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331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042-3628 (Grove Street)
+1 973-233-0350
17:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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fort lee , new jersey
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577 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 as an appetizer. I had the best pork chop ever ! It was unbelievably tender,... More 

Thank lfbmonkey
Parsippany, New Jersey
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!! The waitress explained that they were made with ricotta cheese instead of the traditional potato.... More 

Thank Ann V
HoHoKus, NJ
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. Love this place and keep going back. Maitre d" , Chris, is a pleasure and... More 

Thank Marge B
West Milford, New Jersey
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I’m giving Fascino 5 stars because of their service, more than anything. Yes, the food is very good. My husband and I had the 5-course tasting menu, which we thought was very reasonably priced at $75pp. The portions were sizable and unless you eat an insane amount and are starving, you will be very satiated with the tasting menu. A... More 

Thank HappyGoLuckyNJ
Montclair, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food at Fascino is consistently the best in town, with all regions of Italy represented. Seating is comfortable and the noise level is livable. Service is professional, pricing is reasonable if at the high end, everything offered--fish, meat, pork and veal, pasta--is fine, and there is perhaps no other restaurant in the area that can be counted upon so... More 

Thank Bobweis
New Jersey
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Nice atmosphere. Nice greeting by the Maitre D. Waiter was competent and professional. Delicious food if a little pricey. Definitely NYC prices and atmosphere.

Thank yoginj
Level Contributor
63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The food at Fascino is always good. We have been here, over the years, a number of times. However despite our reservation, we did not get a good table. We were seated in the room on the left, with a view of the hostess station. The room is a box with a ceiling full of ugly ventilation vents of all... More 

Thank Linda D
Morristown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner on a whim. The carpaccio, tuna tartare and lobster risotto was excellent. The cannoli cream zeppoli were amazing too. Too bad my date wasn't as nice as the restaurant. Waiter was a little odd, Michael, lying about where he was from, but the restaurant is very nice, food is very good and the husband/wife/parents-of-the-chef/owner are really nice. Definitely... More 

1 Thank Ken S
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

They were open on the snowstorm. And while it is a BYOB place, they have a deal with a local liquor store that allows you to order and get wine delivered right to your table. Great service!

1 Thank Matthew M
New York City, New York
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I visited here almost 15 years ago, I walked in to expect something different but basically it was exactly the same. The food and service was splendid though I couldn't get over the fact it was exactly the same inside, o well lol. All the best.

Thank PaulieWalnuts12

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 07042-3628
    (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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?