Fresco Da Franco
Our recently revamped menu features homemade pastas, flavorful brick oven pizza 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!
Amazing BYO brunch!!! So much fun!!! Great energy and food was delicious- great mix of both breakfast and lunch items!
Great atmosphere and vibe. The service was great and crowd was good. Music selection was great.
Absolutely incredible evening! Ordered the 49 hour lamb shank and one of the best things I have ever eaten. A separate waiter even came over and told us it was his favorite dish as well.
Fred was our server and was so nice and accommodating and even recommended a dish for next time. Totally recommended!
The service at the restaurant isn’t amazing, the food it’s delicious and atmosphere it’s very romantic,. Only downside for me was the open kitchen design, I am not a fan or seeing a cloud of food smoke, my eyes are very sensitive to it, therefore, they didn’t stop texting the entire dinner. If you are going to this restaurant seat as far away from the kitchen or you going to end up leaving with tearing eyes and smelling like food.
but dont go on a holiday .. limited menu and quick to bring the check
Amazing! Got there late and everything was great
It was my wife’s birthday! The service was good and the food was great BUT the temperature wasn’t the best! But overall I was satisfied.
Terrible service, waited 50 minutes to be seated and another 50 to get our entree. The sea bass was very dried, the lava cake was also dried. Lol... I don’t know whether to laugh or cry of how disappointing this place is.... First and last time I will ever go to this place. Stay away!!! If you want great service and good food go elsewhere. “You’ve been warned!”
If you dine here on a Saturday night it is loud, like club level loud. Like a party all night long, not at all conducive to talking.
Amazing service and excellent food to accompany the great atmosphere
Their menu has changed since last summer. Prices got jacked way up. Noise level was insane. Could not hear the person next to me. Asked to make a simple substitution on one of the entrees. Risotto instead of olive mashed potatoes since I am allergic to olives. They said no. When placing our appetizer order, our server informed us that the chef wanted the whole order at once, meaning that we could not place the app order then our entrée order second. It all had to be at once. I never heard of such a thing. There are SOOOOOOOOOOOO many great restaurants in Montclair. I am done with this place.
Great place for gatherings. The food was delicious and generous portions. The only disappointment was that the restaurant ran out of veal and it wasn’t that late into the evening.
Shrimp risotto delicious. Appetizers are large portions
Food was outstanding!! It is very loud though. Makes it hard to have a conversation.
we've been to this restaurant before and the food was just average, but last night everything we ordered was OUTSTANDING. Delicious ! But, for some reason they played the DISCO music so laud! I mean the volume was at 100! People had to scream at each other. I asked to lower the volume and they did for a minute but then turned it back up to 100. I didn't want any dessert, just couldn't wait to get out of there. "It aint no party, It aint no Disco", it's a restaurant, not a club. There is no dance floor.
So if you want to talk at dinner don't forget your phones: you'll have to communicate through TEXTS.
If we'll go back there it's not gonna be on a saturday night at 7.
But food was good
Amazing as always!
The risotto and foil pasta were delicious!
Celebrated my significant others pregnancy with my parents... as we surprised them! We were also given a shrimp cocktail shooter on the house as a congratulations from the server.
Never disappointed ...Thank you Andrew
We had a wonderful experience! My husband, 6 year old son and I had a delicious brunch at Fresco Da Franco. The renovations look beautiful. Perfect combination of trendy and classic. The servers were so attentive and the food was some of the best I’ve had. Montclair has so many great restaurants and this one is definitely in my top 5. Also be sure to try the Nutella pizza for desert. I had the homemade chicken barley soup and it was like my grandmother made it for me. My son loved the brick oven pizza and as the pictures show...my husband enjoyed his Italian Breakfast.
The food was outstanding, and the service was great. The restuarant is loud so intimate conversation is a little difficult. Nut WOW the Veal Parmesan is outstanding!!!!
Really wonderful! It was my mother’s birthday, & we were given a complimentary pizza appetizer & dessert. The staff came out to sing to my mom, & she was so happy. Thanx for making it a special experience!
First time here and won't be the last. Considering it was a busy Christmas Eve dinner, we were seated on time and service was outstanding, attentive without being hovering. All apps and dinners were delicious and beautifully presented. We had a variety of meals and everyone was satisfied. Must try the chocolate ravioli for desert...was a special treat. Overall, a great experience. A little pricey but you don't mind when quality of food and service match...will be bac.
Asked us to put apps and dinner entrees in at same time so kitchen could time delivery best which is ok but took extremely long time after apps to get entrees (45+ min). Staff came to say entrees were coming but no apology for long delay just a simple statement “it’s a Saturday night and there are Holiday Parties”. There indeed was a very large (20+) party next to us but restaurant needs to take that into account and not overbook beyond what kitchen can handle which clearly they were. Food was good but greatly overshadowed by very long serving time and attitude that this somehow is ok because it’s a Saturday during the holidays.
The place was energetic and lively with many diners. The food was generous and delicious with great service. The bronzino and pounded veal chop on the bone was outstanding. It’s a fun place to dine with a group with it’s vibrant atmosphere.
We went on a Monday night, early (6:45). Only 3 other tables were occupied. Thus, it was quiet, and the service was good. Yes, service is not always at its best when a place is empty, but in this case, it was good. BYOB, across the street from a great wine store. Very generous portions, absolutely delicious food. We had the lasagne and the lamb papardelle, and both were what you hope they could be. We started with the eggpant tower, a popular item recommended by Fredy, our waiter, and it too was delicious, fun and innovative. So much food, we got another meal out of the leftovers. We called in advance to ask if they could put together a cheese plate (not on the menu) to serve between the main course and dessert, and they did, which was nice of them. The whole experience was a pleasure.
Once again, Fresco da Franco did not disappoint. We took our son's gf, for her birthday, and everything went perfectly. The restaurant, even while undergoing renovations, is kept pristine. The decor was beautiful, the food was beyond delicious, and we felt like royalty, with the service.
On top of everything, we were given four complimentary cannolis, and the restaurant came out with their popular sparkler, for the birthday.
I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant, I'm very appreciative for their hospitality, and we will DEFINITELY return.
Easily a top 5 dining experience in the whole of my life!!!
You MUST try the breakfast pizza, eggplant stack, and the lasagna!!
The service staff are so attentive and warm, they treat you like gold from the moment you walk in!
The food is exceptional!! BYOB and they will chill it for you and being juice to mix!
Great place to eat in Montclair
Close to movies. Attentive staff and did not have to wait long for the “wine to arrive” byob
Everything was delish! No complaints.
We gave been a few times and each time is better than the last.
Nice fun place. Food was good. Recommend the lamb shank. Only thing you had to place your appetizer and main course at the same time. Otherwise your order wasn’t being placed.
It was my birthday celebration with the girls and we loved fresco! Great food, awesome service and music!
I frequent many restaurants all over and I rate Fresco the best . The food is amazing and service is superb. Moe does wait on us a-lot, his service and attention is outstanding. Please make a reservation - you will never be disappointed and every meal is excellent and environment is also great especially if you are celebrating any occasion. Carol Testa
Didn't live up to the hype. Food was okay, definitely not outstanding. Extraction fan isn't up to the job because part way through the evening there was a smokey layer hanging over the dining area. Music volume goes up at some point and it becomes difficult to hear your friends. Our waiter wasn't very attentive and got two parts of our order wrong. Overall we're glad to have tried it but won't rush back. On a positive note they were accommodating of special food restrictions. Website says there is valet parking but it wasn't true the Saturday night we were there.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening however we didn’t care for the choice of music.
Daughter’s birthday. The sparklers with cake and the staff singing was perfect
The bathroom doors did not lock on both the men’s and women’s bathroom. They were aware this was an issue when we told our waiter he said “not the first time.” Aside from that the food is excellent.
Thanksgiving dinner was excellent. Service was very professional. Thank you
Great food - Great service- Great Views
I can’t thank the staff at Fresco da franco enough for making our date night so memorable. From the The food the atmosphere and the incredible energy, Fresco’s is our #1 go to restaurant. Happy Holidays to the entire staff.
Went there for our anniversary and the food, service and atmosphere is outstanding. What more can you ask for other than a bar but this is Montclair so BYOB is expected in most cases
Reservation was for 7pm. Did not seat us until 7:20. Plenty of open tables. Rude staff members representing this restaurant.
Waitor however was lovely.