Our Story

Founded in late 2015 by food-obsessed couple Choti & Debby Leenutaphong (Vesper, La Dotta & 80/20) and Chef Partner Nelson Amorim, il Fumo has come a long way from its beginning.   First started as contemporary Italian grill with emphasis on using unique high-quality products from Europe, we were the first to bring to Thailand Chianina and Rubia Gallega beefs from Italy and Spain respectively.  Since then, we have established ourselves as one of Bangkok's top fine dining restaurants and also garnered a couple of awards in the process including L'Assiette MICHELIN in Thailand's MICHELIN Guide 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021,
BK Magazine's TOP TABLES 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 and Thailand Tatler's Best Restaurants 2016, 2017 & 2018

(of which we are voted as no. 9 best restaurant in Thailand in 2018).  

These achievements are attributed largely to our Portuguese-born chef, Nelson Amorim.  We are impressed by his cooking prowess, so much so that since late last year, we have gradually embraced his personal brand of new Portuguese gastronomy.  Nelson aims to bring the new taste of his country into his creations at il Fumo.  What remains, though, is our house's continued obsession with artisanal produce and respect for seasonality.  


il Fumo is located in a two-story house, originally built in the early 20th century by the descendants of King Rama IV.  We feature a comfortable main dining room, a cocktail bar as well as a terrace area where our guests can escape from the hustling and bustling of Bangkok downtown.  In addition, il Fumo offers the cosiness of two private rooms, for up to 16 guests.  

Welcome to our home...