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Fresco Da Franco
As per NJ Executive Order 163, Fresco Da Franco will be offering OUTDOOR DINING and INDOOR DINING at 25% capacity.
We are following all CDC guidelines to ensure that the safety of our guests and staff.
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 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!
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Rock Shrimp Risotto
Wilted Spinach, Truffle Oil
The Famous Eggplant Stack
Pan Fried Eggplant, Fresh Mozzarella, Beefsteak Tomato, Basil Pesto, Shaved Parmesan, Arugula
Mamma Giuseppina's Meatballs (3)
Pure Ground Beef, Parmesan, Italian Herbs, Light Tomato, Dollop Fresh Ricotta, Sweet Basil
Ambiance is great
Wait staff is not up to par with the restaurant. Took the waitress 30-35 each time to come back to our table we had to ask other servers in passing
We ordered 3 appetizers but only two where brought out.
Me and a friend order Zappa do pesce and it was liking drinking salt water. It was so salty. It came with like 6 strains of linguine.
The salmon special had no flavor.
Would not go back. Highly overrated.
Keep in mind there is a 2 hour seating maximum. So you have to hurry up
Great spot for lunch while shopping in Montclair. Excellent choices for brunch. Must have the meatballs. Delicious!!
Food was amazing but service was not great.
Service was terrible. Waited 25 minutes until someone finally came over to take our order. It was a Wednesday evening with outside seating half full and inside, 80% empty.
No one smiled or was friendly except for the men who cleared the table.
There are too many good restaurants in the surrounding area to feel the desire to ever go back. Would only return if friends insisted.
Diner was great, the appetizer, fried calamari was overdone, which makes it tough, but our server never came around to ask. Otherwise both dinners were delicious. Atmosphere was a bit too trendy for us, a little loud.
Love the veal chop!
Zuppa de pesche is the best
Overall very good. I would go back for a special occasion but it’s pricey. BYOB Helps.
Food was very good and atmosphere was very pleasant but it took an extremely long time to get the appetizers 45mins and the entrees took another 30 mins after that.
Great experience. Will definitely be back.
It was our first time dining at Fresco Da Franco and it will not be our last. From the gracious welcome to the delicious dessert, the experience was beyond our expectations.
Perfect From appetizer to dessert! Highly recommended!
Fresco Da Franco never disappoints!! Delicious meal outside while listening to lovely music & excellent service. I only wish I was able to come here more!
Great as always!
The food and ambience were outstanding. We had a hard time choosing what to order because everything looked good. We ended up being very satisfied with our picks, it did not disappoint! It is a BYOB, and the restaurant has an arrangement with a nearby liquor store to get liquor and wine delivered right to your table for no upcharge.
Great food on a beautiful night
This restaurant overall was great for the ambiance and outdoor dining. The calamari and burrata was delicious. My friends eggplant dish was very good but my seabass was mediocre at best.
Always the best food and service! Fresco is always my go-to spot with friends or family. Everything on the menu is delicious- I always have a difficult time choosing what I want! Easily the best Italian cuisine in all of North Jersey, especially Essex County. Fresco makes me feel as if I were to be eating at my Nonna's house on a Sunday!
Everything was amazing! We loved the food and the service. Outstanding!
I really enjoyed how open the doors and windows were so it felt like we were still in an intimate setting versus it feeling like eating on a sidewalk. The food was delicious, we had the ricotta appetizer and the calamari was cooked perfectly. Fresco is one of my favorite spots in Montclair, friendly wait staff and I’ve never had a bad meal.
Another fantastic meal @ Frescos
Efficient service and good food.
Great food and service, waiter was friendly and courteous.
Came on Monday with fiance. They have a nice outdoor setup with properly spaced seating, we came when the sun was already down so didn't have to worry about the sun in re: to seating. BYOB but LQ store can deliver to the table which is nice. For apps we had the burrata which was nice, burrata was creamy and cool and the eggplant was very tasty. For mains, I had the Pappardelle and my date had the Norweigan Salmon. The pasta was pretty good, cooked well, enjoyed the thickness and it paired well with the lamb and the red wine I got. Salmon skin wasn't as crispy as my date wanted but she enjoyed the sides a lot (fingerling potatoes, asparagus, mushroom). We then ended the night with an Affogato, which I always enjoy.
Overall, I thought the place was a nice spot but the prices didn't necessarily live up to the expected taste. I would still go back, but with a different expectation.
Service was very good. Food was excellent. They made the best of outside seating. Very comfortable and spaced out.
Everything was amazing! Wonderful service
Given that all dining is al fresco, this was a delightful spot. Sidewalk, shaded, on a quiet street. food was very good. a keeper.
Attentive service. Great food. Seamless wine delivery. Like the pandemic never happened.
Hosted was very rude and approached our table at 8:30 to tell us we had to get up soon (2 hour limit). No in was waiting and other tables were there before us. We had 45 more minutes and we’re already having desert. Very rude of her.
Consistently delicious.. must haves... meatballs and eggplant stack!
Very nice dinner. Outside set up was great. Enjoyed the food. Server was also very good.
Always a fantastic experience and even better food!
Beautiful sidewalk patio seating w umbrellas. Food wasn’t fantastic but was pretty good and server was great :)
Great ambiance, Excellent service, delicious food at a decent price. Would definitely go back there. Totally recommend it!!
Great service and Food. I love that its all BYOB!
The food and atmosphere was great. I was just disappointed because they advertise that they do brunch on Saturday and Sunday’s from 11:30-3 and they were only serving there regular menu instead of their brunch.
I have dined here before an enjoyed it. This time I felt our service was not it’s usual. Of course due to COVID-19 outdoor dining can be risky. My friend and I took the chance. It began to drizzle which we did
Food was great, everyone in our group left a clean plate. We dropped off our wines ahead of time and they had the wines chilled and ready in time for our reservation. will be back for sure.
Excelente !! Delicious, one of my fav Italian restaurants
As we were the only diners for lunch, service was surprisingly slow. Food was very good but disappointed that there was no lunch menu, only dinner. A little too heavy for lunchtime fare
outdoor seating done very well in New Jersey. worth another visit. was first time eating here and was not disappointed. Don't forget it is a BYOB so tip the waiter well!
Fresco Da Franco offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 337-5100.
Fresco Da Franco is rated 4.5 stars by 791 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.