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About Fascino

Fascino, the brainchild of celebrity Chef Ryan DePersio and his family, is a study in modern Italian food, coined "Italian without borders." Ryan's unique approach is apparent, showcasing his years with world renowned chefs Jean Georges Vongrichten and David Bouley. Achieving a Zagat food rating of 26, it states, a "consistent" "favorite" for its "elegant", "innovative" interpretations of "traditional" dishes (and his mom's "alluring" desserts). Fourteen years and going strong, Fascino has been renovated, completely redecorated with a fresh new look, and has a newly expanded menu.

331 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday Afternoons - Private Events

Cross Street:
Grove Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 233-0350

Website:
http://www.fascinorestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Public lot within 100 yards of restaurant.

Public Transit:
Lackawanna Train Station

Executive Chef:
Ryan DePersio

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 10:00PM - 10:30PM

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Fascino Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
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Special Occasion (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Romantic (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (3)
Casual (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Our server, Michael, was polite, attentive and hospitable. He patiently explained the menu, allowed us to take our time, and we never had to call him over for anything. The restaurant is almost invisible from the street, but hats what makes it a hidden gem. The food was unique, flavorful and good quality. Great for a romantic date night.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Love Fascino. Always a great evening. Did the tasting menu again. Soooo good! Pastas are fantastic.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

It’s the second time I’ve been here and just love the place. It was our two year anniversary and the staff had enough class to write a card in envelope wishing us a happy anniversary, and that combined with the fact our waitress remembered us... can’t say enough.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing! Great service and food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I will never dine at Fascino again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent food and service.
Another wonderful dining experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was very good with a selection of different dishes. The polenta fries, gnocchi and octopus were all delicious. Service was great, professional, friendly, attentive and informative. Highly recommend the zeppolis for dessert. Portions were a little small for the price, and Montclair parking is always a little difficult to find.

Overall would definitely recommend and will go back soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This place is a gem. The street view is completely deceiving and could almost be missed. However, once you enter, it feels as if you’ve been transported. Although it’s a large establishment, the various nooks and large booths gives it a more intimate feel. The service was phenomenal and the food was fantastic. Will definitely visit again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always the best place in town

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Creatively prepared food with great attention to taste and presentation. Expert service and wonderful ambience for both quiet conversation and festive sharing. It's family owned roots are evident in the warmth and inviting tone that permeates your dining experience. A true gem of a restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food, service and overall atmosphere of fasciano was fantastic! Would 100% recommend to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food appropriately priced w great swrvice and nice ambiance

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Outstanding food and very professional service. Warm and inviting atmosphere. We will definitely be returning, and I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Best in Montclair. Food always top notch. Service was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The owners are accommodating and genuinely interested in your overall dining experience. We found the menu choices limited but enjoyed what we ordered. The black ink squid was very good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Glad we chose this before a show. Food was fresh and delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great cozy local spot. Nice ambiance. Food was prepared with care.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I had been wanting to try Fascino for a long time and finally went for my birthday saturday night. The food was amazing, service impeccable, ambiance great...cozy but hip, and the price was so reasonable as it's a BYOB. We can't wait to return!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent service and ambiance but the food was a bit bland.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was my first visit to Fascino, although my 3 dinner companions had all been there before. It was a delightful surprise. It was quiet enough to talk but full of vibrance and a place one feels cared for by its staff. We had a wonderful booth at the front and the food was quite delicious. I had the bronzino over couscous which was quite tasty and interesting in its presentation. I would recommend this restaurant highly for its caring wait staff and its delicately prepared food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

we celebrated a special birthday with a multigenerational group of 8. the food was amazing, the service excellent. everyone loved the food. we will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We were seated in a quiet booth which was perfect for conversation. Our waiter Michael was fabulous as always.
Dinner was lovely - we tried all sorts of things and loved experimenting. The braised ribs were delicious but no sides. The halibut was exquisite and came with vegetables. The salmon special appetizer was better than the polenta fries.
We love eating here and love to use Open Table to reserve.
A perfect place for a special occasion.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a fantastic meal! And you can't help but order dessert even after eating a great dinner!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food and excellent service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I always have the best dining experiences. The chef is very talented and the food quality is superior. I look forward to my next visit back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Date night with the wife. The food was good excellent. The staff where very attentive.

BEWARE there is an extremely cozy (frighten tiny) table. Not the kind of table I would expect from a reservation holder. If I where a walk in guest, I would call it accommodating. It felt like I was going to knock food off the table.

Aside from the great food, excellent service and mediocre sized table, the restaurant is BYOB and accommodating. Overall an excellent value.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Perfect from start to finish. Michael was great, I couldn't ask for a better way to enjoy the evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent meal, great service, and accommodating to our gluten free guest!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went to Fascino for our 15 Anniversary. I requested a special private table on my Open Table reservation, which they accommodated. The host and owner wished us a Happy Anniversary when we arrived. Our waiter was outstanding. Professional, knowledgeable, attentive and engaging. The food quality was truly excellent. Flat iron steak was perfectly prepared and homemade gnocchi with sweet sausage ragu was mouth watering. Dessert was chocolate and coffee mousse special that was a perfect ending to the meal. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The restaurant was fabulous! The food was delicious and the dessert was to die for, we will definitely be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fascino never disappoints. The staff are warm and welcoming. The food - from appetizers to dessert - is superb. We have been coming here for years and this is one restaurant that has maintained high standards. We'll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Good dining experience for a birthday with the 5 course prix fixe! Atmosphere is cozy and romantic for dinner, service was comfortable and attentive. On the whole we were happy with this and glad we decided to try them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Killer dinner as always. Walter our waiter was the epitome of professionalism. Great desserts Cynthia! You made Janet's Birthday dinner memorable and special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Could not have been happier. Have been going to Fascino since 2005, and food only seems to get better. Save room for dessert if you can, as it’s amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Favorite restaurant in Montclair by far. They never disappoint with the quality of food, service, and ambiance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Exquisite meals with a wonderful environment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great romantic setting. Excellent food

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Montclair, NJ! Bring your favorite bottle of wine and choose the chef selection dinner which is a 4 - course meal - a dining experience with delicious food. Service is impeccable and compliments the experience. Highly, highly recommend Fascino to everybody!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have wanted to visit the restaurant for a while. It did not disappoint. The service wAs very professional. The food was fantastic with interesting twists on traditional dishes. The pappardelle with rabbit ragu was delicious. The desserts were wonderful as well. Don't be turned off by the credit card reservation hold. The restaurant is well laid out so the noise level is relatively good. Had a very expensive meal the night before at a NY restaurant and this was 30% of the cost and 1000% better. Bravo.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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