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Rascal Leblon

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Ave Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22430-060, Brazil
(21) 2259-6437
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Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian buffet!

This is a nice buffet style Italian restaurant in the Shopping Leblon Mall. They have a good variety of fresh salad bar and cold items as well as many traditional hot Italian items. Lots of roasted garlic too!! They are known for their "popetone" which I may have spelled wrong but it looks like a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
DallasRdWarrior
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Dallas, Texas
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St. Louis
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Rascal in São Paulo a few times. This was my first visit to this one in Shopping Leblon. The space was very congested, not enough to move about freely while taking your food. The pizza on the buffet was cold, and the pasta options were also not many. Wait was very long, and price a bit high.... More 

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Thank Leenro
Miami, Florida, USA
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Buffet style, great variety, all fresh and of the highest quality. Would eat there every day. Food is prepared to perfection as is the service. All flawless.

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Thank montecobre
Miami, Florida
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316 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

It is not my first time in Rascal. Whenever I go there I feel terrible afterwards. This time although I was very attentive with what I ate it was no different. Keep away from this restaurant.

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Thank Alejandro Z
Dallas, Texas
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301 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice buffet style Italian restaurant in the Shopping Leblon Mall. They have a good variety of fresh salad bar and cold items as well as many traditional hot Italian items. Lots of roasted garlic too!! They are known for their "popetone" which I may have spelled wrong but it looks like a hamburger shaped meat loaf that's... More 

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Thank DallasRdWarrior
London
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent fresh food The buffet is very varied and is reasonably priced Included in the buffet is pasta bar where you choose at the counter the pasta you want and the sauce - very good !

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Thank Luna2000uk
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We go regularly to this restaurant and the food is good, the menu changes a little bit with certain frequency but most of the time is the same, regardless the quality of food and the service is good. Note that you have the option to take the buffet and also ask for a meat from the Menu for just few... More 

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Thank alexander c
brighton
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I used to like Rascal. The quality and the variety of the buffet was always good. Not yesterday. Clearly the choice of what was on offer on the buffet was very limited: no beef tartare ,no vitello tonnato, no goat cheese (three of my favorite choices of the past) and most distressing you cannot order a pizza anymore as a... More 

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Thank homecooking
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

The best pizza in rio :) We go every Sunday Nice atmosphere Very clean Good attention of waiter Felipe :) Will come back :) again

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Thank Zarina4ka
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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186 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

The pizza was tasty, the service was friendly. The rest: awful. My grilled chicken breast which took 40 minutes to come, arrived cremated and inedible and it cost 66 reals (that is 30 USD!!). My friend had some buffet items: Codfish lasagna inedible, the codfish was unchewable and strawy. Poor to very average food, and costly. Not going there again,... More 

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Thank princessofvisconde
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is our second time eating at Rascal Liblon, we went Saturday and you have to get a number and to wait ,but don’t wary about that because you will eat pizza served by them and you can get your drink from the bar (pizza not include in the bill). I suggest you try everything. Everything is good I just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ave Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22430-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leblon
  • Neighborhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: (21) 2259-6437

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Leblon

Neighborhood Profile
Leblon
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.