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331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042 (Grove Street)
+1 973-233-0350
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Montclair, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Over two years period we have been in this place about 4 times. Food was excellent and outstanding services. We really like menu and the tasting menu as well. I found consistent quality of their menu and food preparation.

Thank Chm57
West Orange, New Jersey
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192 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best restaurants in Northern NJ. Always creative and interesting menu. Great staff. The only problem at times is finding parking within a reasonable walk. However I guess I've always been lucky finding a space.

Thank ray d
New Jersey
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144 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here to celebrate my birthday and noted this in the message section of the reservation. I was immediately greeted and upon giving them my name, was instantly wished a Happy Birthday. Attention to detail. Immediately loved the place. Parking, as in the rest of Montclair along Bloomfield Ave., is rough so plan accordingly. If you circle a couple times,... More 

Thank LBCdovs
Montclair, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

we enjoyed our meal and the service, it just felt a bit dated but then again that was before the renovation. looking forward going back

Thank annageorgieva
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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 

Thank TAPAU313
Linden, New Jersey
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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.

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.

Thank HeleneD329
Pittstown, New Jersey
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

Thank IndianBirder
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
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
"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?