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Dona Irene

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R. Ten. Luis Meireles, 1800 (Bom Retiro), Teresopolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25954-000, Brazil
+55 21 2742-2901
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Russian cuisine at its best!

Go there is you want an amazing russian experience. The food is exceptional and so is the home made vodka, so come with a taxi.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Alexander B
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Beitostolen, Norway
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Beitostolen, Norway
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Go there is you want an amazing russian experience. The food is exceptional and so is the home made vodka, so come with a taxi.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

It does not only provide you with a delicious meal, but a great gastronomic experience. The best homemade vodka. It's worth to take a bottle home! The food is served in courses and prepared with excellence. From starters to dessert, everything is delicious. Great service! The only bad thing is: no cards accepted and reservations are required. PS: try to... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Teresopolis is still behind Itaipava what choice of restaurants concerns. But, there is one restaurant in Teresopolis that beats them all: Dona Irene, a family restaurant of Russian cuisine. The food follows classic Russian receipts, the vodka is at perfect temperature and the ambience is very cozy and inviting to take your time and enjoy. And if you are lucky... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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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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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
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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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Brazil
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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
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315 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 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 

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Additional Information about Dona Irene

Address: R. Ten. Luis Meireles, 1800 (Bom Retiro), Teresopolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25954-000, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 21 2742-2901
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Teresopolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 38 - 38
Cuisine: Russian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: R. Ten. Luis Meireles, 1800 (Bom Retiro), Teresopolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25954-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Teresopolis
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2742-2901

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 38 - 38
  • Cuisine: Russian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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