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264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
+1 760-720-3737
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“pasta” (32 reviews)
“tiramisu” (14 reviews)
“lobster” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I took our two teens for dinner and we loved it. Great looking place with a nice atmosphere. We were able to sit in the outside portion. The service was friendly and the food was fabulous. My 13 year old daughter is...More

Thank Cynthia R
Reviewed 3 days ago

The atmosphere is great, but we had small children and the menu doesn't really accommodate their tastes. It's Italian and a lot of the menu items were pretty out there. Prices are fairly high too. They had a great wine list and the servers were...More

Thank SpecialK_Mesa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch on route from San Diego to Temecula. We had a caprese panino and a beet salad. The panino was one of the best I've had. Instead of pressing the panino, they baked it in their pizza oven... a place worth trying!

Thank Rene-Elizabeth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we have been her before and they have done some remodeling to make the restaurant look more modern and more like a Bistro. The food was fabulous, however it was obvious that they were understaffed at lunch. I ordered Minestrone Soup and it came at...More

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes if you are extremely fortunate you'll stumble upon a true gem - a restaurant that transports you in ambiance, in extraordinary service, and in a meal that is sublime. In Carlsbad, that restaurant is Fresco. From the moment we were greeted by the lovely...More

Thank SobremesaStudios
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here for 15 years and always and good spot for a true Italian quisine. The inside has been redecorated giving more space and upgraded seating inside and outside. The same friendly service and excellent freshly prepared dishes. Ask for Courtney at the bar...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful treat, the food was amazing and the service outstanding. The half in and half outside dining was the best

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Real italian food. Beautiful place and even better food! Don't miss the tiramisu!!!! The service was very good too!

Thank meryar21
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I've been coming to Carlsbad Inn for many years and always enjoyed eating at Fresco's. This year we celebrated Father's Day there and were disappointed in the quality of the food as well as the service. I don't know whether management has changed or the...More

Thank ArleneB435
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Nice atmosphere in the dining area, but liked the bar area better. The food was great. The bartender was friendly and help. We will return.

Thank Sandy2645
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Linda M
28 December 2016|
Response from Charles H | Reviewed this property |
Yes to all but I would not wait on making reservations Parking on site is a plid
Linda M
28 December 2016|
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Response from Bruce W | Reviewed this property |
They definitely are child friendly.
Imelda P
11 April 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
USD 11 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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