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Dona Irene

R. Ten. Luis Meireles, 1800 (Bom Retiro), Teresopolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #1 of 298 restaurants in Teresopolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Russian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Belo Horizonte, MG
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

When I say it's one of the best, believe me. Amazing. We were prepared for a treat and got much more than what we expected! I won't extend too much in the details because, honestly, you should enjoy the surprise. The only way you won't enjoy it is either if you are vegan or if you are one of those... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This family-owned restaurant is a hidden gem on the countryside of Rio de Janeiro. Not surprisingly it won many different awards over the last decades. You will eat like a Tsar. They will offer you a banquet that you will long remember. Everything here is perfect. The food is amazing. The staff is attentive and ready to answer all your... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This russian themed restaurant surprised with the great variety of starters. Very cozy atmosphere with fireplaces. You are under the impression, you enter somebody´s private home. Interesting decoration items all over the walls, even Boris Jelzin and Vladimir Putin are present. The service personell do know the ingredientes of the food items very well and were able to inform with... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The dona IRENE restaurant is simply the best.I have travelled a lot but to find a restaurant like this one is a rarity.The food,the ambiance,the cleaness everything is wonderful.And we could not say it is expensive.You pay,more or less 80 euros/couple and you can eat a lot.It is very rare to find a good russian restaurant but this one is... More

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Teresopolis, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

You should plan to spend at least two hours to enjoy the food, the vodka, the restaurant decoration and the conversation with the couple that run the restaurant. They worked for D. Irene for several years learned everything from this russian lady and offer a delightful experience.

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Harbin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

There is nothing else to add regarding this restaurant, the previous reviews already described everything about this amazing russian banquet. Let me add some photos and advise you "don't loose the opportunity to enjoy the lunch or dinner without similar style at Brazil".

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DonaIrene, Manager at Dona Irene, responded to this review

Dear YuriCapi, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and many thanks for your compliments towards the restaurant, we are happy to hear that your gastronomic experience was a pleasant one. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Natalie Wesson More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

It is not just like going to a restaurant, it is a program itself. This restaurant is a pleasant stop in Teresópolis. You shouldn´t go if you just want food or is in a hurry. The typical russian banquet takes time and effort :). Lots of food, all of it good. You must book in advance (and even choose the... More

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DonaIrene, Manager at Dona Irene, responded to this review

Dear Andre K, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and many thanks for your compliments towards the restaurant, we are happy to hear that your gastronomic experience was a pleasant one. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Natalie Wesson More

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Simply amazing, from the six course banquet to their home made vodca. The owners elevate simple dishes like beef strogonoff and chicken kiev to higher standards. Everything was superb!

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DonaIrene, Manager at Dona Irene, responded to this review

Dear MVZanetti, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and many thanks for your compliments towards the restaurant, we are happy to hear that your gastronomic experience was a pleasant one. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Natalie Wesson More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Fabulous restaurant. Amazing own-brand vodka. The old Russian cuisine experience in beautiful surroundings. The dishes kept on coming - and coming. I'd advise prospective diners to skip breakfast and lunch if you're going for dinner. Not so easy to find, as it's in a mountain resort about 2 hours drive from Rio, but worth the trip. Loved it!

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DonaIrene, Manager at Dona Irene, responded to this review

Dear Angela F, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and many thanks for your compliments towards the restaurant, we are happy to hear that your gastronomic experience was a pleasant one. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Natalie Wesson More

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

The two previous reviews said it all. It is not cheap (90R$ + tax), exclusive (reservation mandatory, unadvertised location, private rooms) informative thanks to the brief history of the family and Russian cuisine. Note there is a "light" version of the unique menu with only 3 (still very well served) courses, for 65R$. Wish I had tested the home made... More

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DonaIrene, Manager at Dona Irene, responded to this review

Dear Denis072, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback and many thanks for your compliments towards the restaurant, we are happy to hear that your gastronomic experience was a pleasant one. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Natalie Wesson More

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