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“Fabulous food in an intimate setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riso, Galeria de Arte e Bistro

Riso, Galeria de Arte e Bistro
Rua Anibal de Mendonca, 175 - Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-050, Brazil
+55 21 2147 8259
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Ranked #417 of 8,661 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Cuisines: American, Brazilian, Coffee Shop, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Central European, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fabulous food in an intimate setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We discovered this restaurant on Trip-advisor and while the reviews were great we want to reinforce that. The restaurant is modern, small and filled with colorful artwork from Brazil. Our menus came on iPads. This was a great way to select what to eat as there were photos of everything as well as descriptions.When you don't speak Portuguese, and I don't, this was very helpful. I had a filet Mignon with parmesan risotto. It was superb. The desserts are great too, and the wine list is great. To top it all the staff are wonderful. It is a real team effort. Eating at Riso was a great last night in Brazil experience for us.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“For sure no 1 in rio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

A great night with fine food, wine, music, staff and interiors. Nice location and caters for all special needs. Highly recommended and want to go again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Great decor, albeit modern, with low noise level make for a terrific dining experience. The menu comes via an I Pad. We had a duck appetizer which was god plus. The brie starter was very good. The cocktails were delicious and perfectly prepared.

The servers are great but speak limited English. The owner is a young man who speaks English well and made terrific recommendations. The risotto with crawfish was outstanding. The rice pudding dessert was incredible, with the chocolate mousse was not far behind.

An excellent dining experience which I highly recommend.

Visited March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Romantic restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Food is great. Ambience is nice. They have a trio that provides music while dining. Staff is very cordial. Cleanliness is #1.

Visited February 2013
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Fortaleza, CE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The best risotto ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Excellent risotto, excellent drinks, excellent music and excellent ambience! Everything was great! One of the best restaurant in Rio for sure!!!
Looking forward in going to Rio and having this great experience again!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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