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15 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Between Bloomfield Ave and Park St.)
973.337.5100
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10:30 am - 9:00 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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian food, party atmosphere

Went for a birthday party with about 16 people. Sat by the front window. Tight quarters. Food is really good. Very loud if you like old school music you will love it. Tough to hear beyond 2 people away. Service was good and it is BYOB.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Grolsh
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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Montclair, New Jersey
Level Contributor
60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice outdoor seating, friendly service, mid-range prices, and BYOB - try the liquor store across the street for a great recommendation. Inside is a little "clubby" so not great for a date, but fun for a group!

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Thank fionalandrews
Hillsborough, New Jersey
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a birthday party with about 16 people. Sat by the front window. Tight quarters. Food is really good. Very loud if you like old school music you will love it. Tough to hear beyond 2 people away. Service was good and it is BYOB.

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Thank Grolsh
Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have chosen this restaurant numerous times when friends/family have been in town. The food is great and it's in a great location. They have outdoor seating and during the summer you can watch bands perform on the street. They have gluten free options. My favorite is their Buratta. BYOB.

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Thank Erica R
New York City, New York
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Great Italian restaurant in Montclair. Lighting is very low, which I like, but makes the menu difficult to read. Service is impeccable. Food is fresh and very good. Casual but hip. Clearly very popular and a bit loud, but the food and service make this place worth it! We've been here twice and will certainly return.

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Thank edelweiss40
Livingston, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We were taken care of, service was excellent, food was excellent the BYOB save you money which is great and the portions were large yet high quality. I also ate here for dinner a month before and my kids eat here all the time. The atmosphere is fantastic and they have music on the weekends. Its the place to go... More 

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Thank kingemen
Wappingers Falls, New York
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202 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We actually went into Fresco because our first choice had a 30 minute wait. We were more than pleasantly surprised. Very comfortable restaurant, good service, and an excellent menu. This was a Sunday, so brunch options were available. There was a Italian frittata with sausage peppers and onions, served with potatoes. It was fresh hot and delicious. My wife had... More 

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Thank gourmand47
N. Massapequa
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I just went here on Sunday and when we were seated our waiter couldn't have been less interested in answering a question (to which he was wrong anyway). My friend needs to have gluten free so she not only asked if they have gluten free past (which they did) but she asked if she can just have it with garlic... More 

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Thank Girly13662
Toms River, New Jersey
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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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Thank Diane F
Livingston, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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Thank LaurenandMichael

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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, Pizza

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