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Fresco Valley Cafe

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442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
+1 805-688-8857
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08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Tue 08:30 - 15:00
Wed - Sun 08:30 - 17:00
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265 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresco Valley Cafe appealed to us because it is a bit out of the crowded areas. It was not busy when we arrived for lunch so we were very disappointed when our food took almost 25 minutes to get to our table. Our order was soups and sandwiches - nothing requiring special preparation. The soups were luke warm and tasted... More 

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Thank Walking16
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It's very disheartening that you felt this way about your recent meal here. We try and take our time with every dish so they can meet the standards of quality our fare requires, but had we known you weren't completely content with your soup or your sandwich, we would've been more than happy to remake or replace any part of... More 

Cambria, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their food is so good and there are always great daily specials to try. The staff are friendly and take great pride in their work.

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Thank Imnextdoor
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It's such a pleasure hearing that you're such a fan of our specials! We take great care in crafting all of our dishes, and the team and I are always delighted when we get feedback like this. Thank you so much for the stars, and I truly hope you'll get the chance to drop by again in the future --... More 

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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, excellent outdoor patio.. sat outside with with our dog.. they even have a menu for the 4 legged diners.. highly recommend this place for lunch..

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Thank TANKSGIVING
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It was a pleasure hosting you and your pup for lunch! Thanks so much for the recommendation, too. Hopefully, you'll both drop on by again soon -- we're always excited to host you here. Till then! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Reno, Nevada
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99 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I was in a small group for lunch. Order and pay at the counter and food was then delivered to you at the table (quaint). Menu was very good, with daily soups posted on the chalk board. If its a nice day ask to be seated outside. Very nice.

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Thank JamesUKUSA69
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you had a pleasant experience with us! We loved hosting you, and hopefully when the weather permits, we'll get a chance to seat you on the patio again sometime soon -- we'd love to reunite and to introduce you to even more of our menu. Till then! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Hesperia, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A quiet and quaint off the beaten place to eat. Terri our server was outstanding. So personable and friendly. Great food and atmosphere.

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Thank ABrownSqrd
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words regarding our place! I'm delighted Terri was able to make your experience here even more memorable. Come see us real soon -- we'd love to cook for you again. Till then! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

We took a family drive up to Solvang for the day. Getting away from the touristic restaurants on the main road, we came upon Fresco Valley Cafe. We had such an amazing late lunch / early dinner there. It's a family friendly casual restaurant with some of the nicest staff we've encountered. They all work as if they're the owners.... More 

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Thank AS4IN05
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm delighted you and your family felt this way about your recent visit to our cafe! Thank you so much for the shoutout to the staff's dedication to cordial, attentive service, as well -- they're going to be ecstatic after I pass along your kind words. I'm glad your tomato soup, pizza, and the rest of your fare hit the... More 

Los Gatos
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477 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Cute restaurant. Seating on the patio an option for lunch. Inside is rather plain but not crowded. Some booths available. Nice fireplace on one end of the room. We split a garden salad which was very good and had a Spinach Manicotti and Fish and Chip dinner. The Fish and Chips were excellent while the Manicotti was so-so. Delicious desserts.... More 

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Thank dhen
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words regarding our ambiance! I'm delighted you're such a fan of our fireplace, and that you found your garden salad tasty, along with the rest of your meal. Thank you so much for being so patient with our new waiter -- this was very kind of you. Hopefully, the next time you'd like... More 

Solvang, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I love Fresco Cafe! They have a great menu for those who want fresh food that is prepared to order (not mass produced). The price is right for the value, as the portions for most menu items is larger. Make sure you check out Today's Specials and the soups of the day. They always have two soups (one vegetarian and... More 

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Thank GinaVWineLover
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It's such a pleasure hosting you, Gina! Thank you so much for the kind words regarding the quality and cost of our fare -- it means a lot to everyone here. I'm glad you're such a fan of our specials and soups, too. Hopefully, you'll drop by sometime soon -- we'd love to whip up some Salmon Tacos for you... More 

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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We ate here once before and couldnt wait to go again. We had fresh flowers on the table and a fire close by. We had a late lunch which held us for dinner also. We both tried the specials and loved them both

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Thank Katherine G
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Katherine, I'm delighted you had such a pleasant time dining with us. Thank you so much for the kind words regarding our fare and ambiance, and I truly hope we'll get the chance to host you again soon. Till then! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Avila Beach, Ca.
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113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a new restaurant for us - and we are very happy we tried it. Went for dinner around 6 p.m. on a Thursday. We assumed we had to order off the dinner menu but that was incorrect - the entire menu is available. I had the meatball appetizer - 3 good sized meatballs - and substituted the Bolognese... More 

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Thank AndiamoBrian
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

AndiamoBrian, I'm happy your first visit here turned out so delicious. I can't wait to let Samantha know how much you appreciated her help, too. Whipping you up those meatballs and your wife's tuna wrap was our pleasure, and we can't wait to host you again in the future. Thank you so much for the recommendation, and we truly hope... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Pizza, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 17:00
Monday
08:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:00
Thursday
08:30 - 17:00
Friday
08:30 - 17:00
Saturday
08:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8857
Description
Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients with much of the menu items made from scratch. We proudly offer regional, local beer and wine with a variety of microbrews. Join us at Fresco Valley Cafe and experience the difference. Your table is waiting!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?