Fumo’s menu features many traditional Italian dishes with chef Claudio Uccello adding his unique spin to most dishes.
To start, the venison carpaccio is a classic and comes served with crumbed goat’s cheese. The sardine skewer with raisins and vinegar is equally delicious. The gnocchi with fior di latte and broccoli is a delicious vegetarian option for a main course, as is the risotto with asparagus and Camembert. For meat lovers, the oxtail romana with herby ravioli and lentils is a winner, and the fussilloni pasta with slow-cooked lamb neck is a comfort-food favourite.
Finish with the mouth-puckering Amalfi lemon tart served in a perfectly crisp pastry case, topped with zingy lemon sorbet.
The wine list is impressive with many options available per style. Antonij Rupert, Dalla Cia, Tokara and Rust en Vrede all feature, along with the cellar selection of vintage SA and international wines such as Asara Bell Tower, Sassicaia and a ‘97 Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon.
The interior is a little confused, with elements of rock ’n roll diner and swanky gentleman’s club mixing to create a somewhat odd, masculine space.
Service is friendly and attentive, with food being served efficiently and glasses constantly topped up.
It seems to be a firm favourite with gentlemen gathering around expensive bottles of wine.
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