Fanara's Restaurant

4.4
129 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Our menu selections will delight the eye and the palate. Private dinners and special events available.
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CF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Don’t go here unless you’re over 50. Having dined here before I suggested It for my 21 year old son to take his girlfriend for Valentine’s Day. We made reservation on open table 5 days before. They arrived at 6:55 for a 7 pm reservation and waited until 7:30 before quietly leaving in a rage. No one spoke to them after they checked in and they watched table after table of
people who arrived after them being seated. Such a let down after planning a romantic date. It is wrong for restaurants to discriminate.

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Overall great dining experience!!

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B
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Austin, our waiter was great in accommodating our two little ones. Service and food were excellent as always.

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CM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Very nice evening

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my boyfriend!

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EW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food. Joe Fanara and his lovely wife Yvonne are great hosts too

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BL
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great food, service and atmosphere. Staff always friendly.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Great food and service. Every time we have been there the owner is walking around making sure your meal is top notch.

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LD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Fanara's is consistently delicious and reasonably priced with ample portions. Sea bass Francais was incredible and the filet mignon was properly cooked to order. Veal piccata was good but not as tender as expected. Weekends are very busy so be prepared to have a drink at the very friendly bar.

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m
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second time, was fantastic again. Will definitely be back with friends!

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SC
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Disappointed we were seated in back room. We always sat in front of restaurant. This other room was very dull and pretty vacant of customers the time slot we had. There were empty tables in front,so I asked hostess if we could be moved and she said"no" without an explanation. Service,too,was disappointing as well. Waiter was very personable but neglected serving us bread. We had to ask another server. Our salads should have been out before our entree was served not at the same time. And, my well done ordered filet came out a more med well. I never saw this server again for awhile,so tried to consume some of the meat. He should have asked me how meat was cooked before he disappeared. I recognize this was a busy evening,but didn't offer us a happy New Years occasion.Prior to this 1 dinner, all our dinners have been excellent in the past and we will return but not seated in that room!.

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LJ
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent neighborhood Italian place with great food and service.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome. Great service and fantastic food. Gem close to home. Will be back!

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p
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We arrived with reservations for 7 pm on a Friday nt via email they didn't have ...but eventually graciously found us a table for 5 in back room. It was perfect large quiet table with exceptional male waiter. Food was wonderful exceptional seafood chowder!

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TH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit for dinner with friends. Everything was wonderful .
Will return.

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M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our fist time dining at Fanara's. The bartenders were attentive and the drinks were well made. The owner personally welcomed us, which was a nice touch. Nice selection of Italian dishes and specials. I would dine there again!

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food and service were fantastic.

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GA
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very comfortable restaurant.
Not too noisy.
Food was very good.
Service was warm and friendly.
Good place to go!

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BL
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent ! Comfortable atmosphere, great food, lovely service. Can't go wroungwith anything on the menu !

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SC
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and wonderful food. My Filet was the most delicious I ever tasted. I order it well done and this steak was so tender and juicy. Can't wait to return.

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MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I enjoyed a delicious meal with friends. We had a great time. The service was great and we were not rushed. I will come back again.

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J
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and terrific value, service is top notch. The facilities are well maintained and spotless, with lots of parking.

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BL
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food comfortable atmosphere great service!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly and efficient service. Excellent cream of artichoke soup and freshest from the oven to the table bread. Great meal b

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MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice experience. We will be back !

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T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always

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D
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was amazing, service was not. Server Lauren made us feel like an inconvenience.

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BF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week

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LE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very accommodating. Our server went above and beyond when we had special lActose issue requests. Great food, perfect service.

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RS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The quality of food and the service is always excellent. The back room seating is not always well received (by me) and the noise level in the back room is loud when large groups (5 or more) are present with each member competing to be heard.

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LR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my mother to Fanara's for her birthday and she loved it. The waiter was especially friendly and helpful, which made the evening more pleasant. Food was good and prices reasonable. We look forward to going back for dinner again.

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w
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You won’t be disappointed!
Outstanding Italian food.

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k
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great!!! Service was great! The ambiance was nice but nothing special. We would def go back and recommend to others!

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BL
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great ambiance, terrific service. Always a friendly atmosphere. Great neighborhood place !

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RS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Food, Good Service, Wonderful back room ... Well recommended

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B
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a nice time and good food here. We had our kids with us and got compliments on their good behavior. It’s a good neighborhood place with food with an old school feel.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food excellent service what more can you ask for.

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VC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly all around. I enjoyed an awesome fried calamari appetizer and chicken piccata entree. Would recommend this place to anyone.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent except the noise. We thought it was extremely loud and hard to talk and hear each other.

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SC
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, service and food is excellent. We always have a good time here and staff always makes us feel welcome. Will be back soon.

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