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“Uninterested staff, but OK food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Don Camillo

Don Camillo
Av. Atlantica 3056, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22070-000, Brazil (Copacabana)
021/2549-9958
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Ranked #538 of 8,679 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Copacabana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Uninterested staff, but OK food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Went here for a dinner. The Italian style food was OK, but expected better as it was a bit pricey. But then again it is right on Copacabana beach which would add a bit to the price as well. The staff were doing their job, but not really coming across as friendly.

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New Delhi, India
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Average food, service, overpriced.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Had the Spaghetti with clams and garlic - quite ok, above average, not outstanding.

Also had the spaghetti bolognese - too salty. Brazilian food is normally salty I know but for Italian this is too salty.

Location is good, just in front of Copacabana.

Did not see anyone eat pizzas, and did not eat, so not sure it was as good as some other reviewers mentioned.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Authentic Italian Atmosphere and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We arrived back in Rio rally late and starving. Even at 11pm, Don Camillo's was buzzing with life and full of customers. Most seemed to be Cariocas, which was good; if the locals eat here, it's usually a positive thing. It was busy in the way the best Italian family places often are - a bit noisy with some bustle but an underlying efficiency.

We ordered simple starters (melon and Parma ham, and tomato and mozzarella salad) and pizzas. We were ally impressed that the maitre who had taken our orders spotted before we did that we'd been given ham, no melon. It disappeared and reappeared in a flash, this time with melon. No harm done.

The pizzas were good, with good flavours and a nice base. But big - I reckon we could have survived with one between two with a salad. The wine list was comprehensive and really well priced, which is unusual for Brazil, where average wines often seem to be highly priced. We had a bottle of 2007 Montepulciano which was about R$60 and good value at that price.

Overall, for a Copacabana beach front restaurant, Don Camillo was good value and good quality with a nice Italian family restaurant atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Italian in Copacabana beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

This Italian restaurant is very well located. We had a very good meal and a nice service. The spaghetti alla vongole was suberb.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

The service was friendly and efficient. We ordered risotto, lasagne and spaghetti all of which were very tasty. The deserts were really delicious too!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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