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Canta Maria

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Italian, Pizza, Pasta
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RST-470, Km 217 | Ao lado da pipa-pórtico de Bento Gonçalves, Bento Goncalves, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
(54) 3453-1099
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Great food, fresh veggies, meats, hors-d'oeuvres, ambience and friendly people. Soup with mini-tortellinis was amazing. I won't mind if there were a bit less salt on everything, but that's a personal preference. Thank you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Great food, fresh veggies, meats, hors-d'oeuvres, ambience and friendly people. Soup with mini-tortellinis was amazing. I won't mind if there were a bit less salt on everything, but that's a personal preference. Thank you!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Plentiful appetizers with fresh salad followed by solid main course. Balsamic roasted tomatoes were awesome! Barbeque prepared boar, filet, fish and others just keep coming. Wine selection is solid!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This restaurant serves traditional "colonial" style food, which means lots of dishes served family style. The service is casual and friendly. Eat a light lunch, if you are planning dinner here.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Our meal was great with a salad prepared fresh. The service was very good with much effort made to make you feel at home. Check upstairs for the wine and alcohol collection and other condiments.

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Winchester, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

There is nothing to dislike here, this place is as good as it is pretty. We had the Italian family service with bubbly. As always, the food comes until everyone stops it. Hold out until later in the service when the filet starts coming. No English; go with locals, or resolve yourself to point at menu's.

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Athens, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

You may want to fast for a few days before coming here because there is so much food to try. The grilled meat is excellent although a bit salty (typical in Brazil). Be sure to pace yourself and save room for the prime meats that come toward the end of the meal. This restaurant is also very reasonably priced for... More 

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We were taken there by our Brasilian hosts, and not sure what to expect. Well we had a really good lunch, there is a set menu, starting with a pasta soup which is delicious, then a whole selection of different grilled meats and sausages, and then a choice of pasta courses. A really enjoyable feast, and you can pick and... More 

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Joinville, SC
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

My wife and I have been here twice in the past year. It is the best cantina-style Italian restaurant that we have found in the Bento Gonçalves area. If you are hungry, this is the place to come. They have a couple all-you-can-eat options that are pretty reasonably priced for the quality that you get. The galeto primo canto is... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Rustic italian cantina with typical food, good wine list and craft beers. Noisy, busy, captures the essence of Italian cuisine in the region. The annoying thing is the waiting list, but you can have a beer upstairs and check out their great wine shop.

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São Paulo
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Everywhere around here you will see the tipical italian pioneer menu (just like the "café colonial"). Try it at least once, and here you will have it at its best

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: RST-470, Km 217 | Ao lado da pipa-pórtico de Bento Gonçalves, Bento Goncalves, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio Grande do Sul (RS)  >  Bento Goncalves
  • Phone Number: (54) 3453-1099

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pasta

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