Fresco Da Franco

4.5
970 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 970 people are saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RICKYC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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..

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robertp
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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
rating suffers.

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vipgmama
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Great place to go & celebrate, so much fun!!

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vipLorraineM
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMaureenL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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.

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AishaA
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Amazing food, service and ambiance.

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vipSHRC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent !

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LisaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent and restaurant is beautifu. Loved that it was open to the outside.

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vipGregoryR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the atmosphere, enjoyed dinner. Music starts at 9pm which was fun night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second time coming to fresco we loved it it was a pleasure great service great food great ambience

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LisaP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impossible to have a meal that isn’t amazing at Frescos, staff is so friendly and provide great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mo exceed my expectations great job

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MichalR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very Courteous and extremely professional. It is always a treat dining there. The food is always prepared Phenomenal

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! 😍

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Cori
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 🕺🏻💃🏼😳😂

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roseb
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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!

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vipElizabethE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Will be back again soon.

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good place to eat . Music was little loud . But food excellent.

Our service was very good

Would go back again .

Thanks

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the vibe outside. It’s a great location for breaking bread with friends and spirits.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun and delicious food! Our meal was yummy as always.

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vipJamesO
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipdvc1091
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Yumm
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely delicious the eggplant was so light and filled with flavor.
A must is the tomato basil risotto with buratta! Amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, the staff, the ambiance, everything was perfect.

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EriF93
New England
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

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.

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NOXgirl
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 😎

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vipMovieMaker
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

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

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FranckS
London
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Although waiting 30 min for the table, food was good and great atmosphere.
Loud music, fun!

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vipHomecooking
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool space.. entire wall opens for an indoor/outdoor dining experience ... the food is absolutely, Montclair amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Jaimie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service. Outdoor dining area is very cute and inside was spaced out and clean.

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Business
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place! Went there for a business lunch.

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vipSouthCountydiner
New England
29 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch. Had the grilled octopus and the eggplant stack.

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Ally
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.
So yummmy.

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.

Thank you,
Love ya'll,
Ally Lento

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Steph
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was exquisite! I will definitely be coming back and 100% recommending this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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 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.