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15 Church St, Montclair, NJ 07042-2701 (Between Bloomfield Ave and Park St.)
+1 973-337-5100
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Nice atmosphere, Delicious food with a nice presentation. Easy walk from parking garage around the corner, but there is also a small alleyway between the 2 streets giving easy access to restaurant. Pricey for a BYOB, app 100$/couple. Can get a little loud at times but overall a very enjoyable evening.

Thank MaryL0501
Montclair, United States
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The food was not very good. I had a gift card. I would not go back. I went last Dec. And as dissapointed.

Thank Dawn P
New Jersey
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179 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Fresco was a secondary choice on a Friday night with the girls. My first observation was the loudness of the restaurant but figured we could overcome that. Service was acceptable but not where it should have been. Our appetizers took a little time to come out and were as follows: Fried calamari- very average Polenta with ricotta and caramelized onion-served... More 

Thank Idania60
New York City
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Incredibly obnoxious. Food is mediocre Service is awful Birthday celebration is a laughable joke with roadside flares and blasting music. Speaking of music, after a 9 it becomes a loud dance club and you struggle to get your food down so that you can leave quickly. I've also seen the owner pressure people to leave so they can turn the... More 

Thank eatery201
Hamilton, Bermuda
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love the atmosphere, ideal place to eat. I enjoyed my pasta with lobster bits service was great. The sidewalk setting was nice to have lunch outside on a nice day perfect.

Thank furbert2015
New Jersey
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137 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Yes, I went back. Not by choice but by friends who recommended this establishment. One thing you need to know is that they do not have a liquor license, so BYO. My friend orders the eggplant stack and I have to admit it was tall and looked very inviting. they enjoyed it. The Veal Milanese was large, but very dry,... More 

Thank passionrules
Caldwell, New Jersey
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is overpriced italian food in a great location. During Last nights main course, I tasted Gnocchi which wasnt good, linguine with seafood and lobster which tasted boiled, Paparadelle bolognese which was by far the best dish and was excellent. Service is okay until it gets slightly busy and desert (cheese cake was terrible)Tiramisu was good . The foccacia on... More 

Thank rbsm
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

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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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

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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1,161 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,370 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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: +1 973-337-5100
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?