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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 - 9:30 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
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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  • 78
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
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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
Absoluted delicious every time.

We have eaten at Fascino several times and it is always delicious. Fresh, authentic with a twist an high quality.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Montclair, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Montclair, New Jersey
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at Fascino several times and it is always delicious. Fresh, authentic with a twist an high quality.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We moved to montclair 1yr ago were surprised to find this delicious surprise here for the past 12years. We got a last minute cancellation and enjoyed the atmosphere, attention and dining. Our waiter was excellent, very knowledgeable and was on point with his recommendations, too bad we can't remember his name. but we'll be back..

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NJ, USA
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've been to this restaurant many times and always enjoyed it. Attended a rehearsal dinner here last week for 48 people. The food was delicious and service was great! Pretty hard to do for 48 people who all ordered at the same time, but they pulled it off! Thats quite an accomplishment!

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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

There is something different, comforting, about a homemade meal. While the menu really provides a range of "found at the Farmer's Market this morning" to tried and true favorites (the homemade gnocchi is so good I've ordered seconds to take home), it all feels like a home cooked meal.

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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food with excellent attention to detail Relaxed setting A favorite in an area with many choices

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Montclair, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

As a vegetarian, I'm used to choosing between 3 different token options, two of which are usually "salad without the meat." But Fascino had a tasting menu full of vegetarian options! Portions are reasonable, I really enjoyed being served multiple small courses. Nice atmosphere and accommodating waitstaff, too.

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Montclair, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
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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
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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
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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
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21 restaurant reviews
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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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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 80
Cuisine: Italian

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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?