Fumo Harlem

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$30 and under
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Italian
Fumo is a neighborhood restaurant located in beautiful Hamilton heights, we specialize In Italian-American classics as well as wood burning pizza.
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here for brunch a few times. Love the food (although I always get the chicken and waffles), and the staff is super friendly and efficient. Nice bright atmosphere and reasonably priced. A real find.

ML
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

None of us live in the neighborhood but were very surprised and pleased to have found Fumo. Everything we ordered was delish and reasonably priced.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love Fumo but they were off their game Saturday. It was super busy. The appetizers took a really long time and we had kids with us. To fumo’s credit they recognized the delay and gave us free dessert.

TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a family brunch and enjoyed very much. We will be back again.

RW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We've had two family parties here and both times the food and service were excellent!

AL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Fomo and I will be back. The pasta was delicious.

BT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

So I’ve been going to Fumo since Day-One...and I love the place...but I think it’s time for a mid-course adjustment/reality check. With the opening of a second Fumo south of the original spot, they’re obviously doing very well. But some things really need addressing. First...the noise level. The uninsulated walls have always bounced the sound waves around unfettered, but recently the music volume at night has made simple conversation pretty damned hard. For a few hundred bucks, you could hire a sound engineer who would give you a handful of ways to deaden the echo chamber effect that amplifies every single little noise. And please...let’s pay attention to the playlist. Some of the rap that sneaks in is 100% unsuitable for calm dinner ambience! I wanna enjoy my meal...I’m not looking for club tunes with my Chianti! And speaking of the Chianti, it’s time to better curate the wine list. I’m not suggesting to roll out $250 bottles...far from it...what needs to be done is add more (and better) wines at the same price point you’ve already got. There are so many great Italian wines available at the same wholesale price of what you’re serving now that are waaaaay better than what you have on your current list. You could easily double (or triple) the number of wines and stick with a $35-60/bottle price point. Finally, you gotta stay tight on the menu. I can’t remember having a bad meal at Fumo, but last nights Vongole, while fine, was a bit weak. No red pepper heat made for a pretty average dish. You gotta mix things up with the base menu and add some interesting specials featuring currently available products. Will I return to Fumo...of course, but my constructive criticism voiced here is because I really want to keep a good thing going.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!

EL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Our waitress, Mary, was very rude and it seemed like she was very judgemental and prejudice towards me and my friend who decided to spend dinner outside for once. Her energy towards us was just so low, we didn’t receive a welcoming attitude. She was completely inattentive to our table, only came by 3 times during the whole 2 hours my friend and I were there. It was another server who accompanied us the most. He was the one who brought our food to us, asked us for dessert, took care of our bill. Unfortunately we didn’t catch his name. But I hope our tips went towards him instead.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish there were drink specials that start at 3pm. Spending $26 on 2 drinks is a bit too pricey for a weekday afternoon

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service to match. Not overcrowded but definitely busy. Make reservations in advance. The $10 pasta dish specials on Sundays can’t be beat.

M
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fumo is a great small Italian restaurant in a convenient location in Harlem. Food was delicious. Staff was friendly and helpful. It seemed like they were rushing us out a bit at the end and there were open tables. Otherwise, solid experience.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

great location and AMAZING food at these prices. my friend and i literally scraped our plates the food was so euphoric my only issue is the wait time. we were seated and they served us bread about 25 min after us ordering and then our food took another 20 min. the food and vibe make up for the service time but only to an extent. i was very close to canceling the order however i’m glad u stayed to experience the menu.

P
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

After being seated waitress took order 20 minutes later. Waited another 30 minutes to be served. Noise level was very high making impossible to talk. Food was good.

OT
Wilmington
68 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood find! The pasta and salads are amazing. Our waiter was excellent - attentive and had great timing with the food.

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I went on a Sunday for brunch to the Harlem location, do not go. I would definitely try the Broadway location. They were somewhat busy when my friend and I had gotten there, but it cleared up after 20 mins. The girl that greeted us was ok but not really friendly nor did she have an amicable face, still don’t understand why people work in the restaurant industry if they don’t like it! The waitress had a face of depression, we would even say thank you every time she brought something (which was every 35 mins) and she wouldn’t even acknowledge us or our table. At one point she was literary avoiding us and giving everyone else their mimosas. We got one mimosa pitcher, 20 minutes after ordering our glasses, and that’s it because she never came around again when our pitcher ended (waste of a 1.5 hr bottomless). The food was amazing and even the quality of the mimosas, can’t complain about that. The place is beautiful, and it’s not super loud, just wished the music was a tiny bit louder. Lastly, in my reservation, I specified the occasion and noted for them to please sing happy birthday to my bff of 10 years. The waitress never even acknowledged that it was my friends birthday. I felt so bad and had to apologized for the experience. I still regret tipping such bad service, we even felt targeted because we were one of the very few Hispanic customers if not the only ones, in an abundance of Caucasian customers, needless to say also Caucasian staff.....Will never go during brunch or to this location again.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great dinner or family spot with amazing music and the food is delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food and music was spectacular! I recommend everyone to try this place. This definitely me my regular go to spot for a date night or just in general

OS
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service

MF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & kind wait staff. They were friendly and went above and beyond to make our group comfortable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday brunch without complications. Food and drinks were great and arrived in a timely manner.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The waiter initially did not take my order correctly as a result when order was finally submitted to the kitchen my entree came out undercooked. I was not billed for the entree as I refused the plate.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Absolutely love the food and ambiance! Totally recommend for date night or brunch.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Fumo. It is kid friendly and Allergy friendly

HO
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great for a date. Very nice ambiance

B
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance, awesome menu. Great spot!

JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love this restaurant. I’ve been for dinner and brunch. The food is always good and so are the drinks. The ambiance and decor is open and sexy.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great place been there several times food was great but this time the waiter was not attentive and the place was not busy. We ordered a refill on our sodas and we waited 15 minutes and had to flag down the bus boy because the waiter was no where around. We were trying to eat our dinner but could not without our drinks.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wonderful

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A
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of seven. Great food. We had three tweens and they all loved it too. Perfect service. Grilled artichokes were a favorite. Kids loved the truffle fries. Desserts were delish!
It was my second visit and not my last.
Music wasn't loud.
Crowd wasn't loud.
Highly recommend.

JB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Loud jazz but that wasn’t that much of

JE
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The Food Was Amazing but the service was okay it could of been better

BD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took two of my former coworkers here to celebrate one completing medical school and another ready to begin medical school! They loved the food. Service was great and accommodating.

N
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great, friendly, casual neighborhood spot with nice range of options including gluten free.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I love fumo but the last time the pasta was cold and the service wasn’t great. I had to ask for bread and for water several times and the restaurant wasn’t even busy.

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot, good vibe , good food

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buzzing brunch scene with outdoor seating available. Very good prices, delicious entrees (omelette, salads, avocado toast — yum). Bottomless drinks = so worth it. Bartenders were very attentive for both food and libation needs and inquiries. Hostess was sweet. Lovely decor and smart setup — even at peak brunch hour, the place doesn’t feel cramped or too tight. Very comfortable, impressive service, awesome conversation with a good friend, and full tummy. 10/10 would so do it again!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service very friendly and food was excellent with great
presentation

JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere! Will be back very soon, maybe tonight lol!