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Fresco's Bakery & Bistro

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132 S Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801-5002
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Mon 07:00 - 16:00
Tue - Wed 07:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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160 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived by car in Lakeland, Fla. We had 6 hours to kill before catching the train back to NC. I have to say everyone in this town is VERY friendly. Stopped here by chance. It was a busy day with college graduations going on and they kept apologizing for the wait but we didn't feel it was unnecessarily long.... More 

Thank Tennie S
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Stopped in for brunch. Classic eggs benedict was tremendous. And the grits. Oh, the grits. It is hard to be wow'd by grits, but this is the place. Almost stole the show from the eggs benedict. Also, they do candied bacon. You have to try it. Real good. Jeremy, our server, was awesome. We will be back. Also, a full... More 

Thank loogadis d
Lakeland, Florida
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366 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have come here a few times. This past time, wasn't that good. We ordered an appetizer, and with in minutes of it coming out, and our dinner comes out. Our server was like, I didn't know the food would come out that fast. She seemed like she was in a rush the whole knight... it would... More 

Thank Ellie W
Lakeland, Florida
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Lots of great things to choose from - everything from tasty entries to rich dessert to alcoholic drinks. Not a good place if you are on a budget.

Thank Heather E
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Just wow, I stopped in for lunch and am blown away by the flavor of their short rib sandwich with coconut rice!!! Only $9 for fancy lunch?? I'm flabbergasted.

Thank EFox201
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Girl time on a beautiful Saturday morning and I was very hungry after a solid workout. Ive been here a few times and this was my second time having brunch. I ordered a "build your own omelet which was decent but wasn't wow'd but maybe next time I will try it again or another entree. But the coffee was perfect,... More 

Thank Tamayj
Miami, Florida
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Fresco's is around the corner from the Terrace Hotel. We happened upon Fresco's while looking for a local spot for breakfast. We have eaten there about 10 times. service is adequate. what it lacks in attentiveness (get up to get refills on coffee) it more than makes up for it in friendliness. This past visit we found a new reason... More 

Thank howards736
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Girls night out downtown Lakeland. A group of ladies met for a night on the town. We soon realized the storm brewing was not going anywhere. Luckily it was Sue's birthday and gave us excuses for indulging. Here are a couple of the delicacies at Fresco's.

Thank tastebudtravelers
west warwick
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
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?