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Fascino

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331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042-3628 (Grove Street)
+1 973-233-0350
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17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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West Milford, New Jersey
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I’m giving Fascino 5 stars because of their service, more than anything. Yes, the food is very good. My husband and I had the 5-course tasting menu, which we thought was very reasonably priced at $75pp. The portions were sizable and unless you eat an insane amount and are starving, you will be very satiated with the tasting menu. A... More 

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Clark, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful art-deco space and a menu to match. Fantastic cuisine and linens so white they remind me of my Grandpappy's flowing robe as he would embark on an evening of good ol'fashioned Cross Burnings in southern Bamy after first regailing my sisters and me with stories of Northern Aggression from the War Between the States. Good times. Demographically what you... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food at Fascino is consistently the best in town, with all regions of Italy represented. Seating is comfortable and the noise level is livable. Service is professional, pricing is reasonable if at the high end, everything offered--fish, meat, pork and veal, pasta--is fine, and there is perhaps no other restaurant in the area that can be counted upon so... More 

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New Jersey
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere. Nice greeting by the Maitre D. Waiter was competent and professional. Delicious food if a little pricey. Definitely NYC prices and atmosphere.

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Thank yoginj
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food at Fascino is always good. We have been here, over the years, a number of times. However despite our reservation, we did not get a good table. We were seated in the room on the left, with a view of the hostess station. The room is a box with a ceiling full of ugly ventilation vents of all... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner on a whim. The carpaccio, tuna tartare and lobster risotto was excellent. The cannoli cream zeppoli were amazing too. Too bad my date wasn't as nice as the restaurant. Waiter was a little odd, Michael, lying about where he was from, but the restaurant is very nice, food is very good and the husband/wife/parents-of-the-chef/owner are really nice. Definitely... More 

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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

They were open on the snowstorm. And while it is a BYOB place, they have a deal with a local liquor store that allows you to order and get wine delivered right to your table. Great service!

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1 Thank Matthew M
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I visited here almost 15 years ago, I walked in to expect something different but basically it was exactly the same. The food and service was splendid though I couldn't get over the fact it was exactly the same inside, o well lol. All the best.

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NYC
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The food is always good and service is great. Not the place for kids but great for couples. We have been several times and although we complain about the price we keep coming back haha!

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

There are a lot of very good quality Italian restaurants in New Jersey. But this place is different. They offer very creative and original dishes, using unique ingredients and flavor combinations. Example was my fusilli, carmelized tri-color cauliflower and oregano pesto. Whatever you see on the menu, it is a very nice and refreshing change of pace, especially if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 80
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042-3628
    (Grove Street)
  • Public Transportation: Lackawanna Train Station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-233-0350
Description
"The atmosphere of Fascino, with its minimalist cream and deep red decor, borders on stark but not casual. The complexity's in the entrees, where flavors, scents and textures fuse seamlessly. Puree of kobacha squash soup with oregano crema and hazelnut oil wins the intriguing appetizer award, and the paper-thin sheets of beef carpaccio with truffle oil and petite salad are a beef purist's dream. Pastas, risottos and raviolis are all available as appetizers or main courses, but the duck breast with confit cannelloni and black fig compote or pine nut-crusted codfish might be hard to pass up." -- Mike Hess, AOL Digital City

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Clifton, NJ
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?