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Fresco Valley Cafe

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442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
+1 805-688-8857
08:30 - 15:00
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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

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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503 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
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 

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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

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
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

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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114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 

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 

Lomita, California
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242 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We stumbled into the Fersco Valley Cafe looking for another place to eat that we never found and are very happy we did. This is a great quiet cafe that has plenty of inside and outside dinning areas. It is in a square at the end of a street so is quiet and inviting. My wife ordered one of the... More 

Thank 707clayg
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm glad you and your wife were such fans of our fare. It's a delight knowing she enjoyed her wrap, and I'm glad your sandwich's flavor was matched by our french fries. Hopefully, the next time you're both craving something delicious, you'll stop by our cafe again. Till then! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Park City
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Surprisingly many restaurants close early in Solvang. The staff at Fresco Valley Cafe were super welcoming even though we arrived about 20 minutes before closing time. The food arrived quickly and was very good. Cozy setting with a lovely fireplace.

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

We're always more than happy to welcome in guests up until we close, so I'm glad that you were able to stop by! Thank you for giving us a shot and for writing such a lovely review. We hope your visit to Solvang was one to remember! Until next time, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

It has been a very nice meal! We ate pizza and a cesar salad and both were tasty and nicely presented!

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

Joan, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review. I'm so excited to know that you enjoyed your pizza and Caesar salad so much. I hope we get the chance to cook for you again soon! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Portland, Oregon
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local shop owner. We really enjoyed the setting which was picturesque with the mini windmill and antique store. The patio dining was nice (although flies were rampant). It was easy to order inside at the counter, and fun to see the baked goodies and wine there. Our lunches were very tasty and... More 

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

I'm so glad that you were recommended to us! Thank you for giving us a shot. We work hard on all the little details, so it means a lot that you noticed. We appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you back again soon. Until next time, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Sun Lakes, Arizona
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336 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at hundreds of these restaurants over the last few years. This rates with the best of them. The positives: good food, large portions(enough to split), fair prices, quiet location at end of a clean street, nice outdoor tables, excellent service and some of the friendliest staff we have experienced while traveling for the last few weeks in... More 

Thank funhogs2
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

What a review! I'm thrilled to know that you love everything about our cafe -- that's such an honor. Thank you for taking the time to share your support here online. Next time you're in our area, we truly hope to serve you again! Until then, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Cafe, Pizza, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8857
Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7 days a week in a casual atmosphere, Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients with many light, healthy options to get you through the day.

Proudly offering regional, local wine with a variety of microbrews our outdoor patio is a great way to enjoy the beautfiul California sunshine.Our patio is pet friendly, we even have a dog menu!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?