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264 Fresco, Carlsbad, CA

264 Fresco

4.5
4.5
2108 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
At 264 Fresco, our goal is for every guest to leave feeling absolutely delighted with their dining experience. Whether you stop by for a quick drink, come in to share a special meal with a loved one, or are planning to host a private party, you can always count on us to deliver delectable food made from the finest ingredients, exceptional service, and a warm, lively, and welcoming atmosphere.

For groups of 8 or more, please call the restaurant directly at (760) 720-3737

https://www.instagram.com/264fresco/

The Deck @264 Fresco is now open! Join us upstairs for Mediterranean Tapas and hand crafted cocktails. The Deck is 21+ and is first come, first serve seating. To reserve a private event please email hello@264fresco.com

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sat 10:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 720-3737

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Might we, at Fresco, suggest that you plan your next home or office party with us. Pick a date, invite your guests, and let our staff do the rest. We will provide the Italian menu of your choice.

  • Private party facilities

    Consider Fresco for your next private event. We would be happy to help you plan your party. The restaurant can accommodate your guests, from the smallest of family birthdays, to your next corporate holiday party. If you wish, the open-air patio can be reserved and your guests will experience the pleasure of alfresco dining as if they were in Italy. Call Linda and her staff today for reservations.

  • Private party contact

    Linda: (760) 720-3737

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Cross street

    Carlsbad Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. G

    Gunnar

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfully relaxing; great service, ambiance, & food. The lasagne serving is large enough for three people, and so delicious! Salads are crisp and fresh, and also generous portions! 264 Fresco is one of our favorite celebratory restaurants with great ambience and food!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner!
  3. CG

    ConGusto

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Long time fan of El Fresco. Food is great, great selections and all delicious! Wonderful and attentive service. Great ambience. Can’t miss with this place!! You will always come back for a second and third visit and more!!
  4. BP

    BillyP

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Always enjoy going here...especially if Luigi is available to be our server!
  5. MK

    MikeK

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great dinner outside with heaters. The food was fabulous and the service was incredible. It was a great meal.
  6. JD

    JasonD

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Ate their last evening 5pm reservation for 4 Wait staff was attentive. Drinks and Dinner, nice and easy. Complaint. Just a couple of minutes after the drink were served our meal came out. Must have been no more than 15 mins after the orders were taken. When the server brought the food, I said you must have the wrong table. We just placed the order. Hum!!!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing we had was delicious and everything that was ordered around us smelled and looked delicious. Will definitely return when back in town.
  8. LF

    LaryssaF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We are frequent diners here however big miss here for our 6:30pm reservation for Thanksgiving. It took our waiter 10 min to greet us. Lobster bisque soup had no lobster flavor to it and just tasted like cream. Calamari breading had no flavor and the Brussels sprouts were mushy. We had to ask three times for additional olive oil and balsamic for the bread. Husband’s turkey dinner was cold. He had to get up from the table to find our waiter as no one was around to help. They took his plate and brought back a plate with the turkey chopped up like you’d do for a toddler. Chicken parmigiana was cold, too. Lasagna was good as usual. Ordered 2 desserts with our meals as part of the set menu. At 8 when it was time to eat dessert, the waiter informed us that the chocolate torte was sold out. He still had three additional options. We ordered the tiramisu. He came back and said that is sold out, too. Poor dessert planning by the kitchen. And when we got the bill, there was no adjustments for any of the problems. To top it off, they still charged us the $30 corkage fee for the bottle of wine we brought in spite of the problems and even after we also ordered 5 cocktails. The waiter should have taken the initiative to inform the manager about all the problems to speak to us before the check, but did nothing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    thanksgiving
  10. RA

    RARB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Not too bad for price based on the ambience. Highly recommend.
  11. L

    Lappy

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Was a bit loud. The tomato bisque was the best by far. Pizza was okay to good. Server was very nice. Overall a good Italian restaurant with some good vibes and nice staff.
  12. G

    Gunnar

    San Diego

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just arrived back in North County for annual 4-month stay and met two local friends at 264 Fresco last evening as it's one of our favorite meeting places! Food was perfect; three of us enjoyed delicious and plentiful lasagne along with fantastically fresh Insalata Di Noci salad, while our fourth member enjoyed her favorite Linguine Mare Mosso. Service was friendly and attentive. It's a festive atmosphere however can be a bit noisy with lower dining room ceiling height and hard-surfaced concrete floors but the place was alive!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jordan was an amazing waiter. Best service I’ve received in a while. Great food, wonderful ambiance and even better service!
  14. M

    1Moonbeam

    San Diego

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun place to go to and have dinner they have great service and great food I really like this place would go there again
  15. P

    Paddy

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great. Service was ok. Setting was good. Enjoyed our lunch.
  16. CC

    CC2014

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Birthday party! Poor hostessing! Sat down and told we’d need to be out in a hour. Then waiter was slooooow. Food was mediocre at best. Wouldn’t go back.
  17. BP

    BigPun

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    All dishes were terrible, over cooked and cold at the same time. Eggs Benedict looked like hard boiled eggs, French toast was still raw, fried calamari was so tough it was inedible and the pizza was a soggy mess.
  18. LM

    LizM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our hotel concierge and our Uber drover both raved about 264 Fresco. They were both way off on this recommendation. The wait staff-was rude and inattentive. The building was freezing and on a 50 degree evening they had the windows open. The artichoke appetizer was over cooked and swimming in a flavorless aioli (translation-mayonnaise). The spaghetti carbonara was full of half cooked onions. Onions in carbonara? The lasagna was flavorful-but cold in the middle. We asked to see the desert menu and were told it was too late, the kitchen was closing. (It was before 9pm-but ok. The crowd has thinned out and maybe they decided to close early. But as we were paying the bill, another table received desserts. We arrived on time for our reservation. We ordered a decent amount of food-two appetizers, two entrees, two glasses of wine. We would have ordered dessert. We said please and thank you. And despite the poor service and horrible food-we tipped the standard 20%. I wouldn’t go back. In a word-it was awful.
  19. J

    Jack

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outstanding food. Roasted artichokes are fantastic. Pasta is great. Service was great
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Green location. Food was good but lacked full flavor.
  21. M

    1Moonbeam

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have the best time here at Fresco’s and as always the people that work there are great and they are like family to me the food is always good too the music is ok fun times at Fresco’s
  22. MA

    MaryA

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Server was great, food good, seating felt a little packed. Larger parties around us and they were having fun.
  23. J

    Jennifer

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome lunch here with my co-workers. Our server was super attentive and patient and everything was delicious. Will be back :)
  24. M

    1Moonbeam

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have lots of fun there every time I go there the music is great and the food is great and the people who work there are great always looking forward to going and seeing the people there at Frescos
  25. GM

    GlennM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    We have been going to this restaurant for a few years, but this is the first time it wasn't a good experience. We usually come for lunch, but this time we had breakfast items which were very disapointing. In addition, after we were served, our waiter never came back to refill our glasses or ask us if we needed anything. I will give it another chance, however I won't order off of the brunch menu.
  26. t

    tebs

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This place used to be pretty amazing but now that they have doubled in size due to adding a tent for covid, and not closing the tent back down, its lost its ambiance and quality of food. Food was fine, but it used to be really good. Pretty basic dining experience. Server was trying to upsell on everything. Probably wont go back
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my birthday. I got the Gladiatore cocktail which was delicious and lobster ravioli.
  28. S

    Sccbb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best vibe and food! Overall experience was amazing and it wasn’t super loud. We had our monthly management meeting here and had no trouble hearing each other because it was more of a peaceful setting
  29. S

    Sluciano

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great section on their menu and amazing atmosphere! I would highly recommend this restaurant!
  30. M

    1Moonbeam

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a blast last night I got to see my favorite people at Frescos I enjoy the atmosphere and the food is always fantastic
  31. LK

    LindaK

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner. Good was delicious and service was attentive. My only complaint is that no one refilled our water glasses. Other than that, very impressed with this place.
  32. G

    Gonealoha

    San Diego

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice remodel. Food is great.
  33. TJ

    ThomasJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambience, very friendly staff. Get there early to enjoy the rooftop deck as well.
  34. AA

    AllisonA

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Wonderful service and ambience. One of our favorite Carlsbad restaurants!
  35. BP

    BruceP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service was great! We had Chilean seabass
  36. MG

    MelissaG

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The appetizers were out before our drinks. The waiter recommended the pasta special. It was ok. Not great. Not that the waiter cared he never came back to check on us. We had to ask for the dessert menu. Which I wanted to skip given the service but my daughter had her heart set on tiramisu.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a special occasion. We had a great meal with wonderful ambience. We love this place and always rave about it to others❤️❤️❤️
  38. DW

    DonnaW

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place - been coming here for years - food is always great & so are the cocktails.
  39. PP

    PatP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration at 264 Fresco is hard to beat. Fabulous evening all around.
  40. CP

    ChristinaP

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great experience. Food is tasty and authentic. Service was terrific. Nothing better than the servers speaking Italian at the Italian restaurant! Make a reservation and enjoy!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

264 Fresco does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. 264 Fresco also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 720-3737.

264 Fresco is rated 4.5 stars by 2108 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for 264 Fresco

264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Carlsbad Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sat 10:30 am–10:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–9:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 720-3737

  • Catering

    Might we, at Fresco, suggest that you plan your next home or office party with us. Pick a date, invite your guests, and let our staff do the rest. We will provide the Italian menu of your choice.

  • Private party facilities

    Consider Fresco for your next private event. We would be happy to help you plan your party. The restaurant can accommodate your guests, from the smallest of family birthdays, to your next corporate holiday party. If you wish, the open-air patio can be reserved and your guests will experience the pleasure of alfresco dining as if they were in Italy. Call Linda and her staff today for reservations.

  • Private party contact

    Linda: (760) 720-3737

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