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15 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042
973.337.5100
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Ranked #60 of 179 Restaurants in Montclair
Price range: $6 - $30
Hours:
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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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 Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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Northen New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Because that is what you may do as you wait and wait. Three of us dined at this restaurant recently and what a mistake it was. The food can only be described as ordinary. However the service is incredibly poor. Lucky us, we were there when a party was taking place which happen to be on a Saturday night-how is... More 

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New York City, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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.
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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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