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
48 Hour Slow Braised Lamb Shank
Porcini Mushroom Risotto, Rosemary, Natural Jus Reduction
Rock Shrimp Risotto
Wilted Spinach, Truffle Oil
Sliced Sweet Cherry Peppers, Basil, Sweet Marinara
Great service. Very nice people. Food was very very good. Nice atmosphere. Always a nice time there , was my second time !
I will be back..
my wife and I ordered a number of items, and all of them were very good.
only complaint was that the main dishes, like the ravioli, are not very big, nor do
they come with sides....fortunately we ordered enough apps and other items to
have enough to eat
but a first timer there would be disappointed at the portion size, and wind up hungry at the end,.....thus the value
Great food, great service! Great place to go & celebrate, so much fun!!
This was our first time here and it did not disappoint. The menu was really beautifully thought out. Literally something for everyone. I highly recommend the meatball app and the rock shrimp risotto. The atmosphere was very energetic and the decor was modern but classic. Definitely coming back to his place!
I’m totally going back. They may not have a ton of pictures on Instagram, but check their Facebook page. I’m glad I made those reservations!
We sat inside. But in the new section to the left of the entrance. It was very loud due to the kitchen noises and there was not much air conditioning in that section. Usually we enjoy our food selections but we’re a bit disappointed this time. We will be taking a break from this restaurant.
Everything was perfect! Amazing food, service and ambiance.
Food was excellent !
Food was excellent and restaurant is beautifu. Loved that it was open to the outside.
Service was very slow
Loved the atmosphere, enjoyed dinner. Music starts at 9pm which was fun night.
Second time coming to fresco we loved it it was a pleasure great service great food great ambience
Impossible to have a meal that isn’t amazing at Frescos, staff is so friendly and provide great service!
Mo exceed my expectations great job
Staff was very Courteous and extremely professional. It is always a treat dining there. The food is always prepared Phenomenal
Ali - moe - Marc & Sarah all amazing to work with !
Luv luv luv our time there .. all we needed was stronger A.C. Bc we were partying and it got hot 🕺🏻💃🏼😳😂
The hostess was not overly friendly. We had a 7:15 reservation OUTSIDE. There was no table ready for us. EXCEPT one on the end which she told us we could not sit at because the owner was coming and he likes to sit there. Ok WHAT? That’s insane. It’s a Saturday night we had a reservation. Couldn’t sit down and she wouldn’t let us sit there because the owner likes to sit there. Meanwhile we had to go inside which was not ideal. (It’s too loud) we left an hour and a 1/2 later and the owner still wasn’t there 🙄. Saving a table and not sitting a reservation to me is ridiculous. And she wasn’t even nice about it. I won’t go back. And if they keep that up no one will and there will be plenty of tables for the owner!
We were crammed into a tiny table in the middle of the restaurant where lots of people were constantly passing us and putting their booties in our faces. There was loud electronic music playing the whole time. We asked to be moved and were moved close to the kitchen right under a speaker. It was very loud. At various points during our meal the music was turned up even more. Unclear why this happened. Also, there was dust on the metal wall we were next to and you could see dust wisps coming out of the kitchen. Not appetizing. Food was mediocre at best. We tried to leave as quickly as possible but found getting the attention of the wait staff to be very difficult. We went for our one week marriage anniversary. We will not be back.
Great food. Excellent service. Will be back again soon.
Good place to eat . Music was little loud . But food excellent.
Our service was very good
Would go back again .
Love the vibe outside. It’s a great location for breaking bread with friends and spirits.
Fun and delicious food! Our meal was yummy as always.
great restaurant great location
price is high for what we got
200 dollars c/ tip for 2 pasta dishes 2 orders chicken fingers and fries for kids and 2 apps and 1 entre
should have been like 130 on the high end
Highly recommend. Great food, great service and a wonderful atmosphere. I’ve eaten here numerous times and they never disappoint. The meatballs are always fabulous. My wife had risotto and it was prepared perfectly. I had the rack of lamb special and it was perfectly flavored and cooked to perfection. This is a can’t miss destination!
Absolutely delicious the eggplant was so light and filled with flavor.
A must is the tomato basil risotto with buratta! Amazing!
Loved the food, the staff, the ambiance, everything was perfect.
Sat inside and it was way too hot. Small menu, high prices, small servings. Food was tasty but it was too uncomfortable and hot inside with no air flow.
From the moment we walked up to the valet and hostess … I knew it would be a great night! The meal was outstanding! The service was outstanding! Our waiter was experienced and friendly! The DJ was awesome!
A fun time was had by all.
See you soon 😎
Tried to have a nice dinner with friends Saturday night and it was like eating at a Chuckle Cheese. They turned up the music crazy loud for several birthdays and couldn’t hear ourselves eat. My friend said this is a good reason not to come back.
Also, beware of the Valet parking. $15 charge. Thanks
Although waiting 30 min for the table, food was good and great atmosphere.
Loud music, fun!
Outstanding food as always- best marinara sauce I’ve ever had! Tonight’s butternut squash rice balls were incredible. Service is top notch- and we love that it’s byob. Plus the charming neighborhood on church street is the best. Can’t wait to go back.
Super cool space.. entire wall opens for an indoor/outdoor dining experience ... the food is absolutely, Montclair amazing!
Everything was perfect. Our server Fred went over and beyond to make sure our dining experience was amazing.
Food was great and the service matched the food
Good food and great service. Outdoor dining area is very cute and inside was spaced out and clean.
Fantastic place! Went there for a business lunch.
Service was top notch. Had the grilled octopus and the eggplant stack.
Fresco is one of our favorite restaurants. We have been frequenting Fresco's for years.
We started going to this restaurant when it was Tosca we loved it then and we love it even more with the new owners. We are originally from Bloomfield, so we are very familiar with the area. We now live in North Caldwell, and love coming down to Church Street, every chance we get.
We enjoy sitting outside, it reminds me of being at a little french Bistro in Paris.
We were there the past two Sunday's for Brunch.
We love Fred, he is a great waiter and always happy to see us.
This week Mo was there, and I received a great greeting from him.
We missed seeing Mr. Fresco, he had just left, we are always missing him.
We love the food, my favorite brunch item is the rock shrimp & mushroom risotto.
My only negative comment is the loud music.
It's way too loud to sit and talk with friends.
However, I will still be coming down to Church Street, just lower the music a bit.
Excellent service and food was exquisite! I will definitely be coming back and 100% recommending this place!
I went for my birthday dinner with some friends. We got the octopus and calamari. I got the lamb for dinner. The food was really good! I loved that they had a dj playing great music all night. I was a little upset that they dropped the check before our dessert even got to the table. I will be coming back with a big group in July.
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 970 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.