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Gero Ipanema

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Ipanema
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Rua Anibal de Mendonca, 157, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-050, Brazil
+55 21 2239 8158
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12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Description: The first "Carioca" version of Gero opened in 2002 and follows in...
The first "Carioca" version of Gero opened in 2002 and follows in the successful footsteps of its sister restaurant in São Paulo. Awarded top prizes in the city's main culinary and news magazines, the menu is based on Italian recipes passed down through generations, such as baked lamb with potatoes and small artichokes and ravioli stuffed with veal and mushroom sauce. Designed by Aurelio Martinez Flores, Gero Rio brings the same minimalistic and laid-back ambience to Rio de Janeiro. In a few months, the restaurant became a staple in the city nightlife scene, a mecca for the town's many musicians, artists and personalities.
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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 72
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very decent Italian in Ipanema

Great neighbourhood in Ipanema. Good design, friendly reception and good, casual buzz. Food was absolutely fine - modern Italian with slight Brazilian touch. Decent value and overall a very good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
TeeJay56
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London, United Kingdom
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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice dinner at this place. This is in the trendiest part of Ipanema. The space is very nice with lots of exposed brick and a modern feel. Food is very good with a preponderance of fish/seafood. It is Italian and has nice service. English is limited but was not a problem. Recommended.

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Thank brownbody1
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rarely had such a nice risotto, almost never outside of Italy. Great Service, nice menu, great dishes, good wine list etc.. Still priced on the edge of being to much.. But If you want to spoil yourself with a lovely risotto you should go !

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Thank HZ2
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Gero Ipanema Restaurant. I will pass along your comments to all of our staff and everyone will be thrilled to know that you have enjoyed the quality of our service, wine list and menu, specially the Risotto. We look forward to welcoming you again... More 

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great neighbourhood in Ipanema. Good design, friendly reception and good, casual buzz. Food was absolutely fine - modern Italian with slight Brazilian touch. Decent value and overall a very good experience.

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Thank TeeJay56
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Gero is extremely classy and has a New York vibe to it. Service is exceptional. Ambience was good. Restaurant is beautiful. Food was lovely. Note that if you don't want the bread, decline it as you get charged for it. Would recommend the grilled octopus as a starter. Our pastas were nice not amazing. Overall lovely experience.

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Thank KSC285
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant Gero Ipanema. We are thrilled to know you had enjoyed our food, ambient and service. Our target it is to be amazing, therefore, your comment regarding the pasta will be handled by the Chef. It is our hope that you give us the opportunity to serve... More 

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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I really liked this restaurant. Its a stunning contemporary venue with low lighting and a great ambiance. Food was lovely and staff were fantastic, it just didnt quite hit the mark like some other restaurants in the local vacinity, it was not better than some others we visited where the price was probably around half what Geros Ipanema is where... More 

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Thank Danielle J
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Danielle, We appreciate your feedback about the restaurant Gero Ipanema as it is extremely important to us. Thank you for the compliments regarding our ambiance, food and service. Please be sure that all your comments are taken into consideration and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near... More 

Paris, France
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This is one of the best italiens if not the best I have found in Rio . The pasta is made only when ordered even the ravioli wich is one of their specialties . The Burrata ravioli or the duck ravioli in orange sauce is just so good. The service is seamless and the setting is cosy and elegant. they... More 

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Thank CharlotteW W
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Charlotte, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant Gero Ipanema. We are thrilled to know you had enjoyed our food, wine list and service, especially our ravioli. It is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you even better in the near future. Sincerely, Alves Manager Gero Ipanema More 

New York City, New York
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

It was my first visit to Gero and was pleasantly surprised by how nice the interior is and the food beautiful! I was also happy to see that they had Carmenere from Odfell vineyard in Chile. It was excellent and 2 bottles were enjoyed by 6 people. I will definitely be back.

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Thank Camila120428
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Camila, We appreciate your feedback about the restaurant Gero Ipanema as it is extremely important to us. Thank you for the compliments regarding our ambient and food. We are also pleased to know you have enjoyed that we have the wine “Carmenere from Odfell”. It will be a pleasure to serve you even better in your next visit.... More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Good location, excellent services. Acceptable overpriced wine list. The bread and the entries Are the best. Not impress at all with the food. The carbonara was missing the real taste and the fish with crusted green vegetables was Not the best I ever had. In general is a good expensive restaurant that you can bring someone just to impress. Is... More 

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Thank jose b
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jose, Thank you for writing a review about our restaurant. We are pleased to know you had enjoyed the restaurant’s wine list, bread, entries and service. Please be sure that all your comments about the quality of the food are taken into consideration and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Dinner here last night was a terrible disappointment and astonishingly bad value at $360 for two for something so bad. A (requested) extra small portion of polenta as a starter was good; but a bread and tomato pappo (soup) was no soup at all bread; and lacked subtlety and herbing (but the poached egg with it was perfect); so it... More 

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Thank StephenLock
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant Gero Ipanema. We are sorry we did not achieve the level of service we aim to provide regarding the quality of food, but we are pleased to know you have enjoyed our wine list and the “caipirinha”. We sincerely hope that you will give us another opportunity... More 

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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I went to Gero with my wife to celebrate my birthday. The service is really good with lots of waiters. I expected more from the food. The couvert is not bad but is quite boring. The main dish was interesting a mix of fish with aspargos risotto. The fish wasn’t properly cocked but he risotto was awesome. My wife dish... More 

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Thank Gilberto K
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Gilberto, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant Gero Ipanema. We are sorry we did not achieve the level of service we aim to provide to our clients regarding the quality of food, but we are pleased to know you have enjoyed the service from our staff. We sincerely hope that you will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Anibal de Mendonca, 157, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-050, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2239 8158

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 26
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene

Description

The first "Carioca" version of Gero opened in 2002 and follows in the successful footsteps of its sister restaurant in São Paulo. Awarded top prizes in the city's main culinary and news magazines, the menu is based on Italian recipes passed down through generations, such as baked lamb with potatoes and small artichokes and ravioli stuffed with veal and mushroom sauce. Designed by Aurelio Martinez Flores, Gero Rio brings the same minimalistic and laid-back ambience to Rio de Janeiro. In a few months, the restaurant became a staple in the city nightlife scene, a mecca for the town's many musicians, artists and personalities.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

Questions & Answers

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

Staying in Ipanema

Neighborhood Profile
Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.