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Avenida Armando Lombardi 800 | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22640-906, Brazil
Sun - Wed 12:00 - 01:00
Thu 12:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

I ordered a spaghetti carbonara without looking at the menu. When my order arrived, I noticed the pasta was covered in sauce. This "traditional" Italian restaurant utilizes CREAM in their carbonara, a travesty to the classic recipe. Disappointing.

Thank Guilherme B
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Ettore has been around for over 30 years, with excellent service and quality, and everytime I go to Rio, we have at least one dinner there - and it is always excellent! The whole menu is great and some of their creations are unique. Not expensive as some of the high level competition, and since the Olympics you can also... More 

Thank Ronaldo M
Long Beach, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Went there based on the amazing reviews and because I had the cheesecake at the cafe that was very good. Both my husband and I ordered raviolis. Mine with veal, his with lamb in Gorgonzola sauce. First, there was almost no meat in the raviolis. It was basically pasta and sauce. Second, my husband's Gorgonzola sauce tasted like a plain... More 

Thank carlalb
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

When I lived in the Barra decades ago I often went to Ettore for their pasta and sauces, that were among the best available in Rio. I returned yesterday with friends (he a renowned chef). My friend and I both ordered the linguine alle vongole(clams). He promptly recognized that the linguine were not fresh and the vongole were frozen. The... More 

Thank nccarioca
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

It's really a great pleasure for our family to dine at Ettore's Restaurant. The food is always very good and has a really high quality. All waiters are nice and kind. This restaurant is always a great option!

Thank Lylian L
Toronto, Canada
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132 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stumbled upon Ettore by accident, but we were so glad that we did. The service was great even with the language barrier, and the food was amazing. It you find yourself in the area I highly recommend stopping in.

Thank CdnTravelGal79
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Ettore has been here for at more than 30 years, and for a restaurant in Brazil this is a lot. Reasons why: charming place/decor, delicious food, careful service, reasonable prices. Sure bet for excellent Italian food.

Thank Axel C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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120 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

A quiet place allowing guests conversation in a civilized volume. Divine plates, competent waiters, a very correct bill.

Thank BigJoe1955
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

We live close by and enjoy dining here often. The ambient, the service and the quality of the food are excellent, and the prices are beyond reasonable. As an ex-waiter in the US I am very happy to have found a place in Rio that meets my high standards. Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the establishment, it's a... More 

Thank Mike B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Ettore is a very fine place with the real Italian cuisine! Cozy place, with a good cost- benefit price on meals! Worth giving a try! Won't regret!

Thank HerbertA830

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Armando Lombardi 800 | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22640-906, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: 552124963316
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?