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Trattoria Don Francesco

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Olinda
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Rua Prudente de Morais 358, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3429-3852
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Sat 18:30 - 00:00
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This trattoria is currently overrated. The food was all right, but nothing to rave about and certainly not very Italian in anything other than name. They serve some not very good pasta with either a tomato or a bolognese sauce with (not before) your meat or main course. In fairness the meat was well cooked, but that is as far... More 

Thank Hulot101
Cologne, Germany
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The location is nice. The outside area was quite lovely. The waiter ony spole portugese but they had a menu in english. The food was quite expensive for brazil. The noodles i orderen were way to salty but when i complained the waiter did not understand the problem. There are far better options in olinda then this restaurant

Thank sarahs123321
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The visit was tiresome. Expecting a quick meal here is pointless, it took nearly an hour to the food get to the waitress take my order, and with only 2 waitress for the whole restaurant they are overburdened. Even thought the food was great, really enjoined it all and I highly recommend to visit when the restaurant is empty. DO... More 

Thank ElisaSPG
Toulouse, France
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

After a wait of an hour and a quarter we had to ask for some bread. They had forgotten our order. When it finally arrived the provolone ao forno was adequate but not special. The two tagliatelle dishes were disappointing - especially after the fuss that everything was homemade. I am sure it was but no better than fresh tagliatelle... More 

Thank Peter T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I came here on our last hours in Olinda before flying back to Rio. It was hard to decide what to order as everything sounded so good! The service was fast and pleasant! Mind you, it was a quiet Thursday afternoon with only four people in the restaurant. Also the waitress spoke English. We ordered the tagliatelle... More 

Thank James S
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Lovely cozy little restaurant overlooking Olinda. Great hosts, warm and friendly. After 5 weeks of Brazilian food it was a nice change. Good salads and wonderful pastas.

Thank Texascountess
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90 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2013

I am not a chef, but I would assume when one side of the Lasagne is piping hot and the other side is cold, it might be a sign that is was not be prepared on the spot. I was then told, that they prepare all the Pasta's in the morning and they just heat it up in the oven... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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168 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Tasty, friendly, go there if you can. The pasta is hand made and you can taste the fresh ingredients

Thank ghanbg
Recife, PE
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

A wonderful restaurant in Olinda. It´s perfekt to have a table on the terrace and aprecciate a beautiful view from Olinda. The food was delicious and the service very kind and polite, desert was a miracle (Tiramisu) I could ask for another one without weight remorse. The dishes have a perfekt size for one person. I would recomend to try... More 

2 Thank Bru_brasil
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

The pasta is hand made by the owner, they have their own vegetal garden. Delicious!

1 Thank LelaBrazil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Prudente de Morais 358, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: (81) 3429-3852

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