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15 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Between Bloomfield Ave and Park St.)
973.337.5100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: As the temperatures continue to drop and the last of the leaves fall...
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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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Will not be returning

If you want a relaxing dinner don't go here. I felt like I was in a club with loud music and low lighting. Can't have a normal conversation because of the loud horrible music. Had the rack of lamb which was ok. I was asked 3 times if I liked it. Owner hovers at table. Calamari was undercooked. Wait... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Diane F
,
Toms River, New Jersey
via mobile
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English first
Toms River, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

If you want a relaxing dinner don't go here. I felt like I was in a club with loud music and low lighting. Can't have a normal conversation because of the loud horrible music. Had the rack of lamb which was ok. I was asked 3 times if I liked it. Owner hovers at table. Calamari was undercooked. Wait staff... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

just got home and ready to cry. Nothing on menu for teens, bread to start..what was that? Terrible Pissed we paid for so little. Daughtet came home and is eating cheetos! Owner, I think hovers big time even as yr signing bill..tells us we're great?? As we leave? Felt extremely rushed to leave..husband I was told asked for xandle n... More 

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I am giving this restaurant two stars because the food was just ok. The pasta with seafood was decent, but the scallops were the only fish properly cooked. Everything else was overcooked. The corn salad app with shitakes was excellent. I don't mind the party atmosphere, but the music and people getting up from their tables to dance was weird.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had an wonderful time last night at Fresco. The staff is so knowledgeable about their selections, and were very friendly. The food was fresh (we had the striped bass and scallop entrees), and prepared beautifully. We ended the meal with a delicious dessert pizza. It was a pleasant surprise. I didn't expect to have a Nutella pizza. It was... More 

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I had dinner with a few close friends in Montclair, New Jersey's, Fresco , dubbed "A New York City Italian Eatery" whatever that means. From the outside it looks quite good, as it's in a pretty building on trendy Church Street, has valet parking which is great but pricey for the area at $10. But once you enter, the place... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have always found the food pretty good. Unlike others the service we have received here has always been pretty good. Went there Valentines Day and the waiter was excellent. Parking can be tricky at time in Montclair, they have valet parking in front for 10 dollars. It is better going in the spring or summer when the outside tables... More 

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New Jersey
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Do not go here. I went with my wife to celebrate our 20th anniversary. I ordered the Diavola pizza and it was cold and tasteless. When I mentioned it to the waiter they seemed to be annoyed and almost refused to take it back.

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Oakland, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food at Fresco is good, but Overpriced. The tables are very close to one another. The big selling point is the proximity to the theater.

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New Jersey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went to Frescos on a Friday night to celebrate our friend passing the Bar exam. This was her first time and we thought knowing her personality that this restaurant's food and vibe would be a perfect match. If you've never been let me set the scene. Fresco's is a restaurant with a nightclub/movie atmosphere. The main dining room is... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Situated on the ever charming Church Street in Montclair NJ is Franco Porporino's restaurant, Fresco. From the moment you enter this Italian eatery, you are whisked back in time. If you close your eyes, the aroma of quality prepared Italian food has you sitting in your mothers kitchen. The very attention to detail wait staff greats you with a smile... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042
    (Between Bloomfield Ave and Park St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: 973.337.5100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?