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SANTO SCENARIUM Bar e Restaurante

Rua do Lavradio, 36, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Centro)
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Ranked #391 of 8,315 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Contemporary, Eclectic, Bar, Bistro
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Centro
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152 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant caught my attention with its decoration with baroque angels and wall paintings. The food is also good and well served. The tables in front closed the package for a great atmosphere.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Located on the touristic and vibrant Rua do Lavradio, Santo Scenarium shares room with several other restaurants. The place itself has an interesting atmosphere combining its antique decor to live music performances, such as a full jazz orchestra. We were in a group of 4 friends and stick with the appetizers, which was a good choice. The food was great... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were treated to a rude way. Food is very expensive and the food is not so good. The owner is not educated enough to work with clients and serve food. keep an eye on your bill, the restaurant usually charge more things without being consumed. Always check how many beers you drank. i Never will come back in this... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Crowd great. Line up sucks.. Service SUCKS!!!!!!!! Do not go there if you want to have a peacefull night

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Rome, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The setting,in Rua do Lavradio,is very charming and nice - a small closed paved road with small painted houses and the typical antique stores, with many bars and restaurants with their small wooden chairs and table, music coming from the insides of every one of them and, just to stay there in serenity,an enormous bouncer that prevent anyone from disturbing... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I came here after reading the recommedations in TripAdvisor. Actually, it was quite disappointing. I hope it was just a bad day. We waited for our dishes more than 30 minutes. When it came at last, we got the first dish (carpaccio) with the main course, although we asked explicitly to get it first. The food was quite cold and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We happen to walk pass this place and decided to have lunch there. Food was very good and the service was good too. Should be a good place for dinner too.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We really enjoyed our dinner at Santo Scenarium. The restaurant has amazing decor and we made a trip through the entire place to see all of it; and the dinner we had, off the snack menu - was excellent - the manager, Dayvid Bastos, was very helpful to us and advised us to share dishes since they are large -... More

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tel aviv
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

People confused it with the samba club next door. This is a restaurant with an awful food. All the dishes we had were not eatable. If you want to go to the samba club eat first in another place, because on this area you'll find only tourist traps.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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40 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Patio with both sun and shade. Great for people viewing during the weekend open-air market. Menu of Chef specials seemed a bit pricey and remainder of menu seemed identical to other restaurants along this street. The Xingu Black Beer on draught was a nice find.

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