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Gero Ipanema

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Rua Anibal de Mendonca 157, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-050, Brazil
+55 21 2239 8158
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
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southport ct
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were in Rio for the Olympics and our tour guide randomly pointed out Gero and said it was a very good Italian restaurant, so we went there for lunch the next day. It was fabulous. Beautiful interior, attentive service and great variety of choices on a price-fixed menu. Every course was delicious and perfectly prepared. The reviewers here who... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I hated this place. It was easily one of the worst restaurants we have ever had the misfortune of going to. We are stunned and somewhat concerned that Gero gets such rave reviews on Tripadvisor. These guys are way below standard on every front, and they seriously need to get over themselves. We reserved a table at... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant Gero Ipanema. I feel really sorry about all your words, definitely this is not level of service we aim to provide regarding the quality of food and the warm welcoming so present in our culture. My sincere apologies for all the mentioned negative aspects. I hope to have... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

It is a nice choice for dinner. Trendy atmosphere, variety of dishes and good wine list. The service is good and the indoor decoration is interesting and not usual.

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Carlsbad, California
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Very attractive restaurant both inside and outside. Unfortunately we were disappointed in our dinners. The ravioli was average and my pasta with ragu was swimming in "beef gravy" The restaurant was packed, so we are obviously in the minority. Also we were not warmly received even though we had a reservation.

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Thank ronandrosemary
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant Gero Ipanema. We are sorry we did not achieve the level of service we aim to provide regarding the quality of food and the warm welcoming so present in our culture. We sincerely hope to have another opportunity to better serve you in your next visit to Rio... More 

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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We open the restaurant in a cloudy and raining day at noon. The staff is extremely gentle and the food awesome as usual. Every time I come to rio I have a moment in this restaurant. Gero opened in 2013 and the quality of food and services have not change. It is a relaxing atmosphere and very good Italian food... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jose, We appreciate your feedback about the restaurant Gero Ipanema as it is extremely important to us. Thank you for the compliments regarding our service and food. We are also pleased to welcome you again whenever you come back to Rio de Janeiro. It will be a pleasure to serve you even better in your next visit. Sincerely,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant, delicious food, ambience had an air of business rather than romantic or fun. Staff were hard working and attentive. Very little English spoken. Generally a little stuffy. Very expensive but no more than top prices in London, Paris, NY. Don't dress up, might be chic but casual.

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Thank 4Noels
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Noel, Thank you for writing a review about our restaurant. We are pleased to know you had enjoyed our food and service. Please be sure that all your comments are taken into consideration for improvements and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Sincerely, Alves Manager... More 

Rio de Janeiro
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I love this place I consider it the best restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. The place is cozy, elegant and it is perfect for a couple dinner. It has a good wine list and the food is really good. However it is really overpriced. Although the food is really tasted and well served the high prices are not justified at... More 

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Thank AtreyuRJ
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Italian food, probably slightly overpriced for Rio. Variety of choices for pastas, risottos, fish and meat dishes. All the food we tried was excellent. We did not enjoy expensive Couvert that was forced on us without asking. The atmosphere in the restaurant is chic and trendy.

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Thank MichelleVitt
Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Michelle, We appreciate your feedback about the restaurant Gero Ipanema as it is extremely important to us. Thank you for the compliments regarding our food and ambiance. Please, be sure that all your comments are taken into consideration and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited Gero Ipanema in the beginning of April 2016 after looking for an Italian place to eat here on Tripadvisor. The place is beautiful. Rustic stone walls, nice lighting, open bar and waiters dressed in white- AND lots of them. We went on a Thursday, came around 20.00 and counted that there were more waiters and guests. This is... More 

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Bangor
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Nice decor and space. Visited here on a foreign recommendation with a group. Nice but way overpriced. Not for tourists. No doubt the Rio wealthy set and expense account executives use here -but for for the ordinary tourist it would put a big hole in your budget.. Far better value Italians nearby.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $31
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Anibal de Mendonca 157, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-050, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2239 8158
Description
The first "Carioca" version of Gero opened in 2002 and follows in the successful footsteps of its sister restaurant in São Paulo. Awarded top prizes in the city's main culinary and news magazines, the menu is based on Italian recipes passed down through generations, such as baked lamb with potatoes and small artichokes and ravioli stuffed with veal and mushroom sauce. Designed by Aurelio Martinez Flores, Gero Rio brings the same minimalistic and laid-back ambience to Rio de Janeiro. In a few months, the restaurant became a staple in the city nightlife scene, a mecca for the town's many musicians, artists and personalities.

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Staying in Ipanema

Neighborhood Profile
Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.