Fascino

4.6
1820 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
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). 16 years and going strong, Fascino was renovated in 2010, completely redecorated with a fresh new look, and has an expanded menu.
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JoedC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service & romantic ambiance with a modern hint to it . Reserve and enjoy. Food was delicious. Calamari and steak was amazing

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fredm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Meh it was OK I do not wish to comment on service as I think with the pandemic it is hard to criticize. food was OK

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service fantastic, we will return soon.

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Food was excellent, service amazing and super friendly, and the restaurant was not too loud so I could actually hear my girlfriend! Loved it.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and felt very safe and tables were socially distant.

ML
vipMarkL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner, and they are very careful with their spacing of people due to Covid.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great home made pasta. Amazing service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined for Christmas Eve. Not the first time and certainly will not be the last. Service was fantastic and friendly. Seemed as if all the staff visited our table to check in.
Apps, Dinners, and Desserts were all perfect and yummy.
Very well done, especially during these times.

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Shore1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The food was awesome but the service was very slow. Our meal took 2.5 hours

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AmberW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ravioli, the liquor store delivers your wine selection within minutes and they have an amazing list. Great food, great experience we will be back.

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Betty
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends & I came to Fascino to have a little early Christmas celebration and gift exchange. The food was amazing and the service was spectacular. The BYOB option is a huge plus - we were able to save money on drinks and splurge a little on their fantastic starters & desserts!

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vipFoodieguy
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The DePersio family always does an outstanding job...even in the time of covid

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The atmosphere is great, able to accommodate changes to reservations, food is good, the steak is not the best, overall enjoyable experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our dinner. Food is different Italian. Service is excellent. Home made desserts perfect. Will be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and ambiance. The staff was very friendly and attentive to our needs and went above and beyond for my date and I. Definitely coming back again.

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nnjfoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at Fascino and it was a great experience. The food was delicious and service was excellent. Looking forward to my next visit!

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FabioM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Delicious food and the service was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The only think is that you have to bring your drinks, we didn’t know but they have a close delivery service so we where able to get a wine delivered on our table

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was nice, Food was delicious, service was amazing. Great experience.

SF
vipSarahF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Some of the best oysters I have ever had. We ordered six and liked them so much, we ordered six more. The thyme-rosemary focaccia bread with sea salt was really good and the pasta very solid! Would go back.

KD
vipKathyD
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

food is great and so us the service. Very accommodating for gluten free. just wish these was a slightly larger menu.

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BarryR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

had been a long time - great meal. very good service. physical plant could use an update

SM
StephenM
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was best I’ve had anywhere in quite some time. Outstanding all around!

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vipJoycie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance, food and service were excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Food was great, atmosphere was great and the service was amazing

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Hope
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came for brunch with a small group of friends. Our server, Chris, was outstanding. We decided to try a variety of dishes and shared each one. Everything was amazing, especially the gnocchi! The manager, Mary, stopped by our table to check on us. She was extremely personable and professional. The food and atmosphere were both delightful, and we felt very safe dining indoors with all of the safety precautions they followed. Thank you Fascino and staff for a wonderful brunch!! We will be back!

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Ericar
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience1

So it is a very young and disinterested staff. No one came to say hi to us until we flagged them down. The busboy was the most interactive. The waited seemed to not care at all. He was a nice guy but didnt seem like he wanted to be asked a question. Because of his accent I couldn't understand some of what he was saying. Our romaine salad was good. The fresh pasta was DELICIOUS and the mussels were chewy, tasteless and old tasting. The main course had no marriage of flavors at all. We had the Branzino and the Salmon. Could have been made at home....nothing special. The place seemed to not want to be friends. The kitchen staff wore their masks around their chins which was bothersome. There was no energy. I would recommend the owner be present....It seemed like the owner was gone so everyone took advantage. It's just a fair restaurant that, aside from the pasta, is not worth any trip!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These two dishes absolutely perfect. I recommend this place. I give it 10 stars thank you

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vipdavidm
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Menu, food quality and service as usual were exceptional. Chicken dish on menu was only disappointment, was dry and less flavorful than all the other dishes at our table for 4.

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winifreda
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food and ambiance was great. The service was also exquisite. The only concern we had was that the 6 ft social distance wasn't observed, A couple was seated directly behind us considering there were no shields. This made us very uncomfortable and therefore we will be back.... after the pandemic is over.

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vipJanice
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfectly delicious dining experience in every way...

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chris was awesome! He suggested amazing dishes through out the night and was very friendly and knowledgeable. We have loved this place for years and they are doing an incredible job with social distancing. Always high on our lists for suggestions to other people and highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I went here for brunch & literally no one was there. The restaurant was to ourselves which was great. One thing I have to say: GET THE AVOCADO TOAST FOR BRUNCH. Omg it was literally the best avo toast I have EVER HAD. Steak & eggs & the ricotta gnocchi was also DELICIOUS. This place is such a nice vibe .

BD
vipBroadwayDrTony
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. A wonderful dining experience.

LC
LaurenC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Fascino. We ate inside at a table. The service was excellent - our server was attentive. The inside was rather small with tables as well as booths. All of the servers were wearing masks.

For appetizers, we ordered the romaine wedge with prosciutto di parma, roasted garlic dressing, ricotta salata... I would pass on this. There wasn't much dressing and it wasn't impressive. We also ordered the mascarpone polenta fries with gorgonzola fonduta - these were amazing. The polenta was soft inside but crispy on the outside, and paired perfectly with the gorgonzola dip.

For our dinner, we ordered the buttermilk baked chicken with broccolini, olive oil roasted mashed potatoes, and black truffle pesto, & the pancetta wrapped pork chop with baby eggplant, white sweet potato puree, fontina béchamel, and jus.

I enjoyed the chicken but probably would try another dish next time. The pork chop was simply WOW with the fontina béchamel - this is something I will be craving to order again in the future.

For dessert, we ordered the pistachio bread pudding with mascarpone whipped cream. It was so light and fluffy rather than dense. Really delicious and not too sweet either.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. The gnocchi and pistachio bread pudding were beyond any description.

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babs
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great brunch at Fascino, both indoor and outdoor dining. Food was delicious- lots of choices!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. I can’t believe this is our first time here. The food was fantastic and the service was perfect.

DC
vipDanielC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the usual ambience was missing because of our decision to eat outside.
the service was phenomenal and the food was served hot.
I'm sorry I had not been back to Fascino in so long!

JB
vipJaredB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great options from a limited menu. Christ the water was outgoing, funny, and attentive.

FAQs

Fascino is rated 4.6 stars by 1820 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.