Fumo Upper West

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$30 and under
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Pizza Bar
Welcome to Fumo. Our strong Italian roots & love for fresh, homemade food is evident in every dish. Simply simple & authentic. Enjoy.
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4.5
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J
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful bronzino. Cooked perfectly. And my hubby loved the lamb shanks. Thanks for finding us a quiet table!

BE
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fumo never disappoints - our go-to spot for everyday and special occasion. Fumo forever!

OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great!

KI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best local neighborhood restaurants! The food, service and atmosphere are all just wonderful ~ I really love and treasure this restaurant.

s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambient neighborhood place. Great prices. Great reliable service.

s
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have been to Fumo several times and were pleased. That's why when we went the other night with a friend, were surprised by the awful experience. The hostess had sat 2 of our party in the corner of the room that was having a private (large) party. When I arrived, I immediately asked why we were seated in the area of the party. The hostess stated that the party would be sitting down for dinner and we would be ok. Kind of an odd response, especially since we were repeat customers and there were a few open tables throughout the main restaurant. The manager was rude; the hostess did reseat us after a few requests from us. When the food came, the calamari was tough, the artichoke meh but the pasta was good. I'm not so eager to recommend friends to Fumo UW.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was very loud. The service was okay- not great. The food was also only okay. Really not special.

BC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Well priced wine list. Very good service. Highly recommend.

x
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It used to be very noisy but they have fixed that so much better. And food is superb.

AK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A consistent dining experience with very good food and great service. Please don’t ever close!

JS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Italian dishes, including pizzas and pasta, with a full bar, in a casual setting.

b
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu...great choices...huge portions...wonderful service

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A welcome addition to the UWS where there a still too few good restaurants. Wood-fired pizza and generous bowls of pasta. Haven't tried the meat or fish mains. Not high-end Italian cuisine but perfectly fine and affordable fare, attentive service. I wish it success.

UW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu is straightforward--Italian fare with some American standards. But everything is prepared with such care that even a simple dish, like chicken with vegetables, is a delight. They make a first-class gluten-free pizza and they even have good non-dairy cheese, something of a miracle. It's become a go-to place for me, especially for lunch, a real neighborhood gem. Highly recommended.

G
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fumo is the best!! Great service, food and staff. Highly recommend.

C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fumo is my new go-to place in the neighborhood. The food is consistently good, there are enough options for everyone, and the staff is always friendly and helpful!

VW
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always excellent food and service. A favorite go to spot for all occasions!!

JD
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

What you euphemistically call "Energetic" for noise level, barely covers it at Fumo UWS. In the main room the noise was so loud we had to shout across a small table to be heard, and I ended up with a sore throat by night's end. If you go, and you should, because the food and service were really very good, ask for their side/back room, where I think it might be quieter. If weather permits, maybe sit out in their small sidewalk-terrace area. We will go again, but will ask for the back room and hope for a better experience.

Fumo Upper West
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hi JoeyDee, We’re sorry to hear you had a poor experience with the noise level. We have recently installed sound absorbing panels throughout the restaurant and would love if you gave us a second chance. Thanks for your feedback!

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OS
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and people where great

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great experience. Amazing prices for lunch and the place was decorated beautifully. The baked ziti was great!

a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall we love this place. Amazing food. I have reviewed it on yelp with a glowing review. This past time the food took a very very long time to arrive. When your with two small children this can be very challenging. Even the bread that we asked for three times took way to long to arrive. That should be places very fast when you see two kids at the table. They did bring the pizza for the kids pretty fast, which was good. But then the kids were all done eating and losing their ability to sit and us parents did not get our main meals yet.

B
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very comfortable and nicely designed restaurant with very tasty fresh food. My friend and I sat at our table for almost five hours chatting away and we were never rushed or made to feel as if we overstayed our welcome. Highly recommended restaurant!

CE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 2

Service needs the catch up with the food! Then it’ll be on point

HF
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

NOISY!!!!! We sat in the front room on a weekday night and it was hard to have a conversation. There is a back room. I don't know if it would be any better. Food and service were excellent though. I would go back and try the other room.

Fumo Upper West
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hi Helene, We’re sorry you had a poor experience due to noise level. We have recently installed sound absorbing panels throughout the restaurant and would love if you gave us a second chance. Thanks for your feedback!

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Recently found Fumo and have visited several times in the last few weeks. Always good food (take-out or in-house) and hasn't disappointed. Recommend to all my friends who live in the area and even those looking for delicious Italian.

G
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly waiter, amazing food and great environment

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff and hostess treat me like family! Love this place!

u
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was excellent. The service was fair. The noise level was horrible. It was impossible to hold a conversation. They could make changes to help alleviate this situation

Fumo Upper West
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hi uwseats, We’re sorry to hear you had a poor experience with the noise level. We have recently installed sound absorbing panels throughout the restaurant and would love if you gave us a second chance. Thanks for your feedback!

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PT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food staff great but they need more people. The pastas and pizzas are phenomenal and the branzino with a side of spinach was amazing !!

VW
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellen meal and service every time. Try the fried artichokes and eggplant parmigiana. Delicious and owner is wonderful.

JG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time visit and I'll definitely go back. Great depth of flavor in the rigatoni with sausage. Waiter was pleasant and helpful. Were there on half price wine night, but the first two bottles we ordered were out of stock. Had a very good Rioja, though, so not disappointed. I'm interested to go back and try the pizza. Definitely on the list now for solid dining on the Upper West Side.

DK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great addition to the neighborhood. Nice atmosphere. Fun place to dine. Excellent food and good value.

UW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food at FUMO Is straightforward--but expertly done. I had marinated chicken with sautéed vegetables, nothing complicated, but it was done perfectly. Well-seasoned, plentiful, exactly what I wanted. The pizzas are great too, and they actually have a gluten-free and dairy-free pizza that is first-class. The place can get boisterous in the front room; I've taken to eating in the back area which is quieter. It has become a go-to place, especially for lunch. Nice ambiance; great service; excellent, healthy food.

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

noise level was intolerable for anyone not a millenial. And this was on a weeknight at 9pm. NOthing to absorb sound anywhere - no tableclothes, only hard surfaces, the Maitre D' was talking to me from 12" away and I couldn't hear him. We'll try once more, because the food was excellent, but WHY are all restaurants like this now?

Fumo Upper West
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hi anon, We’re sorry to hear you had a poor experience with the noise level. We have recently installed sound absorbing panels throughout the restaurant and would love if you gave us a second chance. Thanks for your feedback!

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LD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time at Fumo in a week and the people I was with and I all loved it both times. The atmosphere is lovely and the pasta excellent. There was also a great happy hour deal at the table and we had a very nice wine for a low price. Excellent, friendly service. We will be going back!

DD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food is excellent and a great value. The service is friendly and attentive. The only drawback is the noise level. My guess is that that it’s a simple issue of acoustics in the main dining area. The ceiling just seems to reflect noise even though people weren’t being particularly noisy. This didn’t however ruin a great meal at a great restaurant. Just a caveat.

Fumo Upper West
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hi Dexter, We’re sorry to hear you had a poor experience with the noise level. We have recently installed sound absorbing panels throughout the restaurant and would love if you gave us a second chance. Thanks for your feedback!

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R
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a 6:15 res and it was quite busy. The only complaint we had was the noise level — quite high, but everything else was good. Happy to have them in the ‘hood

Fumo Upper West
Responded on September 23, 2019

Hi Rozzie, We’re sorry to hear you had a poor experience with the noise level. We have recently installed sound absorbing panels throughout the restaurant and would love if you gave us a second chance. Thanks for your feedback!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience with Regina for my boyfriend’s birthday. The food was excellent, everyone left happy and buzzed because of the bottomless mimosas. Our table was ready as soon as we got there. The ambiance was great... several times we found ourselves saying that we wished our apartment had the same aesthetic.

B
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistent neighborhood Gem We love coming here! Food is fresh and feels homemade

HP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 5th time going with my girlfriend, the food is great and so is the service.

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