What a fun experience! I recently dined at Faso’s because it was on my list of Italian restaurants to try. I had not known much about it, but the little I did know was positive.
As far as first impressions go, I could not believe my eyes! Faso’s is festive! On a mid-April evening, we were greeted with holiday cheer! Gaudy, lavish, tawdry, yet AwEsOmE on so many levels. I was smiling ear to ear! How funny is that? Sure, some people might be freaked out, but what is so bad about that? My mother said that the garish chandelier reminded her of something you’d see in Miss Havisham’s house. Totally. cool. Supposedly, they do not like to take the decorations down every year, and they decided to leave them up! If you saw the intricacies and abundance, you wouldn’t want to do it either.
Everyone was wearing smiles, and the people gave off a great vibe! The server was a doll, and was very knowledgeable, and down to earth. The food is all homemade by “mom.” Everything is made to order and if a guest has any special requests, “mom” can usually accommodate it. The menu is very large, and there were various seafood dishes and other Italian dishes you can’t get at other Italian restaurants. The linguine with clams was fresh and delish, and the “little knots of heaven,” the name given to their bread knots by pleased customers, were warm and melted in your mouth! I also tried their pasta e fagioli, which I get it at many restaurants, and it was the best I’ve had in a long time!
Some of the items that they have on the menu that are not served everywhere include: tripe, braciole, carbonara, gnocchi, etc.
I have to add that the cannoli was yummy. The filling was creamy and homemade. One of the better ones I have tasted.
I had no complaints about Faso’s! Even their placemats were adorable!
Amanda A Buffalo NY Yelp Review