Fresco Da Franco
Each reservation will have a maximum of 2 hour per table.
As per NJ Executive Order 163, Fresco Da Franco will be offering INDOOR DINING at 50% 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.
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
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Italian Sausage, Red Port Wine Reduction Onion, Blistered Cherry Tomato, Fresh Basil Pesto, E.V.O.O.
Sliced Sweet Cherry Peppers, Basil, Sweet Marinara
Rock Shrimp Risotto
Wilted Spinach, Truffle Oil
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Fresco Da Franco will be serving our traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes prepared by Mamma Giuseppina! This special limited menu is available for both dine-in and take out. Space is limited so book your reservation today!
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
Fresco Da Franco is open on Christmas Day! Enjoy the holiday, and let us do the cooking. Space is limited so book your reservation today.
Best service we've had in a very long while. Most attentive and unobtrusive wait staff! Delicious food! We didn't care for our 1st table (too close to the entrance) and the manager immediately moved us to another table. So accommodating! Highly recommend!
Thanksgiving family dinner
We went for thanksgiving dinner at 5pm. Looking forward to a delicious turkey meal. They were out of the turkey meal. It went downhill from there. I realize they must be short on staff but the wait for the dishes was rather long. We won’t be back.
Fantastic food. Great service. Lovely restaurant. Highly recommended
I love this place but was not expecting a noisy dinner Was dissatisfied with that will make sure to go earlier next time. Could not speak with family members did not enjoy the experience
Went here before a show at the Wellmont. Food and service was excellent! Highly recommend!
Started out looking for a BYOB close to the Wellmont as we had a show scheduled. Parking convenient in the Crescent garage a block or so away.
Split a grilled octopus appy…….says port wine reduction…..didn’t sense it, but had really good flavor….enjoyed with an oaked Chardonnay. We enjoyed Gnocchi Bolognese…..very good although the gnocchi were a bit on the heavy side….and the braised lamb shank. Really really good. The polenta, though, served with the lamb was the star of the show. Enjoyed with a Sonoma red blend.
No room for dessert, but the espresso was in the Top 5 or 6 I’ve enjoyed in a very long restaurant resume.
Can’t wait to go back next month!
We had such a nice time we went earlier during the week so it wasn’t too noisy they made my friends birthday extra special and we had a good time I wish they served a salad w a meal but overall delicious and fresh!!
Food was excellent. Extremely noisy (90+ decibels inside).
Amazing meal. Blown away. Just need a pre concert place and had no idea how great the food would be!
Staff very attentive
Really liked the food and staff but the noise level was a bit much.
I love the clam (in a shell) with melted parmesan and prosciutto and the famous eggplant stack for my apps. for dinner its always rock shrimp risotto or the black ink fettuccine with shrimp. but everything is very delicious and tastefully prepared. and BYOB!
The restaurant was decent in general with good food and service but extremely noisy, which effected our overall experience negatively.
Great time!! This is the place to go when celebrating a birthday! Great food and great music!!!
Very small over priced portions. Left the restaurant hungry
Service was amazing and the people were so nice! It’s byob but we forgot liquor but they call someone to bring it from a liquor store and you just pay for it there, so cool and came so fast! Food was good too
The calamari was over cooked and lacking flavor. The steak was okay, not good, but edible. And the potato’s were boiled potato’s versus mashed potatoes. The server was not very friendly. The food was lacking even my friends pumpkin ravioli was dry with no sauce.
Excellent food, music and people. Very nice spot. Salmon was delicious
If you want to have a discussion at your table you better look for a different restaurant!
Enjoyed a terrific evening. Delicious food, professional service and fun atmosphere.
Very loud music, a lot of noise….. we almost couldn't talk. The order took a long time.
Great place, food is even better!!! Great staff. Very attentive and super friendly. I was celebrating my Girlfriend’s birthday and they went above and beyond to make her feel special. There were several guest celebrating birthdays and they all received the same quality VIP treatment. They know how to treat their guest and make you feel VIP. Food was outrageous the pumpkin ravioli and the meatballs were so delicious!! Great food! Great ambiance! Great staff! Great experience!!!! Definitely a gem in Montclair. Thank you For making my woman feel so special.
The service was good. Atmosphere was nice, not loud. Wish I can say the same about the foods & price. Don’t mind paying for good meal, but the foods doesn’t taste fresh, & portion is like size of an appetizer. Disappointed!
Besides the food being amazing the presentation of the food was amazing and the ambiance was great. I’m never disappointed when I’m in that restaurant.
Very Loud music
Appetizer and entrees were very good as was the service and atmosphere dining outdoors . We both had deserts which were very disappointing. The chocolate lava cake was dry and over baked and lacked flavor. Cheesecake was dry as well.
Great find. From out of town so didn’t know what to expect however meal was outstanding great lively atmosphere and close to hotel
Great service and good food. Had a 4:30pm early Sunday dinner outdoors. Great location with very little street noise.
Way too loud. Definitely more of a club than a restaurant. Barely dressed dancers should have been listed on the website too. Food very average; service below.
I definitely would return to try more dishes. The food was delicious
Great food and the staff was very friendly and attentive.
Recommend a burrata appetizer.
Elevated food …pizza joint service .
Have been dining here for a very long time. ( Christmas Eve, special occasion and every day). It seems that management standards have dropped . Clearly taking diners for granted , while providing less than adequate service . This restaurant was a “gem” of Church street , but we’ll be looking for a replacement
Our waiter seemed more interested in chatting with the hostess , than checking on us. He never once came back to our table , once our order was taken. I had to ask the hostess for our entrees following appetizers, then again for a cup of coffee ( we weren’t offered a desert me yet) , and again for the check. Then I had to search for someone to take payment.
I would suggest that the owners have a manager on site always. It was clear that there was no one in charge , and that the staff were left to run the show. Very disappointing.
The service at brunch was really slow and spotty. The food was
Music a bit too loud but Fun
Food Delicious! Service good too.
Clean an nicely decorated
Severs did the best they could buy food service was slow. Food was not of the quality I have had here in the past.
Excellent dinner on a beautiful night in downtown Montclair!! We ate outdoors. Service is knowledgeable and friendly. We had a clam special appetizer which was delicious! My veal parmigiana was delicious and my wife loved her lamb chops.
Love every time i go!
Fresco Da Franco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 337-5100.
Fresco Da Franco is rated 4.4 stars by 1048 OpenTable diners.
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.