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Fascino

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331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 (Grove Street)
Lackawanna Train Station
9732330350
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: "The atmosphere of Fascino, with its minimalist cream and deep red decor...
"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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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful food, great staff and you can hear the conversation!!!

I am still dreaming about the best tomato sauce (with fennel) that accompanied the fried calamari(non greasy!) as well as the crab with cilantro amuse bouche. And that was just to start! Don't miss this Zagat rated restaurant!!!! Fabulous each and every time!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Gypsy279
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Montclair, New Jersey
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I am still dreaming about the best tomato sauce (with fennel) that accompanied the fried calamari(non greasy!) as well as the crab with cilantro amuse bouche. And that was just to start! Don't miss this Zagat rated restaurant!!!! Fabulous each and every time!!

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Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We dined here last Saturday night and enjoyed our dinner very much. I had the foie gras app which I enjoyed..although the sauce may have been a tad too sweet. I also had the oxtail/taleggio ravioli, which I know I was taking a bit of a risk getting. I love taleggio and I love oxtail, but I don't love them... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I was here 2x and would be back more often if it weren't for all the great places to eat in town. The food is top quality and the staff is very friendly.

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Totowa, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I eat here often, usually for date night or with a few friends. The food is consistently very good and the pork chops are the best I have had just about anywhere. This last visit I tried the price fixe meal rather than my traditional a la carte order, and highly recommended it. The portions are a bit smaller this... More 

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Bloomfield, New Jersey, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I go back to Fascino time and again. The food and service is spectacular. Try the Ricotta Gnocchi to understand the meaning of little pillows. This BYOB is great for romantic celebrations. Well done.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

There is not much to add to what everyone says about Fascino. The food is consistently excellent and the wait staff is the best we have experienced. While other Montclair restaurants struggle to maintain a friendly, professional staff from month to month, Fascino does it year in and year out. Part of the reason is the restaurant is run by... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Went there a couple of months ago and the food was still as delicious as I remember. It's been a few years since I dined there, but was not disappointed! The Pancetta wrapped Bronzino was simply the most wonderful meal I've had in a while. The staff was attentive, always refilling the water glass, and checking up to see if... More 

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Livingston, NJ
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had read good reviews of this place and decided to try it. We found the tables close together and the ambiance in general disappointing. While the food was good, it was not deserving of the prices. Service was just okay but I think our server might have been new. We will not be returning.

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Just Superb!!! The tasting menu is beyond amazing. From start to finish, if you want an amazing and elegant experience please do yourself a favor... Have dinner here! Have any meal here. Simply Amazing!!!

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Chester, New Jersey
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Outstanding in every way. Greeted like a valued customer even though it was our first time here. Professional and friendly wait staff, nice bar area, and fabulous food. The 5 course pretty fixe was a real value - mussels, mushroom soup to die for, mezzanine in a wonderful sauce, bronzini, and a dessert sampler, almost too much food but everything... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
    (Grove Street)
  • Public Transportation: Lackawanna Train Station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: 9732330350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 80
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic

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
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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