Fumo, Waterloo Street, Birmingham
Situated in the vibrant business area off Colmore Row by the Cathedral in central Birmingham is Fumo (meaning Steam or Smoke in English) which is an exclusive-feeling Italian restaurant and cocktail bar and is part of the San Carlo group, which in our opinion are some of the best Italian restaurants we’ve visited in the UK, with the Bristol one on Corn Street being a long standing favorite of ours.
Genuine Italian cuisine and knowledgeable friendly staff remain a constant thread of the group, which extends to this Fumo branded restaurant we are reviewing today. There is another Fumo in Manchester. With an excellent and extensive menu, it offers an usual but interesting choice as all the dishes are smaller tapas style which the restaurant recommend each person orders two or three separate dishes. It’s a great way to enjoy food especially if you’re in a large group and are tempted by more than one thing on the menu!
We ordered six dishes in total for two of us which was plenty as the dishes are slightly bigger than a normal tapas size dish.
We can highly recommend the lamb cutlets which were absolutely delicious! The ambiance and friendliness of the staff really make this an excellent restaurant and the extensive wine list compliments the whole experience.
With easy to use WiFi and plenty of parking close by, as well as public transport with it being so central, we are pleased to give Fumo Birmingham Five Forks based on today’s review and will definitely be visiting again soon.
What we ate and drank:
1 x Spaghetti Bolognese
1 x Lamb Cutlets
1 x Meatballs
1 x Basilicata Pizza
1 x Venetian Salt Cod Croquettes
1 x Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli
1 x Bottle of Dry White Italian Wine
1 x Bottle of Still Mineral Water
Total Including optional service £71.00
1 Waterloo Street
tel: 0121 643 8979
Fear on Food Rating: 5 Forks