Fresco Da Franco

4.5
1010 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.

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!

Support Fresco Da Franco during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1010 people are saying
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Dave1
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love every time i go!

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JosieV
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best experience love this place. great food and atomsphere

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Overall an interesting experience. Wouldn’t go here for dinner unless it’s a celebration. Brunch may be different.

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JoeD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Awesome food. And super accommodating. LOVE birthday celebrations here, they really out do it!

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CraigP
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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JoseP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

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!

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vipMeaty1972
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service but too loud. Felt like I was in a club !

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geoflan
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff wonderful, food excellent

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vipJMaz
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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

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WilliamA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family party of 5 all experienced top-notch food and service at this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

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.

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TheJuban
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good appetizers and main courses. The dessert was below average.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy going to Fresco De Franco . The food is very good and always a fun time and entertaining.

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MonicaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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SERAFINV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing loved the vibe and atmosphere.

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vipFjason
Philadelphia
218 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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Meps
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTahraw
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good food, better vibes, their summer playlist absolutely rips.

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Jiml
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresco has a great wait staff, great food and a great atmosphere overall. One of my cant miss favorites.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The service was slow, the food lacked flavor and the DJ music was tech/house and extremely loud.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing vibe, amazing stuff, simply amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAnnaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great Italian meal!!! will return definately

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vipDomf
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipfishloverloveopentable
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.
(I'm sorry if I'm not spelling your name correctly.)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Love the food, staff,location!

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DeniseR
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDanielleC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the fun energy on a Saturday night!

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Marion
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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.

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MartaG
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience1

Way too loud! The music was wayward too loud and annoying. You could barely talk

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susan
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

poor service noise level extremely high even though we ate outside very overpriced

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vipmetropeter
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

BICHOI was a grea twiter and made the evening fun

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was good but not reflective of price.

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Benjamin
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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AndreaG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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dvc1091
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

FAQs

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.