Fresco Da Franco

4.5
841 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We currently have outdoor heated igloos. There is a maximum of six guests per igloo and there is a $50 rental fee on Friday and Saturday nights.

As per NJ Executive Order 163, Fresco Da Franco will be offering INDOOR DINING at 25% capacity. We have installed hepa air purifiers, hepa havoc filters, electric static spraying, and our staff is tested every 7 days for Covid. 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!

Support Fresco Da Franco during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 841 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BettyBoop
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresco Da Franco is an experience nobody should miss out on. The food is amazing, they have creative dishes, just home made deliciousness- the service is second to none and the ambiance is energetic and inviting. I bring people to Fresco because I know they are going to love it - and it never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Off to college after break.

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Twomomsdishingitout
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and very clean and spaced well . I highly recommend it

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Rossi
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful setting and great food. If you like great homemade Italian food and specialty items it's the place. Great service. I like to dress up and goto Fresco with my family. It's an upscale family place or a great date place. I sent a couple there the very next day.

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NancyW
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner!

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vipLauraL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They did a great job in helping us to celebrate our twin daughters' 16th birthday! We could not have been happier.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The place was great food and service wise BUT they are not following indoor dining protocols for COVID. The place was packed and I kept my mask on when I wasn’t eating. At one point, some 15 people got up to dance in the of the restaurant. It’s not big inside so they were in top of each other and other tables. I left at that point.

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AstridG
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I Celebrated my birthday with the ladies and we had an amazing time... the food was delicious and the service was great... Definitely coming back soon!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my wife and I favorite restaurant in Montclair. We try and go at least once a month. The food is always outstanding and the service and ambiance is top notch. Try the eggplant stack for the appetizer. Best I’ve ever had.

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LorenaA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food and a nice modern environment. Defenitely recommended.

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KenT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I had a confirmed reservation through open table for November 18th at 12pm and the restaurant was not open. There was no email notification. No one called to say they would be closed. And four of us showed up including myself that drove 45 minutes. Ans when I called the number for the restaurant no one ever answers and they say opening hours were 11am to 10pm. How disappointing.

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AndyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have tried different dishes all extremely good excellent customer service!

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MekellT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even though it was outside dining, it was a warm day and very pleasant seating. The server was attentive and the food was quite fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was wonderful! The vibes were great. The food was fantastic. Overall just so yummy!!

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vipPattyo
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food & service. I think it could be the best place in Montclair!

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vipALPS
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I'm torn here- there were several things I liked- a varied menu, good Covid protocols, good ambience and good for outdoor dining. Food was mostly good, however, a bit heavy handed. A risotto special with shrimp was way too rich, an interesting eggplant stack was loaded with oil and despite my asking if the artichoke appetizer was with a fresh artichoke (as promised), it was canned or jarred (tasty, nonetheless). Service was a bit absent minded.

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winifreda
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s a BYOB.. I missed that. They had wine delivery..5 mins...awesome. Food was amazing. Meatball appetizer melted in my mouth. Fettuccine shrimp (can’t remember the other word) and vodka sauce.... to die for. The bolognese was also good. Nice ambiance. Proper social distancing . Definitely coming back.

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Jamie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food is delicious. Only had 1 server so had to wait a little longer than liked but understood

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Merlin
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

The occasion was my husband's 75th birthday. The noise level was very high and we found ourselves almost shouting at each other. They did turn it down after our request,but layer raised it to an even higher level for another table's celebration and then turned it down after awhile. The brunch menu was not as shown on the website. Service was polite, but not friendly. Food good,but portions small.
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vipLuv2dine
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food & service Generally ok, but I wouldn't go back

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PattiC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always have a great time at Fresco da Franco! The food and service were outstanding.

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VictorS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place went up in all respects. I visited it many years ago and it was a very typical Italian place. Since then - many things have changed to the better - service, setting, food choices. Prices went up accordingly - it is not a place for money conscientious people as it was before. Well deserved though... And you still can bring your favorite bottle!
Especially I can underscore moderate size menu with limited but all good choices in each area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The waiter was super nice and respectful

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CB32
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I came here for my birthday and everything was great! No complaints whatsoever. The food was absolutely delicious!

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StevenM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and service were both excellent, but perhaps a tad pricey for what you get...

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Ashjanae
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10/10 as always! The service is A1 and the food never disappoints.

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Bloomfield
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was fantastic, beautiful restaurant. Elegant with charm. Will be going back !

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vipJoeSev
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience2

All of the food we ordered was excellent, except for the octopus. Was boiled, not grilled. Service was rushed which we don't like. Unfortunately there were some hot rod cars which made it difficult to have a conversation for a bit. The end of the night, thank goodness, we had to deal with the cigar smoke. Will try again if only because the food was excellent.

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ashm
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant i would recommend this place to anyone who would want to try something fun in Montclair.

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vipKeira
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service! Socially distant tables and heaters added a great outdoor experience

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vipExcellent
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food & ambiance. Open windows allows fir indoor or outdoor seating.

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bscherr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

great food, very understaffed. there was only one server for the entire restaurant(indoor and outdoor dining)

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vipMontclairEsq
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

very pleasant outdoor dining experience. good heat lamps, good service and good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresco Da Franco is an amazing restaurant. The food is perfect and every time I have a celebration, that is the place I go.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was great, staff was friendly and option to sit inside and outside was nice.

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Aliya
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was there for lunch. Octopus and risotto were so delicious. Great service as well! Definitely will be back!

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TaraL
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very nice experience . Service great and meatballs amazing !

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ChristineA
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quality food. Very impressed! Looking forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Nice restaurant and ambiance but the food did not meet our expectations. I had the black ink fettuccine with shrimp, the shrimp was overcooked (chewy) and the portion was very small. We also ordered the salmon stuffed w crab, we would say it was good but not impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Aly was our waiter and he was WONDERFUL! He was super helpful and was great to our 4 year old (Making sure he had extra ice in his water) :) Thanks Aly!

FAQs

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 841 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.