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Anna

Av. Epitacio Pessoa, 21 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-090, Brazil
(21) 2529-2142
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Ranked #269 of 8,536 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
LONDON (UK)
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The food was very tasty and service was great, if a bit formal. We said no to the optional couvert that looked a bit boring (bread and aubergine pate) and had starters instead- both octopus and smoked duck were delicious, as were the mains and desserts.

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Santa Monica, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We all decided to have the pasta, it's homemade and really good. Perfect Italian Restaurant in Rio. This is a locals restaurant, and we were taken here by some locals. I love the decor, lots of wood and bricks. One warning, they do not take credit cards, bring cash!

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são paulo, SP, Brasil
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

excellent 'ambiente', fantastic seafood [try the cherne], good wine list, but you have to be aware that they do not accept credit card, only cash.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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416 reviews 416 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

At the end of Ipanema (Rua Epitácio Pessoa, 214 - Tel. 2529-2142), facing the Gardens of Allah, you'll find Anna, a real jewel among Italian restaurants in Rio. The Aleixo Family runs, as far as I know, four restaurants in Rio: Fiorino, Artigiano, Pomodorino and, now, Anna, named after Anna Aleixo, the clan's matriarch. All of them, excellent. But Anna... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

Second time in the restaurant with similar outcome. As you walk in the place expectations are high. Nice and quiet place with very appropriate decor. Breadat the table is excelent. Food itself is way below the expectations. It is not a good representation on how good italian food can be.

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sao paulo - brasil
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Doesnt accept credit cards, only checks or money. Decoration beautiful,wine list , many options of wines. Food very good specially the pastas. Service nice and polite.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

A most attractive restaurant that offers quite a selection of very tasty and well presented dishes. Although it looks like an expensive place, we found the prices to be very reasonable - possibly because the protions are not as huge as in most of the other Rio eateries. It was so good that we went back a second time and... More

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Brazil
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The first time was enchanting, the second a letdown. To celebrate my wife's birthday, we went back to Anna, only to be disappointed by the experience. We both ordered robalo/snook that was good, but not ample. The mashed potatoes with bacalhau/cod pieces was a deception because the bits of it were imperceptible to our eyes and taste buds. Also, when... More

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new york city, new york
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Everything about Anna's was first rate. We were greeted in a friendly and warm manner upon entering this wonderful restaurant. Our table awaited us in this quant, charming and elegant restaurant. The quality of the food we ate was the very finest. Dinner at Anna's was by far our most delicious meal in Rio during my one week stay when... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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509 reviews 509 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
617 helpful votes 617 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Located in an attractive house in Ipanema with a beautiful cosy decor, this restaurant is nevertheless disappointing. The food is quite mediocre (although portions are generous). We went for an early dinner on a week night, there were only 3 parties of 2, yet service was slow. Surprisingly for a restaurant of this class, they only take cash or cheques,... More

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