Fresco Da Franco

4.4
1032 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 & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser 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 1032 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
Ambience
4.2
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vipErikaA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

Very small over priced portions. Left the restaurant hungry

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was amazing and the people were so nice! It’s byob but we forgot liquor but they call someone to bring it from a liquor store and you just pay for it there, so cool and came so fast! Food was good too

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VICTORIAG
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, music and people. Very nice spot. Salmon was delicious

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vipKarlheinzT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

If you want to have a discussion at your table you better look for a different restaurant!

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michele
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Enjoyed a terrific evening. Delicious food, professional service and fun atmosphere.

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Katherine
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Very loud music, a lot of noise….. we almost couldn't talk. The order took a long time.

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NVME
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, food is even better!!! Great staff. Very attentive and super friendly. I was celebrating my Girlfriend’s birthday and they went above and beyond to make her feel special. There were several guest celebrating birthdays and they all received the same quality VIP treatment. They know how to treat their guest and make you feel VIP. Food was outrageous the pumpkin ravioli and the meatballs were so delicious!! Great food! Great ambiance! Great staff! Great experience!!!! Definitely a gem in Montclair. Thank you For making my woman feel so special.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The service was good. Atmosphere was nice, not loud. Wish I can say the same about the foods & price. Don’t mind paying for good meal, but the foods doesn’t taste fresh, & portion is like size of an appetizer. Disappointed!

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AYISHAEF1
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Besides the food being amazing the presentation of the food was amazing and the ambiance was great. I’m never disappointed when I’m in that restaurant.

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vipMiho
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Very Loud music

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Appetizer and entrees were very good as was the service and atmosphere dining outdoors . We both had deserts which were very disappointing. The chocolate lava cake was dry and over baked and lacked flavor. Cheesecake was dry as well.

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vipFantastic
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great find. From out of town so didn’t know what to expect however meal was outstanding great lively atmosphere and close to hotel

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service and good food. Had a 4:30pm early Sunday dinner outdoors. Great location with very little street noise.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Way too loud. Definitely more of a club than a restaurant. Barely dressed dancers should have been listed on the website too. Food very average; service below.

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Mzeti
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I definitely would return to try more dishes. The food was delicious

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JackL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and the staff was very friendly and attentive.

Recommend a burrata appetizer.

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WolfNJ
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

Elevated food …pizza joint service .
Have been dining here for a very long time. ( Christmas Eve, special occasion and every day). It seems that management standards have dropped . Clearly taking diners for granted , while providing less than adequate service . This restaurant was a “gem” of Church street , but we’ll be looking for a replacement
Our waiter seemed more interested in chatting with the hostess , than checking on us. He never once came back to our table , once our order was taken. I had to ask the hostess for our entrees following appetizers, then again for a cup of coffee ( we weren’t offered a desert me yet) , and again for the check. Then I had to search for someone to take payment.
I would suggest that the owners have a manager on site always. It was clear that there was no one in charge , and that the staff were left to run the show. Very disappointing.

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vipAnnA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The service at brunch was really slow and spotty. The food was

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience.

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ChristopherA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Music a bit too loud but Fun

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food Delicious! Service good too.
Clean an nicely decorated

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FrederickS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Severs did the best they could buy food service was slow. Food was not of the quality I have had here in the past.

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Dave1
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dinner on a beautiful night in downtown Montclair!! We ate outdoors. Service is knowledgeable and friendly. We had a clam special appetizer which was delicious! My veal parmigiana was delicious and my wife loved her lamb chops.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love every time i go!

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JosieV
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

best experience love this place. great food and atomsphere

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Lizzie
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Overall an interesting experience. Wouldn’t go here for dinner unless it’s a celebration. Brunch may be different.

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JoeD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Saturday night, packed, I was distracted by my date and her ummm, ample presentation than everything else that was on the table. Everything looked delicious. The food was good. Not very spicy which for some reason I was anticipating. I didn’t walk out thinking wow that was awesome I can’t wait to next time try….. but, good food well prepared , nicely presented, good service, good price

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service! Awesome food. And super accommodating. LOVE birthday celebrations here, they really out do it!

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CraigP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience3

First time. Great vibe. The glass walls fully open to the street vibe/scene outside. Fred, our server was great. Always around without being intrusive. Very polite as well as appropriately friendly. We came in for later evening apps. Oysters cooked with pancetta, delicious and smokey. GrandMa’s meatballs, light, moist, flavorful and so-Sunday-dinner memory inducing. Baratta over diced watermelon, perfectly done and an interesting combination that worked. FYI : BYOB. I’m glad I phoned ahead to ask. Will definitely return, with friends for a full dinner. Their “Specials” sounded amazing and after sampling their appetizers, I believe they will be. Enjoy. 01

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JoseP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

The food was…fine? It wasn’t bad, per se, but certainly wasn’t good. Mostly bland and uninteresting.

It’s LOUD. Which is fine, if you’re going for a rowdy night with friends. We were sitting OUTSIDE and I couldn’t hear my wife across the table.

All waitstaff had masks - maybe 10% were actually wearing them. Most had them pulled down under chin, at which point: what’s the point?

I can see this being a fun place to go for a large birthday party - but that said, it’s odd that that is the vibe and they don’t serve booze!

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vipMeaty1972
New York Area
122 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service but too loud. Felt like I was in a club !

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geoflan
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff wonderful, food excellent

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vipJMaz
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

If you are looking for a nice relaxing night out with a moderate noise, don't go late! We did not realize it becomes a super club after a certain time. The music was so loud we couldn't hear each other and asked to be moved outside

That was the only disappointment. Food was good, service was better

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WilliamA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our family party of 5 all experienced top-notch food and service at this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience1

An energetic noise level is not an accurate description. The noise level was such that conversation at a corner table was impossible. Food and service were excellent. Price is reasonable. Ambiance is so bad we’ll never return.

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TheJuban
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good appetizers and main courses. The dessert was below average.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoy going to Fresco De Franco . The food is very good and always a fun time and entertaining.

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MonicaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

It was our first time trying this restaurant, and the food was delicious. I wish there were a few more appetizer offerings, but overall a great menu and moderate pricing IMO. Service was attentive and precise, but like most restaurants lately not a lot of chatting with the waiters. (that's not a complaint, more to explain the vibe). The outdoor dining area is on a bustling street, but the ambiance at dinner time is lovely with the lights and strumming guitar a block away.

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SERAFINV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing loved the vibe and atmosphere.

FAQs

Fresco Da Franco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (973) 337-5100.

Fresco Da Franco is rated 4.4 stars by 1032 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.