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“Excellent Italian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Artigiano

Artigiano
Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, 204 | Jardim de Alah, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #148 of 8,677 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Sao Paulo, SP
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110 reviews 110 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

The location is the best possible. In between Leblon and Ipanema, near the beach and a green scenario. The food very well made, faultless spicy wise. The wine, as usual, is not cheap. The service is good with what seemed to have a very large number of waiters. There is a valet service. The big inconvenience , which we found out only when already seated , is they do not take credit or debit cards for payment. This is a nuisance even grater than if they were to include administration taxes to make up for the its cost

Visited December 2013
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Paris
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great, authentic meal for reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

We were struggling to find great food for reasonable price in Rio (150 Re for 2 with starter, main and a glass of wine each), but found it at Artigiano. Nothing sophisticated but products are natural, have taste and are cooked well. We particularly appreciated the fresh air (vs. air conditioning) inside the place, which adds to the authenticity.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Italian eatery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

From the moment you walk in the door of this lovely open aired eatery you know it's special. Great service, attention to detail and very competitive pricing. Wine prices are great compared to canada.

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Milan, Italy
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246 reviews 246 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
“Don't think that you are going to eat the real Italian food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Usually my Brazilian friends like to go to Italian restaurants, but unfortunately the majority of them are not preparing the real Italian food.
Artigiani is one of them, they make some changes to the original receipts and they think that they improving them. I tried some pasta with fish and it was just so, so.
The style of the restaurant is quite classical and the service is good.
Prices are medium- high.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Salvador, BA
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81 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Beautiful ambiance, creative meal...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Set along the canal dividing Ipanema and Leblon (although the Metro construction at the moment can be noisy) with outside terraces and intimate dining rooms. It's a bit of Italy in Rio! We had a late Sunday lunch when it had quieted down and the entire meal was memorable. The pastas are homemade and beyond the usual suspects. A paglia e fiena was divine as well as medallions of filet in a Marsala. The potatoes were done with cheese and deep fried - nice! Desserts too were creative. My flourless chocolate cake with a ball of almond ice cream and a chocolate sauce still makes my mouth water. Extensive wine list with grappas and liquers to satisfy anyone. Beware that credit cards are not accepted - at least until you have no other way to pay. I was not warned, did not see anything on the menu but was led to a room with a credit card machine - mostly for foreigners. GO! The decoration is not overdone, lots of baroque mirrors and Italian ceramics. And most of all, not overpriced!

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