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Fumo

48 Bronkhorst Street | Groenkloof, Pretoria 0181, South Africa
0123460916
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Ranked #18 of 327 restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Heard good things, highly rated but we found it just average. Average food, average everything. Maybe we just picked a bad night, kids running around didn't really suit our romantic idea. Could be nice on a quiet day...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had lunch at Fumo with my husband on Saturday 9 August 2014. We started off with the Parma ham and buffalo mozzarella foccacia which was fantastic. I wanted to order the Ragu pasta of the day, unfortunately it was not available, I then opted for the roasted duck. The duck was good, however I found the portion to be rather... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Unlike many of the reviews on this site, I found Fumo very overpriced, unimpressive décor and lack-lustre service. It would be wrong to say all the food is bad as I decided to leave after the starter. It really wasn't worth spending the rest of the meal there. Sadly I probably wont return to prove myself wrong!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We visited Fumo for Valentines day this year. Having made a reservation and been looking forward to this dinner for a while, our expectations were a bit high, but the restaurant certainly did not meet any of them. Having arrived on time we were scooted off to our table ASAP, as it was Valentines and clearly they had a lot... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I know I reviewed this restaurant before but it keeps on surprising me. Food is in general excellent, that's why I eat here at least once a week, but the other day the Chef suggested a black-ink ravioli with crab. I'm originally Italian and I've never heard of such a dish, so I tried it. Man... I don't know where... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We had heard of Fumo and being lovers of Italian, made a booking for a weeknight family dinner. We found the service good and the wine list interesting, though somewhat pricey. We all selected pasta dishes, which did not disappoint and the crab and prawn seafood linguine was excellent! Also enjoyed that we were able to talk without noisy background... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

For fine dining a bit of basic décor and ambience not really in line with fine dining expectations, average actually and nothing in line with what I expected, nevertheless they had a fantastic selection of wines and the meal we had was fabulous. Really well prepared. Service was also very good, but all this comes at slightly higher prices than... More

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Centurion, South Africa
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Fumo is made out to be one of the top romantic restaurants in Pretoria. This is definitely not true. The atmosphere is OK, but the service and food is below par. Order a meat dish, and that is what you get. A piece of meat on the plate, no vegies, no salad, nothing. The pricing is very high. Typically quizine... More

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Witbank, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Food was not up to standard at all the only thing good about this place is the interior! It is also totally over priced.

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Thanks to Claudio who keeps many if the classic/regional dishes true to there taste and preparation. Choices of good wine and grappa. Excellent quality of meat and fish. Risotto Saffron/Milanese the best in SA that we have tried so far. Overall worth a visit.

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