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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant so far in Brazil!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Jonhisoy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 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 

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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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13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 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.

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Mannheim, Germany
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 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 

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14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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 

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Las Vegas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Cabo Frio, Brazil
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Andre is a great chef and a perfect host. The food in his restaurant is fantastic, the anbiance is perfect and the price is right.

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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: Eclectic

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