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Imperatriz Leopoldina

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City Center
Contemporary, Brazilian, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Central European, South American, European
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Avenida Koeller 376 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-060, Brazil
+55 24 2103-3000
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
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Petropolis, RJ
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the best location in town, part of the Solar do Imperio hotel, this restaurant has all ingredients to be the best top option in town. Nevertheless, service is so poor and unoredictable that the results is usually disappointing. Menu is good, although it should change more often, and the dishes are well prepared and presented. But as said,... More 

Thank DFM66
Bergen, Norway
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Great place, beautiful historical building, but with a full house, dishes came out cold and poorly cooked. The steak was completely overcooked, the risotto was raw. It has potential, but our first impression was not good.

Thank HenriqueFontes1972
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and impressive building. The location is rounded by historical buildings, very close to the cathedral. The staff is very friendly.

Thank Jaloureiro
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Very good food; excelent service; beautiful place, with marvelous decoration; in the middle of the historical center. The prices are not that expensive. Good place for a romantic meal. There is plenty space for parking.

Thank AndreMedrado
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

It is a romantic restaurant located on a very charming hotel. They have beautiful paintings on the walls and the gardens are very pleasant. A good thing is that it is not that kind of pretentious place with a snobbish atmosphere. It is not a cheap restaurant but it is so posh! The food is very good, specially their peppered... More 

Thank Mario S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

I visited the restaurant with my friends - a large group of around 10 of us - and had a pleasant, nice experience. The waiters were thoughtful and adequate. The wine was quite good; so was the food. The place is a bit on the expensive side, but ONLY when comparing to other restaurants in Petropolis. Compared to anything in... More 

Thank Bruno M
North Potomac, MD
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The basket of bread is 18 reals and it is not included with any meals. The salad is 25 reals for some pieces of goat cheese and greens the size of which is really a side salad in the US.

2 Thank hwy18
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The first thing you notice about this charming restaurant is its decor - romantic and quaint. The restaurant is not very big, but a good size. The food was nicely and beautifully presented. I ordered the funghi risotto which turned out to be rather pleasant (though I would have preferred a bit more salt). I remember my husband's lamb chops... More 

1 Thank pk v
Petropolis RJ
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103 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

First of all, the place is unique. We feel as if in another century. The food was a chapter apart. The dish I ordered was very good. Delicious and well-presented. On the other hand the food my partner ordered was a bit disappointing. Dessert was innovative. All in all, it was a good dinner. I recommend it.

1 Thank robsonjordao
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Nice location in a historical building (Hotel Solar do Império) on the historical district of Petrópolis. Varied cuisine, but with a Brazilian and Portuguese accent. Excellent service.

1 Thank MVZanetti

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Contemporary, Brazilian, Mediterranean, Portuguese, Central European, South American, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Koeller 376 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Petropolis>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +55 24 2103-3000
The Imperatriz Leopoldina restaurant, with walls hand painted by Dominique Jardy, is a special attraction at the hotel. The contemporary, international and Brazilian gastronomy is exceptional, and the charming atmosphere makes the experience even more special.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?