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331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042-3628
+1 973-233-0350
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (23 reviews)
“gnocchi” (19 reviews)
“fonduta” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
331 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042-3628
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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

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

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

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

Thank Marge B
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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...More

Thank HappyGoLuckyNJ
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...More

Thank Bobweis
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
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....More

Thank CrimeInParis1
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Is it Byob?
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Response from MEGADAN | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, 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 07042-3628
    (Grove Street)
  • Public Transportation: Lackawanna Train Station
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Montclair
  • Phone Number: +1 973-233-0350
  • E-mail
"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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