Fascino

4.7
1886 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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Anonymous
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful night out. Excellent food and service.

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LBJ2011
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fascino hasn't missed a beat. Food was delicious and inventive, just how I remember it since the pandemic closed most restaurants. So happy to be back.

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KristeenP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and they made sure to bring us our dessert with a candle and wrote us a card congratulating us. Very good service, ambience is very nice, food is great. Def recommend for a nice dinner or special occasion.

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jrobdds
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and ambience are the best in all of Montclair. The menu is somewhat limited but each dish was creative and delicious. The service is a bit spotty but our waiter was very attentive and professional. My go to restaurant to wow my guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and we’ll prepared, delicious foor

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MehulP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing service, beautiful ambiance. We went there for my wife’s birthday and the food is something we enjoyed a lot. Service was amazing.
We are surely coming back here.

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MonicaI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food, definitely coming back for brunch 🥂

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JessicaD
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had our anniversary dinner here last night. The service was great and everyone was so friendly and attentive. The food was also delicious. Definitely a place we will visit again soon.

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vipAjax1
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, a favorite restaurant. The food, the staff and ambiance are all top notch.

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Pizza
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

This is our second time there it was not like the first time at all. Service was better everyone got bread when the sat down we didn’t. The fish was had no flavor. Service was not that great as the waitress was new. We will try it again someday.

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JordynR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Cost of meal was too high when considering the portions given.

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arenm
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After 10years of eating here I still find new dishes that taste amazing and a menu that can fit my nutritional goals when going out to dinner.

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jimd
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

the volume and style of music was disturbing made it difficult to talk

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vipsaenj
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Such a pleasure to eat here again.

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AzizaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Been going to Fascino for 8 years now and now that they’re open back to in restaurant dining, they’re quality of food and choice of flavors demonstrates exactly why I fell in live with the restaurant from the start. The polenta fries will always be my top menu item but the truffle crusted chicken.....it was heavenly.

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vipVandDdineout
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food and great service. Enjoyed the experience and are ready go back.

Pistachio bread pudding a huge highlight

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome dining experience. Best restaurant in Montclair hands down.

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Farfel
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife had the Salmon special and she said it was the best she ever had. An incredible crust and perfectly cooked. I had the flat iron pork and along with the haute verte laced with lardons we were in food heaven. We started with two old favorites, polenta fries with gorgonzola dipping sauce and the gnocchi and ended with an apple crisp and a chocolate torte with homemade cocoa krispies. A great restaurant that has maintained it's food and service and keeps us coming back.

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NeerajK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall it is good but the food is not that great for the price!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cannot say enough...what a special and memorable night we had! The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. The chef, Ryan, made several visits to our table to make sure we were enjoying our meals. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around! Great food and service.

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LeeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was very lackluster. But we had a good waiter and he let us pay half the bill.

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CJB10
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic food, ambiance and service. A must experience.

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BrianF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, and tonight we had the hanger steak for the first time, it was fantastic!

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AnneD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was excellent. Always a comfortable dining experience. Some newer items on the menu that were delicious.

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vipRalpflorrin
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Cute BYOB Italian restaurant in Montclair. Perfect for a date night. Came on a Saturday evening and it was busy but not overwhelming. We showed up 30 minutes early for our restaurant because there was no traffic and they seated us! Very much appreciated.

The service was top notch. The hostess was kind but the waiter, Chris, really did his thing. He was very knowledgeable of the whole menu and made some great recommendations. The food was so flavorful. I don’t think they have a bar so make sure you bring a bottle with you. I got the Papa Cavatelli and apparently the owners father hand rolls these homemade pastas himself! Also the mushroom and lamb shank ravioli was tasty! Will be back.

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vipAnnF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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MarkB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back after covid... so nice to see everyone... this is such a warm and friendly place... the service is quick and precise and food is over the top!

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Marks
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food and top notch service. First time out since Covid began. Felt very safe. Great job.

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vipJoanne
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our experience was mixed. The polenta fries are out of this world and the mushroom soup was excellent. But hangar steak was tough and the sides overly salted. There was a very loud party of eight at an out-of-the-way table that was acting as if they had a private room--very loud laughing and shrieking, getting up from the table, etc. I guess that's not the restaurant's fault. Next time I'll stick to the Italian food.

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vipSuzanneC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Fascino has great food, however, the night we went they had a party in the room/section right next to us and it was very loud. When you go to a fine dining restaurant you want to be able to have conversations with the people you are with. Unfortunately, it was very difficult and I left with a headache.

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Rina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and perfect food! The staff was friendly, and everything we ordered was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Excellent as usual Great place !!

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BrentM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The balance of flavors was wonderful. The pasta is handmade and prepared al dente and the swordfish was sublime. Unobtrusive and friendly service. Overall a great night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as usual. Food was delicious

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Rafa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

11/10 And Our waiter was super knowledgeable and helpful since it was our first time

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jakeemh
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went very well no complaints. Service was good and food was good also.

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vipsteve
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love Fascino’s. It’s one of the best Italian restaurants in New Jersey. The service is excellent and the staff are very customer focused not to mention the food is beyond spectacular!

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Christine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

nice atmosphere, super attentive staff.

this is not a place for selective eaters. Fascino’s executive chef has crafted all of the menu items in delectably intriguing ways, so modifiability is mostly out of the question. this works for my own personal palette, but I can see it being a challenge for others.

nevertheless, check out the most current menu before you go!

also, it’s a great date spot (just not the first one).


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FAQs

Fascino is rated 4.7 stars by 1886 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.