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Cantina Roperto

#195 of 34,740 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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Neighborhood:
Bela Vista
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Rua Treze de Maio, 634 - Bela Vista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01327-000, Brazil
+55(11) 3288-2573
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 276
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  • 311
    Very good
  • 102
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  • 36
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun experience and interesting spin on Italian

First off, the food is Italian, but it's not like the Italian food I've had in Italy. Then again, the Italian food I've had in the U.S. is often not like the Italian food in Italy, so I'm not going to criticize it for that. We tried several things including manicotti and some pasta with marinara... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
ProfandMom
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

What can I say?? Cantina Roperto is a place that has not changed for decades. What they do is what they know. Home made pasta like no other. Have any type any way you want. We had goat with a garlic broccoli and potatoes. The star of the meal was the fusili with a red tomato sauce. Don't miss this... More 

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Thank Richard S
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Excelent Italian Food in the heart of the "Bexiga" (Little Italy Neighborhood). The Ravioli, Angneolotti and Lazanha are the best picks in this great place to go in São Paulo.

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Thank flavioc660
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food, but since the old owner has died the service is getting worse which is sad and frustrating. As a person who comes here all the time I recommend pesto sauce, it's the best!

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Thank Chiara S
Chicago, Illinois
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151 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First off, the food is Italian, but it's not like the Italian food I've had in Italy. Then again, the Italian food I've had in the U.S. is often not like the Italian food in Italy, so I'm not going to criticize it for that. We tried several things including manicotti and some pasta with marinara type of sauce and... More 

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Thank ProfandMom
Sao Paulo, SP
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I have to say that I expected more after reading so many reviews in the internet. It is not bad, but... It is a normal italian food. However, I thought the waiters were not very friendly or paying attention to you. We had to wait long to order and I could see them just there hanging around. It was "ok"... More 

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Thank Pati V
Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

With 74 years of tradition, Maria Roperto's mother starting the restaurant. In tradition Italian district, the Roperto's restaurant served main courses generose and the test is awsome! Have a good food in Roperto's restaurant.

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Thank Walter K
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food although Carbonara sause was more corn starch then the proper sauce I've had before but still good. We also had Lasagna and it was awesome. Parking is right across from the restaurant. Host had a grumpy face, looked miserable. So did our waiter. They made the 4 of us feel unwelcome. I wouldn't go back as I value... More 

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Thank ClaudiaBoden
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107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

A place that is been going since 1941 can't be all bad. As noted in previous reviews the decor is very retro and charming. I found the waiters to be friendly and the comments about them being a bit surly seem a bit strange. Perhaps it's written by people who don't speak Portuguese? If so, it's understandable that their reaction... More 

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Thank Mick22
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

A genuine italian resto, despite the mood of the waiter, with lovely italian music at lunch time! We went in couples and a really great time.

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Thank Ta6ore
Sao Paulo, SP
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is the best cantina in Sao Paulo, in my opinion. It is located in the heart of the Italian Neighborhood and the pasta and beef are just delicious. The dishes are normally big enough to share, so the price is not expensive at all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua Treze de Maio, 634 - Bela Vista, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 01327-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Bela Vista
  • Neighborhood: Bela Vista
  • Phone Number: +55(11) 3288-2573

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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Staying in Bela Vista

Neighborhood Profile
Bela Vista
Known for its Italian cantinas, Bela Vista is the place to go for great pasta. Also called “Bixiga”, the area is an important cultural part of the city, with the bohemian and the religious costumes of its inhabitants on full display. In August, the large Nossa Senhora Achiropita party fills the streets with a variety of Italian food and music. You can experience the liveliness of the neighborhood walking through the antiquities fair at Dom Orione Square or visiting the “Brazilian Caminito”, a version of the Argentinian street complete with colorful buildings. Bela Vista is also home to the traditional samba school “Vai-Vai”. Buy a ticket to a rehearsal and get a taste of what Carnival is like.
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