Fazzini's Taverna
Fazzini's Taverna

Fazzini's Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fazzinis.com/
  • Phone: 4106676104x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, American, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Ari Brownstein
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Fazzini's offers our full menu of classic home made Italian dishes for drop off catering. Please visit us at www.fazzinis.com to view the menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: Fazzini's is the perfect location for next your private gathering! Everything that we serve is carefully prepared and cared for until the moment it hits your table. Allow our skilled staff to manage the details as you and your guests enjoy delicious cuisine and an event to remember.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator 8882251937

Getting there

  • Cross Street: York
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking and always available.
A word from Fazzini's Taverna
Fazzini's Taverna Specializes in Homemade Pastas, Breads, Sauces and meatballs. Everything that we serve is carefully prepared and cared for until the moment it hits your table. Fazzini's will truly wow you with our homemade food, modest prices and large portions. If you have not been to Fazzini's I urge you to give us an evening and make you a customer for life. We are owner-operated and always have the best interest of our guests and their families in mind.
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Fazzini's Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (88)good for groups (56)fit for foodies (40)great for lunch (39)great for outdoor dining (37)kid-friendly (36)special occasion (33)notable wine list (30)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (18)romantic (12)great for brunch (11)late-night find (11)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food....service not so
    Mare
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Tried this place after being familiar with the old Fazzinis on Cranbrook. The food was amazing - prosciutto wrapped melon, albondigas, gnocchi, lasagna....but the service was lackluster. We ordered a bottle of Albariño and when I tasted it, it was warm! The two servers snagged an ice bucket on a frankly rickety stand, plunged the bottle in and said something like "this bottle will be chilled in no time!" Well, it's not "no time" - a warm bottle of wine will take upwards of 45 minutes to chill to 48-50 in ice water and this was no exception - and not once during this 45 minutes did anyone stop by to apologize, offer a cold glass from the bar while we waited, nothing.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I have a hard time paying almost $20 for Chicken Alfredo, which was one of the cheapest dishes on the menu aside from pizza. It was good but nothing to be overly excited about. My Mom got the lasagna which was dry and again, not worth the $17 that it cost. The seating is also very cramped. We might as well have been sitting with the people at the table next to us because we could hear their entire conversation which made it very awkward. Overall I wasn't very pleased and I don't think I'll be going back anytime soon. They were also out of the wine we wanted. I didn't mind but I would think that with 100 bottles of wine on their "bottle only" list, they would at least keep the 8 types of wine they offer by the glass fully stocked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Proud to see them grow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I have been patronizing Fazzini's since it was a little hole in the wall in Cranbrook - now look at them! The new BIG free-standing restaurant is absolutely gorgeous and good to know quality of food and service did not suffer. This place rocks!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better
    BrunchinBabe
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've eaten here several times since the new Fazzini's has opened. Previously, service was extraordinary and I've rated the restaurant with 5 stars. This time, not such a great experience. I had taken a group to dine that had not eaten there yet. We were seated in a large room that had two other tables occupied (one large group and one couple.) It seemed that the server was overwhelmed - possibly with tables in another section of the restaurant - since we waited forever for appetizers; then, after the appetizers, there was another long wait for our entrees. The bottled water - usually cold - was actually warm. The main redeeming factor was the good food. Hoping my next time there will revert to the previously great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joycier
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great food, fabulous service and the staff is anxious to please. We will definitely be back. We especially love the garlic dipping oil for the bread and for the fresh, crisp delicious salads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    Rselma1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was my first time to Fazzinis since they moved locations and expanded. They still stick to the same principals. Scratch made pastas, pizza doughs, etc. Excellent menu. Diverse. A lot of the old and some new. They also carry gluten free pasta for those with Celiacs. Our server was absolutely perfect. Will definitely be returning there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, even for a NYer
    Duckie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I'm an Italian transplant from NYC and I took some visiting family to Fazzini's for dinner. Our waiter, Erik, was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was very attentive. We started with the baccala fritters. I never had better baccala in my life (don't tell my grandmother)! I had the risotto with roast pork, arugula & green apples and it was amazing. I tried my mother's house-made gnocchi and it melted in my mouth. Usually New Yorkers always have a place back home that is better than anywhere you take them, but everyone agreed that it was just as good, or better, than what they can get back home. Which is really saying something. Just a note- the children's menu items are a bit small, especially if you have a kid that likes to eat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A changed venue!
    Foodie4ever
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    There was something "special" about Fazzini's on Cranbrook Road. Small, BYOB, but excellent food! Now it is like so many restaurants in Cockeysville. The food is fine and the service and ambience above average. however, it is not so "special" anymore!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fantastic dining experience!
    PenitaVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My husband and I took a friend to dinner, and we were impressed with the excellent food and service! Our waitress, Kim, was most efficient and personable as were Jeb, the owner, and Amanda, the hostess. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Burratta appetizer was great! Johnny, our server, was excellent. Gnocchi entree very tasty. The creme brulee is large enough for two to three people to share!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Italian Food!!!
    AnnR
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My family tried Fazzini's for the first time this past Sunday evening. It was awesome!!!!!!! We are picky Italian food eaters, so we are thrilled to have an amazing Italian restaurant up in our area that is both family friendly and not super fancy. Everything from the delicious garlic and olive oil dipping oil to the salad, the entrees and desserts, were just wonderful!! The eggplant parm and the lasagna were incredible (my husband said it's the best he ever had). The wait staff were wonderful too. I usually don't go on and on about a restaurant, but Fazinni's deserves the praise! Can't wait to go again and try something else! p.s. the food portions were great too!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food took forever!
    Robin
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My family and I went to Fazzini's for my birthday because we had heard good things about it. Unfortunately, our experience wasn't as good as others. The appetizers came pretty quick, but then we waited an hour after that before we received our dinner entrees. Our server was very nice, but didn't communicate to us at all about the delay. The food was just average.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New local fave!
    jassblu
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We started going to Fazzini's earlier this summer. It quickly became a favorite. We feel like regulars now and love that the manager recognizes us and remembers notable things about our previous visits. Fazzini's has a nice homey atmosphere. The service is great and the food is amazing. We have tried many things on the menu and have never been disappointed. For our most recent visit, we celebrated two birthdays. Our family loved it and wants to make plans to go back. I would highly recommend Fazzini's for any special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Outdoor Dining
    jodyz
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I loved the outdoor seating. I felt as if I were away on vacation. Great food & ambiance!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was our time at Fazzini's and we couldn't have been more pleased. The staff were very accommodating as far as placing us at a perfect table for 5, including my mobility challenged mother. The server was very helpful and energetic. All of our meals were great - the standouts were the pizza appetizer with duck and the scallops! Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a winner
    grumpy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    5 friends who are critical and difficult to please all said that they enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. What more can I say?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    lifes2short
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I was hoping that moving to a larger space would not affect the quality of the food, which was so good at the former Fazzini's. I was disappointed in the food (which turned out to cause gastro intestinal problems for both parties), the prices ($52.00 for two pastas dishes and 2 glass of wine), and service (our water was never refilled over several hours). I will not be recommending the "new but not as good" Fazzini's.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Karen
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Very impressed by Fazzini's - food was delicious, service & atmosphere delightful.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't be back.
    BaltimoredinerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Was hoping to love this place based on early reviews and the menu, which looked great. First impression not great. Had a 6:45 reservation on a Thursday night and couldn't find a parking space because the (huge) lot was full. Waited and finally found one and went inside to a very, very loud atmosphere. It sort of has a sports bar (tv's on), suburban mall feeling to it. Filled with seniors and families with kids (which is fine) and feeling very casual, but with a menu of quite expensive food. The kids menu has $9 chicken nuggets that weren't that great and then milk is another $3. All this while we waited 30+ minutes for our food and had to shout to be heard. My pasta dish was good.My husband's was cold and had been reheated. Won't be back.
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  • Great Resturant !
    Foodlover
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Loved it! Our server was way to pushy about our buying an expensive bottle of wine. Quite a turn off!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    food was about a C+ better and more crusty bread needed
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced with Terrible Service
    Bardeen
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I had decided to take my parents to Fazzini's for their 42nd wedding anniversary and was extremly dissapointed from the moment we were "greeted" by the hostess. Every single associate from the Hostess to the Food Runner lacked the customer service skills necessary for a restaurant charging over $20/plate. The hostess was extremly rude, the waitress continually forget to bring items requested, and to be quite frank, the food was subpar at best. Save your energy and go to Little Italy if you want Italian food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very good food at reasonable prices with a nice atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food!
    MaryAntoinette
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Really enjoyed dining at Fazzini Taverna on a recent Saturday evening. Loved the calamari appetizer, and the homemade pasta is the best - Rigatoni with bolognese sauce and Gnochietti [pasta] with broccoli rabe and sausage. Everything was freshly prepared, the sauces were flavorful and the service attentive and not rushed!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and even better service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A destination restaurant! We went for the food and will return because of the service!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good addition to the neighborhood
    roscosmama
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My husband and I both enjoyed the pasta entrees that we ordered, but both felt something was missing from the dishes to make them "exceptional". Definitely plan to return and trying the brick oven pizza which looked and smelled amazing!!! I also like that they offer carryout, including 6 packs, and if you order online they offer coupons and deals!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    Emeril
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Tried this restaurant for the first time following a newspaper review that raved about the eggplant parmigiana. The place was noisy so I could barely converse with others in my party of five. The service and the salad were ok but the eggplant parmigiana was a great disappointment. The plate and outer portion were piping hot but the center cold. Heavy on the cheese and light on the eggplant. Obviously prepared much earlier and popped in a hot oven. A cheap trick from cheap restaurants. As I said a great disappointment considering what I was led to believe by the article I had just read.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A non-chain on York Road!! Yay!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed happy hour at Fazzini's on a busy Tuesday night. The service was wonderful and the staff was attentive and friendly. Wines by the glass are $2 off during happy hour (bar only) and the wine list is fun and interesting. We split a great and sizable chicken pesto pizza for $10 (happy hour special), baked shrimp with lemon and garlic (a little over cooked but high quality and generous size for $8), a house salad with a sweet Italian dressing and the cream of crab soup. Its so wonderful to have a local restaurant in our neighborhood with quality homemade food. This place will be a success. AND, they provided a complimentary lemoncello shot after our meal - great touch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dgm1
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Service was excellent. Waiter was the best! Food was good but a little over baked
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice addition to the community
    TabithaVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Gazpacho was excellent; ravioli sauce was just okay; tiramisu was gigantic and superb! Server was very competent and friendly, but there was too much down time between courses. I will return to try the other entrees.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent
    LilyhillVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We wanted to love Fazzini's. We'd heard good things and it's nice to have outside-the-beltway options. Unfortunately, while there was no glaring problem, our experience just 'missed'. It wasn't the food or drink's fault. That was fine. (We had the eggplant parm and the shrimp scampi. No complaints.) So what's the problem? The setting was a bit of a turn-off. The restaurant is a typical suburban box and it's a little noisy. It's casual (fine) but we saw customers wearing gym shorts and flip flops (seriously?). It's also an older crowd...which is fine (I'm no spring chicken, myself!) but all that adds up to a touch of a south Florida, cafeteria-in-a-shopping-mall vibe. We may go back but we won't add it to our regular restaurant rotation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a Great Restaurant!
    chicken1
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This was our first time to the new location. Even though the restaurant is much larger, it still has retained all of its original personality. The food was delicious and the wait staff was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Comparable to the Kitchen
    HBPLVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    From rigotini with moist chunks of chicken smothered in cheese, to chicken parm with a sweet and savory marinara sauce, Fazzini's Taverna is a great addition to the Timonium/Cockeysville big appetite, restaurant scene We loved the Kitchen when we lived near it, but that was just a stepping stone to the Taverna. We look forward to coming back for more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is Great
    MoeB
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I recommend it very much!!! I love the mushroom ravioli. My friend loved the shrimp.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night out with no kids
    Hebel31
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    First time at Fazzinis and it was great evening. The calamari appetizer was the best I've had. It had a nice spicy kick to it which was fantastic since I like spicy food. We each got one of the homemade pastas which were good but were average in my opinion. Nothing really stuck out to make it memorable. For dessert we got the creme brule which was definitely big enough for two at a nice price. I would go again for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than average
    TheMix
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    A bit pricy compared to other area restaurants but very good quality food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started rocky...ended smooth
    baltimoreborn
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I will start with the positive. Our server and the food were fantastic! Our server, Lauren recognized that "entry" had been rough and wanted to do everything she could to win us over. The food was so great. House salad, pasta, and lasagna were exactly like days of old. Now, I back up to our arrival. When we arrived ten minutes before our reservation we were still short two people in our party. They would not seat us. Many tables were open. Weird. It really put a bad taste in our mouth. We wanted to sit,relax, and order a cocktail. Then when we were seated we asked to sit in a booth, the hostess asked if we had requested that ahead of time. What? She then went on to argue a lengthy explanation. We chalked it up to youth. So, overall..good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Very disappointing. Especially after reading the review in the food section of The Baltimore Sun newspaper. The only good thing that I can say about the food is that it did come out hot. As far as flavor is concerned, it was alright, just ok, nothing more. Our food took a very long time to come out of the kitchen. Our server was very friendly and did a nice job.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just a wonderful find
    ReservationMomVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    From the moment you walk in, expect to be treated like family. So refreshing to see people who are smiling and appear to enjoy their jobs! This goes from the manager down to the buss staff. So helpful and when they ask if everything is fine and do you need anything, they really mean it! As far as the menu, it offers a range of selections so all should be happy. The food, although not haute cuisine , is down home, fresh comfort Italian! Serving sizes are extremely ample , so take home bags are the usual!. Pastas are homemade and excellent! Save room for dessert, as this is one of the best tiramisu that I have ever had. Our server Kris was outstanding! I highly recommend that you give this place a try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fazzin's Taverna a Family Treat
    Butler
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We read the article in the Sunday Sun on the Fazzini's Tavern and decided to give it a try. We took our two grown daughters and the fiancé of the younger one to enjoy the food and drinks at Fazzini's-- and enjoy it we all did. The food was terrific, well prepared, tasty, varied, and not too expensive. We will be back soon to sample other menu items, like the woodfire baked pizzas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.