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331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
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Ranked #2 of 170 Restaurants in Montclair
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Grove Street
Transit: Lackawanna Train Station
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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84% Recommend
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English first
Maplewood, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I recently discovered Fascino and what a happy discovery it's been! We've eaten there many times in the last few months and like it so much that we're having our party celebrating our recent marriage there! Every dish we've tasted is outstanding (and we're very picky about food) and the staff is uniformly friendly, helpful and professional.... More

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new jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

i was going to go the the orange squirrel for bloomfield restaurant week, but when my date couldn't make it, I cancelled and went with my roommate to one of my favorite places!!! i should try some new things there, but i again ordered the gnocchi as an appetizer and the pork chop. what can I say? lovely delicate gnocchi... More

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New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We were a group of 8 and dined last night for the first time. It's byo so that's great. I like the layout of the restaurant there's areas so it's quiet and cozy and we sat in a corner booth that was almost a round table and made for great conversation. The menu is excellent, while 7 of our party... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

BYOB. Excellent service. Decor was quaint. More upscale which was what we wanted. Comfortable environment. Very quite place. We liked that ! Food was ok. Had the buttermilk chicken breast. The marinade was tasty but could have used more. Smaller portions in general at a high price. Would go back again only if asked to by friends.

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New York City, New York
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267 reviews 267 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Pros: Busy place but if you get the booths, it is a rather cozy restaurant. The quality of the food is good and portions are adequate. BYO, always a plus. Cons Service diligent but obsequious and pushing you out the door. Menu does not change much. rather expensive for what it delivers. No amuse bouches or treats afterwards.

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New York City, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A family fave - both the tasting menu and the a la cart menu are exceptional! The pan seared scallops and the duck are amazing. Although the outside is not attractive, the decor is modern with dim lighting and leather booths. This is a family owned restaurant and their service is impeccable.

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

A pleasurable dinning experience. Top notch food - well trained waiters - pleasant atmosphere. A step way above all most all of the Italian restaurants in the area. BYOB a major plus. Been there many times - never disappoints.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food is very good and the service is phenomenal! Having a meal (not just eating) here makes you feel special and pampered. The atmosphere is also good, it feels plush. We have never had a bad meal at Fascino's. And when we walk in the door, we feel welcomed right away. My husband and I love this restaurant!

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Merto Ny
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138 reviews 138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We hosted a 50th birthday dinner at Fascino and once again the food and service were excellent. Our guests had never been here before and were completely impressed.The chef Ryan DePersio made sure the food was memorable-the polenta fries with Gorgonzola sauce started the fun, peeky toe crab appetizer and the combo- fried artichoke, Buraratta, carpaccio over arugula were outstanding... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We went here for dinner with some friends, we were pleasantly surprised. The food and service were excellent. The decor was also very attractive. We will dine there again!

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