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R140 avg main meal
Bar scene, Groups, Quick meals
Italian, Tapas
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Critic's review

Alida Ryder


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.

(October 2017)

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User reviews

  • Service was great and the waiters were friendly. They always made sure my glass was full and were very attentive. The restaurant does have a nice ambience it just was very quiet especially for a Saturday night. Unfortunately the food did not really match the standard of its prices. My starter of baby octopus was over seasoned, food presentation was a tad boring and was served on cold plates. The executive chef was not present and I think that's why the food quality was slightly poor.
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Beer served
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • WiFi

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