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264 Fresco, Carlsbad, CA

264 Fresco

4.5
4.5
1984 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 47 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 1,984 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
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GJ

    GgJ13

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great and attentive. Gave us our space but checked in to make sure everything was going well. Our food was good, loved the artichokes. Only thing was finding sediment in the muscles. 🤷🏻‍♀️
  2. D

    Dori

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We have gone to this restaurant for years when we're in Carlsbad. Loved it again. Only one downside, indoor dining in evening used to be quiet; now it's pretty loud. Glad to see they added 2 patios.
  3. CT

    ChefTiffany

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was good but not memorable! Got the braised short ribs and the veggies were hard and crunchy not soft like they should have been. Kinda a let down on the ambiance, very busy and not very personal.
  4. KS

    KerryS

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance and great service:)
  5. JR

    JenniferR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a quiet little table on the side right by the road. It wasn’t bad noise-wise and the people-watching was great! We could also hear the live music going on in another part of the restaurant just fine.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was good. Missed some items which have changed. Service was excellent.
  7. MV

    MarioV

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful view over the sea and the dinner was delicious
  8. CH

    ChuckH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Waiter was fantastic & made the dinner special. Give him a raise
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The restaurant overall was a good experience.
  10. 1

    1hotblueeyechick

    San Diego

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a lot of fun last night the people that work at Frescos are awesome I had a great time
  11. MJ

    MariaJ

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls trip! It was the perfect place to walk to from our hotel with amazing outdoor seating, friendly service, fantastic pizzas and drinks! Will be back:-)
  12. WK

    WilK

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sat outside, patio tent. Decent ambiance and our server so very good. Food was good, but this time of year (many tourists), we’re happy with good. Off season - the place is great!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    I have never had Chilean Sea Bass on a bed of beans before tonight. I have had dinner here on several occasions and sadly tonight's experience fell flat
  14. RG

    RosG

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    There were three of us dining. We ordered fettucine alfredo, baked rigatoni, and pizza with white sauce and sausage. None of the dishes were anything special. Mostly, they lacked flavor. We expected the sausage on the pizza and baked rigatoni to be ground, but surprisingly, it was in cubes, as if they diced a large sausage link. Odd.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious.
  16. JH

    JessicaH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quality and delicious food! I would highly recommend this place in Carlsbad.
  17. KY

    Kr1spYBurR1t0

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Great location draws you in. Beautiful indoor / outdoor setup. Beer at the bar before dinner was easily the highlight of the experience. The funny thing about our dinner is that just a little effort on their part would have made this a somewhat good dining experience. Appetizers and Dinner came out almost simultaneously without any recognition by the wait staff that this was of course insane. To their credit, the Caprese Salad was refreshing. The Lasagna and Chicken Parm were served lukewarm and in such a way that we could only infer that the kitchen is more of a catering operation than an actual restaurant. The Tiramisu definitely maximized profit at the expense of any real enjoyment. I mean, this is I think an Italian restaurant right? Not one that you should go to. Our recommendation is... head to King's Fish House. Had 4 meals there over 8 days and each one was consistently awesome both in taste and service.
  18. M

    Mauiwowi

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Good ambiance but a bit loud if sitting inside restaurant and trying to talk with friends. The food was disappointing...average at best. We spent over $400 on dinner (lots of drinking) and was hoping the food would be better.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! Nice wine list too.
  20. DB

    DebiB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Bar upstairs a bit slow- busy Friday afternoon- need more bartenders? Downstairs food okay- a bit pricey -ambiance was wonderful- noisy but fun!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, great service wonderful atmosphere!
  22. R

    Rob20

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic buratta and beet salad with prosciutto. Ravioli with mushroom in tomato cream sauce was excellent. Would like to try other entrees. Wait staff was helpful and worked hard.
  23. M

    Motorboater

    Tucson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Staff was nice just not very attentive. Had to ask for water refills and they only came once to check on us. Food was good but portions were lacking. 3 shrimp and 3 baby scallops with pasta for $30...not worth it. Pizza was good but again fish portions were also too small and not worth the price.
  24. TV

    TopdownVette

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    This is my second time dining here. It was a better experience the second time. The food was better. Our waiter was attentive but we had another waiter show up several times who didn’t speak a word of English and had really no idea what to do.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitresses were wonderful! The food was really good. The drinks were really good, even the ones not on the menu we requested! Would definitely go back.
  26. RS

    RobynS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We're regulars at 264 Fresco and have enjoyed celebrating many special occasions here. The food is always outstanding, the service attentive, and the ambiance ideal for conversation. Last evening we introduced our good friends to the restaurant. They so enjoyed the experience that even before dessert arrived, they were enthusiastically planning to return!
  27. CM

    CarolM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The upstairs vibe during sunset and looking at the ocean was amazing!
  28. 1

    1hotblueeyechick

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have fun when I am at 264 Frescos never a dull moment not only do I enjoy the food but I enjoy the service as well
  29. CS

    CapriSiena

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The eggplant appetizer was delicious, the pasta was delicious, but the pizza came out well after everyone else got their entrees. The pizza came out lukewarm. I had them reheat it. And then it did not taste very good at all. The sausage was over cooked and bland. There was supposed to be basil on it and it had none. The pizza was bland, so different from the rest of dinner.
  30. TV

    TopdownVette

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Our first table was inside and the noise level was terribly high. We asked to be sat outside and they put us on a table which was on a slope, like a ramp. The best part of the experience was the bottle of Prosecco which was excellent. They can’t take credit for that. The waiter was almost inapt. I like going to Italian restaurants to experience unique flavors. The Caesar salad was ordinary. The calamari was marginal. The lasagna could’ve been made by Chef Boyardee and the chicken Parmesan was again may be something you would find at a Buffet. I would sum up the entire experience by saying Meh.
  31. RM

    RoseM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful!!
  32. JM

    JackMac

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    We wanted to try a new place. This was near our house and a short Lyft ride away. Seated quickly at an outdoor table as requested. There were lots of vacationing families and younger adults which made it noisy. But service was very prompt and any requests were delivered promptly. We will definitely go back
  33. SD

    SDEater

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, but no surprises. Great service and location.
  34. MW

    MonikaW

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Hostess Emily was rude and unhelpful. The bar staff upstairs, especially Adam, was great and made up for the horrible beginning we experienced.
  35. 1

    1hotblueeyechick

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place I love how much joy I get when I am with the staff and the managers what a fantastic group of people and Matteo he’s the best
  36. DB

    DarioB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have dinner around Carlsbad area. Nice ambient.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Service was pretty poor. Definitely felt forgotten in the back corner. Was not given menus or noticed till 15 min after being sat down. Asked for condiments multiple times. The shrimp and scallop fettuccini was definitely not worth the money. There was so much oil in it, that I thought gas prices had dropped. I would’ve sent it back but I couldn’t get any seasoning or condiments before my wife and I finished her plate. So we took it home.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my birthday with party of 9 on Friday night at 264 Fresca on patio. Service and food was impeccable. They accommodated us for several hours! Definitely a great venue for a group or a quiet dinner for two. Before dinner, we enjoyed drinks and vocalist playing top hits on roof bar. Will definitely return soon for happy hour!
  39. MM

    MelindaM

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, imaginative cocktails and a great waiter. What else could you want?
  40. CB

    ChristineB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Lobster Bisque was one of the best I’ve had.

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 1984 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 47 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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