Enjoy wonderfully authentic food and ambiance in the main
dining room, casual bar or the warm inviting patio. Leone D'Arcangelo
and his family look forward to welcoming you to the restaurant.

5256 S. Mission Road, Bonsall CA 92003, Phone: 760-631-1944

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Carlsbad Dinner
Starters   Regular
Mozzarella Caprese
Fresh mozzarella, sliced roma tomatoes basil and extra virgin olive oil
Melanzane Alla Parmigiana
Eggplant breaded and baked in a marinara sauce layered with mozzarella and topped with parmesan cheese
Carpaccio di Bue
Lemon cured thinly sliced beef with baby arugulaand shaved Parmesan cheese
Scampi Fresco
Jumbo shrimp sautéed with white wine, fresh diced tomatoes herbs and marinara sauce
Prosciutto e Mozzarella
Fresh mozzarella e Italian prosciutto tomatoes herbs 
Brodetto mediterraneo
Mussels and clams sauteed in a light white wine and garlic tomato sauce sided with toasted crostini
Antipasto Misto
Italian cold cuts, grilled vegetables, and assorted cheese
Cocktail di Gamberoni
(Traditional shrimp cocktail )
Fritto di Calamari
Golden fried baby calamari sided with spicy marinara sauce
Bruschetta Italiana
Toasted crostini topped with mozzarella, chopped tomato garlic, and fresh basil 
Soups & Salads Small Regular
Daily selection of soups 6.50 8.50
Insalata Mista Novella
Organic mixed greens in a light raspberry vinaigrette
5 7
Insalata dei Cesari
The classic Caesar salad 
5 7
Insalata Fresco 29
Baby spinach, avocado in a balsamic vinaigrette
7 9
Insalata Tricolore con Gamberoni
Baby spinach, avocado, chopped tomatoes,and grilled jumbo shrimp in a light honey mustard dressing
Insalata di Noci
Organic mixed baby greens, walnuts, poached pears and gorgonzola cheese in a raspberry vinaigrette
7 9
Insalata di Hearts of Palm
Organic mixed greens chopped tomatoes in a balsamic vinaigrette topped with hearts of palm and shaved parmesan
7 9
Insalata alla Toscana con Pollo
Organic mixed greens, balsamic dressing, grilled chicken,avocado, gorgonzola and prosciutto
Insalata  con arugula e gamberi
Arugula with rock shrimp in a balsamic vingrette
Pizza   Regular
Pizza Margherita
Fresh tomato sauce,mozzarella cheese,roma tomato,and basil
Pizza Vegetariana
Zucchini,eggplant mushrooms,tomato sauce
Pizza con Pepperoni
The Classic Pepperoni Pizza
Pizza Capricciosa
Artichokes,mushrooms,olives,tomato sauce, mozzarella
Pizza Napoli
Fresh tomato sauce,mozzarella,capers,anchovies,oregano
Pizza con Arugola e Prosciutto
Pizza with aurugola,prosciuttoand shaved parmesan cheese
Pasta Small Regular
Penne al forno con gamberi
Tubular pasta baked with baby rock shrimp tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese
Paglia e Fieno
Jumbo scallops and shrimp, chopped tomato, garlic and white wine sauteed with green and white fettuccini pasta
Penne alla Vodka con Porcini
Short tube pasta tossed with Porcini mushrooms in a vodka pink cream sauce
15 18
Linguine Mare Mosso
Linguine pasta, clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp and mixed fish in a light fish bouillon and tomato sauce
17 21
Rigatoni Salsiccia al Forno
Tubular pasta baked with Italian sausage, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese and basil
14 18
Spaghetti al Fresco
Spaghetti pasta, fresh tomatoes, garlic, olive oil topped with 3 sauteed jumbo shrimp
Linguine alle Vongole Veraci (rosse o bianche)
Linguine pasta with fresh manila clams, white wine or fresh tomato sauce
15 17
Fettuccine Alfredo con Pollo
Flat noodles in a classic Alfredo sauce and sauteed chicken
14 18
Capellini alla Checca
Angel hair pasta, fresh tomato, garlic, olive oil and basil
11 15
Linguine Bolognese con Polpette di Carne
Linguine pasta with meat sauce topped with meat balls
Rigatoni al Ragu di carne
Tubular pasta topped with signature meat sauce
13 17
Meat Lasagna
Our Signature Lasagna served with meat sauce
Manicotti Ripieni
Manicotti shells filled with ricotta cheese served with a spinach Alfredo cream sauce and fresh chopped tomatoes
13 17
Penne alla Puttanesca
Spicy tomato sauce with kalamata olives, anchovies,
13 17
Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti served with pancetta, eggs, pecorino romano and black pepper
13 17
Spaghetti con Gamberi e Arugula
Spaghetti pasta with shrimp, arugula fresh tomatoes and shaved parmesan cheese
Melanzane alla Parmigiana
Eggplant breaded and baked in a marinara sauce layered with mozzarella and topped with parmesan cheese
Gnocchetti Della Casa
Potato dumplings with fresh tomatoes
14 16
Ravioli di Zucca
Ravioli filled with butternut squash, ricotta, and parmesan finished in Grand Marnier sauce
Ravioli di Aragosta
Ravioli filled with lobster meat served in a creamy lobster brandy sauce
Ravioli al Formaggio di Capra
Goat cheese and parmesan cheese stuffed ravioli topped with tomato cream sauce and spinach
14 18
Canelloni al ragu di carne e pollo
Stuffed cannelloni with meat and chicken in a meat sauce
Ravioli ai Funghi
Ravioli stuffed with wild Porcini mushroom and parmesan cheese served with a creamy mushroom sauce
La Carne   Regular
New York Strip
Grilled U.S.D.A. Prime 12 oz.new York strip finished with brandy mushroom sauce
Stuffed Pork Chop
Grilled pork chop stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella, finished with a Grand Marnier sauce 
Filetto alla Diana
8oz U.S.D.A. Prime grilled to with a Barolo reduction
Fresco Kobe Cheeseburger
100% Kobe beef burger, served with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and pickles, with side of French Fries
Filetto Gorgonzola   34
Rack of Lamb
New Zeeland rack of lamb grilled with a Rosemary Garlic
Il Pesce   Regular
Fresco Signature Cioppino
Fresh clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp and catch of the day, sauteed in white wine light fish bouillon and tomatoes, served with toasted crostini
Gamberoni alla Nostromo
Jumbo shrimp sauteed with garlic, white wine, Lemon over Arborio risotto
Gamberoni alla Senape
Jumbo shrimp sauteed with garlic, white wine, creamy Dijon sauce and artichoke hearts 
Tilapia alla Fiorentina
Parmesan crusted Tilapia served over sauteed spinach with vodka cream sauce
Canestrelli di Salmone
Fresh Atlantic Salmon stuffed with crabmeat, finished with lobster sauce and a jumbo shrimp
Ahi Tuna in Crosta
Seared Ahi Tuna polenta crusted served over mixed greens with a balsamic sweet reduction
  22 .50
Salmone della Casa
Fresh Atlantic salmon grilled to perfection finished with artichokes in a creamy brandy Dijon sauce
Salmone alla Senape
Fresh Atlantic salmon grilled to perfection finished with artichokes in a creamy brandy Dijon sauce
Salmone Fresco alla Griglia
Fresh Atlantic Salmon grilled to perfection
Trota Ripiena
Trout stuffed with crabmeat, finished with lobster sauce and a jumbo shrimp
Scampi alla Livornese
Five jumbo shrimp kalamata olives, capers, and garlic sauteed in a zesty marinara sauce
Il Pollo e il Vitello   Regular
Pollo alla Parmigiana
Chicken breast breaded with fresh marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese
Pollo al Marsala
Sauteed chicken breast in a mushroom asparagus Marsala wine sauce
Pollo Portofino
Chicken breast sauteed with artichoke hearts, pine nuts, lemon, and a butter wine sauce
Pollo con Patate
Chicken breast topped with slice potato, sun dried tomatoes mushroom in amaretto sauce
Pollo Macadamia
Chicken breast sauteed with mushroom and zucchini in a macadamia creamy brandy sauce
Pollo Capricioso   17.90
Veal Marsala
Veal scaloppine and mushrooms sauteed in a Marsala sauce
Veal Piccata
Veal scaloppine sauteed in a lemon caper white wine sauce
Veal con patate
Veal Baked topped with slice potato, sun dried tomatoes mushroom in amaretto sauce
Veal Riviera
Veal scaloppine sauteed in a lemon caper white wine reduction
Veal Parmigiana
Veal scaloppinie breaded with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese
Enjoy our Daily Fresh selection of home-made desserts   8.50
Only available with purchase of Entree
Fettuccine Alfredo 7  
Maccheroni and Cheese 7  
Chicken Fingers 7  
Steamed Brocolli 7  
Asparagus 7  
Mushrooms 7  
Sauteed Spinach 7  
Steamed Vegetables 7  
Penne Arrabiata 7  
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Bravo! I went to Fresco last Sunday afternoon. We had the absolute best time, best service and food! The wait staff was professional, prompt, friendly and courteous. The food was excellent as was the wine. I honestly felt like I was in a friend's home. I could tell there were regulars there because of how the guests interacted with the staff. It was refreshing. That is a great sign of a great place. The music is GREAT. The duo that plays will have you dancing in your chair. That is what kept us there beyond our lunch! Check this place out. Meet the owner. This will become your "go-to" restaurant for sure!
05-05-2017 Rachel

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