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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
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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic
Description: "The atmosphere of Fascino, with its minimalist cream and deep red...
"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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  • 93
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of Montclair's Best!

I was first introduced to Fascino almost 15 yrs ago when I first came to the area and was blown away by the food. Fascino continues to offer amazing food and service. I have NEVER had a bad meal here. For me personally, it is among my top 3 favorite places to eat in Montclair.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Joe A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was first introduced to Fascino almost 15 yrs ago when I first came to the area and was blown away by the food. Fascino continues to offer amazing food and service. I have NEVER had a bad meal here. For me personally, it is among my top 3 favorite places to eat in Montclair.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Four of us had a wonderful dinner at Fascino. This BYOB restaurant is pleasantly decorated featuring two rooms. We ate in the larger space with about 5 booths and 5 tables. The seating was comfortable. Our waiter, Walter was friendly and efficient. We started with the fried calamari which was tender and crisp. We also ordered the oyster special. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We were there in 8. Not easy to manage many people anywhere. Everything was excellent. Food is very good and clean, and very authentic. Service excellent as well.

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Thank Lucainfantino
Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I dined at Fascino on Saturday night. A warm welcome was given by the host, whom I believe is a member of the family who also makes all of the desserts. I had the a pasta special; homemade pasta, all of them are, with a very light and refined, smoky Carbonara sauce, with shaved truffles and a just a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The mood was set for me when you arrive 5 minutes before your reservation and don't get seated till 50 minutes later! We were all starving and thankfully the food got me in a better mood. I wanted to the try the tasting menu but the others in our party wanted a la carte which still worked for me. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I went to fascino a few months back and the service was exceptional. My friend and I didn't like our previous sitting area so we informed the waitress and we were moved immediately. The chef came out himself to explain the menu to us. He even hung around to crack a few jokes with us. I will be going back.

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Thank chris G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We met another couple here and we all ordered appetizers and main courses. Everyone had various issues (vegetarian, sodium, calories) and we all found excellent options. The food was truly delicious and the service was wonderful, from Chris who answered the phone to the lady who sat us to Walter our waiter. There is no corkage fee as the place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The food was amazing so delicious. The restaurant is on a main road but when you go in its romantic, classy and quiet. The service was excellent. They also had a vegetarian tasting menu as well as a good choice of vegetarian items. Definitely have to order the truffle rigatoni, oh my god it was out of this world. The... More 

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We came to Montclair because many magazines/critics seem to consider it the culinary capital on NJ. [I was not impressed with the town.] And I was not impressed with Fascino’s. But, first the good… these people make some really good stuff. I had the ricotta gnocchi, and my lady had a pasta with mushroom dish. Both were excellent. Yes, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have been here at least 6 times and once with a group of 14. Fascino is always excellent cusine with great service. book a reservation you will NOT be sorry.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?