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La Gondole

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Italian, International, Mediterranean
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Rua Andre Simas 247, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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One of the best in Brazil...

The best seafood that i ever had... From seafood till premium steaks, La Gondole's Menu is from another planet... Don't miss the Octopus... Shrimps and everything else.....

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Bernardo P
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The best seafood that i ever had... From seafood till premium steaks, La Gondole's Menu is from another planet... Don't miss the Octopus... Shrimps and everything else.....

1 Thank Bernardo P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Super nice owners, great food, light jazz, candles. We recommend grilled octopus or tuna moda de chefe, top it off with Tiramisu.

2 Thank mauikira
Poole, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank adammawright
Tristan da Cunha
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44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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 

1 Thank Seraph1Lampion
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

1 Thank Jonhisoy
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 

1 Thank Brazil_8
1 review
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 

Thank jaimerome
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Thank Isabella S
Mannheim, Germany
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank mo m
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank StAlbanstwo

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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: Italian, International, Mediterranean


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