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.
48 Hour Slow Braised Lamb Shank
Porcini Mushroom Risotto, Rosemary, Natural Jus Reduction
Rock Shrimp Risotto
Wilted Spinach, Truffle Oil
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!
best experience love this place. great food and atomsphere
Overall an interesting experience. Wouldn’t go here for dinner unless it’s a celebration. Brunch may be different.
Saturday night, packed, I was distracted by my date and her ummm, ample presentation than everything else that was on the table. Everything looked delicious. The food was good. Not very spicy which for some reason I was anticipating. I didn’t walk out thinking wow that was awesome I can’t wait to next time try….. but, good food well prepared , nicely presented, good service, good price
Awesome service! Awesome food. And super accommodating. LOVE birthday celebrations here, they really out do it!
First time. Great vibe. The glass walls fully open to the street vibe/scene outside. Fred, our server was great. Always around without being intrusive. Very polite as well as appropriately friendly. We came in for later evening apps. Oysters cooked with pancetta, delicious and smokey. GrandMa’s meatballs, light, moist, flavorful and so-Sunday-dinner memory inducing. Baratta over diced watermelon, perfectly done and an interesting combination that worked. FYI : BYOB. I’m glad I phoned ahead to ask. Will definitely return, with friends for a full dinner. Their “Specials” sounded amazing and after sampling their appetizers, I believe they will be. Enjoy. 01
Great atmosphere food and service!
The food was…fine? It wasn’t bad, per se, but certainly wasn’t good. Mostly bland and uninteresting.
It’s LOUD. Which is fine, if you’re going for a rowdy night with friends. We were sitting OUTSIDE and I couldn’t hear my wife across the table.
All waitstaff had masks - maybe 10% were actually wearing them. Most had them pulled down under chin, at which point: what’s the point?
I can see this being a fun place to go for a large birthday party - but that said, it’s odd that that is the vibe and they don’t serve booze!
Great food and service but too loud. Felt like I was in a club !
Staff wonderful, food excellent
If you are looking for a nice relaxing night out with a moderate noise, don't go late! We did not realize it becomes a super club after a certain time. The music was so loud we couldn't hear each other and asked to be moved outside
That was the only disappointment. Food was good, service was better
Our family party of 5 all experienced top-notch food and service at this restaurant
An energetic noise level is not an accurate description. The noise level was such that conversation at a corner table was impossible. Food and service were excellent. Price is reasonable. Ambiance is so bad we’ll never return.
Very good appetizers and main courses. The dessert was below average.
We enjoy going to Fresco De Franco . The food is very good and always a fun time and entertaining.
It was our first time trying this restaurant, and the food was delicious. I wish there were a few more appetizer offerings, but overall a great menu and moderate pricing IMO. Service was attentive and precise, but like most restaurants lately not a lot of chatting with the waiters. (that's not a complaint, more to explain the vibe). The outdoor dining area is on a bustling street, but the ambiance at dinner time is lovely with the lights and strumming guitar a block away.
The food was amazing loved the vibe and atmosphere.
Food was surprisingly good. Meatball appetizer was good although each was tiny.
Salmon special was exceptional as was the paparadel with lamb. Waiter was great with recommendations and checked on us often without being intrusive. Wish I could say the same for the bus service. They came in what seemed every 5 minutes to clear plates and we were not finished. They kept reaching for plates and we kept saying no. Stop reaching your hands across until we say ok. At one point I was ready to slap their hands. ENOUGH.
Also the music inside was sooo loud it was intrusive to our meal outside. I can’t even imagine how loud it just have been inside.
The food was excellent- on a Saturday night the ambiance was great but with loud music! The only thing we didn't like was that they charge you for using your credit card without telling you ahead of time
Very courteous help, polite and very efficient. Compliments to the chef. The meal was delicious. There was a large party there at the time. They were certainly enjoying themselves and that was wonderful. A little noisy but understandable. Do you hae special rooms for such a group. Thanks for everything. I look forward to returning.
Good food, better vibes, their summer playlist absolutely rips.
Fresco has a great wait staff, great food and a great atmosphere overall. One of my cant miss favorites.
The service was slow, the food lacked flavor and the DJ music was tech/house and extremely loud.
Amazing food, amazing vibe, amazing stuff, simply amazing!
I come here often; the food and service is always great. The place has a trendy ambience and a fun vibe. Now they are one of the few restaurants that allow you to reserve an outdoor table which is really nice. Overall great experience and a nice evening.
had a great Italian meal!!! will return definately
From the minute we walked in we were greeted by the sweetest host with a smile and eager to make us comfortable. The waiter was excellent and explained the specials of the day with recommendations. Food was delicious and served timely. One of our new favorite places to dine.
We were a party of 4 instead of 6 so we moved to a smaller table. Our server was Mo.
He was wonderful. He made great suggestions. I had the Branzino - excellent. The chicken milanese looked delicious and so did the gnocci. Our food came out hot and the presentation was great. We were all impressed. We will be back! Thank you, Mo.
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Great place! Love the food, staff,location!
The service was excellent. The food selections were great. The servers were very attentive and were very pleasant. We enjoyed our brunch and are planning to return with more of our friends.
Love the food and the fun energy on a Saturday night!
Friday and Saturday after 9pm it gets very loud. Like a club in Vegas. But the food and service are great. I just won’t becoming in at that time looking for a quiet dinner.
Way too loud! The music was wayward too loud and annoying. You could barely talk
poor service noise level extremely high even though we ate outside very overpriced
BICHOI was a grea twiter and made the evening fun
Food was good but not reflective of price.
The service was attentive and the food was delicious. The only thing I would criticize was the temperature of the restaurant indoors. It was a bit humid and having the front open made the restaurant a little bit uncomfortable.
Great atmosphere and food! There’s a DJ that comes on around 9, and it was nice being able to drink and have fun without a crowded bar feeling.
I will continue to frequent this restaurant as they never let you down. No matter what you order it is prepared perfectly and is always flavorful. I had the octopus appetizer and it was absolutely perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Fresco Da Franco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 337-5100.
Fresco Da Franco is rated 4.5 stars by 1010 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.