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La Trattoria

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Rua Fernando Mendes 7A, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-030, Brazil
(21) 2255-3319
11:30 - 00:00
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London, UK
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here a couple of times while staying at the Windsor Excelsior hotel over the road. Hearty Italian food with large portions. We ordered a dish each and could easily have shared. Great breaded prawn starter with tartar sauce and excellent veal escalope. My chicken Milanese came with rice & broccoli, apparently a local thing where they mix the two... More 

Thank Munrox
London, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was over the road from our hotel and given the high risk of crime in the local area was the easiest place to get to even though we were subject to an attempted robbery just crossing the road ! The restaurant seems favoured by locals and the food is solid and tasty italian. On our second visit I... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my friend who is actually Brazilian. We were advised to check it out and expect and unpretentious, affordable delicious eatery and that is exactly what this place is! We ordered a bottle of wine (so cheap i don't even remember the cost but the flavor was amazing). We shared some garlic bread and i ordered the carbonara... More 

Thank Diddlove
Waterford, Ireland
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117 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Found this little gem by accident. Having struggled to order decent food (not being able to speak Portuguese!), they had an English menu and a helpful waiter. We arrived early (around 7pm) and got a table without booking. Didn't realise how busy they get! By 9pm, all the locals were arriving and the small restaurant was buzzing. Apparently we were... More 

Thank TravelbugCF
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

First time visiting this restaurant having found online. Was very impressed with food and service. We are both English speakers and have found it challenging in Brazil when it comes to ordering food. However the restaurant provided us with an English menu without having to ask (think it was the English tan of red and white that gave it away).... More 

Thank andy b
Nottingham, England
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200 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Whilst viewing the menu from outside, one of the locals said it was very good as they went inside. It was fairly busy (usually a good sign) and we both had a pasta dish which we enjoyed. We had a glass of wine each as it was only early evening and the bill came to 117 Reals with tip, a... More 

Thank betterthanwork
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Restaurante italiano tradicional, simples, atendimento impecável, preço justo. Best Italian pasta in Rio, traditional, very good food and service for a good price.

Thank HelderAmaral
Laguna Beach
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This is a good Italian Restaurant just across the street from Copacabana beach. You will find both locals and tourists here, menu in English with everything from sallad, pasta, meat etc. Prices are a little bit on the high side because of its location I guess. Well worth a visit.

Thank christhinar2015
Sao Paulo, SP
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

we were in five and we all had simple but very tasty food. We had both Italian dishes (Lasagna and Penne) and international dishes as fried squids and shrimps. All dishes with very good taste and sizes at an honest price. I do not recommend desserts as we had a very poor, industrialized, Tiramisu.

Thank gian6265
Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It was raining and we had just arrived hungry in Rio, people line up for this place so maybe we just ordered wrong food. I had greasy pasta although the shrimp was good, my husband had gnocchi but it tasted like flavorless dough balls with chicken. I hear the pizza is good but I still would not go back

Thank kjyoung49

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Fernando Mendes 7A, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-030, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighbourhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: (21) 2255-3319

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighbourhood Profile
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.
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