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Piantella

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Brazilian, French, International
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202 Sul Bloco A Loja 34 | 202 Sul Bloco A Loja 34, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
556132249408
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 91
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine restaurant, but a bit dated

Very good service, great food, close to Central Bank, etc. The decor is a bit dated (1970s?) and overly-clubby, but I had a great meal with no complaints.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
38Traveller00
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Very good service, great food, close to Central Bank, etc. The decor is a bit dated (1970s?) and overly-clubby, but I had a great meal with no complaints.

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Thank 38Traveller00
Mexico City, Mexico
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best steak I've ever had. Period. The food was amazingly good, not only mine, but all the other people that came with me (6) too. In addition, the service is exceptionally good. The restaurant is SUPER FANCY, most of the politicians in Brasilia eat there... It's expensive, but not super expensive. I mean, the value is really... More 

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Thank Jack F
Brasilia, DF
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are restaurants that have the ability, charm and competence to make you really feel at home; Piantella is like this. The mix of tradition, hospitality and very good food makes me think of this restaurant as a place to go again and again, and again. A superb wine menu, unforgetable dishes like Steak Moscovita, Fetuccini with Large Srimps or... More 

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Thank jorgebarrosneto2010
Brasilia, DF
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175 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is probably the most traditional restaurant in Brasilia, favored by politicians. Service is really good, but the food is not good enough for what they charge. Been there three times, and all of them was disappointed with what they served. It is an ok place for business lunches, because of the good location and all, but that's it.

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Thank Danilo P
Southampton, New York
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

This was recommended as a traditional place. Yes, we did see a table with politicians but in Brasilia that's quite common. The food was good, the drinks were yummy too, not sure if its worth the high price but in Brazil good food is always overpriced!

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Thank MissyMinns
Brasilia, DF
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Nice food. Be careful with the maitre off the menu suggestions. They are priced above the menu options.

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Thank weblima
Sao Paulo
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142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Apart from always seeing some politician having lunch here, they serve a very pleasant cuisine at Piantella, as they have been doing for years now. Very expensive, but Brazil seems to have lost common sense when it comes to prices... They will get back to real life someday.

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Thank jnha
Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Expensive but worth it! Quite exclusive. Compares to the best restaurants in Europe. Definitely 5 stars!

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Brazil
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Piantella became famous in town because of the usual presence of politicians in there. But that is not the only reason for that fame: food is really good, staff is very kind, formal, educated, gentle, and the environment is very pleasant to stay. They also have a great selection of wine.

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Thank SuelyBrazil
BRASILIA
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272 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Piantella has been around forever. It is a favourite watering hole for politicians, journalists, diplomats etc, especially at lunchtime.The food is good, but in my view not spectacular. The wine list is supposed to be fantastic. Prices are quite high. Frankly, it is more a place for the above-mentioned well-heeled crowd than for tourists staying in Brasilia for a day... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 202 Sul Bloco A Loja 34 | 202 Sul Bloco A Loja 34, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  Federal District (DF)  >  Brasilia
  • Phone Number: 556132249408

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 29
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, French, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am

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