragon + grilled bread
9
Cauliflower
fontina + parmesan + gorgonzola + mozzarella
10
Stuffed Artichokes
gorgonzola + parmesan
SOUPS + GREENS
+ salmon $10 | + shrimp $9 | + chicken $8
8.5
Daily Selection of Soups
8
Insalata Mista Novella
organic mixed greens + raspberry vinaigrette
9
Insalata dei Cesari
the classic caesar salad
10
Insalata di Noci
organic mixed baby greens + walnuts + poached pears + gorgonzola cheese + raspberry vinaigrette
9
Orange Salad
oranges + arugula + goat cheese + pine nuts + pomegranate balsamic
10
Beet Salad
organic mixed greens + arugula + beets + pine nuts + apples + gorgonzola + balsamic vinaigrette
10
Almond Salad
organic mixed greens + arugula + farro + dried apricots + sliced almonds + fontina cheese + mustard + evoo
15
Blackberries Salad
organic mixed greens + red onion + chicken + blackberries + lemon + evoo
11
Add Goat Cheese 1
Quinoa Salad
quinoa + heirloom tomatoes + arugula + corn + asparagus + red onion + sweet peas + lemon + evoo
PIZZA NAPOLETANA
baked in our woodfired oven at 900°
RED
12
Margherita
san marzano tomato + fresh mozzarella + basil + evoo
16
Capricciosa
san marzano tomato + artichokes + mushrooms + gaeta olives + cheese + basil + evoo
14
Diavola
san marzano tomato + mozzarella + salami and peperoncino calabrese + basil + evoo
WHITE
16
Affumicata
smoked sausage + mushrooms + smoked mozzarella + basil + evoo
16
Prosciutto & Arugula
arugula + prosciutto + cherry tomatoes + mozzarella + basil + evoo
18
Pesto
alfredo sauce + pesto + mozzarella + chicken
PASTA
gluten free pasta available (add $2)
Risotto del Giorno
ask for our risotto of the day
Pasta of the Day
ask for our pasta del giorno
15
Capellini alla Checca
angel hair + fresh tomato + garlic + basil
18
Fettuccine Alfredo con Pollo
flat noodles + alfredo sauce + sautéed chicken
25
Fettuccine
jumbo scallops + shrimp + chopped tomato
17
Spaghetti Carbonara
pancetta + eggs + pecorino romano + black pepper
20
Rigatoni Salsiccia Baked
italian sausage + tomato sauce + mozzarella + basil
18
Linguine alle Vongole Veraci (Rosse o Bianche)
fresh clams + white wine or fresh tomato sauce
18
Bucatini with Meat Sauce
meat sauce topped + meatballs
26
Linguine Mare Mosso
clams + mussels + calamari + shrimp + mixed fish + tomato sauce
PROTEIN
served with vegetables and spaghetti aglio e olio (no substitutions)
25
Chicken Tres Colores
airline chicken + peppers + sausage + onions + wine sauce
25
Chicken Portofino
airline chicken + artichoke hearts + pine nuts + lemon + butter wine sauce
26
Chicken Parmigiana
breaded organic chicken + fresh marinara + mozzarella
26
Veal Marsala
mushrooms + marsala sauce
26
Veal Piccata
lemon + capers + white wine sauce
32
Ribeye
12 oz grilled ribeye + polenta + pesto + broccolini
35
Filetto
u.s.d.a. prime fillet grilled + crab meat + asparagus
SEAFOOD
34
Seabass
local bass + lobster meat + corn + sweet peas + almonds
34
Branzino
italian sea bass grilled (whole head and bones) + broccolini
33
Fresco Signature Cioppino
clams + mussels + calamari + shrimp + mixed fish + white wine light fish bouillon + tomatoes + toasted crostini
32
Halibut
local halibut + carrot basil puree + saffron + aioli + asparagus + tomatoes
26
Gamberoni alla Nostromo
jumbo shrimp sauteed + garlic + white wine + lemon + arborio risotto
26
Ahi Tuna
mixed greens + balsamic sweet reduction
26
Salmone Fresco alla Griglia
fresh salmon grilled to perfection
35
Lobster
8 oz lobster tail + seafood ravioli + lobster sauce
29
Scallops
baked cauliflower puree + sun dried tomatoes + capers + white wine sauce
EXTRAS
9
Rigatoni Meat Sauce
8
Capellini Pomodoro
8
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
8
Fettuccine Alfredo
9
Broccolini
8
Steamed Asparagus
with parmesan and butter
7
Sautéed Spinach
8
Meat Balls
WINE BY THE GLASS
About
At 264 Fresco, our goal is for every guest to leave feeling absolutely delighted with their dining experience. Whether you stop by for a quick drink, come in to share a special meal with a loved one, or are planning to host a private party, you can always count on us to deliver delectable food made from the finest ingredients, exceptional service, and a warm, lively, and welcoming atmosphere.
PRICE RANGE
$11 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Delicious scallops on a bed of cauliflower, with capers and sun dried tomatoes. Luigi’s recommendation and service were excellent!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank BrittaS897
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son had fettucine alfredo. He was very happy with it. Homemade pasta. It looked quite good---not super heavy like many alfredos. I wasn't very hungry so I had the brussels sprouts appetizer with blue cheese. The flavor combination was quite tasty although sprouts over-cooked....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank travelmlg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this restaurant for dinner on our way back home to Los Angeles from the safari park. What a complete disappointment it was! No air conditioning on a hot evening, unappealing and tasteless meals, 99-cent-store dinnerware, and an inattentive waitress. We expected much...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Nadezhda T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious authentic Italian food. The stuffed raviolli was outstanging as was the buccatoni. Molten lava cake to die for. Exceptional service. warm friendly atmophere and just a block from the Pacific.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank John D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 5 days in Carlsbad and this was by far the best restaurant I visited. The food was amazing, hot, tasty and well presented and delivered with great friendly service. Get yourself here for a great evening, you wont regret it.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank scottieipad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here last year for two visit during the week we were here. Loved the place, one night happy hour, other dinner outside. Both times food amazing and service the same. So looking forward to our longer visit this year. We met three times,...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank havingfuntraveling
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Late Saturday night dinner. The hostess staff was wonderful, we had a great table for the two of us. The wait staff was great as well, letting us have a leisurely dinner with attentive service and no rushing. The place was fairly busy too, with...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank JaimeCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superbe food, quality of service appreciated and a real coffee machine is available... The food was tasting very good, a real Italian in Carlsbad..,

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank mattpX6956SG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to dinner here last night while vacationing in Carlsbad This place is very attractive and unique looking inside. Service is excellent. Everyone anyone walking by will clear your table get anything you need and always have a smile when ever they look at you....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank W8419JVkellyb
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Lunch was spectacular. We had never heard of this restaurant but walking by it looked quaint and different. I had the Beet salad which was amazing and my husband had the Di Noci - They were both amazing. Ambiance was European-ish. We will definitely be...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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love2vacation1965
July 27, 2018|
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Response from catchasunset | Reviewed this property |
Check the on-line menu. Maybe just salads.
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L147HNlindam
December 27, 2016|
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Response from UWLAW68 | Reviewed this property |
Yes to all but I would not wait on making reservations Parking on site is a plid
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
They definitely are child friendly.
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