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264 Fresco, Carlsbad, CA

264 Fresco

4.4
4.4
2058 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 50 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 2,058 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  1. J

    Johnf

    Orange County

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Easy to locate and access with the adjacent valet parking. Excellent service, Great menu selection, great food quality, very friendly staff.
  2. 1

    1hotblueeyechick

    San Diego

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have fun at 264 Frescos the ambiance is wonderful the food is fantastic and the service is always wonderful there
  3. JL

    JillL

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Carlsbad Beach location, delicious food and great service.
  4. b

    bogie5man

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A friendly atmosphere. Great for groups. Very casual which would be expected in a beach setting. Not of fan of patrons wearing hats indoors though. Food is diverse enough for everyone.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the delicious menu. Something for everyone. All quality products, great value for the price. Must have is beer and burrata salad, the lobster ravioli and the cannoli. Great wine selection.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matteo was awesome. He was polite and attentive and my wife’s & my wine glass was never empty before he came over to offer to pour more. He even offered to have the cannoli started a little later to give us time for our main course and never made us feel rushed, even after we asked for the check. We love the experience and will definitely be going back again.
  7. A

    Andrewh

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall, great. One patron was loud and swore more than needed at adjacent table, but that is not a reflection on the restaurant or staff.
  8. RU

    RUPALS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Terrible service , mediocre food. Do not try. There are much better Italian options
  9. GT

    GaryT

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Had the baked rigatoni. The excellent sauce made the dish outstanding. Service was top notch. The live entertainment, a female singer, was way too loud and distracted from an otherwise delightful dining experience.
  10. D

    Deek

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Wasn’t enamored with sitting under a tent. The entertainment, while good, was very loud!
  11. F

    Foodieme

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Unfortunately we had a bad experience. There were 6 of us and 4 pasta dishes arrived and the waiter said “All set?” We said 2 pizzas are missing. He ran back to kitchen and came and apologized saying there is a shift change. He introduced the server coming on and they left. Our pasta dishes were getting cold, so we started eating. The server who took over came and asked how the food was and we to,d her that we were still missing 2 pizzas. She left and came back with one. We asked about the second one and she left. She came back and asked what the pizza order was. We told her and 15 minutes later his pizza arrived. By then 35 minutes had gone by and we were all finished eating when he received his pizza (and he was the person we were celebrating for is birthday😒), They comp’d that one pizza but the whole experience was just plain bad. 2 in our party travelled 85 miles and 2 travelled 38 miles and 2 were local to Carlsbad. With all the restaurants in the area, we won’t be going back.
  12. JC

    JulianaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I got a delicious pizza and husband got a seafood plate which was also tasty. Their fried calamari is the best i’ve ever had and you have to try the tiarmisu dessert !!!
  13. TL

    TonyL

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food is good and everything else is average. There are many other restaurants in the area that are better.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was fine, waitress was nice enough but we felt very rushed. Apps came within 4 min of ordering and they brought our mains not even 5 min after that while we were still eating our appetizers. Wasn’t a very calm experience
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! We’ll be back
  16. MM

    MichaelM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely outstanding, I actually went to the kitchen to talk to the head chef and tell him what a great job he did.
  17. AS

    AshleySchmidt

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The artichoke appetizer was really nice. My fish was good and my mothers ravioli was ok. Service was ok.
  18. S

    Squeasel

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All our pasta dishes were truly outstanding. Look forward to returning.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A little disappointed they brought out appetizer and main meal together and we did not ask for that . But the food was tasty. Had the short ribs , very moist
  20. SU

    SUPER

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Ok, post Covid service problems seem to be everywhere. So not all things equal. And to be front, our waiter was super nice and fun to chat with. However service was SO slow. Every visit to our table was seemingly 20-30 min apart. It kind of appeared he just had too many tables. But water glasses were empty and some drink orders were either forgotten or took 20’ to arrive. Had to flag him down to request our dinner order be taken. Food was good. Really was. A pizza (without any sauce) was an interesting twist which was quite good. My pasta (meatball) was delicious. Wouldn’t have considered dessert, but we weren’t willing to wait for that too. Then we went upstairs to the roof top bar. I swear, the server, who also worked behind the bar, took our order almost like it was a chore. Drinks came, he never returned. Reorder? Nothing. Had to wave him down to ask for our check and when he did bring it and the credit card processing machine to our table, he stood there and just said nothing at all. It was like he was just annoyed with us being patrons. We (3) left asking ourselves “what happened to friendly service”? Did the service make us want to come back? Nope. Would I return? Likely not.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such a fun place to eat with my family. We were celebrating my brothers wedding weekend and this was the perfect place to do it.
  22. CE

    CaliElan

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful patio and decor. Beach view perfect fir sunset. Lots of delicious food options and suites itself well to sharing family style with a group to try all the yumminess! Cocktails were good, decent wine selection. Service was spot on!
  23. L

    Louise

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    264 Fresco has been renovated since we last dined here. It has a cool, modern vibe which includes plenty of outdoor dining. I especially like the upstairs balcony with peekaboo ocean views and subtle ocean breezes. Since it was terribly hot outside we opted for the back room with A/C. Don't ask for this room as the small conditioner does not cool the room; choose one of the outdoor spots with breezes. The menu has some nice items on it, but less options than our last visit and I had trouble finding something that interested me. There is a full bar and plenty of wine and beer options. The staff was sufficient. We found the server's assistant to be our favorite as he was very attentive. Biggest complaint is our appetizer and salad came out at the same time and before we finished those the main dishes came out so we felt rushed. The restaurant has valet parking now (cash or Venmo). Restaurant is close to the beach so we enjoyed a nice walk after our meal. As for a return visit - we would probably go again but might opt for drinks and appetizers upstairs instead of the full meal.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    This meal and experience was really bad and we’ve been coming here for 6 years. The tent they put everyone under smells so bad, flies are out of control - biting flies. Not to mention, the food was sloppy. Very disappointing.
  25. PF

    PamF

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The four of us ordered from the smaller plate options and shared everything. We had 6 items and ate it all! It was delicious. Had the meatballs, eggplant, Brussels sprouts, broccolini, calamari, and caprese salad. The service was great and so were the cocktails. None of us had been there before and we all enjoyed it.
  26. GS

    GingerS

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, drinks, service! We sat outside, maybe some fans to circulate the air it was a little stagnant. Will be back though!
  27. SH

    SusanH

    San Diego

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Atmosphere was good. Service was excellent. We had to park away from the restaurant because the lot was full. Food was okay.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fast, clean and friendly. A place with good vibes and overall a great ambiance. The food was amazing
  29. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Great ambiance, but was not impressed with the food and felt it was over priced.
  30. L

    Lonnee

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality all around Thanks
  31. PS

    PaulS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mixed drinks and wine were great. Casual but sophisticated restaurant. Great Italian menu. Rigatoni was spicy and very flavorful. We always get the Caesar salad. Adding salmon makes it awesome. Pizzas are tasty too. Love the crust and the wood-fired oven adds great flavor. Live music outside added to the fun. Highly recommend.
  32. j

    johnk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We have been to 264 Fresco a couple of times but this time they did not have the dish I so loved, was told it was out of season. The waiter Warren, was quite animated but he wasn't as attentive as I felt he should have been. Plus, this time I noted on this OpenTable site that it was a special occasion, our anniversary, and Warren did not ask, as they have the other times, if it WAS a special occasion and they usually bring you a special desert FOR that occasion. Disappointed in that respect. We do love the food though.
  33. RT

    RobertT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was fresh and well prepared, our server and staff were very friendly and made it an enjoyable experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great Italian food and location excellent. Ambiance good for roof top dining.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was just mediocre. Our pizza was soggy. the braised short rib hash was all fat and too soupy. The salad was over dressed with a dry piece of chicken on top. Very uninspiring meal… and expensive
  36. BL

    BeachLover08

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. We’ve been coming here for years!
  37. EC

    ElizaC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the service was great. Sitting inside can be quite loud, but outside was nice. Parking is also quite difficult. But worth it.
  38. LA

    eLAINEN

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    This is not the Fresca that we used so many times in the past. In my opinion not as enjoyable in terms of ambiance but the food is still outstanding.
  39. CC

    CyndieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining under the tent created in the parking lot. The temperature has always been perfect and the lack of noise you to have a normal conversation. Anthony was our server and he was great, attentive but not overbearing! The food is consistently delicious and we rotate ordering our favorites because there are so many! Valet parking is offered right there in the lot so no long searches for a spot.
  40. S

    Stefan

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    nice, casual patio that was good for a family in the early dinner hours. Food and beverages were declicious.

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 4.4 stars by 2058 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 50 times today
Google Map for 264 Fresco

264 Carlsbad Village Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92009

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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