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La Nonna di Lucca

La Nonna di Lucca (Rua Gaivota 687, Moema, São Paulo) – this is one of the city’s most popular Italian restaurants, located in the upscale Moema district. The décor is intimate and cozy, especially during winter. The main event on the menu is the spaghetti al formaggio, tossed at the table inside a massive wheel […]

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Era Uma Vez um Chalézinho

Era Uma Vez um Chalézinho (Rua Itapimirum 11, Morumbi, São Paulo) – in Portuguese, the name of this charming place is “Once Upon a Time in a Little Chalet”. As the name suggests, this is a Swiss-inspired restaurant. With an interior designed to look like a quaint Swiss chalet, it’s a cheaper alternative to a […]

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Spot

Spot (Alameda Ministro Rocha Azevedo 72, Bela Vista, São Paulo) — this trendy restaurant, only one block from Paulista Avenue, is always filled with actors, models, and other celebrities, making a table there one of the hottest tickets in town. While the ambience and design are certainly Spot’s main selling points, the food is more […]

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Lagoon

Lagoon (Av. Borges de Medeiros 1424, Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro) – this unique dining spot occupies an area of 20,000 square meters and features a gastronomic center with four restaurants located in the veranda which unveils a view to the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon: Quadrifóglio, Giuseppe Grill Mar, Pax Delícia and Mauá. The San Remo […]

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Kaà

Kaà (Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek 279, Vila Olimpia, São Paulo) – designed by a prominent local architect, this restaurant is ideal for diners in search of atmosphere. Kaà is a magnificent example of beautiful use of space. A surprising, lush, open-air atmosphere awaits behind a windowless white stucco facade. The main restaurant is a narrow […]

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D.O.M.

D.O.M. (549 Rua Barão de Capanema, Jardins, São Paulo) – since São Paulo is Brazil’s answer to New York, it’s no surprise that this metropolis would have its own version of the Four Seasons restaurant in Manhattan for the VIP set. D.O.M. has been ranked sixth in S. Pellegrino’s list of The World’s 50 Best […]

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Devassa

Devassa (Av. das Américas 7777, Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro) – for visitors curious about experiencing a traditional Brazilian pub, this place is a good start. Devassa Cervejaria (beer hall) is one such place, where the variety of small plates and cold, Devassa beer are enough to sustain a night on the town. From […]

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Consulado Mineiro

Consulado Mineiro (Praça Benedito Calixto 74, Pinheiros, São Paulo) – this restaurant, likely influenced by dishes from Minas Gerais state (located to the northwest of Rio de Janeiro state) , this is an excellent choice for those who want a taste of homemade Brazilian delicacies. The restaurant serves dishes similar to those that Brazil’s miners […]

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Churrascaria Carretão Lido

Churrascaria Carretão Lido (Rua Ronald de Carvalho 55 (Lojas a e B), Praia do Lido, Rio de Janeiro) — first-time visitors to Brazil cannot truly say that they’ve experienced Brazilian culture until they sampled samba, football, and churrascaria-style dining. In the true rodizio style, which features table service from servers carrying skewers of fresh cut […]

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Casa de Feijoada

Casa de Feijoada (Rua Prudente Morais 10B, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro) — for two decades in Ipanema, Casa da Feijoada offers a variety of meats and accompaniments in the meal. Located in a relaxed atmosphere that is the face of the city, and a few meters from Ipanema beach, this restaurant offers this signature dish […]