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331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
9732330350
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Ranked #2 of 177 Restaurants in Montclair
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $80
Hours:
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
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Went back to Fascino after about 5 years. Last visit the food was not that good and the service was worse. Friend had recently been there and told us to try again. We were glad we did. My wife had the Bronzino and I had the Pork Chop. Both were prepared perfectly and the portions were more than enough. Service... More 

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Parsipppany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food here is excellent. However, the menu is quite limited. If you happen to pick the Seafood Risotto, you would get a tastey dish but one that would leave most people hungry. Service is good as is ambiance. For many people, thius would be a great restaurant. However, if you like generous portions, be careful about what you order.

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NJ
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Fascino is a small Italian restaurant and deserves much recognition as one of the best places to eat in Nj. My husband, son and I went there for an early dinner. When we first arrived we were warmly welcomed and everyone from the coat check girl to our busboy and waiter gave us much attention. Our waiter, Walter, was very... More 

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Verona, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is one of those restaurants where the food was so good I ate every last bit and wouldn't normally have had room for dessert. But this was my birthday dinner and an unbelievably beautiful cake came out at the end of dinner with candles in it for me, so I had to try it. And I am so glad... More 

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Vernon, New Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Fascino is 5 Stars from the moment you walk in until the time you walk out. And when you walk out you'll know you will return. When entering you will be greeted warmly and asked if you can provide them your coat. The ambiance is better than I expected from Zagat ratings as it appears they have completed some renovations.... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Montclair. Upon arriving you are always greeted warmly by the host/hostess. Since we have been going to this restaurant for some time, they always go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. The food is terrific and the menu has options for all palettes. One of the other reasons we like... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We have made fascino a regular trip for years. It's or favorite restaurant in Montclair and not once have we had a bad dish or dining experience. We almost always get the tasting menu and have loved to see it change over the years and now is a right from the actual menu. First course tuna tartar was very good... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fascino is my go-to for a special dinner in Montclair. I've been coming for years with bosses, clients, wedding anniversary, etc. The food and service are always top notch!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent food and wine choices, modern combinations and tastes. Have been to several celebrations here, so it has many happy memories. Talking with the chef has been a treat.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I guess I'm just not into the "pay more for a lot less food (but very nice looking) on a gigantic plate" type restaurant. Some of our party wanted to try the "tasting menu" which, as it turned out, required everyone at the table to order it. It was pricey so I asked the waiter if the dishes were a... More 

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Additional Information about Fascino

Address: 331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone Number: 9732330350
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: Italian

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