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Fresco Grill

4.7
163 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
  • Creative Cuisine
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Sunday to Thursday 11:30 - 9:30
Friday and Saturday open until 10:00
Buffet Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(760) 631-1944
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Leone D'Arcangelo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pala Road
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
What 163 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.6
value
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great food, great service. We live nearby and enjoy the restaurant a couple times per month.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We went to celebrate my Mother’s Birthday. The good and wine was excellent plus the staff was very attentive, and, appreciative of us spending the birthday celebration with them.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed this restaurant very much. Our waiter recommended a wine, which I really enjoyed. My husband had the pork chop stuffed with spinach, and coated with gorgonzola, and I had the shrimp over risotto. Each came with a nice selection of roasted veggies. I ordered a side of sauteed spinach with onion, not realizing that I'd get veggies with my dinner. We each enjoyed our meals, and had enough left for take home. Did I say that I really enjoyed my wine?

This restaurant has white table cloths, and everyone was dressed casually.

Service was a bit slow at times...giving me time to slow down and relish the moment.

We had 6:15 reservations on a Saturday night, and they were quite busy.

We'll be back! I'm having the oxtail dish next time.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent!!!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food and service as always!

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The veal marsala was outstanding and the seafood maranara as well. The wine we chose was not great because we did not order an expensive wine.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Our favorite local restaurant. Fantastic in every way every time!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

What a pleasant surprise! Great menu, diverse wine list, fabulous service and very enjoyable food!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

A very special dining experience

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5.0Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 5, 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.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Soup and salad were good

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Very good food and service,we recommend it highly.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 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.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2017

Will go back again

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4.0Dined on September 9, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 13, 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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4.0Dined on August 5, 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.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 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.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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

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