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La Botticella

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Estrada Sorima 347 | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22611-030, Brazil
(21) 2495-9340
20:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:30 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 20:00 - 01:00
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very good restaurant! We had wild boar and duck! It was great! It is a bit hidden but I recommend! We found this place from reading a review on tripadvisor! So thumbs up for the reviewer!

Thank Pedro Montano M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We've been several times to this restaurant as, so far, we found it to be the best Italian in the neighbourhood. Last night was excellent again: linguine alle vongole and gnocchi gorgonzola, both worth the, bit steep, price.

Thank queijinho
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Mr Gianncarlo is a heartbreaker! He still does the rounds while his wife is in the kitchen. I adore everything about this restaurant and hope it stays open forever so i can return in 50 years and still have a wonderfully romantic evening at this beautiful little place.

1 Thank Mary D
Belo Horizonte, MG
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

The whole experience was good and the service should be positively noted, as the waiter was very helpful. The restaurant has a great decor and it is set on a very quiet and agreeable corner of Barra da Tijuca. But, one shouldn't expect that the food served should compare with the rest of the restaurant's features. I've ordered the flagship... More 

Thank GustavoBrug
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2015

As an avid traveler/backpacker, this is my favourite part. I had been backpacking in Rio De Janeiro and was lucky enough to find this beautiful restaurant. Hidden in the middle of a residential neighbourhood in Barra de Tijuca. Start to finish this was a perfect meal. The food was too good for words. The atmosphere was very nice & the... More 

Thank John R
Miami, Florida
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192 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2013

During my 2 years ling in Rio, my husband and I and other couples several went times to this restaurant. The restaurant is accommodated in an old house, so you have the feeing your entering into someone’s home. You eat at the porch, the living room, the dining room but yet you have the feeling you are in a magical... More 

Thank Bett76
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We went with our Brasilian friend to this out of the way, pretty and authentic restaurant, which the taxi driver had difficulty finding, but was worth the trip. The couverts were the best we've ever tasted, big variety, large quantity, fresh, warm and cold and splendid. The menu is very comprehensive and has a quite a few unusual suggestions, including... More 

Thank JojoJacques
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2012

My friend’s mother recommended her friend’s restaurant for a birthday celebration during a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro. I wasn’t sure what to think when it was described as an Italian restaurant, as Rio, like most cities, is cluttered with mediocre Italian restaurants. When we arrived at La Botticella in the pleasant Itanhangá neighborhood I knew we were in... More 

Thank Angiejan76
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2012

This restaurant does not have a great chef, the food is compatible to the standards of food in Rio in the 1980s but there are much better Italian restaurants now, even in the Barra region where this restaurant is located. It did not keep up with the growing culinary standards of Rio in the last decade. The prices are not... More 

1 Thank Prof23
Basel, Switzerland
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Hidden restaurant, outside the crowded city. Really nice. Excellent food. And the owner is a very nice and pleasant Italian. Definitely not touristic. Need to go.

Thank Rickypasi

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 17:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
20:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Estrada Sorima 347 | Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22611-030, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro
  • Phone Number: (21) 2495-9340

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