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Fascino

331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042-3628
+1 973-233-0350
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (22 reviews)
“polenta fries” (10 reviews)
“fonduta” (3 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042-3628
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1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Marc G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank MetroJersey
Reviewed 14 August 2017

From the moment we walked in, the staff were attentive and so friendly. Our waitress, Pasqualina and supporting wait staff were wonderful! The atmosphere is as warm as the people. My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and it reminded us of our dining...More

Thank Frank A R
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I very much enjoyed our dinner at Fascino. The dining room was comfortable - and NOT loud, although there was not an empty chair in the restaurant. The wait staff was exceptional and the food was VERY GOOD indeed! We ordered a...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Fascino is the best Italian in Newark, no surprise there, the Long Island duck breast is the best meal I have ever had I think, and the crusted halibut is up there too. Reservations are suggested, its not a huge restaurant, and you can bring...More

Thank CarmenHar2
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We have been going here for years. Not only is the menu excellent, the ambience is warm & comfortable. We are always treated like family. Definitely a great dining experience

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Went here Sat night, group of 4. We all got the tasting menu...5 small plates for $75 per person (with tax and tip, it was $400). It's byob, so the $400 was just for the food. Almost everything was very good. The risotto was too...More

3  Thank Alan L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Chef Ryan's mom Cynthia often graces the podium as you walk in to greet you warmly. Beautiful table or booth elegantly set with a white starched tablecloth and nice wine glasses. Nice bread was served, tasty and fresh. All food delicious! Lobster risotto was split...More

2  Thank lfbmonkey
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went to Fascino with friends on a Thursday evening. We had a reservation, but the restaurant was not crowded.Service was professional and friendly.The atmosphere was quiet and sophisticated. The food was outstanding. I ordered gnocchi and was pleasantly surprised by my fluffy white clouds!!...More

1  Thank Ann V
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Great service (we love sitting at a table where Pasquilina is our server) and food very good. Love going there. We can actually hear each other as the noise level is acceptable. We find so many restaurants where we have to yell to be heard....More

1  Thank Marge B
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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 07042-3628
    (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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