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264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-720-3737
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently celebrated by mother-in-law's 85th birthday party at Fresco. Finding a venue for our large party (18 adults, 6 children) was not easy. Many places want a minimum for a private room and because we were not sure exactly how many family members would...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Service is slow, check so incorrect, loud loud restaurant and can't hear conversation with your guests.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner here twice and enjoyed the sea bass and a pasta dish one day and salad and other fish the next. It is casual, yet lovely. The California wines we chose were new to us and delicious. We appreciated the pleasant and efficient...More

Thank maryanns826
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food would earn 4 stars but the service is a negative 3. We eat out almost every night and when I say the service here is ABYSMAL, I mean it. Not bad. Not horrible. ABYSMAL! Wife had one of the pizzas which she said...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here with a group of friends for lunch. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Each meal we got (panini, risotto, ravioli, salad, and rigatoni) were perfect in flavor, texture, and temperature. Nice decor topped off a great meal. Definitely a place to...More

Thank Bemalu E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great makeover this restaurant just had! If you haven't been in for awhile, check it out. We enjoyed the happy hour, and so was everyone else as the bar seats were all taken. Lots of Italian food in Carlsbad, this reminds me of...More

Thank ScarlettHippie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cute restaurant close to the water. Awesome meal. I went with a friend and we both had fish. We loved our meals. Service was great.

Thank journeywoman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was terrible! Took forever to get a glass of wine. Our pizza took a hour and our Caesar salad was very bland. It needed some garlic and spice. We sat outside and they could use some patio heaters, it was cool. We've been a...More

Thank suzette122
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Our office went to lunch and we sat outside on the patio. Unfortunately they were working on expanding the patio and the noise was irritating. For appetizers we ordered the charcuterie board with fresh meats, cheese, and olives along with some fresh bread. A great...More

Thank Amazon53
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Always enjoy Happy Hour with food variety and drink choices, Visit several times a year and never disappointed

Thank UWLAW68
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Linda M
December 27, 2016|
Response from UWLAW68 | Reviewed this property |
Yes to all but I would not wait on making reservations Parking on site is a plid
Linda M
December 27, 2016|
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
They definitely are child friendly.
Imelda P
April 10, 2016|
Response from SteveCathy2248 | Reviewed this property |
The address is 264 Carlsbad Village Drive. It's just beyond Carlsbad Boulevard on the right as you're heading toward the ocean.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
    (Carlsbad Blvd.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 760-720-3737
  • E-mail
Enjoy wonderfully authentic food and ambiance in the main dining room, casual bar, or the warm inviting patio. Leone D’Arcangelo and his family look forward to welcoming you to the restaurant. Fresco is one block from the sparkling blue Pacific and very similar to the village of Sperlonga where Leone was born. The romance of Italy is here in beautiful downtown Carlsbad. Visit Leone and his staff for lunch, dinner or perhaps a drink after work.
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