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15 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042
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Ranked #54 of 172 Restaurants in Montclair
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Price range: $6 - $30
Sun 11:00 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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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
New York City
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bloomingdale, NJ
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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went for a quick dinner before going to the next door movie theater. The place was packed, both inside and out (Saturday evening). We sat outside which was fine, except that the valet parking seemed to take place right next to our table. Anyway, we ignored that. The service was a bit slow and we began to get nervous... More

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New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fresco offers something for everyone. You may find yourself ordering two appetizers instead of an entree. Service is usually attentive can slow down on their busy weekend nights. Park in the lot one over street and save yourself some trouble trying to find parking in busy Montclair.

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I attended an event at Fresco's this past weekend. We were very impressed with the quality of the food at every level, most importantly taste. The appetizers and entrées were seasoned to perfection. As an Italian American and amateur cook, I, for one, tend to examine in detail with careful and/or critical attention each dish. I can... More

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

we find ourselves coming back to this spot because the outside dining is a plus, and the inside has a nice atmosphere. but the food is average and certainly not memorable. we have never had an awful meal here, but i can't recount one outstanding dish either. the service is fine and the waitstaff attentive, but the food is average.... More

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Verona, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

ate @ Fresco recently and was disappointed by the quality of food served; my son had steak which was overcooked; the pizza was OK ( nothing worth going back for) ; my wife tried the salmon over salad. small portion of salmon - the salad was good; the burger was average . The food did not leave me with the... More

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