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“A beautiful setting but had better meals elsewhere!!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurante Villa Verde

Restaurante Villa Verde
Estrada Paraty Cunha Km 07 | Ponte Branca, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
024 3371-7808
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Ranked #27 of 832 Restaurants in Paraty
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Brazilian, Italian, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Nice restaurant situated in the midle of the Brasilian rain forest on the bord of a river and privated gardenThe Swiss Mr Dario Rossera is the chef and owner.
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A beautiful setting but had better meals elsewhere!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

This restaurant is on the way to Paraty from Penha so if you are visiting the waterfalls it is a great place to stop on the way back. You park at the side of the road and take a bridge over to the restaurant which is set in beautiful scenary with lovely flowers and a river running by.

We went at lunchtime are were there about midday but there was only one other tourist group who had stopped by. Another 4 people arrived as we were leaving so the atmosphere was a little quiet but certainly calm and peaceful. This restaurant is in all the guidebooks and I think we expected a little more that we got as the service and food was very average, certainly nothing special.

I had the pesto pasta which was very good and fresh and my husband had the prawn spaghetti which he was a little disappointed with as there was not so much flavour.

I think in terms of value for money you can get better service, quality and value in Paraty historical centre but if you want a calm quiet country setting then this would be perfect for you.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“an incredible setting and meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

Follow the signs to the restaurant. You will park your car in the street and cross a rope bridge to enter the restaurant property. The place is absolutley wonderful ...the grounds are filled with floral and fuana. The bungalow style restaurant structure allows for a perfect view from any location. The pasta, fish and sauce were so fresh. Our taste buds were delighted. During our meal the chef/owner came to greet us and ask about our dining experience. Incredible!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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