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Fresco Trattoria & Bar

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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125 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
(125 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 125 reviews
5 stars
(54)
4 stars
(48)
3 stars
(12)
2 stars
(6)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(59)
  • romantic(51)
  • neighborhood gem(49)
  • great for outdoor dining(47)
  • fit for foodies(34)
  • good for groups(34)
Fresco Trattoria & Bar Reviews List
Review 1 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 3 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2007
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Review 4 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
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Review 5 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Lovely spot for lunch!

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Dined on 1/26/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 6 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/18/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 7 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Waitress was the issue here....

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The food at Fresco is lovely and the menu nicely varied. If if weren't for the waitress, it would have gotten a perfect score. We arrived early (5:15), certainly not a time when it was crowded. We were seated immediately and all went very nicely until the end of the meal. Two of us had finished our dinners, but one of us ate more slowly. The two folks who were done had their plates whisked away the moment the last bite had been taken, leaving the lone diner singled out. That was awkward. The plates should not be cleared until ALL are finished.
That, however, wasn't the fatal flaw. The bill was delivered to the table while this diner was still eating!! That was unforgivable. On top of this, the waitress encouraged us to go on Yelp, etc. to give the restaurant and her service high marks (the nerve after her really rude faux pax!).
I am doing her bidding. Giving the restaurant a thumbs up -- but her? Thumbs down for sure!"
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Our dinner experience was perfect in every way.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/02/2016
 2007
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Review 10 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/22/2015
 2008
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Review 11 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice place. Food was uncooked.

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 12 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 13 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Warm, inviting service and good food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We needed place to make a last-minute big family reunion reservation, and this was a terrific choice. Natalia couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly to the children, and Constantin did a fabulous job of cheerfully keeping up with the nonstop requests from our busy table and recommending just the right wine. The food itself didn't knock our socks off; some dishes sounded great (like the special branzino with sundried tomato stuffing, and the traditional cioppino) but came out a little on the bland side, but overall the food was good and left everyone satisfied.
Hint: request a table in the back room. The front area where we were seated was a little less cozy and a tad bright, which may have been necessary because of our large party, but the back area looked very inviting."
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 16 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Our waitress, Natalia, was very nice.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had to wait a long time for our food. And we were never told that there was a problem with the order. I had to ask. That should never happen.
We were with friends so the wait was ok because we had time to enjoy our friends."
Dined on 12/08/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 17 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/04/2015
 2007
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Review 18 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/01/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 19 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

We are vegan and they did an amazing job

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Dined on 11/29/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent food, service and ambiance.

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Dined on 11/27/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Worse Thanksgiving ever!

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2013
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2013
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Decided to treat my mom for thanksgiving to give her a break from cooking so I booked a reservation ahead of time. So looking forward to this day and was let down completely. Took the server about an hour to take our order then another hour for the food to come out one plate at a time. Food wasn't even prepared to our requests. Decided to take the staff up on a free dessert and after waiting another 40 minutes we just said never mind. I will not be back."
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2013
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Review 23 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/26/2015
 2006
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 11/26/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 24 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/19/2015
 2011
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Review 25 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Quiet Dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My business associate and I enjoyed a quiet dinner. The caprese is well done and delicious as was the linguini vongole which had many clams. Good wine list and prices are reasonable. Our server, Nataliya, was very personable, efficient and professional. The after dinner limoncello was very interesting. Well worth a vist."
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Review 26 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 11/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/15/2015
 2015
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Review 27 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A very romantic evening

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My wife and I were honeymooning in Carlsbad and our hotel recommended Fresco's. We loved it. The staff was friendly and efficient. Then menu, both food and wine, was extensive. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience."
Dined on 11/16/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/18/2015
 2007
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2007
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Review 29 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Amazing!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The location is perfect, close to the ocean but also surrounded by the beautiful shops in Carlsbad. Love that they have a parking lot where you can park for free, that is such a plus when it comes to dining out. Food is wonderful, great flavor and menu includes vegetarian options. Staff are so kind, great customer service. Would definitely recommend to everyone and will absolutely be going back again!"
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

early dinner, 5:30 pm, quiet/ patio excellent!

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Dined on 11/04/2015
 2009
Dined on 11/04/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and wines."
Dined on 11/04/2015
 2009
Special Features: special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 31 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great local find!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Antipasto best ever!! Seafood pasta had plenty of shellfish, good portion! Owner very friendly, our server was great."
Dined on 11/03/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 32 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Birthday dinner at Fresco

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"There were seven of us in our group and we enjoyed our dinner. The service was good--there were some problems with separate checks and we had to beg for more water to drink, but otherwise it was a good experience."
Dined on 10/29/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 33 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/28/2015
 2014
Dined on 10/28/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/28/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 34 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 35 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2012
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Review 36 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great Food, Friendly Atmosphere

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our dinner was just wonderful and our server was so knowledgeable and friendly as well as helpful regarding suggestions. The atmosphere was relaxed and calm-good for conversation and relaxation. Will be eager to return."
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 37 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

The food was ok. Better italianwinetours@aol

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/14/2015
 2015
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Review 38 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Italian food by Italians

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Fresco has been in business in downtown Carlsbad for years. In its latest incarnation it is light and cheery with a relatively short menu and an excellent wine list. Although we thought the menu had been shortened a bit too much (compared to the larger number of choices in the past) the food is just as good as ever. Their pastas were cooked perfectly and the sauces were outstanding. The meatballs were very good, and that's a tough test for any Italian restaurant. We also had a seafood pasta which was just fine. They have half bottles of wine and that's a good thing for two people who would like something better than the house wine but don't want a full bottle. Their selection of Italian wines is quite impressive.
Fresco holds its own against any of the trillions (it seems) North San Diego County Italian restaurants. It's well worth a visit.
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Dined on 10/08/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Review 39 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Early dinner

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Dined on 10/03/2015
 2015
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had an early family dinner, wine recommendations was excellent . Diverse food options, which included a delicious gluten free choice. Ambience and service were excellent."
Dined on 10/03/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/20/2015
 2011
Dined on 9/20/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/20/2015
 2011
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Review 41 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Bummer

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was a bummer. Seemed like a nice place to celebrate our anniversary,but the food lacked seasoning. Our waitress said two words: 'wanna order'? Did not tell about specials. Brought the food. She did not check back until our food was gone. Appetizer places never got bused, even when she took our dinner plates. She did not want to take my Open Table gift certificate because she didn't know what it was. She just stood there so I asked her to get help from the hostess. She returned again asking if I activated it, but still claimed they knew nothing. She stood there. I asked her to send a manager over. Suddenly it was acceptable. I was in food service fir many years and I thought this was a very weird experience. We went the the restaurant next door for desert!"
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 42 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2008
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Review 43 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

It Was Better Last Time

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our party of four was disappointed with the food. It was all right but nothing special. One person's clams were so tough they were barely edible; drinks were mixed VERY weak. Service was spotty and slow; no one came to refill water. Last time we ate there everything was very good and we enjoyed the evening. So we brought two friends this time, but sadly things just weren't all that impressive. And there was a screaming child with a group across the room. Maybe it was just a hot off-night. The weather can get to anyone, and the restaurant is not air conditioned."
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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Review 44 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 9/18/2015
 2011
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2011
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Review 45 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 46 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/31/2015
 2004
Dined on 8/31/2015
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/31/2015
 2004
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 47 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/30/2015
 2014
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/30/2015
 2014
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Review 48 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/28/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/28/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/28/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Review 49 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 8/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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Review 50 for Fresco Trattoria & Bar
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 8/23/2015
 2012
Dined on 8/23/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/23/2015
 2012
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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