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Rio 40

St-Clair west, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Little Italy)
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Ranked #618 of 6,590 restaurants in Toronto
Neighborhood: Little Italy
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Neighborhood: Little Italy
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88% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Victoria, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My partner and I stopped in here for lunch one afternoon and were seated close to the large television so we could watch the world cup. Our server seemed surprised when we ordered an appetiser with our dishes and brought over our drinks and complimentary bread in a timely fashion. The bread was very stale and the butter was hot... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

- They don't serve authentic brazilian food - They put us to sit in the sun, when we asked to change tables they gave us an angry look and said "changing seats is not allowed". After a lot of argument, I said "Either I sit in one of those tables or I am leaving. If you can eat with 36C... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We went there by chance and we were pleasantly surprised. The Picanha beef was very good, the rice and beans were very tasty. The service was reasonably quick (we got there Friday around 6PM), and we did not wait long to order and get our food. We know Brazilian food (somos brasileiros) and the Picanha was as close as you... More

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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Simple, unpretentious Brazilian restaurant. The Picanha was amazing and portion huge. No complaints about the food whatsoever. My companions enjoyed their meal as well. The four stars are for the food. Not crazy about the service, a bit amateurish. We were promised one table inside, and then it was given to someone else. So we requested to sit outside, but... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I visited many times this Brazilian restaurant, just because is located close to my place. The food is not the best, and the service is terrible. I am not sure the reason why they make customers wait so long to take orders (if is lack of training or...). Sometimes they are really short of employees and it makes people wait... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

It's our 2nd time at this restaurant, the 1st one was 2 years ago. We searched for other Brazilian restaurants in Toronto, but it seem like tey all closed down; there's a reason why Rio 40 is still in business: their food is delicious, very tasty, good size portions, very extensive menu and price is very afordable.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

Visited this restaurant for lunch on a beautiful sunny Sunday. Servers were so friendly and explained the menu very well. Our waitress recommended the picanha which was very tender and delicious, seems that it was probably their most popular dish as we noticed various people eating it. Served with the picanha was white rice with black beans and fries. It... More

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Toronto, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

If you are craving Brazilian Food, this is the place to go. It's inexpensive, staff is friendly and menu has a lot of options.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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99 reviews 99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

The picanha is wonderful and parmegiana beef too!!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

If you are looking for a nice Brazilian meal with a resonable price.. this is the place. My familiy and i absolutly love this place. and i find it that the food here and very similar to Brazilian food in Brazil, if not better. Picanha is the best Brazilian meat you can find. comes with meat, fries, rice, beans, greens,... More

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