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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 - 11:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining

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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
Nice food but ambience really lacking

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
cayman08
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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English first
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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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37 helpful votes 37 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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5 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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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Northen New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?