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1104 Epitacio Pessoa Av. | Lagoa Nao Santo Cristo, Como Consta Na Pagina, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:00
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been there several times in the last few years and they manage to keep up with the good work and quality. They offer a varied food and wine menus. You may have a nice view of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.

Thank LordBY
Rio De Janeiro
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff, amazing wine list, with great affordable wines! Excellent italian comfort cuisine. With a special View to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas. Very romantic...😉

Thank Wildcatbr
Paris, France
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Much better than their higher-end sister restaurant (Anna). You can at least see what you are eating! Again the service is not what one would expect, serious lack of training. Quite a handful of waiters, but not very professional...When we ordered (we had pre-dinner drinks) I specifically asked for the glasses of wine to be brought with the food. Of... More 

Thank Luluquinha
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We had googled his restaurant as we fancied Italian and the food did not disappoint. However the meal was ruined at the end. We had bread and oil put in front of us at the start of the meal, traditionally free. This was on the bill at the end as 30 reals. The waiter was shaking his head when we... More 

2 Thank Nathan L
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

One of the best places to eat delicious Italian food. The excellent service and the view of the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon contribute to making your meal quite unforgettable. The fact that the restaurant doesn't accept payments through credit cards can be quite frustrating, especially for those who don't carry cash or cheques. Otherwise, everything in this restaurant is first-rate.... More 

Thank mercypertsew
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Number one: this restaurant, like others from the same owner, does not accept credit card. Number two, the price is better than similar restaurants and the wine is more affordable. The staff is very friendly. The restaurant looks like a tipical italian restaurant. Dont expectativa anything modern or avant garde. But the food... The food is excellent!

1 Thank Gustavo K
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Well this Italian Restaurant serves great pastas and wines. The enviroment is chill , the music also. The location is also very good cause you have the Lagoa in front of the avenue so its easy to take a walk after dinner.

Thank CarloFcoCabrera
Bergen, Norway
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We ordered a variety of dishes and all reports were excellent - the food, service and ambiance. This is the preferred restaurant of our hosts and the best we visited during our stay in Rio.

Thank Joan N
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Attention: this restaurant takes cash only!! They do not accept any credit card, so be ready! This is one of my favorite Italian places in Rio. The food is fantastic, anything in the menu is good, the wine is expensive but with a lot of possibilities. You may have a nice view of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas if you get... More 

Thank Claudio G
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Arrived to a heavily unpleasant paint odor. Ordered the house specialty, namely home made pasta with baby aubergine and tomato sauce. To my surprise the aubergine, instead of stewed and mixed into the sauce, was thinly sliced, baked and laid out over the pasta which sauce had dried up in the pasta. Quite expensive. A big disappointment.

3 Thank Monteco

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 01:00
18:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1104 Epitacio Pessoa Av. | Lagoa Nao Santo Cristo, Como Consta Na Pagina, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55(21)3813-2622

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Staying in Ipanema

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Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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