Fresco Da Franco

4.5
878 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 878 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good and have to say meatballs and the eggplant were definitely as good as I have had at any restaurant

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LS11
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing! The Staff and Manager are so accomodating.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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nikki
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is amazing. The food never disappoints and Moe owner/manager is the nicest guy ever.

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latina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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TheresaP
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful Easter Brunch, Thank you soo much!

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Jenny
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We had a really enjoyable brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresco is trendy, fun and friendly. The staff is great, the food is great and the crowd is beautiful.

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mimi
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fantastic! Such a wonderful staff and ambiance! Had a blast!!!

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dcruz
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Love the DJ!

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BirthdayGuy
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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.

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CANDHEER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DarleneB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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charlesP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! You can tell that management really value their customers.

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VictorS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AnaT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my second time at this place, So nice place and service. 100% recommended.

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Murq
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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JayeshP
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Awesome service and music. It does get louder as the evening progresses.

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PatriciaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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GiovannaI
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating arrangement made us feel comfortable and safe. The food was excellent!!! One of my favorite places to eat.

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ScottG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service. We ate in one of their outdoor heated igloos which was very nice.

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vipwowziewoo
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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.

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

Great experience, great staff and all the food is amazing. Must try!

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vipJanetG
Atlantic City
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KristinaE
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a fun place to eat, great food and great ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special meal with outside pods and heaters.

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Donna2
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great place

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Lexi
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun!!! Needed a time out like this during covid! Would highly recommend Saturday nights if your in need of some fun!

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foodsnob
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside in the "igloo" and it was great. They have heaters that you can adjust the temperature and it worked great.

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TaniaF
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great food, great service and very clean.

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MsGlass
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Nate
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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.

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vipBarbaraAnn
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are doing a great job during this terrible Covid situation. Food is very good and the service is always personalized.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time with my husband. Food was excellent.

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Rachael
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JeneneH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time. It was romantic and we enjoyed everything.

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KaylaT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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 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.