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
- Sanitiser 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
Sliced Sweet Cherry Peppers, Basil, Sweet Marinara
Italian Sausage, Red Port Wine Reduction Onion, Blistered Cherry Tomato, Fresh Basil Pesto, E.V.O.O.
Tomato Sauce, Fresh Burrata Cheese, Fresh Basil, E.V.O.O.
Very small over priced portions. Left the restaurant hungry
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
Excellent food, music and people. Very nice spot. Salmon was delicious
If you want to have a discussion at your table you better look for a different restaurant!
Enjoyed a terrific evening. Delicious food, professional service and fun atmosphere.
Very loud music, a lot of noise….. we almost couldn't talk. The order took a long time.
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.
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!
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.
Very Loud music
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.
Great find. From out of town so didn’t know what to expect however meal was outstanding great lively atmosphere and close to hotel
Great service and good food. Had a 4:30pm early Sunday dinner outdoors. Great location with very little street noise.
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.
I definitely would return to try more dishes. The food was delicious
Great food and the staff was very friendly and attentive.
Recommend a burrata appetizer.
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.
The service at brunch was really slow and spotty. The food was
Music a bit too loud but Fun
Food Delicious! Service good too.
Clean an nicely decorated
Severs did the best they could buy food service was slow. Food was not of the quality I have had here in the past.
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.
Love every time i go!
best experience love this place. great food and atomsphere
Overall an interesting experience. Wouldn’t go here for dinner unless it’s a celebration. Brunch may be different.
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
Awesome service! Awesome food. And super accommodating. LOVE birthday celebrations here, they really out do it!
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
Great atmosphere food and service!
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!
Great food and service but too loud. Felt like I was in a club !
Staff wonderful, food excellent
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
Our family party of 5 all experienced top-notch food and service at this restaurant
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.
Very good appetizers and main courses. The dessert was below average.
We enjoy going to Fresco De Franco . The food is very good and always a fun time and entertaining.
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.
The food was amazing loved the vibe and atmosphere.
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.