What do Teresa Giudice, Jonathan Cheban, and Angela “Big Ang” Raiola have in common? They all love Fresco in Montclair, N.J.!
The hottest place to see and be seen in New Jersey is executive film producer and actor Franco Porporino’s restaurant. The Church Street restaurant has attracted a number of celebrities due to Porporino’s Hollywood connections.
Porporino, a Pinstripe Mag’s Top 5 Men You Should Know in New York City and manager/personal adviser to Emmy Award winner Armand Assante, opened the restaurant in 2013 and has brought the buzz ever since.
Customers rave about the restaurant’s eggplant stack and risotto (a favorite of Giudice’s!), as well as the Italian brunch on the weekends featuring Nutella waffles, Italian frittatas, and Italian Semolina French Toast.
The venue has also become a popular event location, hosting events like Fresco’s First Annual Anti-Bullying Car Show Rally, attended by the late Diem Brown, and the Montclair Film Festival, which brought out celebs like Jamal Woolard of Notorious.
“Having a personal relationship with them helps from being in film but it’s the whole experience at Fresco — that personal touch from the moment you pull up to valet parking and end with the ultimate dining experience that keeps people coming back,” Porporino tells Us.
Porporino is set to have a big year in 2015 — rumor has it he is working on a series on human trafficking with a major TV network!
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