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15 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2701 (Between Bloomfield Ave and Park St.)
11:00 am - 10:00 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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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I have eaten at Fresco many times over the past few years. Our experience tonight was so disappointing because the menu has shortened and changed. What we ordered was not more than a mere ok. The calamari was rubbery, the gnocchi very poor, and everything else was just ok. We used to enjoy some of the items... More 

Thank GlendaNYC
new jersey
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its not my first time here,and coming back thinking maybe today is better,but I leave always with the same impression,regular tasteless food with a nice presentation.The music is to loud so if you planing to go with more than 2 people is impossible to have a conversation unless you scream to each other.Couple of birthdays celebration so anytime the staff... More 

Thank rosanamuscio
New York City, New York
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1,160 reviews
361 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresco has a very cool interior and outdoor seating on church street. Excellent food. I enjoyed the lox and eggs and they were delicious. I tasted my friend's salad and it was so amazing I will come back and just order that. A fire drill went off when we were there so our waiter graves us free coffee - he... More 

3 Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Montville, New Jersey
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157 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here twice for brunch. The food and service are great. Sitting outside was wonderful as there isn't heavy traffic on Church Street and it is covered by umbrellas. However, sitting inside was not a great experience. Anytime they are celebrating a birthday or event they blast the music so loud, I literally got an instant headache. I would... More 

Thank Karen H
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 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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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 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

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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?