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Fascino

331 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3628
+1 973-233-0350
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (23 reviews)
“gnocchi” (20 reviews)
“bucatini” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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331 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042-3628
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband treated me to a special dinner at Fascino for Mother's Day. Our waiter, Tony gave us some great tips and we had a wonderful time. I had the stuffed zucchini blossoms--so tender. The, the ricotta gnocchi. Pillowy with a sweet sausage ragu. My...More

Thank lindazanithomas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am being petty. I like to be casual when I am not working. I walked in with a reservation and was looked up and down like I did not belong. Put us by the waiter door. Talked to us like we had never seen...More

Thank jjalle3465
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Held an afternoon cocktail reception with passed hors d'oeuvres for 30 family members at Fascino and it was the perfect venue. Chris the GM, Ryan the Chef/Owner and their wonderful staff did an outstanding job from start to finish. The food was tasty and plentiful...More

Thank Franz W
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This was going to be a quick easy dinner before a show at the Welmont. We were blown away by a great meal. The ambience was wonderful and the food was exceptional

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The waiter ignored us and we were there for 2 hours before our meal came. We had to complain to the manager and even then he didn't refill our water.

1  Thank Carol P
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I went here for the first time recently. The service was very good and the ricotta gnocchi was superb. Our appetizer was one of the specials: pork belly with a citrus fruit, and we weren't big fans. Our dessert was also underwhelming:...More

Thank bhons21
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

I cannot praise Fascino enough for the wonderful service, hospitality and not to mention absolutely authentic and amazing Italian meal. We were celebrating my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary and we had a large group on a busy Saturday evening. From the minute we contacted the...More

Thank livinginsuisse
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We were greeted warmly and coats were quickly checked. The service started great with a very accomplished waiter - from then everything slowed down to a crawl. Sure, it’s good not to be rushed, but it’s also nice to order within 1/2 hour of receiving...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Fascino lives up to its reputation as one of the best restaurants in NJ. Food, service, ambiance among the finest we've experienced. Shared the stuffed zucchini blossoms and papardelle with duck as starters, Both cooked and presented beautifully. As we were sharing, kitchen separated the...More

1  Thank Marc G
Reviewed 22 August 2017

It's difficult to find consensus among six foodies, even at some of the best restaurants in NYC. Our party agreed that last evenings dinner on a busy Monday evening was no less than superb. Seated in a quiet banquette away from the main dining room,...More

2  Thank MetroJersey
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$80
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
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: +1 973-233-0350
  • E-mail
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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