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“Incredibile delizioso”

Fabio's Authentic Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #19 of 113 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$18
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: FABIO’S Ristorante Italiano ,Humble hospitality, authentic Italian cuisine accreditted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce Hospitalita Italiana, nothing could be more Italian in flavour and atmosphere outside of Italy!The ambience starts with the sidewalk tables and colourful décor and continues into the restaurant with Italian music and warm welcomes from all the staff. The main menu offers veal specialities, cooked the Italian way with wine, garlic and olive oil. Other dishes include steaks, seafood homemade pasta's & thin crispy pizza's(only calzone in the Overberg) and we offer Wheat&Gluten free pizza bases & pasta's (Including Banting Pizza bases available ) and desserts include Italian frozen ice creams, sorbets and homemade tiramisu. Local & Italian wines feature on this extensive wine list alongside great grappa’s and after dinner liquers like Limoncello, Averna and Ramazotti.
Jena, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Incredibile delizioso”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

visited with my kid's hermanus and found this awesome little typical italien restaurant. we had the best pizza and pasta ever! 100% recommended

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Hermanus, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Best Italian food in Hermanus”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Fabio's always exceed expectation - a well chosen wine list with wines from the region as well as classic favourites. Menu with something for everybody - lamb shanks and veal a great choice for meat lovers. Staff passionate about food!

  • Visited March 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“At your peril”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

Just over a week ago we invited friends in Hermanus to join us for dinner at Fabio's. We hadn't eaten there for more than two years after a disastrous meal and, although our friends seemed cautious, wanted to try it again. What a massive disappointment!
The involtini (punted as veal!) was a tough beef schnitzel enclosing a sliver of cheese (unidentifiable but not mozzarella)) and no spinach as promised on the menu, all swimming in a brown Bisto gravy. The calzone a solid piece of baked dough - a loaf - hiding a modest amount of mushroom, an even more modest amount of ham and a rubbery substance purporting to be cheese.
The Dom Pedros would have been better with whiskey added.
To add insult to injury, a mandatory 10% gratuity had been added without warning on the menu - unheard of in South Africa.
NEVER AGAIN!!!!

Visited March 2014
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PADRINOHERMANUS, Owner at Fabio's Authentic Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review, 22 March 2014
Cara Karen, went through your review and we have the following response, we would like to confirm if you were at the restaurant as we have various issues that don't tie, up, firstly we serve veal ( certified veal ) you cannot state what you mentioned as it is untrue , we have the suppliers invoices to prove this, secondly the Invotlini is served with a slice of Parma Ham and a slice of pecorino cheese( we cannot put Mozzarella in this dish, it will not work) ( are you sure you are not confused with another place) , one of our most popular dishes , cooked with Red wine & rosemary, a hint of garlic , the Italian way ,complimented with a starch of your choice and never with spinach ( we don't advertise it anywhere with spinach) therefore our concern if you were at the restaurant as no one made any mention of any disappointment. Our calzone is a famous favourite and sells extremely well and we receive only compliments with several patrons returning over & over again for the Calzone, exaggerated modest perhaps as we are renowned for our portions and value for money restaurant. We do charge a gratuity for tables of 6 or more and are considering decreasing that. Please rather make a reservation next time as at least we have some re-course if you were in fact there or not, hope that you were not airing frustrations for any other reason or for your friends in Hermanus, sadly disappointed to hear such rubbish comments as we are a popular restaurant renowned in the Western Cape and authenticated by the Italian Chamber of commerce in South Africa with a proven track record of seven years in existence in Hermanus , a respectable restaurant offering superb service and quality products. Regards Fabio
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You've done it again...Nice!”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

It's been a while since we were in Hermanus last and while I looked forward to dinner at Fabio's Ristorante I was hesitant that my high expectations couldn't be met after our last meal there. For starters we shared bruschetta and a fresh salad and for mains my wife had a Pasta and I tried the Veal Chops. Both were sooo good!! Together with a great Italian wine selection this was a perfect dinner. Staff was warm and friendly. Glad I came back and the experience lived up to my high expectations. I'll be back....

  • Visited January 2014
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Simply wonderful, authentic Italian food with a superb winelist and excellent service and relaxed atmosphere. The lasagne is to die for.....Recommend highly....

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