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
Restaurant was nice, Food was delicious, service was amazing. Great experience.
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.
food is great and so us the service. Very accommodating for gluten free. just wish these was a slightly larger menu.
had been a long time - great meal. very good service. physical plant could use an update
Food was best I’ve had anywhere in quite some time. Outstanding all around!
Ambiance, food and service were excellent
Amazing experience! Food was great, atmosphere was great and the service was amazing
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!
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!
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.
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.
A perfectly delicious dining experience in every way...
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.
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 .
Excellent food. A wonderful dining experience.
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.
Fantastic food and service. The gnocchi and pistachio bread pudding were beyond any description.
We had a great brunch at Fascino, both indoor and outdoor dining. Food was delicious- lots of choices!
So good. I can’t believe this is our first time here. The food was fantastic and the service was perfect.
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!
Great options from a limited menu. Christ the water was outgoing, funny, and attentive.
Food and service were excellent. We will definitely be coming back.
We had an awesome dinner experience at Fascinos. I had called and spoke to Mary and mentioned getting flowers. She took care of the whole thing and they were waiting on the table when we got there. Great job Mary!!!. I had the Sea Bass and my date had the Salmon. Excellent
I was looking for a place to go with my girlfriend and we found this place. It was a great choice. Inside was beautiful, waiter very polite and food was great. The only small issue was wine they don’t have alcohol in the house but they let you order and bring it from liquor store very quick.
Food was wonderful! Will be back.
We had a lovely anniversary dinner. Food was wonderful, as usual. They even brought us a complimentary dessert with a candle which was a really nice touch. I am not yet comfortable eating inside so we chose outdoor dining but I regretted that choice. It was very noisy on Bloomfield Avenue and groups of people filed past us throughout the meal. Inside looked much nicer so will choose that next time as we will definitely be back.
I enjoyed the polenta fries. Although they were not as seasoned and served with marinara as they usually are at other places, they were perfectly salted and slightly buttery. The Gorgonzola fondue was a pleasant accompaniment. The buttermilk chicken and potatoes were delicious and the squid ink pasta with crab and octopus offered a savory bite. The portions were not overly filling. It was BYOB, but you can order from local wine store and they will deliver to the restaurant. The service was great. The only criticism I have is that they brought me the bill before offering desert. I wanted to try the zeppole and bread pudding.😏
Chef Ryan has created a diverse yet concise menu. The oysters are so fresh and delicious. The seared pork chop with baby eggplants was absolutely delicious! We love the staff and consider Fascino to be the best restaurant in Montclair.
After many months we returned to indoor dining and Fascino's did not miss a beat. The food was outstanding and the service, as always, was topnotch. Fascino's has been an icon in the Montclair dining scene and remains a must go to establishment.
Thank you so much for making my parents anniversary amazing! They raved about the food and service!
Service and food was great! Highly recommend.
Perfect anniversary dinner. Had a quiet table inside.
Food was excellent, inviting atmosphere well spaced tables, very professional looking forward to going back again soon.
A lovely dinner on our anniversary. Food was delicious and we were not rushed at all. We will be coming back again.
Family has lived in Montclair for 45 years but never been to Fascino. What a shame! The food was exceptional. Creative, fresh, and still comforting, in the way the best Italian food is. We had a terrific dinner. Our waiter recommended the pork chop, and it was a great choice. We all loved everything.
The Covid protocols, even indoors, were followed to a T so we felt ok staying for a long meal.
We are regulars there....first time there dining outdoors due to Covid. Everything was up to their usual standard of excellence. Consistently outstanding in every way. A must try place.
Great service, great location, but price for the food was okay. Would’ve liked bigger portions for the price.
Food was good. Loud traffic (thanks to those who think Bloomfield Ave is the autobahn) and a lot of annoying bugs.