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La Trattoria

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Rua Fernando Mendes 7A, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-030, Brazil
(21) 2255-3319
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to eat real Italian pasta plus some bruschetta and wine or beer for a fair price, this is the right place in Copacabana. No matter if lunch or dinner, it is a small place always full of people. Be aware to come early so as you can avoid standing on line at the door for some time!... More 

Thank robertolana
Sao Paulo, SP
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I know the place for a long time, but every visit its again a surpise. It looks simple, it is simple, they have the real Italian dishes, very good, very good price and very good attention. Also the wine card is very friendly!

Thank 1leobrasil
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited early one evening during the olympics, when it was pretty quiet. Menu is reasonably extensive and should satisfy most people. Service was quite good and the food was also reasonable.

Thank QueenMargarita
Lorrach, Germany
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very (!) friendly waiter, good food- particularly deserts, four pizzas but much more pasta on the menu, very nice red wines, ... Some dishes gave us the feeling to be not freshly home made. However, everything was all right. Have you been to Italy? Then you will agree that it may be one of the best Italian restaurants in Rio... More 

Thank Axel M
united kingdom
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Very busy Italian restaurant, great food, the chef special of Spagetti with prawns & mushrooms was fantastic.... the atmosphere was lovely, had a nice feel of rustic italian with typical dishes... staff were very good & quick service... would definately eat here again..

Thank katafanatic
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Food was definitely average, but had all the comforts of your standard Italian restaurant. Service was good and they will get you in and out quickly if you want to. They don't have bottled beer, which is weird. If you order one of the main dishes (chicken parm, etc.) it is more than enough to feed two of you! The... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Tratoria since I started dating my husband 28 years ago. The menu hasn't changed much, but this is a praise for me and not something to complain about since I continue to go back. Food is good, waiters are nice and helpful.

Thank Isabel C
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

The place is crowded and noisy, adding to the Italian atmosphere. The food is plentiful and delicious! Service was average (a bit slow - to be expected in such a crowded place). Very conveniently located 1 block away from Copacabana beach. Not very cheap, though...

Thank Deyuri
Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This small restaurant has proved its worth for at least 40 years offering generous portions of moderately priced genuine Italian food in a generally popular but small space. Well patronized by locals, always a Good. sign. Tables close but this is one of the few restaurants to use acoustic tiles on the ceiling thus vastly reducing the noise level. A... More 

Thank Douglas C
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is a very traditional restaurant situated in Copacabana near by several hotels. The place is a bit outdated, but the food is amazing. Try the spaghetti with shrimp. Service is also very good. The wine list is not extensive, but I am sure you can find something interesting. The menu of deserts is also nice. I was surprised that... More 

Thank Gilberto K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Fernando Mendes 7A, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22021-030, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Copacabana
  • Neighborhood: Copacabana
  • Phone Number: (21) 2255-3319

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Staying in Copacabana

Neighborhood Profile
The rowdy Copacabana is one of the most traditional and old areas from Rio de Janeiro. This neighbourhood is a blend of Brazilian soul - crowded, rowdy and traditional. This neighbourhood has a bit of everything: bars with music, pubs, street fairs, chaotic streets, and many shops. All these things and more live side-by-side. There are options for all price points and tastes. However, the most powerful draw in Copacabana is still the fantastic view of the coast and the incredible beaches.