Stop in for one of our signature cocktails!
eggplant + tomato sauce + mozzarella + parmesan
prosciutto + creamy pulled cow's milk cheese + evoo + artichokes
New York Steak
grilled 12 oz dry aged new york steak in our cellar for minimum 28 days + sauteed spinach + roasted potatoes
Fresco Grill is a really lovely restaurant and the food is very good. Like most restaurants now, they are suffering from lack of ability to hire staff so service was not as good as usual. However, it's really not their fault. We discussed this with the owner and he is extremely frustrated about not being able to hire workers.
We both had salads and fish entrees. Everything was fresh and tasty with ample portions. The glasses of wine were generous and good. We sat on the front patio which was quiet and comfortable however the service was slow.
My wife and I had a fantastic dinner at Fresco Grill....probably out 10th visit for different occasions. We both had salads (mine was a burrata salad) and both were fantastic. My main dish was the Rigatoni and sausage pasta. We topped that off with a lava cake dessert. NEVER has a bad meal or lunch at Fresco Grill.
We enjoy the food, old fashions, and the welcoming that we always get from Andrea. She always comes by to say hello even when very busy. It is very thoughtful on her part to let us know that she recognizes that we are return customers.
We went with a group of 8 people. The service was very attentive and the manager was very accommodating as we had planned to go with an even larger group. The dishes were delicious and we had appetizers, dinner and dessert in a short time for being a group of 8. This place is a hidden gem, just 20 minutes outside the route of the heavy tourist flow up and down the Southern California coast.
Friendly and attentive staff. Very welcoming and familial atmosphere.
We had a reservation to celebrate our anniversary, the food is always phenomenal and the service fabulous. They did not disappoint! We celebrated last year as well, definitely becoming one of our favorite restaurants to celebrate and enjoy moments with friends and family at. Definitely a hidden gem of a restaurant!
Live coming here. It is a local gem. Good food, innovative menu and close to home! Nice intimate setting!
Service can improve, for e.g. asked for water refil 3 times, twice from our server and once from the waiter that original brought the water. Other than that the expereince was good.
Order mixup. But they quickly corrected things.
Terrible service for our party of 6. The hostess seated us (at a table set for 5) and then no server approached us for more than 15 minutes as she asked us “is someone serving you?”. We asked for a glass of water (for the 6th person) twice and never received it. We had to ask for bread twice before getting it after a long wait. It took forever to get refills on wine and the check. Very disappointed, cannot recommend.
Excellent restaurant. Food great. Good wine options. Recently updated. Liked the previous environment and miss the fresco on the wall but this is a fresher look.
My husband and I go here every Friday for date night n it’s hands down the BEST!
Cheap wine on Wednesday!
The ambiance of the restaurant was wonderful. Plus it was very clean and well laid out. Our server was very friendly and polite. At the beginning we were attended to quickly and frequently. However, in between our appetizer and meal we waited a very extended time. We were seated outside and began to worry that we had been forgotten! That was the biggest negative of our experience. I also felt that the pricing for my pasta meal was a bit high considering the portion I got. However, the food tasted excellent and I would be willing to give the restaurant another try.
Delicious food and great service. I will keep coming back.
Met friends for dinner, amazing waitress.. long waits for food.
Outstanding service/food and overall experience! 10/10!
Always great food and great service
The music was a little loud but otherwise we enjoyed it.
Took some friends to dinner - it was their first time eating at Fresco Grill and we had a delicious meal.
Great food, wonderful establishment and delightful server!
Food was ok, but the staff was overwhelmed with it being Valentines day and them recently reopening indoor dining. The ran out of one of the dishes that we originally ordered, and maybe ran out of vegetables too, as the vegetable side to my lamb chops was a piece of soggy zucchini and sweet potato fries. I laughed when I saw the fries. Maybe it was just an off night, but if we're in town again, a repeat visit isn't in the books.
I made reservation on Open Table and requested indoor seating. Got to the place 5 minutes before res time. When I told hostess my name she said "we don't have any more indoor seating!"
We ended up being seated on the patio with a heater and shade from the parking lot. Serve approached after five minutes poured water and left menus. It was another 20 minutes until she returned to even take our order. Bread empty water glasses almost empty - no refills!
We gave her food and wine order to hopefully save some time. Another 10 minutes and she finally showed with wine. Asked me if I wanted to taste it! Then asked my wife if she wanted to taste it! Fumbled with the opener and finally got it open and poured. Then left!
almost 20 minutes later I had to ask about our food. It finally showed up, warm at best. My wife's ravioli looked dry from sitting under a heat lamp. My bowl of Gnocchi had a warm bottom and cold sides. Taste for both was bland.
I wish I could have given higher marks and better reviews - especially in restaurants that are struggling but this was really not a good experience.
Everything my wife and I have tried has been excellent. Bus boys and wait staff are also top notch!
We were celebrating Valentines with our friends who have never been to Fresco Grill. We haven’t been since probably July due to COVID ... food and service was phenomenal as expected
The best food and atmosphere!
We went out for Valentines Day Dinner on February 13th and to celebrate our 21st wedding engagement. We went with another couple. 2/4 entrees came out. 30 minutes
Later the waitress told us that she didn’t know what happened to the other two entrées but the owner of the restaurant was looking into it. 30 minutes later we received the last two entrées which were the same fish dishes and one was raw and the other one was overcooked. We informed the wait staff and they took the raw fish meal back and asked if they could get us anything else and at this point we didn’t want to wait any longer to eat. We asked for another round of drinks on three separate occasions and it was only on the fourth occasion that the drinks finally came. It was a special occasion and the dinner entree was terrible. A $400 bill! We won’t return.
SO glad Fresco Grill is open again for dining on their cozy patio! It was a cool Thursday evening but their heaters made it pretty comfortable. The food and the service were as good as we have come to expect and enjoy. My husband splurged on the steak and lobster special and I had eggplant Parmigiana. Their red sauce is rich and about the best around. Eggplant not too heavily breaded. We called this our Valentine meal treat!
Really terrific restaurant that has adapted really well to the dictates of the governor. The outside ambiance is outstanding and care has been taken to make it comfortable. The food, as usual, was wonderful. This is a hidden gem.
Our new favorite restaurant
Sat on the patio for lunch. Enjoyed a delicious fresh Kale salad. Although they do not offer GF pizza crust, their dough is a rice blend.
Great food and service. I recommend eating outside, if weather permits.
Lovely patio, good service, but very bland food.
We eat here twice a month. As always the food, service and outdoor seating ambience was excellent
Fresh tasty meal, this was our second visit with in a week, will go again when in the area!
Great place for dinner with family and friends. Service was perfect. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend eating outside.
Everything was delicious and comfortable. This restaurant has adapted very well to Covid restrictions.
Fresco Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 631-1944.
Fresco Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 334 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.