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Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

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300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
+1 727-894-4429
08:00 - 22:00
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Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Delray Beach, Florida
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second time here and just love the outdoor space, friendly people and excellent food and drinks. Had brunch this time...omelets and eggs Benedict were fantastic. Sangria delicious!!

Thank ColoradoLvr
Siler City, North Carolina
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is my favorite restaurant to visit for lunch or dinner. You can sit outside and enjoy a delicious meal. The service has always been great. Watch out for the birds who like to steal your food, though!!

Thank Maresnest19
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spring rolls are amazing and the Blacked Mahi Mahi Mediterranean style is wonderful!!! Had happy hour from 3-6. CS the beat

Thank daahern
Mississauga, Canada
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91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Frescoes around 12:15, put our name in for 2 seats. The place was packed with a large lineup. We didn't wait too long to be seated about 15 min. Our server was very accommodating. Our drink were brought, our order taken. Because there were so many people, we didn't get our food for nearly an hour. The... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and very good food. Always busy but staff remain attentive and respectful. Great brunch and later a fine dessert.

Thank Alex S
nice france
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here after checking out the ArtWalk in St. Pete. It was a long wait for an outdoor table but we got a quick seat inside. The service was just OK, but the food was quite tasty. I had salmon with mango salsa - which I loved. Mom had a small (but rather large) wedge salad and a shrimp &... More 

Thank Adriene M
Frescoswaterfront1, Manager at Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Adriene, come back and see us soon. I'm sure we can turn that 4 star into a 5!!! More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't go! Horrible customer service! Food sub par! Had a reservation for 6:30 didn't get food until 8:30. Drink service slow. Bill was $354 Manager horrible she made excuses and took appetizers off then retracted and walked away saying she didn't care about bad review. I had been in the industry as a server/ manager for 10 years and would... More 

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Edina, MN
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been looking forward to dining here for a long time and sadly, my first, will be my last. We made 6:45 reservations and finally sat down just prior to 8pm. There was no apology or communication just the typical, "it should just be a few more minutes." We finally sat down and ordered drinks, the orange juice in mine... More 

Thank Comedychef
Frescoswaterfront1, Manager at Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

I want to apologize about your experience that you had here. I can assure you that we check all of our reviews and take action on them. I would love for you to give us another chance. Your feedback is very important to us. We work hard at giving our customers a great dining experience. We had an extremely busy... More 

Maple Shade, New Jersey
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209 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view, c+ b- staff and food. Our egg rolls excellent, fish taco and crab cake just ok, good salad. Nice place too pass time.

Thank Bill A
Frescoswaterfront1, Manager at Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

We value our customers feedback, we want to make your next experience here a memorable one. Come back and see us and our excellent Spring Rolls : ) More 

Houston, Texas
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132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waterfront location overlooking the marina, mostly outside (al-fresco) dining. The food was very good, the service ok, the prices surprisingly fair for the location. This is a good choice for lunch in particular during nice weather. Parking is limited. We can recommend & will return,

Thank TXhome1225
Frescoswaterfront1, Manager at Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, responded to this review

It's so nice hearing our customers say they will return. Parking can be rough sometimes in the downtown area. I recommend the dolphin parking lot. Its only $3 and you can park there all day! Just head towards the pier and its on your left. Thanks for the review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3502
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: +1 727-894-4429
Waterfront Dining Downtown Saint Petersburg

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