Monday, March 7, 2016


Fumo delayed their opening this weekend until Saturday but it was well worth the wait.  We did not have high expectations for the former Coccola storefront at the corner of 139th on Amsterdam but that opinion changed with a preview of the new spacious interior that is one of the more impressive renovations to debut this year.  Elegant moldings, original tin ceiling with multiple globe lights and a cool Carrara marble bar sets the tone to this impressive 60-seater that works both as a casual neighborhood spot but can also be a romantic date destination.

Everything is different here from the past establishment including the owners who appear to be originally from Italy and the staff also happens to be super attentive.  The evening started out with a glass of prosecco for $10 which was the right paring for the heaping plate of fried artichokes that arrived light and crispy.  We saved the bread that was served in the beginning of the meal for the plate of manila clam pasta that came out perfectly al dente and full of fresh flavors.  Everything here is a total contrast from the previous eatery and Fumo will be one to watch in 2016 as one of the best restaurants to arrive in Harlem.

1 comment:

  1. Looks awesome. Drove by last night and with the amazing weather the restaurant had all the windows open, sizable crowd too. Can't wait to try it.