Buongiorno, Buonasera, Ciao, Salve, Salute!

“Real and only Italian restaurant in Hermanus”
Went to Hermanus, heard about this romantic Italian candlelight dinner restaurant in a beautiful sidewalk setting with a ocean view while sitting outside on a sidewalk terrace, it felt like I was in Italy…

Richard Cape Town


Fabios restaurant is the place to be, awesome people and very nice food. You guys rock.

Tshepiso Shamane


@fabioshermanus Thank you Fabio for excellent food and service, our group that had dinner 2 nights ago, still raves about their food!!

Shell Lodges


Authentic Italian Cuisine

With warm Italian hospitality we invite you to come and taste great Italian cuisine in Hermanus.

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In the HEART of Hermanus

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Award winning wine list.

In Italy they add work and life to food and wine.

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4 Must-visit Hidden Gems in Hermanus

There are many hidden treasures in Hermanus that sometimes the locals don’t even know about, or do, but don’t make time to explore. We’d like, to share some of them with you over the coming weeks. To start – here are four amazing treasures in Hermanus that we think you should know about . Hemingways of Hermanus Around the corner from Fabio’s is a quirky little bookstore that will keep you intrigued. With a variety of books to choose from, this little gem really exceeds even an avid reader’s expectations. You’ll want to come back and explore their shelves, over, and over again… “The most unusual and quirky bookshop in South Africa” Stop by, grab a book from Hemingways of Hermanus and tuck into it over a hearty meal at Fabio’s. Funky Vibes Looking for good music, funky clothes with extravagant prints, incense or a gift for a loved one? Look no further than Funky Vibes! Right on the Hermanus main road it cannot be missed! Colleen and Dave will help you find just what you’re looking for. This Hidden Treasure is packed from floor to ceiling with music, pictures, tzatzkas and funky things and is aways filled with music. You’ll definitely work up an appetite browsing through their wares, so when you’re done shopping – you know where to come! The Art Gallery Up the little lane next to Funky Vibes you’ll find one of Hermanus’s newest galleries. The Art Gallery houses the fresh and evocative art of local artists, Lize Van Der Walt (landscapes); Erna Dry (ceramics and pencil drawings); Jeandre Marinier (abstract and whimsical) and Christine... read more

See you on the flip-side!

The days are growing more gorgeous by the minute which means there is more time to be out and about and enjoy all that Hermanus has to offer. Fabio’s Ristorante, tucked away in the romantic St Peter’s Lane, is one of a range of unique shops, boutiques, galleries, eateries to be found in the side streets, courtyards and alleys of Hermanus. Take some time out and explore and enjoy personal service, quality products, and fine food. Here are four that we think Fabio’s patrons will enjoy. Hemingways of Hermanus, a quirky little bookstore filled with books and nostalgia that will keep you intrigued; Funky Vibes packed from floor to ceiling with music, pictures, clothes, tzatzakas and funky things; The Art Gallery, showcasing the art of 4 of Hermanus’s most talented artists; and The Hermanus Dance Club, where you can learn to Cha-cha, Rumba, Samba or Mambo your way through Summer, meet new people OR even hold a dinner-dance! A visit to any one of these hidden treasures will definitely work up an appetite, so we’ll see you on the flipside for a hearty Italian meal and to hear all about... read more

Oh boy…can we feel the Love!

You’d swear it was February, the month of love, with all the good vibes; large, long dinners and rave reviews we’ve been receiving. Thanks guys…we sure can feel it! We had a wonderful evening, as always, with the KFM Crew at Whale Festival time. We put a long table in the upstairs area and the food, the vino, the liqueurs and the reveling flowed in true Italian style. The visit of the Cape Town Vintage Car Club was another highlight. Dressed to the nines, Mafia style, members enjoyed dinner at Fabio’s and boy oh boy, so many beautiful cars and people in one spot can’t be anything except true love! Hermanuspietersfontein Wines gave the best dressed couple a very special selection of their wine. And then, the reviews, “Second time just as good!”, “Fab Fabio’s” , “Italian hospitality with flavour!”. Grazie Amici!! It is always a pleasure. We hope we return the love with food made with pure Italian love from Mama’s recipes, warm Italian hospitality and consistently outstanding service. Ciao R a... read more

Grazie Amici! Thanks for the reviews!!

Some recent reviews on Tripadvisor. Grazi Amici!!! It is always a pleasure. We hope we return the love with food made with pure Italian love from Mama’s recipes, warm Italian hospitality and consistently outstanding service. Popchips Sandton “Second time just as good!” Reviewed 30 September 2015 Back in Hermanus for an annual vacation and returned to Fabio’s as it was really good the first time round. Not disappointed. Great gnocchi (tre colore) – particularly great pesto and bolognaise. Service and attention is spot on. Will return on our next vacation for sure. Denise H, Blouberg “Fab Fabio’s” Reviewed 27 September 2015 Fabio’s is as popular as ever, still serving up the most delicious Italian fare at very reasonable prices. We were lucky to get the last table on a weekend night and so glad we did as the food (beef lasagne, Four Seasons pizza and cassata ice cream) was simply yummy. The evening was superb… Dionfabe, Cape Town, South Africa “Great service and food” Reviewed 22 September 2015 Raphaelle, the waiter, made us feel right at home when we entered the restaurant. The meal was very tasty and just what we needed after arriving in Hermanus. Real value for money. We highly recommend Fabio’s. Pete F “GREAT FOOD” Reviewed 17 September 2015 If you want to eat extremely good Italian food at one of the best restaurants in Hermanus then this is the place for you. The ambiance,service and especially the food is second to none, and you do not pay through the nose for it. EXCELLENT Kilese, Paris, France “Delicious Italian food” Reviewed 16 August 2015 We had... read more

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