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331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
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Ranked #2 of 173 Restaurants in Montclair
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $80
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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English first
South Florida, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My family and I returned to Fascino after many years since we were back in NJ visiting relatives and I must say we were all disappointed. First off, something was definitely off with the service, which was spotty at best. Food took an inordinately long time to reach us, and when it did, it was clear that the dishes were... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

In the abundant ""restaurant row,"" of Montclair nj your food should match your price.fascino delivers just above average food at a high price.our group had a myriad of dishes..pasta. Beef,pork and seafood..portions small..nothing ..wowed..nothing disappointed. Service good and attentive (note..many byob..weak in this area)..decor and ambience. plain but nice linens a plus.probably keep walking the "" row"" next time

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 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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272 reviews 272 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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