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Fascino

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Thu, 6/27
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PER LA TAVOLA
3.5
Oyster Del Giorno
watermelon-ginger mignonette & calabrian chili cocktail sauce
12
P. E. I. Mussels
guanciale & calabrian chili broth
10
Mascarpone Polenta Fries
gorgonzola fonduta
14
Tuna Tartare
lime aioli, watermelon radish, basil caviar, micro cilantro
ANTIPASTI
15
Romaine Wedge
prosciutto di parma, roasted garlic dressing, ricotta salata
15
Wagyu Beef Carpaccio
trevisano radicchio, asparagus, black truffle aioli
18
Roasted Spanish Octopus
crispy potatoes, nduja aioli, asian pear, arugula
17
Crispy Crab Stuffed Zucchini Flowers
yellow pepper-peanut romesco, basil oil
16
Heirloom Tomato
local burrata, basil & summer peach vinaigrette
14
Chopped Kale Salad
bulgur wheat, beemster gouda, mint, hazelnut vinaigrette
18
Foie Gras del Giorno
chef's seasonal accompaniment
PASTAS
Made Fresh Every Day/Available Appetizer or Entree
16
26
Squid Ink Rigatoni
frutti di mare, pomodoro, parmigiano-vodka crema
15
25
Ricotta Gnocchi
sweet sausage bolognese, basil & pecorino romano
15
25
Local Mushroom & Mascarpone Agnolotti
marsala glaze
15
25
Pappardelle
braised lamb sugo, smoked pancetta, soffritto, parmigiano reggiano
15
25
Burrata Triangoli
blistered cherry tomatoes, smoked pistachios, parmigiano rind brodo
MAIN COURSES
29
Cerignola Olive Crusted Wester Ross Salmon
braised artichoke & sweet onion stufato
32
Tuscan Seafood Stew
tomato confit, fingerlings, cumin-tomato broth, oregano-shallot bruschetta
29
New Zealand Barramundi
gold bar squash, yellow pepper-corn emulsion, red olive powder
32
Pignoli Crusted Nova Scotia Halibut
seasonal vegetables, smoky prosciutto broth
28
Buttermilk Baked Chicken
truffle pesto, creamy fontina polenta, broccolini, black truffle jus
36
Australian Lamb Chops
lamb cannelloni, cumin-carrot puree, charred broccoli, thyme jus
36
New York Strip Steak
caulilini, beef fat fries, bone marrow butter, red wine shallot puree
36
Pork Chop Saltimbocca
Broccoli rabe, parmigiano spaetzle, fontina béchamel, crispy sage
FOUR COURSE VEGETARIANO TASTING
$50
Chopped Kale Salad
bulgur wheat, beemster gouda, mint, hazelnut vinaigrette
Heirloom Tomato
local burrata, basil & peach vinaigrette
Burrata Triangoli
blistered cherry tomatoes, smoked pistachios, parmigiano rind brodo
Local Mushroom & Mascarpone Agnolotti
marsala glaze
Acquerello Risotto
charred gold bar squash, yellow pepper-corn emulsion, red olive powder
Charred Broccoli
caulilini, cumin-carrot emulsion
Cynthia's Dessert Sampler
FIVE COURSE CHEF'S TASTING $79
Choose one course from each section PER LA TAVOLA, ANTIPASTI, PASTA, PIATTO and then our pastry chef Cynthia's DESSERT SAMPLER supplement for foie gras +8
SIDES
8
Parmigiano Spaetzle
8
Beef Fat Fries
8
Creamy Fontina Polenta
8
Broccolini
8
Broccoli Rabe
8
Seasonal Vegetables
DESSERTS
Nut free version of desserts available upon request
10
Molten Chocolate Cake
hazelnut gelato & praline
10
Warm Peach Crostata
caramel gelato, peach-caramel sauce
10
Ricotta Zeppole
cannoli cheese whip & nutella
10
Blueberry Bread Pudding
blueberry puree, whipped cream
10
Mixed Biscotti And Cookie Piatto
cynthia's collection of housemade cookies
16
Artisinal Cheese Plate
daily selection of three cheeses and fresh fruit
3
Gelato
assorted flavors of housemade gelato
3
Sorbet
assorted flavors of housemade sorbet
1
Toppings
caramel or chocolate sauce
About
"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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed May 11, 2019

Fascino is a wonderful place - lovely rooms, excellent service, a terrific menu and absolutely everything was well executed. It's not especially fancy, but warm, friendly, efficient and our group of four had a memorable evening sharing the oysters, roasted Spanish octopus, pappardelle with braised...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank LSS100NewYork
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. Food is prepared beautifully. We ordered four appetizers for two people because we couldn’t decide! And that was before ordering our main meals and ricotta zeppole for dessert. The best in Montclair.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Theresa I
Reviewed March 11, 2019

We've been going to Fascino for over 10 years. It's our special occasion place. Fascino remains one of the few restaurants in Montclair that understands how to serve a table. I was once a server and I know good service. The waiter was warm and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Virginia W
Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

We had not been to Fascino in a couple of years and all the dining experiences we had had at Fascino were always very good. So , we decided to celebrate my birthday with what we thought would be a memorable dinner . Unfortunately it...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank amsdigi
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I joined our niece and her fiancé for a celebratory dinner. What a wonderful choice we made dining at Fascino! We dined off the tasting menu. Not only was that fun, but EV-ER-Y-THING was delicious! Nothing but compliments and enjoyment. Ed was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank bcasc
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Fantastic food and service. The atmosphere can use some updating but they may be limited to space. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Worldtraveler42766
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The menu is always exciting and wonderful. We often get two different tasting menus so that we can share many dishes. They never disappoint. Certainly one of the top 3 restaurants in Montclair. Bring a good/great wine with you (BYO) as the food certainly warrants...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank madmanny2001
Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

We were invited to join our friends for the 5 course wine pairing dinner. My husband and I were so impressed with everything. The food, each course, was outstanding and the wines accompanying each course were very good. Service and atmosphere also excellent. We will...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Olive C
Reviewed December 6, 2018

My wife and I eat out at least 3 nights per week so it takes a lot to impress up and neither of us found anything exceptional about Fascino. I found the waiter to be extremely pretentious and the food to be average. I ordered...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Njlou1
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Our group acted on an online review and Fascino lived up to its reputation. Great food, great presentation, and wonderful, interactive, personal service. Mondays can often be a downer for service and quality at many restaurants, but our experience made Monday a momentous moment.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MNJ0hn
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Yes. They ask you upon arrival if you have brought wine. We had brought both red and white. Our white I had rushed to chill before arrival and the host immediately asked if we would like him to attempt to chill it some more... More
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