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Fascino

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331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 (Grove Street)
+1 973-233-0350
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Fascino with friends as a last minute decision to dine out. We were definitely not disappointed. Everything from the staff to the desert was perfect! I started my meal with the gnocchi appetizer and it was amazing. My only complaint is I wish I ordered it for my main course. Delicious! For dinner I chose the short ribs and... More 

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Thank TAPAU313
Linden, New Jersey
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We came on a Friday night, reservation was a must.. The decor was nice, nothing to take a picture of, but acceptable. We,of course brought our own BYOB bottle of wine. we were welcomed wholeheartedly, which was nice. After some pleasantries, we started getting multiple people bringing stuff to our table. First off, the bread was EXCELLENT. couple of different... More 

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stopped in the other night before the show for dinner, this is a very nice Italian Restaurant in the heart of Montclair. The food is excellent as is the atmosphere. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. The menu has something for everyone also the dessert choices are extremely tempting.

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Thank Ken B
Livingston, New Jersey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant is really wonderful. The food is always great and the service is lovely. It is wonderful not only fora night out for a great meal, but special occasions are handled beautifully, making the event very special.

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Thank HeleneD329
Pittstown, New Jersey
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A quiet and modestly sized restaurant in Montclair, it served Italian fare with a modern twist. The flavors in both the appetizers (a salad centered on zucchini shavings, and calamari) and the entrees (almond-crusted salmon, and seared yellowfin tuna with watermelon and mint) were outstanding. While a BYOB, it lets you call in wines from a nearby store if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times and everything is consistently excellent. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing, the service is top notch, and we have tried a wide variety of menu items that have all been excellent. An absolute must have is the gnocchi and any of the homemade desserts. Highly recommend .

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Wharton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I cannot wait to come back. I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and I still daydream about their homemade gnocchi. Everything was prepared so perfectly!!!!

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Denville, New Jersey
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

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Thank Msriether
Newark, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 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.

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Thank Cassandra T
Montclair, New Jersey
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$80
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
17:00 - 22:30
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: +1 973-233-0350
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?