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Rio Grande

$$ - $$$
Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
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Via del Cavallaccio | presso UCI Cinemas, 50142, Florence, Italy
+39 055 733 0179
19:00 - 00:30
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Fri 19:00 - 03:30
Sat 19:00 - 02:30
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93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Very authentic Brazilian food. Not in downtown Florence but worth the trip if you're in the mood for some none Italian treats. There are two options when you sit down. You go up to the buffet and serve yourself, they still have a cook serving you the meats though or you can sit at your table and you choose the... More 

Thank Nathaly S
Florence, Italy
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202 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Gone there for a dinner with friends at fixed menu - fixed price. The environment is open and a little bit noisy, do not go there if you are looking for a quiet environment. Dinner is typical brazilian, with guys serving you different kinds of skew meat, until you stop them. Food is appealing, quality pretty good. Good ratio price... More 

Thank Paolo P
AlbertoRioGrande, Direttore at Rio Grande, responded to this review

Dear Paolo P thank you for your review that sounds good for contents but it is a little skimpy for the final star evaluation, 3 on 5, are you agree?? Indeed you write "Food is appealing, quality pretty good. Good ratio price to quality." and, so, we are willing you to come again to Rio Grande in order to get... More 

Florence, Italy
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Went out to this restaurant the other night with family for a change from Italian cuisine. In general, it was quite good. All the meat is cooked fresh on a huge barbecue with various types which were quite good although I felt beef was over-cooked. There was a vast buffet of salads and vegetables. You can either go for the... More 

Thank frittella68
below the snow line, unfortunately
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stay in the wildly overpriced Hilton hotel around the corner, just so we can eat at this restaurant whenever we drive through Italy. It is set up in the car park of a rather naff shopping center, but don't let that put you off, the food is amazing! Have a couple of drinks at the bar first and soak... More 

Thank youspurs1
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

The meats were hit and miss, at times over cooked and dry. Being from Texas and in Florence during summer the Italians like meat just as Texas Medium Rare to keep the tenderness. The salad bar is very tasty with lots of cold/hot side eats. It's no Texas DeBrazil but worth it if looking for a all you can eat... More 

1 Thank ProsperReviews
Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Very good food. You may purchase the full buffet for $27 per person, or fill your plate once and pay by weight. We chose to pay by weight since we don't really eat that much. Saved almost $20 that way!

1 Thank LeialohaG
Moscow, Russia
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166 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

This churrasqueria is the only decent restaurant close to Hilton Metropole Florence hotel, and a great solution for hungry tourists. The place opens at 7.30 pm, like most eating-out establishments in Italy. They have 2 options: 1) 25 eur for unlimited rodizio with buffet (they bring diffirent types of grilled meat to the table) 2) you pick what you want... More 

2 Thank OlgaMinchina
Cairo, Egypt
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86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We were at the Hilton Florence Metropole, 2nd day we were looking for a restaurant in the neighborhood, the area is very quite, mostly residential. Next to the hotel what they call it a Shopping Center, we had no choice but to venture it out, there was nothing except Cinema, Pizza place, few closed store because of the new year,... More 

1 Thank SetiTheFirst
Milan, Italy
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214 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This restaurant is positioned in the shopping centre/cinema, close to the Hilton hotel where I staye, far away from the city centre. If you stay there, don´t like hotel restaurants and don´t want to move to the centre, this is an ideal choice for you. You will nearly enter Brazil even though you will be in the shopping centre or... More 

1 Thank Michal B
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

Right outside the shopping centre, a bbq buffet. At 28e a kilo you would have to go some to eat that, I stuck to the salad & breads, really nice. Husband is about to tackle the bbq, will let u know how that goes, steaks are the size of the plate!!!!!!!!

1 Thank allisonapeters

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$45
Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:30
19:00 - 00:30
19:00 - 00:30
19:00 - 00:30
19:00 - 00:30
19:00 - 03:30
19:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Cavallaccio | presso UCI Cinemas, 50142, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
  • Phone Number: +39 055 733 0179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?