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48 Bronkhorst Street | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
0123460916
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Ranked #24 of 362 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $24
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

The waiter advised us that there was no veal or sole available. Ordered the ribeye, also not availble. They apparently had guests during the day. Later, after I asked for the bill, the manager explained that they have veal, just not for the one dish. We went downstairs to cafe 41 and had a nice meal there instead. Everything on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Love the food, the ambience, the service, fine selection of wine and the best care that I am always guaranteed when I am at Fumo whether for drinks, lunch, dinner or a party lunch. Love this place.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was invited for a business lunch and it was my first visit to Fumo Restaurant. I was expecting a typical Italian pasta and pizza restaurant, but was pleasantly surprised: the interior set-up is very nice, the welcoming manageress was nice and friendly and the waiter was good. To top this all, the food was excellent and I'll definitely become... More 

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Brussels
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Guys, I've eaten in Fumo some 8 times over November and December in all sorts of formats: business, casual, lunch, dinner, and have consistently been impressed by the quality of the produce and perfect cooking. Not sure what other readers are complaining about but the distance between Fumo and other Italian restaurants in town is still too wide to dismiss... More 

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ClaudioUccello, Owner at Fumo, responded to this review

Dear Civet Thanks to appreciate to hard work that we input into Fumo to accommodate happy and unhappy customers. When a customers recognize the quality and effort that we are doing it is the biggrst satisfaction that we could achieve. Thanks Claudio More 

Centurion, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The first meal to start off my New Years was the most impressive meal. Not only will you find authentic european cooking but the atmosphere is incredible. The food presentation was like pieces of art work and not only did it look amazing, it tasted wonderful. I had ordered the Lamb chops which were on a bed of mash potatoes... More 

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ClaudioUccello, Owner at Fumo, responded to this review

Good day Pairu thanks to review Fumo hope to see you again at next Party. Claudio More 

Centurion, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Clearly a restaurant plagued with inconsistencies! A beautiful, elegant space, a lovely welcoming manageress and waiter who tried very hard...but let down by a kitchen prepared to send out food that would make you weep with disappointment. Surely Chef, you should just close your doors if you don't have proper staff in the kitchen in your absence? Your cellar was... More 

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ClaudioUccello, Owner at Fumo, responded to this review

Good day Jeanne Thanks to review Fumo we will take note of your comment and try to improve. thanks More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We have been to this restaurant several times since it opened and I was always very impressed. However the restaurant has a new owner and it shows. The standard of food and service have gone down and yet the prices are now exorbitant for what you get. Fumo used to be a sophisticated and classy restaurant to enjoy a quality... More 

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ClaudioUccello, Owner at Fumo, responded to this review

Good day Jake P Merry Christmas. My name is Claudio Chef and partner at Fumo since the day of opening 18 july 2011. Maybe you're right about the TV, but Fumo has different category of customers and as i mention above since the first day we heard all different comment and suggestion. We unfortunate for you in this case we... More 

Pretoria
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you love REAL Italian food - Fumo Restaurant is the place to be - great wines, superb ambiance and really excellent service

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Johannesburg
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Invited by good friends and I had a great time. Friendly service, and the food quality was great. All the staff and management made sure that I felt special. Will try this restaurant again.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Firstly they were still setting up our table when we arrived at our pre booked time /table. Then they did not have stock of the wines we wanted to drink. Then they kept on closing the balcony window where we were seated because the owner wants it closed. This was going on for the entire evening. Then the food arrived... More 

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ClaudioUccello, Owner at Fumo, responded to this review

Good day Karen it is not my habit to get involved into the management response, but because you mention myself few times, i would like to explain why certain decision. we where full at lunch and we could not had the chance to keep your table reserved. The pasta undercook, we try to establish a proper Italian food here at... More 

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Additional Information about Fumo

Address: 48 Bronkhorst Street | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
Phone Number: 0123460916
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 24
Cuisine: Italian

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