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Gero Ipanema

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Rua Anibal de Mendonca 157, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-050, Brazil
+55 21 2239 8158
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12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:30
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We had been wanting to have a meal at Gero Ipanema for a long time, but never seemed to find the opportunity to do it. We had been to Gero at Shopping Leblon and were not very happy about it. Last Sunday we finally had lunch at Gero Ipanema. What a great meal!! Everything was excellent (the pasta, the fish... More 

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Thank solpdf
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking your time to write about your experience at Gero Ipanema Restaurant. Your words are as scrumptious to hear as it is our gastronomy! I will pass along your comments to our staff and everyone will be thrilled to know all your kind words about your experience with us. I hope to welcome... More 

Ithaca, New York
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486 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The exterior is dark and low-key but the restaurant obviously has a reputation -- it was chosen by local members of our party and I heard it being recommended to a guest by the concierge at my hotel. It proved to be an excellent choice for our party of 17 people. They created a dumbbell shaped arrangement to seat all... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking your time to write about your experience at Gero Ipanema Restaurant. Your words are as scrumptious to hear as it is our gastronomy! I will pass along your comments to our staff and everyone will be thrilled to know all your kind words about your experience with us. I hope to welcome... More 

Matthews, North Carolina
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Loved each course especially the octopus over black rice! Comfortable, open and elegant setting. Clean and beautiful presentation as well

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southport ct
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were in Rio for the Olympics and our tour guide randomly pointed out Gero and said it was a very good Italian restaurant, so we went there for lunch the next day. It was fabulous. Beautiful interior, attentive service and great variety of choices on a price-fixed menu. Every course was delicious and perfectly prepared. The reviewers here who... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Joyce, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant Gero Ipanema. I am so happy for your kind words, my team and I felt so glad for your price comparison with NYC, this is a truth and it is a hard work for us to keep this nice perception of value per price paid.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My wife and I hated this place. It was easily one of the worst restaurants we have ever had the misfortune of going to. We are stunned and somewhat concerned that Gero gets such rave reviews on Tripadvisor. These guys are way below standard on every front, and they seriously need to get over themselves. We reserved a table at... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant Gero Ipanema. I feel really sorry about all your words, definitely this is not level of service we aim to provide regarding the quality of food and the warm welcoming so present in our culture. My sincere apologies for all the mentioned negative aspects. I hope to have... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

It is a nice choice for dinner. Trendy atmosphere, variety of dishes and good wine list. The service is good and the indoor decoration is interesting and not usual.

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Carlsbad, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Very attractive restaurant both inside and outside. Unfortunately we were disappointed in our dinners. The ravioli was average and my pasta with ragu was swimming in "beef gravy" The restaurant was packed, so we are obviously in the minority. Also we were not warmly received even though we had a reservation.

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant Gero Ipanema. We are sorry we did not achieve the level of service we aim to provide regarding the quality of food and the warm welcoming so present in our culture. We sincerely hope to have another opportunity to better serve you in your next visit to Rio... More 

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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

We open the restaurant in a cloudy and raining day at noon. The staff is extremely gentle and the food awesome as usual. Every time I come to rio I have a moment in this restaurant. Gero opened in 2013 and the quality of food and services have not change. It is a relaxing atmosphere and very good Italian food... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jose, We appreciate your feedback about the restaurant Gero Ipanema as it is extremely important to us. Thank you for the compliments regarding our service and food. We are also pleased to welcome you again whenever you come back to Rio de Janeiro. It will be a pleasure to serve you even better in your next visit. Sincerely,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, ambience had an air of business rather than romantic or fun. Staff were hard working and attentive. Very little English spoken. Generally a little stuffy. Very expensive but no more than top prices in London, Paris, NY. Don't dress up, might be chic but casual.

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Noel, Thank you for writing a review about our restaurant. We are pleased to know you had enjoyed our food and service. Please be sure that all your comments are taken into consideration for improvements and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Alves Manager... More 

Rio de Janeiro
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I love this place I consider it the best restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. The place is cozy, elegant and it is perfect for a couple dinner. It has a good wine list and the food is really good. However it is really overpriced. Although the food is really tasted and well served the high prices are not justified at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 29
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Anibal de Mendonca 157, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-050, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2239 8158
Description
The first "Carioca" version of Gero opened in 2002 and follows in the successful footsteps of its sister restaurant in São Paulo. Awarded top prizes in the city's main culinary and news magazines, the menu is based on Italian recipes passed down through generations, such as baked lamb with potatoes and small artichokes and ravioli stuffed with veal and mushroom sauce. Designed by Aurelio Martinez Flores, Gero Rio brings the same minimalistic and laid-back ambience to Rio de Janeiro. In a few months, the restaurant became a staple in the city nightlife scene, a mecca for the town's many musicians, artists and personalities.

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Ipanema
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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