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“Amazing pasta”
Review of Fumo

Fumo
Ranked #59 of 753 Restaurants in Pretoria
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

I 'm italian and i live in Pretoria I ate for three times the pasta with the crab ..was..excellent. The chef cokeed as if he is in Italy. The service was very nice...and the receptionist very kind... in italy to taste a good plate of pasta you have to wait 15 minutes ...mininum .. .and often people who does not eat the pasta "al dente" after they say that pasta was uncooked. Maybe they never had trip to italy or better went to italy but walk in a restaurant for tourist. FUMO a little piece of Italy in South Africa. ..

1  Thank gargio5
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you are looking for good Italian food this is the place to go.

The pastas are good, freshly made and the sauces compliment each dish perfectly.

The service was out of this world. The waiters were friendly and very informative.

The wine list is comprehensive and is reasonably priced.

I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good italian dining experience.

Thank JOHAN R
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the reviews, and its ranking overall with some of our favourite dining destinations in Pretoria. Four appetizers, six dinners, and two bottles of wine later - our group declared the wine couldn't save the meal. All of our pastas were undercooked - not al dente, undercooked. Sauces were either bland or over salty. Myself and one other individual ordered seafood. We were the big losers on this event. Delicate crustaceans were turned to rubber. All of us couldn't stop comparing how poor our experience was in comparison to the reviews, so we engaged another couple we new the next day who had been sitting across the restaurant - their report - awful. Despite all of that two of our friends braved a return only to have worse meals the second time around. The interior has a pleasant design, but it is spoiled by a ridiculous grocery store display of Italian products. Outdoor seating or window seating gives views of parking and traffic. A good meal seems possible based on the collection of ingredients that were on our plates, but they must have some serious quality control issues here - was the chef on holiday?

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4  Thank IsaacCameron
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great food, nice interior ( revamped not too long ago) and friendly service staff. It is one of those typically very good restaurants; everything is great and everyone has a great time. Only one aspect was not up to standard - we seemed to wait exceptionally long for our food. Once it arrived though we were very satisfied with the quality and the fact that it was all delicious. Well worth a visit if you don't mind a longer than normal waiting time.

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1  Thank Peter L
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

Firstly they did not have the wine we ordered. Secondly they did not have the food we ordered. The waiter was unaware of this at both occasions. Everything was average except the price. Won't return anytime soon.

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3  Thank DeBruynJoubert
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