Everything was delicious and
Everything was delicious and the service impeccable.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Definitely ask Vinnie to be
Definitely ask Vinnie to be your waiter to complete a fun and delicious dining experience!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresco is our new go-to Italian
Fresco is our new go-to Italian in Montclair. Food is very good and it is appropriate whether you are taking the kids, on a date, or out with the girls.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had a 7 PM reservation &
I had a 7 PM reservation & got their a bit early. The restaurant was crowded & they were very nice & got us a table within 5 minutes. As there is no bar to hang out at getting seated quickly is rather important.
Service was good- not great as we had to signal our server a few times for attention.
Food was very good. We had a mixed seafood over linguini which was excellent & also grilled salmom over risotto which also was very good. The chocalate desert was sensational.
We enjoyed the evening & will go back soon.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solidly good food
Fresco is a nice addition to the already somewhat full roster of Italian eateries in Montclair. Though the ambiance is lacking and noise levels on weekends is quite high, the food is very good! I had a great fragola pasta with beautifully seared shrimp and super tender calamari in a delicious cherry tomato and basil sauce and my husband had a generously portioned mixed seafood entree. We will definitely go back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Got my vote!!!
We sat outside, the atmosphere was fun and lively. I had the Burrata for appetizer, it was fresh and it melted in your mouth, however it needed a little more dressing. For entree I had the Fettuccine, that was great! Ended with a Amarreto Semifredo, similar to a Tiramisu, delicious. Service was good. I would recommend this place and I'll go back to try some other dishes.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice restaurant. Service is excellent and food is very good. They made a small mistake with my appetizer, and went overboard on making up for it. Greatly appreciated, however. Overall, we were very impressed and will return often.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and the atmosphere was good, albeit a little loud near the end of the night.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Started Rough - Ended Nicely
Went to Fresco for first time on Mother's Day - had reservation, arrived on time, but restaurant did not seemed prepared. Hostess said table was being set up and it should only be a couple of minutes before we could be seated - turned out to be 20-25 minutes. The table she said we would be seated at was given to another party - I had to remind her we were still waiting and she quickly pivoted to us being seated near the front entrance, which was very busy area. Anyway, we were finally seated. After about 10 minutes, our waitress showed up, she seemed really frazzled - kind of sarcastic. She took our order and that's where it turned around - food was very good - mushroom frittata and fresco egg sandwich were outstanding.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Brunch for Mothers Day
We had to wait a few minutes for an outdoor seating but it was worth it. Our waiter couldn't have been more accommodating, especially since we had a baby stroller. He repositioned the tables for us so we had plenty of room and were very comfortable. We ate off the Mothers Day brunch menu which included a variety of dishes to satisfy anyone's taste. I had the skirt steak & shrimp which was incredible! The berry tiramisu was delicious for dessert and the cappuccino was one of the best I've had in a while. Can't wait to go back! Great spot for the upcoming warmer months in Montclair!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent- we
The food was excellent- we went for dinner- I had the veal picatti which was very good- the other people in my party had a pasta dish and the salmon-they both raved about the food.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and ambiance were great!
Food and ambiance were great! Once it got crowded, it was a little too loud for my liking. I'll be making a later reservation for outdoor seating in the future. Restaurant was very accommodating since we showed up early. They gave us the PERFECT table in the corner.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Third time there in less than two months. Food each time was great. Wonderful service.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good but food came late
So overall we love this restaurant, however there was one annoying part of our night. We arrived at 8:30 with two 7 year olds and ordered promptly because we were eating on the late side and the kids would get tired. The kids' food arrived right away, but then we had to wait for our dinners until 10pm. The kids were getting cranky as were we! Other than that the food is very good and the waiter was very nice. We love the outdoor dining and welcome this new ownership - the food is much better than the previous regime. We will be back to give them another try.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresco is fabulous!
We had a wonderful time at this beautiful restaurant. Everyone enjoyed their food and the experience. Thank you!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious! Presentation
Food was delicious! Presentation made it look even better. Would definitely go back!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
a great time!
The food was great. The service even better. Tyler was a wonderful server, polite and attentive. The bus boys were quick, and almost invisible in their swift quiet moves. The hostess Janine was beautiful and made you feel so welcome, like an old friend. I am definitely going back to this lively great establishment.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday dinner at Fresco
Celebrated friend's birthday at Fresco , hoping to dine al fresco but weather was not cooperative. Food was very good, wait staff was very nice and helpful. Birthday celebration by the staff ( when dessert came) was very high energy and a lot of fun! Thought prices to be on the high side but portions were generous and food was fresh so really not a complaint, just an observation. As women who can drink their wine it was great that Fresco is a BYOB. Would definitely return
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had dinner at Fresco Saturday night. When we arrived it turned out my husband knew one of the owners. The staff took really good care of us. We were given a few complimentary appetizers which were delicious. The restaurant has a great vibe, great music and is very energetic. We will definitely be back!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
food was delicious, service was wonderful and we'll be back.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I find it hard to give any restaurant an outstanding, but my visit to Fresco certainly rated more than a very good (hence the +). The whipped ricotta with lemon zest and truffle oil was out-of-this world, and my delicious seafood over linguine was a perfect lunch portion. Service was excellent and the server knew his menu well. A great find that is BYOB. Has outside umbrella-shaded seating on a fairly quiet side street. Will definitely be back there again.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresco a welcome addition to Mont.
Great experience service is outstanding and the food is exceptional . Kids birthdays are treated with a big surprise. The only downside was the loud cheesy disco . The birthday thing was cool but eating dinner to loud disco was not cool . Bee Gees and Donna Summer did not quite go along with the amazing pastas and fresh seafood , please Fresco stop the disco during dinner
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with friends for birthday
Went with friends for birthday dinners. Pasta dishes were great. Really enjoyed the fettucini with lobster meat. Fried Calamari were a bit tough. I would definitely go back. Waitress was very sweet.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian in Montclair
Atmosphere was great, and the food was delicious. The specials sounded out-of-this world, making it even harder to choose from a menu where everything sounded good. Just remember--BYOB so make sure to pick up a bottle of wine before you go!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My second visit to Fresco's in less than one weeks time It ws equally as good and I will return again and again. And recommend to others to do the same.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ricotta is outstanding!
The whipped lemon/honey ricotta is a must, and the burrata is great as well. The restaurant doesn't have a liquor license, but has a menu of wines that can be delivered (in less than 5 minutes) from a local wine store, and they'll cork it for free. Went here for lunch and will definitely be back to try to dinner.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
THIS PLACE IS A HOOT.. AND
THIS PLACE IS A HOOT.. AND THEY HAVE VALET SERVICE TO BOOT!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Fresco.. Great
We really enjoyed our dinner. We saw some reviews concerning bad service but I'm not sure they ate at the same restaurant. Service and food was excellent! Will definitely return!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to find a byo that serves good quality food. From appetizers to the Nutella crepe, the meal was great. Service was fabulous. Didn't have to wait for anything and yet, they didn't rush us out. Would highly recommend.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth going, but noisy
Was always curious about this restaurant because of how much it glows when you pass it by, wasn't disappointed by the interesting ambient lighting or the food. However the restaurant was already noisy before it was even very busy, by the time the dinner rush was in full swing it was nearly impossible to carry on a conversation. They maybe play the music a bit too loud? But the noise level from other diners is also pretty high so I can't solely blame the music. Wait staff was great, service was not rushed but not delayed, presentation of desserts on the Android tablets was a fun touch. The food was tasty and the staff friendly so we weren't really put-out by the noise. Great for a family dinner or get together with friends or small group.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
First of all I love the ease
First of all I love the ease of reserving thru Open Table- no misunderstandings, no missed calls, no accents to understand.
Our dinner was delicious. We had veal piccata, skirt steak, calamari and roasted vegetables. But what made our dinner so special was the attentive service of our waiter. We brought prosecco and as soon as the busy waiter heard the pop he appeared with champagne glasses before we could even start pouring. Very polite, friendly and professional. We loved the "slow" service - we were not rushed and could eat a leisurely dinner, the noise level was moderate except for the fact that they have a funny dance and music to celebrate birthdays... Ater the third birthday it became a bit much ;)
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresco's Fun and Delicious!
I enjoyed the hard working guy who served us! Great upbeat personality and sense of humor!
Fun Sparklers and hot music when a table was celebrating a birthday or?
I want to say Thumbs down to the popcorn :( nope--back to bread and oil for the tables please ??
Also want to say bigger plump mussels. The entire meal was fantastic with the exception that the mussels where tiny-and some empty shells in my bowl-Tut tut :(
Eggplant rolitini app !! fantastic , Salad Super!! and pasta-and sauce was absolutely perfect!! Great Rissoto!!!All the right amounts of flavor!
Bravo!!! (did I mention no on the Mussels )
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
APRES' WEDDING CELEBRATION
FRESCOE MONTCLAIR IS MOST ADAPTABLE AND CONSIDERATE OF IT'S DINERS. AS SOON OUR PARTY ENTERED THE RESTAURANT WE WERE SEATED AT OUR TABLE WHICH I MIGHT ADD WAS IN A QUIETER SECTION OF THE DINING ROOM; OUR CHAMPAGNE WAS SERVED AND OUR FOOD ORDERED. THE WAITERS WERE ON THE SPOT CARING FOR ALL OF OUR NEEDS. OUR GUESTS WERE VERY PLEASED WITH OUR CHOICE OF FRESCOE MONTCLAIR. THE FOOD WAS SO DELICIOUS AND THE GELATO THE PERFECT FINISH THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR PARTY SUCH A MEMORABLE OCCASION.
WE'LL BE BACK!!!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the Vibe & Innovative Food
Found this great place on OpenTable. Great vibe - a bit noisy, but I like that. The décor is great-very European. The food is great Italian modern. The whipped ricotta is totally fantastic. Everyone at the table tried it and loved it. Enjoyed the veal piccata - my favorite test of a restaurant. The service was wonderful. I will definitely return. By the way, OpenTable made the visit perfect - easily found my reservation with no hitches. By the way, BYOB.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time. Food was
Had a great time. Food was sooo fresh. Met up with a friend for Sunday brunch. I had a thin crust pizza with prosciutto & basil. I ate the whole thing. My friend had pasta w/sausage & broccoli rabe...also superb. I would definitely return.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We actually dined al fresco. The service was prompt as various waiters frequently passed by as they made their way to their patrons' tables and would swiftly remove any unnecessary/finished item from our table. The owner also came to check on tables. The food is very good although I do wish they would stop serving pasta wrapped in large sheets of aluminum foil. While it is very effective at keeping the entree hot, there are definite health concerns (since the food sits directly on the foil). I plan to communicate this next time. Dining at Fresco has ways been a good experience and is often my children's first choice among the restaurants in town.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in NJ !!!
Awesome time , helpful and friendly staff , BYOB, Flavorfull food, great combinations and will def come back with another new crew....thank you!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious burrata pizza
I really liked the atmosphere inside this restaurant. And the food was good but best of all was the pizza with burrata cheese. Don't think I've ever tasted burrata cheese but I think it's up there with my favorites!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service
Although the food and service were very good, the noise level was too loud. The owner was very accomodating and extremely nice, but the restaruant was noisy on a Saturday night.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
NYC in Montclair
My husband and I have dined at Frescos twice in the month of Sept. The food is outstanding! The atmosphere is energetic. Each time we felt like we were dining in Manhattan without the traffic and expensive parking. The first time we visited our server was great, suggested a meal and was very friendly. The second time, our server was little in attentive but that would not discourage us from going back. It is well worth a visit or more. By far one of my favorite restaurants and we done out often.
Love the music selections as well!!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite restaurant!
My boyfriend and I have been to Fresco about 4 times. Each time, we have been more than pleased. The service is always great, the specials are always delicious, and you can bring wine for them to pour into sangria. We went this weekend and I was happy to see there were some seasonal item changes. Pumpkin ravioli appetizer was delicious. I always choose whatever the risotto special is and the black and white mousse cake is my favorite dessert!!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
it would have been good for
it would have been good for the waiter to tell us how much the specials cost when he was recommending them to us
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovative and delicious food
First time here and was very impressed. The specials (scallops and salmon) were prepared impeccably. Our waiter, Vincent, was friendly and quite knowledgable. The owner (I assume) keeps a watchful eye over the dining room and makes sure that patrons are served promptly and that empty plates are cleared immediately. I never never seen a more attentive management and staff. We will return! The dessert, a semi-fredo was amazing!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Discovery in My Own Backyard
Fresco was the perfect place to celebrate my birthday with family. The pumpkin ravioli was delicious. The eggplant tower was even tastier. I had the risotto special with shrimp and squash for my main dish. It too was full of flavor and plentiful. Vincent our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. And he surprised me with a "sparkly" dessert. We will return!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great New Find
Enjoyed Fresco a lot - food was very good and the ambiance was great. However the service was slow and the servers seemed very inexperienced. Had to ask for water, bread, etc several times before it was brought to the table.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
lots of fun
Pizza is amazing! Atmosphere is lively and festive. A fun night.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food all around
excellent food all around and great choices for our gluten-free diner
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent!! Service
Food was excellent!! Service needs a little fine tuning but overall really enjoyed!
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very friendly and flexible. Great food, semi-casual ambience.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM