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La Gondole

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Rua Andre Simas 247, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(22)2643-5264
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in Cabo Frio

This is a definite must go if you are in Cabo Frio. The restaurant has a really great atmosphere. the owner and his staff are so friendly and the food is absolutely delicious. probably one of the best meals I've had in Brazil. There is a great wine list too. I will be back on my next time in Cabi... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Bristol
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130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a definite must go if you are in Cabo Frio. The restaurant has a really great atmosphere. the owner and his staff are so friendly and the food is absolutely delicious. probably one of the best meals I've had in Brazil. There is a great wine list too. I will be back on my next time in Cabi... More 

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Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

La Gondole served us the best seafood we had during our holiday in Brazil. Andrea is a great host and we really had a lot of pleasure discussing with him, he's full of great advices regarding the area. Don't hesitate to ask him the "special seafood plate for two", you won't find it in the menu: it is a hidden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very nice italian/europeen style food. Andrë - the Swiss owner - is most helpful and friendly. i ate at his place 2 evenings, and he made me exactly what I was hoping for. This is far better than any other restaurant I have seen in Brazil. Only negative is it is a little expensive, but worth the money. He had... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were greeted by chef-owner André, who proposed us a special Octopus meal from a catch of the day. All dishes were very good, certainly the best meal we had in our 10 days in the region. Sophisticated menu, very fresh ingredientes, and the chef at the helm. of the kitchen. Since there are very few options in the region,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I came here on a Monday night with my boyfriend. They were out of the bottle of wine we wanted so the server instantly brought a bottle he recommended that wasn't even on the menu. He was very knowledgable and provided excellent service with great recommendations. The chef even came out and acknowledged us and asked how everything was. By... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Waiters are very efficient (rare in Brazil) and the food was great. i recommend any pasta and the "carpaccio de bacalhau", it is perfect. The owner was there and I guess the cook is french. iT is worth the price.

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Mannheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Went to this restaurant after finding it here in TripAdvisor. We had a great meal including one special of the day ( grilled octopus) which is not listed on the menu. The meal was delicious but the best was really the nice employees. The owner and chef comes to the tables to ask how your meal was.we spoke about our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We went here this evening with family for my wife's birthday dinner. Everything was perfect- the food, friendly and efficient service, and relaxed but smart ambience. It is quite different from typical Brazilian pizza or steak houses. There is an authentic Italian feel, an understated tranquil atmosphere, and an excellent varied menu beautifully prepared and served. We had the carpaccio... More 

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Las Vegas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

I have been in Belo Horizonte for almost three months. I was in Rio for four days and went to many good restairamts. This hidden gem with a great chief from Denmark. It's a Italian style most authentic that the food is great. I had a seafood mix and the salmon was so good I wished I should have gotten... More 

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lausanne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Magical and unusual.... Italian food exceptional, fresh and well stocked with a deco deconcertente in and out the plate... Andre crew are fast, wake up , attentional, funny and professional! very rare in Brazil! Do not miss it if you go to cabo frio! if you try it you 'll adopt it..... Thanks to Andre for the moment unforgettable, unique... More 

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Address: Rua Andre Simas 247, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: (22)2643-5264
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Cabo Frio
Cuisine: International

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  • Address: Rua Andre Simas 247, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Cabo Frio
  • Phone Number: (22)2643-5264

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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