Fresco Da Franco

4.6
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667 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
As the temperatures continue to drop and the last of the leaves fall, appetites for comford food undoubtedly increase. Head over to Fresco Da Franco on Church Street in Montclair, New Jersey for an array of delicious food. Filled with authentic Italian flavors, creative dishes and homemade pastas and desserts, Fresco Da Franco new menu has something for everyone.


Our recently revamped menu features homemade pastas, flavorful brick oven pizza and authentic Italian entrees as well as a selection of homemade desserts. Whether you are dining alone, dinner for two or a family night, there is something sure to please everyone.

We look forward to seeing you soon!
What 667 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
Ambience
4.3
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GP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there and we had a wonderful evening. Food, ambiance, service was all outstanding! Very nice menu with unique but familiar specialties. Lots of great choices. Highly recommend!

CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Small place which got crowded very quickly, after all it was a Saturday night. Our table was comfortable, but trying to walk to the restroom or to leave was challenging because the room was so crowded.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff and service...celebrating a birthday. Food was excellent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband’s birthday

CG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for girls night out, date night or just a fantastic meal.

NE
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place and really good food.. GF options available. The staff was wonderful!

JS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This wonderful restaurant is a find !
What fabulous food, wonderful service, and beautiful atmosphere. Definitely coming back soon.
Loved every minute and every bite !

1
New York Area
457 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here. We were very pleased. Great energy. Shared a Church St salad...we both ordered salmon special..delicious. Affagato for dessert topped off the meal. BYOB. Attentive service.

t
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We like this restaurant a lot now that they don't blast disco music on saturdays. food is delicious, nice atmosphere, friendly service. Very happy and will recommend this restaurant to our friends

b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great, food was very good. Will return.

v
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Food was ok, waiter never introduced himself, was out front of the restaurant vaping while we were waiting for dessert menus's. No personality at all. Manager was very nice however but waiter should realize he works on tips

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always! The staff is awesome!

LF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always find Fresco very accommodating, somewhat upscale with reasonable prices and delicious food. Very good for large groups and celebrations

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was fantastic!! The food was incredible. They also surprised my daughter with a birthday song and sparkler. Made her SO happy! Wish we lived closer so we could go back all the time!!

SF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was very good and service was excellent. It was BYOB which was ok, but the menu prices were a little high, but that could be attributed to the area they were in. We would reccomend as the food was very good.

RQ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Went for brunch with friends. Half ordered the avocado toast and half the chicken and waffles. Everyone was pleased with their dishes. I loved having an egg with the toast and one of our party said the chicken was awesome.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great time, very accommodating since I was late for my reservation but due to parking...limited parking so Uber or Lyft there to have less hassle. Food was awesome. Our waiter was very nice and gave us his honest opinion on what to order from the menu and it didn’t disappoint...will go back there again

TT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was very attentive and accommodating. We can't wait for our next visit.

JP
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and decor. Food was amazing and on point, absolutely delicious. Service was also impeccable!!!

1
New York Area
457 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time here. Dined outside. Nice salad to start..I enjoyed tuna entree and partner loved bronzini..affagato wonderful dessert

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I recently dined at Fresco Da Franco for the first time and could not have been more pleased with the service and food. My wife is pregnant and we asked a lot of questions about the menu/ingredients and the waitress, manager, and chef couldn’t have been more accommodating. My wife really wanted to try to pumpkin gnocchi but the sauce had ingredients that she couldn’t have, the chef immediately offered to alter the sauce and he made her a delicious meal that she very much enjoyed. The waitress was very nice and was completely on top of the service and entire dining experience. Every part of this meal was amazing from appetizer to dessert and we would recommend Fresco Da Franco to anyone looking for a delicious Italian meal in Montclair NJ.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We recently dined at Fresco da Franco to celebrate our friend's birthday. Everything was outstanding! The food, atmosphere and overall experience couldn't be beat. It was the perfect place for a birthday, especially since they brought out a sparkler with the cake, and played "Fireball" by Pitbull! So fun! Also, we had a minor situation that the owner handled with grace and the utmost customer service. We will definitely be back!! Run, don't walk, to Fresco da Franco!!

MM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The hostess was extremely helpful helping my wife (back injury) with a big cushion so she could in comfort! The waiter was pleasant and prompt and the food was very good. Would definitely recommend this place to others!

B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Prepared well! Taste like Sunday dinners at Grandpa’s house! Servers attentive not bothersome! Modern art deco decor ! Zucchini flowers stuffed with lemon ricotta😍😍 Watermelon and arugula salad😍

RC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten here on several occasions, and the food is always delicious, and the servers always attentive.
We shared the stuffed figs,which were enough for two to share.
They were perfectly ripe, and beautifully dressed.
I ordered a salmon filet stuffed with crabmeat, and served over risotto. It was beautifully seared, and the crabmeat stuffing was nicely seasoned and delicious.
The risotto was just as I like it, creamy , but al dente.
Love this place.

b
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service.....Have been at Fresco's often and will continue to do so!!

d
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This was my first visit to Fresco Da Franco, but it won't be my last. The food was outstanding and the service was first rate. I would highly recommend the meatballs appetizer. They may be the best I've ever eaten! If there is a negative it is a little bit noisy inside, but everything else makes up for this. It is also BYO which is another big plus.

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. This is our go to place Never had a bad meal or service.

SC
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious but the service was beyond outstanding. Forgot the young lady's name that took care of us but she was 10s across the board.

CL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were not expecting such a fine dining experience. Our server was gracious and accommodating. We hadn’t done any research and didn’t realize it was a byob but Justin informed us of a store across the street as well as their “delivery” service! Awesome.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Saturday brunch

JG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

our favorite place to seat outdoors and listen to Brazilian Jazz .... now on thursday's i believe ..
the food is one of the best i ever had ....specials are always awesome and so taste ... we love grandma

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The restaurant was very good. Sitting outside was wonderful because there are large plants that make you feel you are not just sitting on a sidewalk. The food was very good, just a bit pricey. We will definitely go back.

E
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

It was a lovely restaurant. Staff friendly but not overly attentive. Food was delicious, I had the Branzino -excellent. Music was great end of night.

Only issue I had was they served my food 8 mins after the rest of my party. We had to call for service to ask for my dinner.

I would recommend a visit.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved it! The atmosphere and food were both on point!

ME
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I love the outdoor eating but I the street parking was very disturbing.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was good as was food which could use more salt. Entrees were priced about right but apps and desserts were over priced

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Fresco many times and it is always consistently great! Such a lovely ambience, especially the outdoor seating area.

SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Went here for a friend’s 40th birthday. Food was ok, not awful, but definitely nothing special. Especially not for the ridiculously high prices. The waiter asked us if we wanted still or sparkling water, no option for regular tap water, and charged us for an overpriced bottle of water. One of my friends who is pregnant asked that her eggs be cooked well done, no yolk at all, came out runny. Another friend wanted her eggs cooked normally, and it came out hard. It was obvious they had mixed up the two orders. No big deal, they took it back and fixed it, but no apology from the staff. The rest of us had our food and then ended up having to wait while they fixed two of the orders. We ordered two desserts to share, desserts were delicious but portions were kind of small. A dessert on the house would have been nice since they made a mistake and since it was a birthday, which they knew because it was mentioned on the reservation! Overall, ok experience, would definitely try something else next time.

JG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

8 year anniversary