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
Mediterranean Sea Bass (Branzino)
Baby Arugula, Shaved Fennel, Cherry Tomato, Basil Aioli, Lemon Wheel
48 Hour Slow Braised Lamb Shank
Porcini Mushroom Risotto, Rosemary, Natural Jus Reduction
Mamma Giuseppina's Meatballs (3)
Pure Ground Beef, Parmesan, Italian Herbs, Light Tomato, Dollop Fresh Ricotta, Sweet Basil
Food was very good and have to say meatballs and the eggplant were definitely as good as I have had at any restaurant
amazing! The Staff and Manager are so accomodating.
Booked for a large dinner party for a 40th birthday celebration. The staff was friendly, accommodating and provided excellent service. The food was delicious. There was also a deejay (not sure if that’s a usual thing) but the music was great! Awesome atmosphere. We had an amazing time.
This restaurant is amazing. The food never disappoints and Moe owner/manager is the nicest guy ever.
We had a 1:30 reservation for Easter and was expecting the regular dinner menu, instead it was the brunch menu. The selection wasn’t great, eggs, waffles, a few plates. I ordered a grilled chicken that came with a salad, for $24 it wasn’t great. It would have been a lot better if it was a roasted chicken. Salmon was fine. Appetizers were very good but I wanted a hearty meal. They should have offered the regular dinner menu at that time.
We enjoyed a wonderful Easter Brunch, Thank you soo much!
Food was delicious. We had a really enjoyable brunch.
Fresco is trendy, fun and friendly. The staff is great, the food is great and the crowd is beautiful.
Fantastic! Such a wonderful staff and ambiance! Had a blast!!!
Love the DJ!
Excellent food and service.
The music from the live DJ was a little off putting as it was loud. I could barely hear my date and the server. Everything else was excellent.
We had the best time dining at the restaurant, it was my friend birthday we booked it the day before hoping they had any availability, gracefully we had a 9:30 reservation unknowingly it was the best time to be there. We had a great time and my friend enjoyed her birthday to the fullest!!!!!! I can’t wait to go there again with my group of friends!!!
We came here for a send off dinner for one the boys and it was the best decision we made.
We had an 8:30 dinner reservation and when we walked in it was like walking into a club. People were dancing around their tables, women in feather headdresses were walking around with sparklers. A live DJ was spinning old school hip hop with late 90s house music.. life was good.
The food was delicious. We had five or six appetizers. Definitely try the octopus appetizer and the lamb shank entree. WARNING..this restaurant is BYOB so make sure you bring something.
This restaurant is a must try if you're in the area. I will be back.
We recently celebrated my daughters birthday with a party of 6, indoor seating.
We felt comfortable with the table placement and social distancing requirements.
The food and service was great.
Excellent food and service! You can tell that management really value their customers.
Franco at this point is the best place in the area. Especially enjoyed seating in the outdoor bubble, Celentano songs and Mark / Marc the servant company. Food was great and portions of the reasonable size, allowing some desert, which deserves a special place in heaven.
It was my second time at this place, So nice place and service. 100% recommended.
Overall great food and ambiance if you are looking for a lively experience on a Saturday night. Definitely would go back with a group for a birthday or anniversary.
Great food. Awesome service and music. It does get louder as the evening progresses.
Just be aware that a disc jockey is employed Saturday night at around 8. Made it very difficult to eat. Try to work around that time. Otherwise everything else was good.
The outdoor seating arrangement made us feel comfortable and safe. The food was excellent!!! One of my favorite places to eat.
The food was great and so was the service. We ate in one of their outdoor heated igloos which was very nice.
Had an interesting menu, good ambiance, good food (I got the Rock Shrimp Risotto, delicious!). Didn't love the calamari appetizer - it was bland, but I find that's often the case with that dish. The county is dry, which means the restaurant doesn't have a liquor license, and that means you have to bring your own bottle of wine, or make use of their (reasonably priced) delivery service. Within 15 minutes of sitting down, I had a cold bottle of La Marca prosecco delivered to my table, for only $20. The waiter was very nice, but left me hanging after I finished eating, I had to track him down to get my bill. But overall a pleasant experience, and I would return.
Great experience, great staff and all the food is amazing. Must try!
This was the first time at Fresco di Franco. We were very satisfied with our table, and the food was prepared exquisitely! The restaurant followed COVID protocol beyond what was expected. Our dining experience was pleasurable and it is a place that we will definitely return to dine again.
It was a fun place to eat, great food and great ambiance!
Great place for a special meal with outside pods and heaters.
Great food great place
So much fun!!! Needed a time out like this during covid! Would highly recommend Saturday nights if your in need of some fun!
We ate outside in the "igloo" and it was great. They have heaters that you can adjust the temperature and it worked great.
Great ambiance, great food, great service and very clean.
Celebrated Valentine’s Day here yesterday and overall we enjoyed it. Our waiter was very attentive , my wine glass was never empty ! Chic place and definitely a good choice if you don’t want to trek to the city for a night out. HOWEVER, portions are TEEEENNNYYY TINY at a NY price point. Great flavor , but value was not there.
Thank you for helping us celebrating our first Valentine’s Day.
Overpriced! Portions were way to tiny for what you pay. As well, not much consideration for social distancing. Food was good but not for what you pay.
They are doing a great job during this terrible Covid situation. Food is very good and the service is always personalized.
Had a great time with my husband. Food was excellent.
Valentine’s Day dinner was delicious! My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time. The staff was so friendly and very accommodating. Would definitely go back.
We had the best time. It was romantic and we enjoyed everything.
We were really packed in tight and felt a little rushed but considering it was Valentines Day we kind of expected it. Main courses were amazing but the lava cake was just not it.
Food was very good.
One caution - they were careful about distancing tables when they sat us (we had an early reservation) but as the night progressed, the crowd grew and it became quite congested.
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 878 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.