Fresco Da Franco

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704 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
WE ARE OPEN DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Please see our hours on our website and our take-out menu. We are following all CDD guidelines to ensure that the safety of our guests and staff. We are also offering "contactless curbside and home delivery."


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!

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What 704 People Are Saying
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4.4
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DarenP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing, everyone was helpful and provided the correct amount of attention. All the little details were taken care of, we didn’t realize it was byob and they helped us and ordered for us. The apps were great and main meal was good. I had the tomato risotto with burrata. My wife had Branzino. My risotto was good the tomato was over powering and not creamy enough the burata was good. The branzino was cooked perfect and had great flavor. The energy was great and people had a great time. This is not a romantic date place as it can get loud but certainly fun and energetic. Over all I look forward to going back and trying another meal and think it would be a lot fun with a bigger group.

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Kimber
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service although a little pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

If you would like to go to a meat locker and be ignored ,go to this restaurant. I came in early for my reservation and I asked the host to let me know if anything came up sooner, they made me wait 1 whole hour when there were 4 open tables. I was then seated at the table that was open for the whole hour I waited and had the host lie to my face that there wAs a 10 top cancel within seconds of my asking if the table was ready. The table was set for 4 people the entire hour we waited. It took 20 minutes for water.... and that’s all the water we got for the entire meal. The waiter then proceeded to tell us we had to order everything together but the table next to us was able to order appetizers and then order there main course. Food was decent, service was atrocious. I will never go back ever again.

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viptanya
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place more and more. Food is delicious , great service and beautiful decor.
Later in the evening on saturdays the noise level is high, but at 6 pm it's just perfect.
Thank you, guys.

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marjanj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Place was empty, we were the only table in the restaurant, which I didn't mind at all, service was great the food was really good

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GerryG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We lived our dinner at Fresco.!! The atmosphere was beautiful and service was great! It was not too loud at all as some other reviews mentioned. Eggplant app was delish as was the scallop special. We see a lot of shows at the Welmont theatre. We will definitely be back next time we are in Montclair

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance

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CarolM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lively restaurant, great food but a little pricey. BYOB a real plus!

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BarbaraAnn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a long wait even with a reservation but this never happens - probably only because it was Valentine’s Day. Still one of my favorite places to go. The staff is wonderful and they really make you feel special. And the meatballs are really my fave!!

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KDJD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was OK. We had two plates of fairly bland pasta for $28 and $32 each. One pasta dish was served on a bed of tin foil, so it tasted of tin foil. I had never seen that before. The valet parking was poorly executed. It took us and the 3 sets of diners before us each a 35+ minutes wait to get car back. It wasn't awful, but those things made it a poor value for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall good, but restaurant was too crowded. Tables were so close together.

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DawnishaB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing, service was awesome food was impeccable I loved everything about it.

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TonyT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and staff are extraordinary.
We can not wait to go again and try yet another incredible appy and ente.
We love that we could bring our own wine or order from a local store and have it delivered to our table.

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vipNestle713
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food is ok. Its a bit chilly in the restaurant.
ambiance is nice. I like that it is BYOB
Glad i tried the place.

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LyndaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and innovative dishes. Perfect for a lunch meeting. The birthday celebrations around us were adorable. I love how you handle these! We'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

went there with my family for Sunday Brunch. Food was good. Service was ok, could of been a bit more attentive. They had a large party that was very noisy seated in front with all customers. Going forward, they should be more mindful of seating to not disturb other parties.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was delicious. My husband and I enjoyed every dish, from the bread basket to the desert. However, the service was a bit impersonal and cold. Aside from that, we will definitely return since it’s so close to home. Yet, we have alternative options that are priced much cheaper for quality Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very accommodating for a small party of 6, definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food, service... everything was excellent. However, we went on a Saturday night with another couple, we were warned about the 9:00 DJ and how loud it gets. We thought we’d be out of there by 9:00 but we were not.... it was so loud we could not hear one another. Music was GREAT but what do you do with it.... no dance floor. Not dinner music!

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viptanya
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We like this restaurant. Food is very good, friendly service. On Saturday nights it's quite noisy, but it means people enjoy the dining there. If you want to talk to your dining partner go for earlier dinner.
We are going to this restaurant at least once a month.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family together!

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JamieL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Booked a last minute table here on Christmas Day. It was obviously understaffed and overbooked, but they did the best they could and even gave complimentary appetizer because we were waiting for so long for our entrees. Food is pricey but par for the course for the area. Food is a delicate balance between traditional Italian and a "cleaner"/ more modern cuisine.

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vipsherryi
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beyond amazing! If there was a ten stars I would give it a ten!

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vipAnaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We’ve been having our Christmas dinner here for three years in a row, and both service and food are consistently outstanding. The price point is a little high, but the food is incredibly tasty. Great place for a date night.

JK
JasonK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

All the food was good. We went on Christmas. It’s a small place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, attentive staff and good vibes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresco Da Franco is consistently great! Good is delicious and fresh. Service is great!

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EdmundS
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and atmosphere. Waitstaff was very helpful and not pushy at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place❤️ absolutely amazing every time 🙌🏻

ML
vipMaureenL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience1

The restaurant is way to loud to enjoy dinner

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vipdvc1091
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I highly recommend Fresco Da Franco. This was my second visit and I will continue coming back. Food is great and they have the BEST meatballs I've ever eaten. As an added plus, it is BYOB!!

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KimberlyM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Extremely loud scream-to-talk echo chamber. Tables so close together there's no room to walk. The Maitre d' kept turning up the music to deafening levels. Food took forever to be served. Not all members of my party were served at the same time, so my food was cold when the last entree was delivered. Couldn't wait to get out of there. Too bad, great location, but never again.

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HakeemP
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Whoever the waiter was that was there this past Saturday, November 30, 2019 at around 1 PM.… Whoever that guy was, he is the most skilled servicemen that I have ever encountered. There’s an art to customer service, and that man is an artist. I don’t remember his name but I know that he is a schoolteacher on the side and he just got engaged. I would definitely come back just for his service and of course the Kanye quotes in the bathroom… But he (our server) was definitely the highlight.

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JPBecker
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!!! Came here with my family for Thanksgiving Day. It was absolutely amazing!!! Service and food impeccable!

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Sammy
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. The place is well laid out. Service was impeccable.

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DeniseR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The lamb shank and sea bass entrees were good the scallop risotto special was nothing special. The night was loud and crowded in fact for the 1st time ever the hostess ask us to vacate as the next set of customers were waiting for our table. We were there under 2 hours... not sure ccx we will be back.

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vipSizzle
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is cozy and friendly. The food was excellent and the service was as well. Glad we made a reservation because it got very crowded.

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GinaP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2019
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!

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ChristineA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

FAQs

Fresco Da Franco offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 337-5100.

Fresco Da Franco is rated 4.4 stars by 704 OpenTable diners.

Fresco Da Franco does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.frescodafranco.com/gift-cards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.