Fare: Contemporary Italian
Food Quality: 3 Stars
Service: 2 1/2 Stars
Decor: 3 Stars
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class
One of the top Italian restaurants in the Montclair area.
Mom Cynthia's desserts are excellent.
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Upscale Casual
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent Italian contemporary food in an attractive setting.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer traditional, red sauce Italian food in a more family oriented casual setting.
Recommended dishes: When available, Australia Barramundi; The Ricotta Gnocchi; and The Sweet Sausage Bolognese and Pecorino Romano.
Liquor: BYOB, If you forgot to bring your own, there is a nearby wine shop that has prompt delivery to your table.
Fascino is one of the top Italian restaurants in the Montclair area.
This is a good spot to celebrate a special occasion and to enjoy a romantic dinner.
Chef Ryan DePersio along with his entire family, including his mother, Cynthia, who is the gifted pastry chef, work in harmony to produce a well prepared and organized fine dining experience. The dishes are contemporary Italian with a northern influence.
Chef/Partner Ryan DePersio received his formal culinary training at NY Restaurant School and honed his skills at many famed restaurants including the four-star restaurant, Jean Georges. in NYC, Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, Italy. prior to opening Fascino in 2003.
The decor is attractive, and warm, with soft lighting bringing out the tones of burgundy, cream and gold. Seating takes place in tables and wall lined clustered brass and terra-cotta colored booths and mahogany chairs. Walls are adorned with artwork derived from owner's photographs of life in Italy.
They prepare handmade fresh pasta in the daily specials and are served in big white crockery bowls covered in a variety of sauces. The menu is offered as; a la carte, Five Course Chefs Tasting, and a Four Course Vegetarian Tasting
The service is professional, attentive and friendly.
Fascino is open for Dinner: 5pm-9:30pm - Monday through Thursday, and 5pm-10:30pm Friday and Saturday
Not recommended for children.
Reservations well in advance are suggested.
(updated: October, 2016)
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