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About Fresco Grill

Leone D'Arcangelo, Chef/Owner, welcomes you to Fresco Wine Bar and Grill. We are proud to present the community with an authentic and creative menu, made with the freshest and best ingredients. At Fresco Wine Bar and Grill we feature an award winning wine list, and a casual, yet sophisticated atmosphere. Located in the River Village shopping center, Leone invites you and your family to enjoy a wonderful dining experience. We are excited to introduce wine pairing dinners, cooking classes, Sunday brunch, and live weekly authentic Italian Music Night, in the near future. We are open daily for lunch and dinner.


Stop in for one of our signature cocktails!


Buon Appetito!

5256 S. Mission Rd
Bonsall, CA 92003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Sunday to Thursday 11:30 - 9:30
Friday and Saturday open until 10:00
Buffet Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
Pala Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 631-1944

Website:
http://www.frescorestaurants.com/

Executive Chef:
Leone D'Arcangelo

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Celebrate Christmas'Eve with us, enjoy a la carte menu options and specials 11:30am to 9:30pm. Kids menu available.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Celebrate New Year's Eve with us, enjoy a la carte menu options and specials 11:30am to 9:30pm. Kids menu available.

Fresco Grill Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
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Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Casual (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Romantic (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A must go if you are in the area.. the food and service was excellent.. highly recommend it

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very good food and wine, quiet enough for easy conversation. Our server was pleasant but pretty slow and forgetful. We weren't in a hurry so it was tolerable. We will come back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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service2
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Soup and salad were good

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Very good food and service,we recommend it highly.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Leone, the owner, greeted us and was very friendly and put us at ease. Our waiter was Conner and he was above average. He knows the menu and the kitchen inside out and provided with us with excellent recommendations. We had a great evening. We have been there before and whenever we are back in the Fallbrook area, we will be there again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Took some friends for their 31st anniversary and we all enjoyed the food very much. Service that night was a little slow, but otherwise a great place to go to for any occasion. Food was excellent, and the owner was great to talk to and gave us great tips about his wonderful mushroom soup. This is our 6th or 7th visit to this great Italian restaurant and it always amazes me on their great food. Our favorite place so far.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our last night on vacation. Food was so good. We sat outside. The night was beautiful. And quiet!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Will go back again

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Very good Italian restaurant in Bonsall. Worth the 20 minute drive for us. Indoor and outdoor seating options. Live music on Saturday night.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great food, Nice vibe. Good service, Didn't break the bank

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, top quality food. Worth the drive from Escondido.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We've been to Fresco Grill several times and it was great experience every time. We decided to come back for dinner to celebrate our anniversary and brought family members, as always, it was very nice.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Very tasty pasta and reasonably priced but adds up to near $100 for 2 with pasta, salad , wine by glass, and dessert ($9.50).
Very attentive service in all aspects of the dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We have been to the Fresco Grill 4 or 5 times and every time it has been very enjoyable. The owner is friendly and talks to the guests, waiters and waitress's are very knowledgeable of all the food. The food is the best! Love, Love, Love Fresco Grill. Will go again and again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We enjoyed ourselves. Inga was our waitress and was really nice. I was on the Hangry side and wish there was a bit more to my Carbonara, however on a normal night it was prob the right amount.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Loved the Butternut squash ravioli, salad; everything very fresh. Lovely, sweet young waitress; nice atmosphere. Service was very much on the slow side that night; probably not typical.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Attentive service, excellent fresh food and a lively atmosphere on this recent Wine Wednesday made for a delightful meal. Fresco Grill is consistently enjoyable and the food delicious. On Wednesday a revolving selection of musicians adds to the ambience while wines are half price. A go-to local favorite.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 11, 2017

My wife and I went to Fresco Grill for the first time on a recent Saturday evening and enjoyed it so much we went back on Sunday for brunch. Dinner was very good, but the brunch was exceptional. We both ate and drank (champagne) until we couldn't take any more. The food was outstanding and, at $22 each, it was a great value.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The food is always great here. Not inexpensive, but we usually go for special occasions and always enjoy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food and service was outstanding. Connor was our server and he was attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable about the dishes. Just wish we could use our Open Table rewards at this restaurant.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Good we all had different choices for dinner very well prepared and presented, wish I could remember the waitress name very attentive and had a lot of the menu committed to memory. All the specials of course, and could recommend items for guests describing what the were and similar taste.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on April 7, 2017

We always receive excellent food and service. When we are in town we try to eat here at least once a week.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Absolutely DELISH!!! Fresco has great food and always fresh. Highly recommend to anyone looking for amazing food!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Delicious food! I been there before, but this time the food was delicious. Maybe they changed chef

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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Good food and service. Nice to have a full bar for cocktails before dinner. Menu has really good Italian variety of choices. Salads and appetizers are delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Our group of ladies meet for lunch every month. This is our 3rd time here as it has wonderful food, great owner that visits your table and a great wait staff. Food is wonderful and delicious. Try their mushroom soup...is to die for.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Restaurant has an excellent Italian menu. Many favorites as well as unique dishes. Service is excellent. Location is in a strip mall. Ask about the prices on the specials if interested in ordering. May be surprised at the cost.

Tags: Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Outstanding food and a good environment for a date. Lacking on the service considering it was Valentine's Day with a complete list of reservations - we waited over 30 minutes after being seated to finally receive drink orders.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Since we discovered the Fresco Grill, we eat there once a month. The menu has a wide variety of authentic choices, the food is excellent and the servers are very attentive, all at a fair price.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2017

As always, great food, and very friendly staff. Pretty crowded this particular evening, though, so they had a rough time keeping up. Our order took a long time to arrive, though it was certainly tasty when it did arrive.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2017

I don't where is the problem ? Is it the waitress or the Chef ? When we ordered our plates and it's not the first time we receive appetizers with the mean plate ? This restaurant has to need to cordinate orders of customers

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Live very good music added to the great dining!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Food, service, wine, we're great. How very pleasant evening.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 23, 2016

The only critique we had was the seating. It caused the servers to request that we hand over our plates on several occasions. While we did not expect 5 Star service this is an area that can be improved upon.

Tags: Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 31, 2016

Food was good, though both entrées was slightly burned and charred on one side.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 20, 2016

A hidden treasure in Bonsall. Beautiful fountain decorated with flowers inside the restaurant.
Love the chef/owner

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2016

I had assumed that any Italian restaurant that is 30 minutes away in Bonsall (almost the middle of nowhere) wouldn't be very good. Boy was I surprised! The salads were really good, the main courses even better. The service was excellent. My only complaint was that the bread wasn't too good. It was well worth the drive. Prices were reasonable. Nice place, we'll be back.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 18, 2016

Excellent food and service, a great place for upscale Italian!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 9, 2016

Great authentic Italian food. Definitely recommend the homemade meatballs.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 17, 2016

First time there, tried the Sunday buffet since that had the majority of the dinner menu items. Turned out to be the right choice. Everything was great. Add to the good food the excellent service and the surroundings, this is our new favorite Italian restaurant.

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