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331 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3628 (Grove Street)
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Denville, New Jersey
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a place for true foodies....menu is filled with dishes combing great flavors. Not your typical menu....if your looking for plain old mussels appetizer...and rigatoni vodka this is not the place for you...food was terrific

Thank Msriether
Newark, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Host accommoding and food very well prepared, presentation terrific Abiance pleasant. I was disappointed that ice tea was can/ powdered in such an elegant dining establishment.

Thank Cassandra T
Montclair, New Jersey
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went to this restaurant for dinner Last night (Aug 13) and found the atmosphere very nice. The tables are NOT one on top of the next, and there were different areas that were isolated from each other. We both wound up ordering the Broccolini rotollini with a pesto sauce that was absolutely delightful. The pasta was... More 

Thank Europhile006
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal my friend and I had at Fascino this evening is worthy of a rave notice. The room is attractive, the staff pleasant, and the food exquisite. Bread with olive oil served before the various plates arrive. We ordered an antipasto. Lovely, harmonious tidbits. Calamares perfect. Gnocci with Bolognese sauce was a great choice of pasta. My friend had... More 

Thank Carole S
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I go here every year for our anniversary, and also in between. The food is just a cut above other Italian fare in the area, but also a bit more expensive. Worth it though. The tasting menu is one of the best we have ever tried. Each course has two choices, so we usually get one of... More 

Thank B3Brown
Montclair, New Jersey
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

The food and service at Fascino continue to be good; the menu adapts to current tastes. It's a reliable fine dining experience, if a bit hard to get a reservation and a bit noisy at times.

Thank NJfamilyof5_11
Riverdale, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My husband and I dined at Fascino for the first time to celebrate my birthday. It was a truly amazing meal with an even better experience. From start to finish the service was top notch- our server was extremely attentive, happy to answer questions and make recommendations, and made us feel like we were the only table in the place.... More 

Thank kdonnelly19
Far Hills, New Jersey
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

#2 out of 147 restaurants in Montclair? It was good, and I'd go back if I had no other options, but I'd suggest to the people of Montclair to explore other Italian restaurants. Let me start with the service - it was terrific. The people were kind, attentive, not over the top, they made it a very pleasant experience. The... More 

Thank my-two-cents10
northern NJ
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152 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I worked with the General Manager Chris Pavone to create a special evening for our wine group. Chef Ryan and Chris created a spectacular 7 course menu for us. For a wine tasting evening (and for that matter anytime) service is critical and Fascino provided us with superb service for a true fine dining experience to match the wine. Thanks... More 

Thank AKR1
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Took our father out for his 93rd birthday and experienced one of the best meals we ever had!! Right from the start, Tony our server offered us complimentary prosecco to celebrate which was a nice touch and the night only got better and better. The oysters were fresh and succulent, the polenta fries were crispy and creamy with mascarpone on... More 

Thank Mktesh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3628
    (Grove Street)
  • Public Transportation: Lackawanna Train Station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: 9732330350
"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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