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Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

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132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All 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
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west warwick
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went on Sat night with some friends. Service was very slow for such a small place. The food was terrible. I ordered a goat cheese and walnut linguine, it was so darn dry . It said it had a lemon cream sauce on it, it had the flavor of lemon but no sauce at all. My friend ordered the Gnocchi.... More 

Thank ruadiver2000
Lakeland, Florida
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everybody has that Cheers Bar... where they know your name and they take care of you always. Where you feel welcomed, important, and like part of the family. Well, Fresco's is that for me. From their bar staff - Seff, Trent, Steve, Joe, and all the rest - to their servers... most especially Winnie, to their fantastic owners - Tim... More 

Thank Melissah B
Lakeland, Florida
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Downtown go to spot for Sunday Brunch. It is also good for lunch and dinner. Music at night. Good for coffee break, or after work cocktail as well. Food and service is outstancing.

Thank ProfMac863
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Second time to enjoy, dinner on first visit, brunch this time. Both great meals. Gluten free available.

Thank carin c
Lakeland, FL
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159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Fresco's has always served a good breakfast. Recently they changed from ordering food at the counter and getting your own coffee in paper cups from containers by the front door. Now all that has changed and I think for the better as they seat you and you place your order with a waiter. And, the menu is greatly expanded. Our... More 

Thank BobbyBaum
Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Their food is wonderful, priced well. They have live music and entertainment. It's always a great atmosphere. And best of all they have the Best Barman in Lakeland. Mr. Seff can mix anything and make it perfectly. You'll never be disappointed.

Thank becca3182000
Lakeland, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I had heard a lot of great things about Frescos, so went there for lunch with friends. Got there around 3 and the place was almost empty. Stood at the bar for a few minutes while the staff said nothing to us. Finally, a staff member asked if we were eating there. She handed us a menu and told us... More 

Thank MicheleAY2014
Lakeland, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

I reluctantly tried Frescos despite the negative reviews because I thought I would see for myself. Well, the negative reviews pretty much sum the place up. We started off with some cocktails which were "ok" at best. Our server was nice but the service was horrible. We ordered our entrees only to be told before the so called 9PM cutoff... More 

Thank dinerreviewcom
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Everything about Fresco's is wonderful. It wasn't our first choice for the evening's dinner selection but we are glad to have "stumbled" upon it.

Thank MiPAS48025
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We went for a dinner, waited for 10 minutes just to get a menu. No vegetarian options at all, but since we were there, we decide to have a drink. We waited for other 20 minutes and nobody came to take our order. We gave up and left. Don't loose your time in this place.

Thank Rafael R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Mediterranean
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lakeland
  • Phone Number: 863-683-5267

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