Sweet sausage bolognese, basil & pecorino romano
Mascarpone Polenta Fries
Lemon scented chickpea puree, shaved celery, calabrian chili aoili, red olive powder
Service was very good. Unfortunately several items were not available to be offered do to large party. Serving sizes a little small and no side dishes offered to accompany entree.
Always a pleasure!!!
Ryan’s food plus Mike’s service equals a homerun every time!
The food at Fascino is always exquisite! So nice to be back inside to enjoy a birthday celebration.
Food was great. Even though I had a reservation for a high top we were seated at counter seating facing the wall in front of the busy kitchen. Hostess was rude and when confronted with seating stated that there was nothing available. Meanwhile, a high top next to us was vacant for the duration of our dinner.
Food was good but will not return for principle of the service and not being accommodating.
Great food and service. The chicken was outrageous. I will be back
Fascino was one of our favorites in Montclair but very disappointed in my last visit.
service was not the same at all food was ok but not as good as it has been in the past. Very bright very loud which again was ot normal for Fascino. No bread now you must puchase breat as a appetizer and it was cold. Will not be returning anytime soon.
Everything about the experience was excellent. We were seated quickly, our server was amazing, and the food was outstanding. We never felt rushed. The spaces between the tables was comfortable. Light music in the background. Our server made the night! Highly recommend.
My husband and I have been customers since Fasci;no opened. This was the second time in ,10-15 years that we were truly disappointed enough to say that we will not be going back anytime in the near future. We understand that help and provisions are expensive and hard to get. The food was somewhat tasty, not excellent, as in the past, and the portions were terribly tiny. We ordered the sea bass and the size of the piece of fish we each received, was only one side of a less than a pound fish. The potatoes were supposed to be crispy, and were just cooked. Our friends' dishes were also super small. A tiny piece of chicken breast with a whole lot of mashed potatoes. The price was $36 for the sea bass, the dish was not even worth $24! We are used to spending a lot on food, and don't mind it. What we don't like is to pay for food and walk away still very hungry (we did have appetizers). We were just very shocked, and wondering what went wrong in the kitchen and what are they thinking about?
Service was great. Food was great. It's a BYO. I would recommend Fascino.
Great restaurant. Food was delicious as always
While the food is always excellent, the service was awful. We were seated outside, had to constantly ask for basics like utensils, wine glasses, water, opening wine, remove plates and glasses from the table and the icing on the proverbial cake was when the heater crashed down on our table, breaking 4 glasses and the servers did nothing to clean up the broken glass and we were left there in the mess. At the very least, they should have moved us to another table. Unacceptable.
One of our main course didn’t come out like we normally get it even after sending it back.
Was really surprised when the check arrived and I was charged $8.00 for bread/oil that I didn't even order.
Food was decent.
Super restaurant. Some items are pricey e.g. Halibut $42..but food and service excellent
Excellent as always! PQ is the best!
Dinner was amazing, beautiful setting, excellent service. I had only been here once several years ago, but after last nights meal it is my new Montclair favorite and will be top of the list for dinner with friends and couples nights out.
As always, it was a very professionally run operation. Seated right away, Javier was attentive and our food order was paced well. The beef tartare was excellent. My wife’s chicken dish was delicious, as was my father in laws pasta. My duck was a little gamey and over seasoned. No complaints really as the food here is usually superb.
A menu with at least 5 items that i really wanted to order. Our tanle ordered 4 different items, so i got a chance to taste each. All were fantastic! Wiat staff was friendly and went overboard to answer our questions.
Wow! My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and wanted to try some place new. We found this place online and went for it. The focaccia bread was unlike anything I’ve had. So soft and flavorful. Perfect amount of salt. The gnocchi melts in your mouth but you can taste the fresh ricotta since the sauce doesn’t overpower it. Very cohesive dish. And the desserts had extraordinary flavors. You can tell that the people in the kitchen cook with their hearts and have spent years developing the menu into what it is today. The waitress we had was very helpful, kind, and fun. We were shocked that with an appetizer, entree, and 2 desserts, the bill was still under $100. Unbelievable. I would have doubled the tip if we weren’t saving up for our baby that’s due in 2 months. We will be back and since last night we’ve already told a lot of friends about this place. Thanks for a great night!
Not only was the food wonderful at Fascino but the staff were great too! It was our anniversary and they gave us a card, so thoughtful! Looking forward to our next meal!
The food was beyond good! 4 different dishes. Each one delicious!!
Food was decent portions too small overall. Lights could be turned down. a tad more for better ambience. Very friendly waiter.
Parking a hassel, will not be returning.
We have not been to Fascino’s in a while and thought we’d see how things were since indoor dining had opened up again.
We were a party of three celebrating an anniversary.
We were seated in a booth in the front room which is more casual than the dining room in the back. There was a party of 8 next to us and the noise level made it difficult to have a conversation without shouting. We had brought 2 bottles of wine, one red and one white, which the waiter opened and poured for us. Not to be too picky, but usually in a restaurant the caliber of Fascino’s, the norm would be to serve red and white wine in different size glasses, and to keep the white wine chilled. Neither happened.
Our appetizers were uneven. The octopus and oysters were good, but overpriced, but the beef carpaccio topped by shaved celery missed the mark because the celery overpowered the flavor of the beef and was difficult to cut.
Our entrees also get a mixed review. My sea bass was delicious, my husband’s scallops served in a soupy pea and corn broth okay, but the portion was small and again overpriced. The ravioli special was good. My husband and son had finished eating their entrees, yet I was still eating, when their plates were cleared leaving me to rush to finish my meal. This is something that should never be done at a fine dining restaurant.
The waiter brought one menu for the three of us to share to choose our desserts. He said they were short menus. Strange.
Dessert was the only course that everyone enjoyed. We all had the peach crostata with limoncello gelato. A nice touch was a candle in a dollop of whipped cream and a card from the chef.
All in all it was not what we had hoped for. We realize times are difficult for restaurants who suffered during the pandemic and are trying to make up for lost revenue. Getting qualified staff is also something else restaurants have to deal with. Management must step up training in order to keep the high prices justifiable.
Absolutely delicious food, very authentic and prices right. Our waiter Chris was wonderful but was being pulled in many directions by the "manager" which didn't allow him to give us his best personal attention
Outstanding food and service. They are a BYOB, but they have a wine list that will be delivered to restaurant from local wine store.
Nice people, great food. The steak was wonderful.
The head guy was great. The servers were rude and becuse of their accents, you can’t hear them properly through masks. Two things on the limited menu were sold out. That’s poor. Food was average.
Best meal I’ve had in Montclair in 5 years of living here.
Looking for unique takes on traditional dishes i.e. instead of crab cakes, crab meat wrapped in zucchini flower ... excellent.
Fabulous food with great attention to detail! Cozy atmosphere and excellent service. Dessert is a must when dining at Fascino!
What a great time we had at Fascino with my brother and my nephews. The service was excellent and we thank Havier for that. I would have given 5 stars for the food but one of our parties stated theirs was just ok. The venue was excellent and the spacing between tables was ample. I will recommend and return to Fascino again with my family. Our thanks to the chef as he did a great job overall. I I could give half stars it would have been 4.5 stars.
Not as good as before? Service very slow between appetizers and entrees.
Ordered lamb special and it was not good AND cost $49!!!
Halibut was great though!
Outstanding food; service excellent without imposing; reasonably priced for restaurant of this quality; multiple small rooms with some booths; known for a number of specialties, gnocchi with sausage especially outstanding; good selection of meat and fish entrees; homemade desserts excellent
Food and service was great. The overall vibe of the location was subpar at best.
Haven’t been in a few years but definitely not what it use to be. I definitely wouldn’t consider it up scale. The layout of the room seemed sparse and void of furniture. Maybe because of covid. Entrance way was weird with a long table next to the host stand and two tall cocktail tables next to it. Maybe because it was Sunday but, the staff was not enthusiastic at all. Nor was the hostess. Definitely felt like they didn’t want to be there and couldn’t wait to get off which was evident by the fact they were rushing us through our meal and dragging in the out door furniture midway through our dinner. Food was ok but for the price, nothing amazing. The chocolate tart desert was the best thing. Stake for two was small especially for $75. They asked when we made the rsvp if it was a special occasion and I mentioned it was our wedding anniversary but no mention of it when we got there. WHY ask??? Overall just disappointed, expected much more by way of food and atmosphere. Sadly, One and done.
The service wasn’t really good, the food was good though
Excellent from the appetizers to the desserts.
Loved it!!! Pastas we’re incredible ❤️
Fascino is rated 4.5 stars by 1922 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.