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15 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042
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Ranked #62 of 177 Restaurants in Montclair
Price range: $6 - $30
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between Bloomfield Ave and Park St.
Description: As the temperatures continue to drop and the last of the leaves fall, appetites for comford food undoubtedly increase. Head over to Fresco on Church Street in Montclair for an array of delicious food. Filled with authentic Italian flavors, creative dishes and homemade pastas and desserts, Fresco's 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. With dishes designed for sharing and sampling, the new menu allows the opportunity to try a selection of dishes and flavors over the course of the meal. 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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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

So, I have a milk allergy. I went to fresco and had an AMAZING time because I was with some really excellent friends and the food was really, really good, BUT…. I let them know about my food allergy. Since the party was over 6 people it had to be a fixed menu (weird…), but it was fine because the... More 

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Ridgewood, N.J.
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

When our reservation at Palacio fell lthrough due to the restaurant's error in listing it at 6:30 instead of 6:00 (we had tickets for a movie and needed the extra half hour), we were able to be seated at Fresco due to a last minute cancellation. The food was just OK, My wife's Branzino didn't look or taste like Branzino,... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My husband and I met friends here for dinner, we decided on Fresco because they have Burrata which is my favorite. Our friends are vegan so we wanted something that would be able to accommodate their needs as well. Overall the food was fine. The service was ok, we had trouble actually trying to order because it was so loud,... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Large space, dark corners, great food. Service was fast and thoughtful. Most restaurants in Montclair are BYO, but Fresco takes this to the next level by getting the wine for you from one of the nearby stores. Choose your meal, and then get the wine! Broad selection of appetizers and mains. Valet parking, since Church St is impossible. Very enjoyable!

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had UNDERCOOKED pork and owner didn't comp us. gave $20 off. Didn't apologize either. never go back!

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New York City
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Popular restaurant with dance-club atmosphere and noise level. You have to shout to have conversation (which, of course, adds to noise level). Our apps were tasty and bountiful (the table shared a pizza, an eggplant/mozz stack and fried calamari). My zuppa di pesce entree was not very good, though. Seafood was plentiful but the shrimp, calamari and the half-of-a lobster... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Often taking grandchildren to Fresco, the staff are very friendly and accommodating. The little ones love their specialized pizzas or chicken fingers, and we appreciate the quality & quantity of the adult offerings. We've never been disappointed with our meals.

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Montclair, NJ
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122 reviews 122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We like to go here and eat at the outdoor tables. They are mostly covered by a canopy so the sun usually isn't a problem. We love the bread and olive oil they serve prior to your meal. The lunch portions are big and they always have once specials.

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fresco has been consistent in quality, their pizzas baked in their own brick oven are delicious. They have a good selection of food to please the whole family. With their sitting outside on the sidewalk, it is really part of the heart of Montclair where it is good to sit and watch the great integrated variety of people that makes... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is my first review on Trip Advisor, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to try to keep at least 1 person from having as bad of a dining experience as I recently had. We were a party of 4 (2 couples) walking around and shopping in Montclair and decided to try Fresco. While we were seated promptly. We waited... More 

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Additional Information about Fresco

Address: 15 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone Number: 973.337.5100
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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