Vibe: Hidden away atop the mini-cooper showroom on Ekamai soi 7; Fuzio is an unconventional venue. This Italian fusion restaurant is non-traditional in every sense of the word; from their formal service, to their decor which feels a bit like an Asian ideal of European chic. The space is designed with crystal chandeliers, exposed hardware in the ceiling, a multitude of tasseled lamp shades; and an unexpected blue, purple, white and silver color palate. Although there is no formal area for alfresco dining, there is a well appointed private dining room with city street views and a designated balcony area with seating for smokers. Fuzio is tailor made for romantic dining, but also ideal for business dinners, special occasion dining, or for groups who want to splurge.
What To Eat: The menu is quite comprehensive and this is where the fusion part of Fuzio becomes apparent. If you're feeling indulgent, treat yourself to the 80gm Pan Seared Foie Gras w/ Glazed Imported Pear & Peach Purée. The foie gras is expertly prepared so that it is caramelized on the outside while still retaining a luscious and quivering pink center. The firm pear adds a nice textural contrast while the sweet peach puree and acidic balsamic vinegar balance it out. For pasta, go for the Homemade Fettuccine w/ Rock Lobster & Cream or the Spaghetti w/ Mud Crab in Garlic, Olive Oil & Chili. The spaghetti with chili and crab is excellent and will appeal to those who enjoy Thai flavor profiles. The fettuccine with lobster is quite nice as is the Risotto w/ Porcini Mushroom & Smoked Ricotta Cheese. In addition to pastas and pizza, Fuzio has an impressive selection of high-grade grass and grain fed signature steaks and you can choose from Australian Black Angus "grain or grass fed" with a marbling of 2-3 or the Australian Blackmore Wagyu with a 9+ marbling score. We recommend the Aged & Grilled Black Angus Rib-eye that is grain fed for 150 Days. It is served juicy and tender with just a touch of salt and pepper so that you can relish each luscious bite. It comes with a tasty mushroom sauce, but honestly the quality of the beef is so nice that it really does not need anything else. For dessert try the Chocolate Molten Cake & Chocolate Gelato. which is a gooey chocoholics delight.
Insider Insights: Fuzio is aesthetically pleasing and manages to evoke a sense of subdued sophistication, yet it lacks the warmth and energy you come to expect from an Italian restaurant. Although the food is quite delicious, the dishes are rather expensive and the venue fails to draw a crowd even on weekends. The staff is very professional, yet at times seem overly stuffy and formal. Fuzio does manage to make up for their lack of energy (and customers) in the main dining room by giving you access to a laid back and "chilled out" terrace that is adjacent to their other more casual restaurant "The Garret Secret Bistro". This space attracts a younger, mostly local crowd in the evenings and weekends and you can enjoy high energy pop music and relax with a few cocktails before or after your meal at Fuzio.