Fresco Da Franco

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$30 and under
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Italian
Head over to Fresco Da Franco on Church Street in Montclair, New Jersey for an array of delicious food. Filled with authentic Italian flavors, creative dishes and homemade pastas and desserts, Fresco Da Franco new menu has something for everyone.


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!

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

The ultimate place to dine with your Valentine! We are offering a limited al carte menu. Join us for the ultimate dining experience and see why Us Weekly has named us New Jersey hottest eatery!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 689 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

went there with my family for Sunday Brunch. Food was good. Service was ok, could of been a bit more attentive. They had a large party that was very noisy seated in front with all customers. Going forward, they should be more mindful of seating to not disturb other parties.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious. My husband and I enjoyed every dish, from the bread basket to the desert. However, the service was a bit impersonal and cold. Aside from that, we will definitely return since it’s so close to home. Yet, we have alternative options that are priced much cheaper for quality Italian food.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating for a small party of 6, definitely recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food, service... everything was excellent. However, we went on a Saturday night with another couple, we were warned about the 9:00 DJ and how loud it gets. We thought we’d be out of there by 9:00 but we were not.... it was so loud we could not hear one another. Music was GREAT but what do you do with it.... no dance floor. Not dinner music!

t
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like this restaurant. Food is very good, friendly service. On Saturday nights it's quite noisy, but it means people enjoy the dining there. If you want to talk to your dining partner go for earlier dinner.
We are going to this restaurant at least once a month.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family together!

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked a last minute table here on Christmas Day. It was obviously understaffed and overbooked, but they did the best they could and even gave complimentary appetizer because we were waiting for so long for our entrees. Food is pricey but par for the course for the area. Food is a delicate balance between traditional Italian and a "cleaner"/ more modern cuisine.

s
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond amazing! If there was a ten stars I would give it a ten!

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been having our Christmas dinner here for three years in a row, and both service and food are consistently outstanding. The price point is a little high, but the food is incredibly tasty. Great place for a date night.

JK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All the food was good. We went on Christmas. It’s a small place.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, attentive staff and good vibes.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresco Da Franco is consistently great! Good is delicious and fresh. Service is great!

ES
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amazing food and atmosphere. Waitstaff was very helpful and not pushy at all.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place❤️ absolutely amazing every time 🙌🏻

ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience1

The restaurant is way to loud to enjoy dinner

d
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I highly recommend Fresco Da Franco. This was my second visit and I will continue coming back. Food is great and they have the BEST meatballs I've ever eaten. As an added plus, it is BYOB!!

KM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Extremely loud scream-to-talk echo chamber. Tables so close together there's no room to walk. The Maitre d' kept turning up the music to deafening levels. Food took forever to be served. Not all members of my party were served at the same time, so my food was cold when the last entree was delivered. Couldn't wait to get out of there. Too bad, great location, but never again.

HP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whoever the waiter was that was there this past Saturday, November 30, 2019 at around 1 PM.… Whoever that guy was, he is the most skilled servicemen that I have ever encountered. There’s an art to customer service, and that man is an artist. I don’t remember his name but I know that he is a schoolteacher on the side and he just got engaged. I would definitely come back just for his service and of course the Kanye quotes in the bathroom… But he (our server) was definitely the highlight.

JP
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!! Came here with my family for Thanksgiving Day. It was absolutely amazing!!! Service and food impeccable!

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The place is well laid out. Service was impeccable.

DR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The lamb shank and sea bass entrees were good the scallop risotto special was nothing special. The night was loud and crowded in fact for the 1st time ever the hostess ask us to vacate as the next set of customers were waiting for our table. We were there under 2 hours... not sure ccx we will be back.

S
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is cozy and friendly. The food was excellent and the service was as well. Glad we made a reservation because it got very crowded.

GP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and we had a wonderful evening. Food, ambiance, service was all outstanding! Very nice menu with unique but familiar specialties. Lots of great choices. Highly recommend!

CA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Small place which got crowded very quickly, after all it was a Saturday night. Our table was comfortable, but trying to walk to the restroom or to leave was challenging because the room was so crowded.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and service...celebrating a birthday. Food was excellent

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday

CG
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for girls night out, date night or just a fantastic meal.

NE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and really good food.. GF options available. The staff was wonderful!

JS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This wonderful restaurant is a find !
What fabulous food, wonderful service, and beautiful atmosphere. Definitely coming back soon.
Loved every minute and every bite !

1
New York Area
480 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. We were very pleased. Great energy. Shared a Church St salad...we both ordered salmon special..delicious. Affagato for dessert topped off the meal. BYOB. Attentive service.

t
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We like this restaurant a lot now that they don't blast disco music on saturdays. food is delicious, nice atmosphere, friendly service. Very happy and will recommend this restaurant to our friends

b
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great, food was very good. Will return.

v
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was ok, waiter never introduced himself, was out front of the restaurant vaping while we were waiting for dessert menus's. No personality at all. Manager was very nice however but waiter should realize he works on tips

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! The staff is awesome!

LF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always find Fresco very accommodating, somewhat upscale with reasonable prices and delicious food. Very good for large groups and celebrations

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic!! The food was incredible. They also surprised my daughter with a birthday song and sparkler. Made her SO happy! Wish we lived closer so we could go back all the time!!

SF
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and service was excellent. It was BYOB which was ok, but the menu prices were a little high, but that could be attributed to the area they were in. We would reccomend as the food was very good.

RQ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for brunch with friends. Half ordered the avocado toast and half the chicken and waffles. Everyone was pleased with their dishes. I loved having an egg with the toast and one of our party said the chicken was awesome.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, very accommodating since I was late for my reservation but due to parking...limited parking so Uber or Lyft there to have less hassle. Food was awesome. Our waiter was very nice and gave us his honest opinion on what to order from the menu and it didn’t disappoint...will go back there again

TT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very attentive and accommodating. We can't wait for our next visit.