San Carlo Fumo turns seven

Birthday celebrations for Birmingham restaurant chain.

Award-winning Italian restaurant and bar Fumo is celebrating its seventh birthday this month.

Part of the independent, San Carlo Group, the chic all-day dining cicchetti restaurant and cocktail bar in Waterloo Street, Birmingham was the first venue to open under the Fumo brand and, following its outstanding success, the company now operates four San Carlo Fumos across the UK.

San Carlo Group was founded by Carlo Distefano in Birmingham in 1992 with the opening of San Carlo on Temple Street. The renowned family business expanded Fumo to Manchester in December 2014, launched Fumo St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden in September 2016 and a second Fumo landed in Birmingham in October 2017 on Level 4 of Selfridges, Bullring.

Carlo Distefano, Chairman of San Carlo Group said: “Fumo was a new concept and created a real buzz of excitement on the Birmingham social scene. We’re delighted to be marking another successful year in the city – one with strong competition from a wealth of superb restaurants and bars. Thanks to all our customers for their on-going loyalty and support.”

San Carlo Group’s expansion continues with the opening of a Champagne bar – a celebration of Italian craft, luxury and beauty, with a sense of elegance and softness – in Selfridges, Trafford Centre Manchester scheduled for Summer.