Fazzini's Taverna
Fazzini's Taverna

Fazzini's Taverna

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fazzinis.com/
  • Phone: (410) 667-6104
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday- Thursday:
    Kitchen-11:30AM-9PM
    Bar- 11:30AM-10PM

    Friday & Saturday:
    Kitchen- 11:30AM-11PM
    Bar-11:30AM-12AM
  • 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 house made Pastas, Breads, Sauces and Cocktails. Everything that we serve is carefully prepared and cared for until the moment it is delivered to your table. Fazzini's Taverna will truly impress you with our house made food, modest prices and unique beverage and wine selections. Our private function rooms are well equipped for corporate as well as private events with the latest in Audio/Video technologies. We are owner-operated and always have the best interest of our clients, guests and their families in mind. Download our App to receive special members only offers as well as menus, events and reservation options right from your Open Table account!
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Fazzini's Taverna reviews from OpenTable diners
117 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (59)good for groups (49)fit for foodies (46)special occasion (33)notable wine list (33)great for lunch (22)great for outdoor dining (21)kid-friendly (20)vibrant bar scene (16)romantic (14)hot spot (13)great for brunch (9)late-night find (7)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    This was my 2nd time coming here. First time was dinner 2nd time was the brunch. Food is great, service is great, and its a friendly environment. Definetly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Solid Italian Restaurant
    Dave
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This is not a "fine food" establishment, but it was very solid. Service was excellent and the taste of the food was good. The capellini was a bit overdone, not al dente, and could not be rolled. My wife had the lasagna which was tasty with particular tang from the sausage. We were seated in a side room which was relatively quiet, but in walking through the main room it seemed rather noisy.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointingly bland Italian food
    beegee
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This is the first time we tried Fazzini's in their York Road location. We were quite disappointed in the food and service. No server was assigned to our table for 15 minutes after we arrived and, after some confusion, the server from an adjacent table finally came over. The food was mediocre since the kitchen was very timid with all seasoning. The salad dressings and sauces were bland, just lacking in flavor. The homemade pasta and shrimp in our varied entrees were all overcooked. We mentioned the issue to our server but he did not offer to have them redone. One of our entrees was lost or never entered in the computer so the rest of our party had finished eating before the unlucky diner finally got his meal. The late entree was still charged to our bill but we were offered a free dessert. We were not impressed with this poor showing and we will not return to Fazzini's Taverna.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Dissapointed
    Richard
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The first problem was the bread dipping sauce was loaded with sugar. The house salad dressing was very sweet. The eggplant and lasagna were very dry. The side of sausage was served without any sauce. I do not think the food was very Italian.
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  • Great homemade pasta
    Rosedalian
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Friday night reservation...arrived early....went to bar...had such a good time we ate dinner at the bar. We used to eat at Fazzini's original restaurant in Cockeysville, nice to see that they've moved to a big, attractive space that matches the quality of their food. All of the staff was energetic and engaging. Homemade bread served with roasted garlic cloves and olive oil was a very nice starter. My wife and I ordered pasta dishes which were both excellent. Alcohol prices are realistic, nice assortment of craft beers and wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liked original one better
    scooterVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Very disappointed. Liked the original restaurant much better and portion sizes were much smaller than original restaurant. Food was good but prices went up and portion size went down.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good, but not great
    2di4
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We had eaten at Fazzini's Tavern this past summer and sat outside. At that time, we had a wonderful experience. The food and the service were great and the outside dining area was wonderful. We decided to go back and take others with us. The inside dining area is lovely and the service was fine, but we were disappointed in the quality of the food this time around. The pasta was heavy, the veal a little dry and most dishes did not have enough sauce. There was an side order of white clam sauce over pasta and this was very salty. We did mention this to the waiter and he indicated that we were not the only ones who mentioned this that evening, so he took this off of our check which was very nice. I would try Fazzini's again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and ambiance
    tonyzooks
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food was delicious homemade pasta and sauce. We had veal parm and veal picatta and started with calamari. I would 100% recommend Fazzinis for any date night or just a low key dinner with friends and family. We will be back soon!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOBYVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Our senior group meets monthly at local restaurants and we just loved Fazzini's! The server was attentive, speedy, and charming. Our salads arrived promptly but we were not rushed to the next course. When our entrees arrived, they were hot and beautifully presented. The special, Veal Breast excellent; the scallops dish and the lasagna were delicious. All in all, a wonderful meal and great service. PS The cannoli was sinful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Overall not a great experience-waitress was nice but was too busy to be attentive-very disappointing. Salad and apps good- pasta was alittle dry-needed more sauce. I felt dinner was on the higher end of prices but the service did not live up to it. Not sure if we will return.
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  • christianVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had heard a lot of good things about Fazzini's since they opened but had not dined there. (We had in the past picked up To Go food at their local original location and had been very happy.) Restaurant space is overall very nice and welcoming. The staff was also friendly and the service was overall good. Sadly the food (which is why we go out to eat) left a lot to be desired. We found the menu to be fairly limiting and they were also out of several things which were listed on the menu. Salad dressing (as noted in other reviews) was not good at all. Pasta was plentiful but sauce was flavorless and with 5 shrimp too expensive. Not sure what the hype is all about because there are lot of better alternatives!
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  • Ellen Gordon
    Elle
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    What a treat. Menu is different and exciting yet offers traditional dishes for the timid. Portions are more than generous. Service is spectacular - very attentive. Drinks are generous and they offer lots of specialty cocktails. Great wine list, too. We eat there at least twice a month when in town. Gotta try it - but better make reservations!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly Neighborhood Place
    BaltimoreBill
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My family and I had been to the old Fazzini's many times when it was a very simple place with great Italian food in a neighborhood strip center, but we hadn't yet gone to the new vastly expanded location. We were pleasantly surprised by the comfortable ambiance where we didn't need to shout to hear each other and the friendly service. The food was good and all but one of our party were happy with our meals. The one dissatisfied person had ordered an old favorite that is now prepared differently. The service was excellent and an offer was made to provide another meal to the less than satisfied party. A complimentary dessert with candle was provided in honor of a birthday (the occasion for the dinner). We'll be likely to visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Food, Attentive Svc, Pricey
    Owen
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our first time at Fazzini's. We were seated promptly and our server soon appeared with bread, dipping oil, and glasses of Champagne since it was our anniversary. Daily specials sounded good but we stayed with the regular menu. The small Caesar salad was tasty with home-made croutons. My wife said the fagioli soup was different from what she was used to but still good. The Sausage Ravioli and Gnocchi were both delicious with generous portions; we took half home. We shared an apple crisp dessert, which was plenty for two. Throughout, service was prompt and attentive. We agree with others that Fazzini's is pricey, especially since everything is a la carte. Not sure the good experience justified the expense v. local competition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun New Spot
    condoladylunchout
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Four women for lunch (some hard to please) and Damien did a fantastic job. All had pink martini's and pannini's. One of us mentioned & received onion rings which were not on the menu. One of the owners overheard and said "we'll give it a try...onion rings you will have". Everything was tasty to the end...chocolate/raspberry mousse cake.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Food
    Jen8828
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My family and I were disappointed with the food. The ambiance of the restaurant was very good and the service was decent, though our waiter never asked if we wanted other drinks other than water, so I had to wait to order a soda until he came back to take our dinner orders. The salads were a good size but my sister and father did not care for the dressing. My mother did not like the dressing on the house salad either. The shrimp scampi was extremely small and way too expensive for only 5 small shrimp ($22). I also found the dish to be very plain. My mother did not like the summer fettuccine at all--she found the sauce to be runny and the pesto, corn, and crab did not go well together. My father said that the Baked Rig was nothing special.
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  • Dinner
    Cml1VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I have been to fazzinis before the food is excellent service is excellent relaxing and very amenable to eating. We were eating there during the Orioles playoff game and while that is a huge thing for Baltimore game and most importantly it's commercials they were blasting loud The game but most importantly the commercials the whole time and it was very very difficult to enjoy or relax and I could not hear the person across the table from me at all.The waitress asked for them to turn it down but a lot of the tables. That was a very disappointing visit but I'm sure the next visit will be great as they usually are.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Food
    PezPaz
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I was very pleased with the Veal Parmigiana that I ordered during my visit. The vegetable beef soup is something NOT to miss.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Visit
    michaelb
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Had a business meeting. Food and service were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mixed result
    mack
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife had the swordfish and liked it, the other couple was satisfied with their food, but I didn't like mine. I ordered the ravioli with sausage. The pasta did taste freshly made, but the marinara sauce, which I consider myself knowledgeable about, was very disappointing. It was goupy and heavy, like it contained far too much tomato paste, and had too much red pepper. No chance for any delicate fresh tomato or herb flavors to emerge through that over peppered sludge. I would have tried one of my favorites, Veal Marsala, but they were out of veal. The house salad look mixed and good, but the Caesar I ordered was just iceberg lettuce and standard Caesar dressing, hardly any croutons or tasty cheese shavings. Not worth eating.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    It was our first time and it will not be our last. We all had something different and everything was very good. Kim, our waitress, was very attentive and talkative sharing what was good and general conversation. A very good Saturday dinner.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off night?
    DirkVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is our 3rd time to the new location, and was disappointing. Service was slow and incomplete (had to ask for bread). Veal parm was good, bake rigatoni was dry and asked for extra red sauce and received a tiny bowl of it.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    BurkbobVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Based on a review, my wife and I had high expectations. Unfortunately, the food (average and overpriced) and the less than satisfactory service disappointed us. The shrimp scampi my wife ordered lacked seasoning and her tiramisu was an unappealing mess that looked as though it had been thrown together as an afterthought. The worst part of it was that our dinner, such as it was, ended up costing me $100 (if you include the tip) - way too much for a mediocre meal. Just one final point: when was the last time you went out to eat and your server waited until you had finished your entree before asking you "How is everything?" 'Nuff said.
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  • Great, Great, Great!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The food is amazing, the wait staff were excellent!!! Very impressed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    we've made this our Friday night end-of-the week spot and it hasn't disappointed the three times we've made!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DeanVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Apparently our waitress was new and even with help from an experienced waiter, service was poor for our party of seven. The menu is very limited and they would not allow us to order from the bar menu which had several items we would have liked. Food was good, but overall not a good experience.
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  • Good meal, strange service
    johndp
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our waiter greeted us literally seconds after being seated, and announced that he was going to give us a little more time with the menu. That made us laugh, since we had at that point no time at all. Then we ordered a carafe of red wine. When it arrived, he asked whether we wanted him to put it "on ice." Red wine? Really? Then he brought over an older woman and told us that she would be "leading," and he would just be "observing." It wasn't clear why; he wasn't new to the restaurant. It almost seemed like there had been a disagreement over whose table it was supposed to be. The new woman took our order -- but wrote down the wrong, more expensive salads -- and we ended up getting charged for them even though we pointed out the mistake.
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Surprise
    jtomney
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We wanted to grab a bite to eat before heading to an Orioles game so we made 5:30 p.m. reservations. We were seated promptly and our server was attentive but not obtrusive. My wife's Veal Marsala was really good, and my Bologense was solid. We both had a glass of wine with the meal as well - came to under 60 dollars without tip. Will definitely make a return visit.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • Disappointed
    allaboutDtails
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Having previously visited Fazzini's for lunch, I expected better. The flavors were satisfying, BUT... the Margherita pizza crust was overcooked and tough, the toppings were sparse and dried out, the lettuce at the bottom of the salad Nicoise was soggy, and the server was too chummy. None of this left the best impression.
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  • excellent Italian
    baltimorefoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Enjoyed the classic Italian food, bread to start was hot with a good garlic and hot pepper oil dipping plate. Every plate was delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not pleased
    justmythoughts
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    For an Italian restaurant that advertises fresh pasta, very dissatisfied. Went with elderly parents [it's a Sunday thing], I ordered shrimp scampi that came with 5 shrimp and angle hair pasta that was so drenched with glop that the pasta could not be separated. Mom ordered the scallops with spinach. tomato,basil. The dish was so smothered in tomato that was all she could taste, again the pasta was lost. Dad got the lasagna and thought it was very good. Was upset there was no garlic bread to be had. One and done.
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  • Great time
    Jessk
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my family out for a birthday dinner. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful with wine questions! The good was delicious and brought out at good times compared to when we were done out previous course.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best service
    sd53
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was fresh and flavorful, loved the garlic. Second visit and every bite was delicious. Hats off to Kim, our server. Appreciated her friendliness
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The menu sounded similar to other italian restaurants but the food is way above the average italian restaurants. The service was friendly and attentive. The food was not the "chain like" food. They have some creative cocktails and if you want it non-alcoholic they have a list of those as well. Definitely would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Good, but overpriced
    FoodiePatootie
    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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  • Proud to see them grow!
    WickedFan1
    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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  • 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.
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    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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  • 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.