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Bene da Flauta

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32, Sao Francisco de Assis Street | Center, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
+55 31 3551-1036
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 70
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good, but overpriced

We've been to this restaurant for dinner. The place is amazing, beautiful house and view, just beside Sao Francisco church. it's a great atmosphere, but food could be better. We had a local food (pumpkin with meat) and it was tasty and the portion was large, but we found it overpriced. Especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
alalas
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Sao Paulo
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Sao Paulo
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204 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We've been to this restaurant for dinner. The place is amazing, beautiful house and view, just beside Sao Francisco church. it's a great atmosphere, but food could be better. We had a local food (pumpkin with meat) and it was tasty and the portion was large, but we found it overpriced. Especially the couvert, that wasn't really good (bread was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very impressed by impeccable service and great ambience. Waiter's knowledge of menu and wine list was as good as the top restaurants in São Paulo. Food was good but don't get your expectations up -menu doesn't offer anything that will wow you. We each had steak Madeira which was good. The chocolate dessert was also good and was lighter than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

When in Ouro Preto, go to Bene da Flauta to taste the local "Mineira" food. Get a beautiful view, sitting by the windows to the forest and hils in the back or to the city and hills in the second floor. Try the tropeiro, tutu or torresmo, some examples of the "Comida Mineira" and enjoy the nice ambiance and friendly... More 

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Rio de Janeiro
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96 reviews 96 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Excellent atmosphere, good typical decor, comfortable. Good food and good service. Typical mineira food and also international food Ambience music. I loved to go there

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Boston, MA
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The tables look out onto trees and this beautiful town.The service was formal and professional. We went there twice. The food was well prepared, but not very exciting. The trout with giant capers was very good, as were the beef dishes. The osso buco was both hard and fatty at the same time. But do say yes if they offer... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This place is near the Sao Francisco de Assis church and thus near the city center. It makes a great place for lunch after seeing that side of the city. If you go, go to the top floor. You'll have a nice breeze and can see far over the city. The food for the four of us was good, although... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

A pleasant building and well-situated, Bene da Flauta sits alongside the Sao Francisco church in Ouro Preto's centre. The upper storey has a panoramic view of the surrounding baroque architecture, from modest residences to the spectacle of the Igreja de São Francisco de Assis. It's a light and airy setting. A reasonable Brazilian and international menu - French onion soup,... More 

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Brasilia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Really nice place to eat. Try and get a table on the top floor. It has great views of the city. Good international menu and attentive staff who know how to serve and stay out of the way. Fish was really good and well prepared and cooked. Interesting art on the walls made for pleasant atmosphere. Don't miss out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The view, ambience ,service, location .. and food were great. We did go back the next night 1. because we had enjoyed and 2. yes were tired. almost last days of our two week trip, it was dark, there are cobbled streets. Just didn't have the heart to walk to another spot. But we sat in a different room so... More 

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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We ended up eating here three times, in part because this was one of the few restaurants that was not closed on either Sunday or Monday. We were never disappointed in either the food or the service, and enjoyed it a lot. The restaurant is located in the central area and has great views from some of the tables over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32, Sao Francisco de Assis Street | Center, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Minas Gerais (MG)  >  Ouro Preto
  • Phone Number: +55 31 3551-1036

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 38
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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