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Italian, Contemporary
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Avenida Armando Lombardi 111 - Terraco 633, Loja | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(21) 2491-4288
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87 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The square is kind of hidden - use your GPS -, the food is great, the service is very nice. Good romantic place, for both lunch or dinner.

Thank Luiz P
Miami, Florida
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765 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I came here to have lunch. The food is very good, but not excellent like it used to better. So although still good I notice that the restaurant has lost some of its glamour.

Thank Alejandro Z
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

This italian style restaurant is not exactly affordable, but well worth a visit. Their pasta is very enticing and their stakes are tempting. Of you are in Rio, in this neighborhood you might take the risk and give this restaurant a try.

Thank RKSR59
Brighton, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2015

I'd like to start saying that the service is still quite good, the waiters are extremely friendly and professional, and the atmosphere is pleasant. My dish and my friend's were not to the high standards that I am used to having when I eat there. It is a restaurant where lots of 'cool' locals and some celebrities go, so I... More 

Thank Chakal01
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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93 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

After over 3 years, decided to go back with family to celebrate "pre-fathers day" dinner. What a disappointment!!!! From the entree which was supposed to be white pizza with rosemary and parmesan cheese and had ABSOLUTELY NO rosemary whatsoever to the main dishes which were tasteless, and were served in uncoordinated service, which forced some of the people in my... More 

Thank AnaLuiza64
Austin, Texas
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90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2013

If you manage to find the entrance to Borsalino you will be rewarded with a fantastic dinner and evening out in Barra. Service is efficient and attentive every time I have come here and the food is consistently excellent. Dishes are large so don't over order (if you can agree on a main then most couples can easily split their... More 

Thank Stoaks
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2012

The food is excellent and the enviroment as well. It is a fine italian food place where seafood is a must try. You should avoid Friday and saturday nights since when to get a table is a tough task. Remember if you ask for a reservation they will wait for you a max of 15 minutes over the time you... More 

Thank dickmorley
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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94 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2012

The restaurant is a hidden secret, not easy to find, definitely a nice surprise. It has this very cozy ambience and at the same time sophisticated without being too pretentious. The food was very good; I had a delicious salad, well presented, a focacia and Risotto. Unfortunately the Risotto portion was too big, and spoiled the presentation. The wine list... More 

Thank ApiciusHotelier
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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383 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2012

The costela de cordeiro is a must. The price of the wines are honest, and the service is first class. Ask for the mozzarella as an entree, drink a good wine and try the Costela.

Thank darwinsail

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Contemporary
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Armando Lombardi 111 - Terraco 633, Loja | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: (21) 2491-4288

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