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US$5 - US$17
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Tuscan, Central-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I looked forward to a good meal at Fabio's, which we had always had in the past. We were so disappointed. I ordered Veal Medallions Italian Style, it was an unrecognisable mess dished up with no thought to making it look appetising....Three lumps of overcooked meat in a shallow bowl, covered with an over-salted gravy. I gave up after a few mouthfuls, ate my side salad which consisted of a very large quantity of lettuce and not much else. An overpriced and unappetising meal.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 22 October 2021 via mobile

Great simple place with a good 4 years old Sangiovese the recommendation was a home made Osso Bucco I took it with Spaghetti they were perfect cooked and the meet was falling of the bones just good

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 9 October 2021

Its a pretty dingy place and expensive (compare Rossi's lasagne at R95 with Fabio's at R155) but to be fair the food was OK. Unfortunately, the evening was spoiled when the bill included R10 for a small knob of butter which we asked for to...accompany the focaccia. I am sure we were recognised as from out of town and they decided to dream up a charge they wouldn't have if we had been local. Give it a miss.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 10 August 2021

Our waitress was fabulous. Very "no nonsense" as she has worked their for years, but she knows her "stuff". We had a fabulous dinner! Pasta was delish.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 14 May 2021

The decor could do with a bit of freshening up and the attitude of the staff as well. The food was well prepared but lacked spices. There are better places in Hermanus.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 27 April 2021 via mobile

Food is delicious but the portions are smaller & the prices higher. Foccacia bread is very overpriced . This restaurant is tired & definitely needs an upgrade

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 April 2021

One of my favorite restaurants in Hermanus is Fabio's, and if you love Italian food this is a must try. Located in a narrow side street of the main road, the restaurant doesn't have a sea view, but makes up for it with it's decor...and music which creates a sense of stepping into a restaurant in the heart of Italy. Their menu is vast with a definite highlight being their seafood pasta or any of their pizzas. They also have a selection of local as well as Italian wines and beers to choose from, however as we visited during Covid lockdown we weren't able to buy alcohol, but they had a variety of alcohol free beers available as well. The staff are also very friendly and accommodating, trying to give you the best possible experience. This wasn't my first time visiting and definitely wont be the last. Ciao!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 22 March 2021

The meals at Fabio's Italian Restaurant in Hermanus are usually delicious, but the attitudes of the Manager and staff totally unacceptable. I ordered a pizza which had mushrooms on it and asked for the mushrooms to be deducted and boerewors to be added instead. When...we received our bill the price of the mushrooms had not been deducted, although they were not on my pizza, and they refused to deduct the cost from my bill. So we were charged for something we did not receive - in other words we were robbed. This is not the first time that we have found the staff at Fabio's to be rude and have a non-negotiable attitude.More

Date of visit: March 2021
My Opinion, Owner at Fabio's Authentic Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2021

Ristorante Italiano After chatting to Gretchen & her explanation does not match my managers , Gretchen , u mentioned u cannot go overseas where u spend most of your time , wat a pitty that U not frustrating them but us , wrt your pizza...More

Reviewed 18 March 2021

We usually visit this restaurant when we visit Hermanus and are never disappointed. The home made gnocci with a delicious ragu were just perfect

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 8 February 2021 via mobile

We have eaten at this authentic Italian restaurant for many years ...the pasta ..the many varieties have always been excellent ..however the portions have become su8maller whilst the prices go higher. An foccacia bread is very over priced at R60 The decor is very tired...& in need of a bit of TLC ..in summer it is very hot & stuffy. There is no attention to detail & no acknowledgement that we have supported this restaurant for many years in busy & lean times which other restaurants in Hermanus actually do ... .More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Yes, Fabio's Authentic Ristorante Italiano offers takeaway services.

Fabio's Authentic Ristorante Italiano is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4