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15 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2701 (Between Bloomfield Ave and Park St.)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been many times, food and service is always top notch! It can be quite loud and dark, so it's that's not your cup of tea, try going for brunch, it may still be loud though. I love that they make you feel special if it's your birthday, they blast a clip of your favorite song and bring out a dessert... More 

Thank acallie16
Wayne, New Jersey
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

It's so hard to choose a place by just reading reviews - what one likes, one doesn't. I did ask a guy I work with for a recommendation as he used to live in Montclair and this was the first place he suggested. What did I have to loose? Loved that there was valet parking right in front of the... More 

Thank mikandtee
new york
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Made reservation for 2:30 on Mother's Day as we had been their for brunch awhile back and it was very good. Unfortunately brunch stopped at 1 PM that day as I assume they wanted you to order higher priced dinner entree's ( makes sense) when it usually goes to 4 PM. That's where the trouble begins. Calamari appetizer ( $19.00... More 

Thank reillyelmo
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

The ambiance of the restaurant is great. It's an inexpensive venue. What I particularly loved about the place is that it's a BYOB venue (you save lots of money!). Someone had mentioned it would be similar to bagatelle (NY) but it sure wasn't. It gets very busy so make sure you wear your patience hat. The food was great but... More 

Thank PinkYoly
Milford, Delaware, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

A reservation was made 2 weeks prior to my sisters birthday for a large party. The reservation was confirmed for 14 people at 7:00 pm seating. When we arrived our table was not ready and the gentleman who we spoke to was rude and impersonal. We were finally seated at 7:20 PM. We realized that the space was not going... More 

3 Thank Liza O
Belleville, New Jersey
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Not one negative comment was said by our large dinner party and everyone totally enjoyed everything !!!

1 Thank MrAruba
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

WE had tickets for an 8 PM show at the Wellmont Theatre and arrived at 6 PM to check out the Montclair dining scene. As we walked around the downtown district there were so many restaurants to chose from. We checked out the menus and décor and picked Fresco Da Franco. We were warmly greeted and seated promptly. We asked... More 

Thank Len C
Bridgewater, New Jersey
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360 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We've traveled all over and this place is really world class. Start with the ambiance, very chic. The wait staff are exceptional, very concerned that you are taken care of. The meals were excellent. I had the seafood mixed which was outstanding. The shellfish were cooked to perfection, not tough at all. It comes over linguine, also cooked perfectly. They... More 

Thank David E
Trenton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I walked in on a Thursday afternoon and the "greeter" was on the phone. Never acknowledged I was standing there and after about 4 minutes, he hung up and asked what can I do for you? What do you think? I want a table! He tells me to sit anywhere and walked away. I got up to change my seat,... More 

2 Thank donsmom1
Montclair, New Jersey
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

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!

Thank fionalandrews

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $30
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2701
    (Between Bloomfield Ave and Park St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: 973.337.5100
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?