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La Gondole

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Italian, Mediterranean, International
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great meal!

We had a wonderful meal at La Gondole. We were seated pretty quickly and ordered great wine at the suggestion of our waiter. All of the food was excellent but especially the Chef's Seafood Platter, served on a cast iron skillet. The Chef came out to greet us and tell us his story (He's Swiss). I'd... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
TheTravman
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at La Gondole. We were seated pretty quickly and ordered great wine at the suggestion of our waiter. All of the food was excellent but especially the Chef's Seafood Platter, served on a cast iron skillet. The Chef came out to greet us and tell us his story (He's Swiss). I'd recommend this place to... More 

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Cabo Frio, RJ
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Waiters are very nice! Good food and friendly atmosphere. Probably one of the best restaurants in Cabo Frio. The prices are reasonable. I do recommend

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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.....

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Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

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

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2 Thank mauikira
Poole, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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 

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1 Thank adammawright
Tristan da Cunha
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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8 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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1 Thank Jonhisoy
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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1 Thank Brazil_8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

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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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.

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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, Mediterranean, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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