What a wonderful restaurant!
What a wonderful restaurant! We were in from out of town with 3 young children. The waitress was so attentive and the food was fabulous! We would go again!
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
I really enjoyed my dinner
I really enjoyed my dinner at Frescos. I had the Mnicotti and it was delicious. I would definitely go again.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a tasty hearts
We enjoyed a tasty hearts of artichoke appetizer with entres of Linguini and Clams and Veal Riviera. Our server Robert Paris was very helpful and attentive, helping us with the wine selection of a nice Italian Chardonnay and a classic Chianti. Nice setting in Carlsbad with good food, service and ambiance.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location and nice decor. Foo
Great location and nice decor.
Food has always been excellent whenever we have eaten at Fresco.
Waiter was very brusque and service was only so-so.
It was a group of 7 so gratuity was included in the bill, but can't say whether that influenced the service.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was delicious! Lobster Ravioli to die for. Lovely patio. Not inexpensive but worth the price.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had dinner with another couple, we had a blast. The waitress got slammed at one point so the service was a bit disjoined. Nonetheless, food was great and ambiance was quaint italian. We'll be going back.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
THis was my first time at this restaurant, as a friend suggested it. The food was amazing. The eggplant appetizer was so yummy and it reminded me of growing up and our big Italian dinners. The pasta dishes were definitely homemade and they literally melted in your mouth. Definitely will return !
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Eight of us met at Frescp Grill for Mother's Day luncheon. The food was good; service was fair due to the crowd; the noise level was intolerable. I wouldn't hesitate to go back but not on a busy holidayl
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot in Carlsbad!
This is one of the best Italian places I have been to in a long time -- outside terrace is pristine and authentic, food was delicious, and service was also very good. Def will come back.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely restaurant in Carlsbad
We're staying at the Carlsbad Inn and the restaurant is across the street so it's very convenient. We eat there every time we visit as it's one of our favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. We love Italian food and theirs is excellent. We especially enjoy their Tiramisu! It always lives up to our expectations.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was outstandin
The food and service was outstanding. Our waitress was excellent and so pleasant. This was our second time there and we will definitely be coming back more.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Fresco for a family birthday celebration. Plenty of parking spaces in their private lot. It was a perfect day to sit on the patio. Quiet and shaded. Good food and unhurried service. Only disappointment was, when we looked more closely at the bill after we left, we discovered that they had neglected to offset the charge for the complimentary birthday dessert! If we had caught the error before we left, I'm sure they would have corrected it.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Pre-Theater dinner
Wow, we will be back again soon. Excellent Italian cooking and great staff.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant surprise
Menu is pricey, but the ambience was great; enjoyed all but the pizza. Not fond of the crust; The antipasto was very good and our server was kind enough to offer good advice on the portions and our order. A pleasant early dinner -
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresco in Carlsbad
This was a delightful restaurant and close to the beach in Carlsbad. I had the chicken parmeggiana and my cousin had
the rack of lamb. There was no steak available. The Italian sauce was very good, almost as good as mine! They have a
parking lot and it is attended to. You must try it!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were looking for a last-minute reservation to a place fairly local, and I found Fresco Trattoria online. It is in the heart of the downtown Carlsbad area, and since it is summer and it sits 1 block away from the beach and several hotels/timeshare properties, we were definitely pleased to see it has its own parking lot, so parking did not end up being an issue. From the minute we were seated outdoors, our server was exceptionally pleasant and knew all of their specials well. She had several recommendations and was always there when we needed her. Pricing was moderate, but not out of range for the area and atmosphere. Overall, the food was very good and had an eye-appealing presentation. We will definitely go back!
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was so excellent. Paris, our server was attentive and informative. Close to the ocean. Quiet lovely space. We will be back.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location in Carlsbad!
Great location in Carlsbad! Especially on the patio. The service was amazing. Food was a little too salty for our liking, but it could have been the artichokes on our pizza. Heavy meal but worth it once in a while.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been to this restaurant
We have been to this restaurant now several times and it is always good with the food and service.
Highly recommend this restaurant.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find in Carlsbad
If you appreciate good food - this is one place you'll enjoy. The secret of a good restaurant is the quality of their sauces and the sauces here are top shelf.
The service, while friendly, was slower than it should have been. This seems to be a common theme with this restaurant. As long as you don't have to be anywhere or care how long it takes, Fresco Trattoria is a place to visit.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
indoor and out
While we didn't eat outdoors, it had a nice patio area. We both had specials. One was good and the other was great! If they have a lamb special, get it. And the service was really good, what I expect for a high end restaurant, even though I wouldn't consider this place high end. The prices were quite reasonable.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
A first date
Perfect for my first date with a wonderful woman. And SHE was impressed with my selection. Thank you!!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special Italian Food
This restaurant, and it's cousin in Bonsall, provide Italian food that's a little different from the ordinary Italian restaurant. The owner is from Italy and he brings regional dishes that are very interesting.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM