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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was recommended by our tour guide and a great recommendation it was. We arrived at 19:45 just before all the locals and that meant there was a great selection of tables available. We scored one in the centre of the restaurant and whilst Irene looked at the whole of the room, I managed to keep watching the passing parade... More 

Thank JH1940
Hayama, Japan
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful, authentic Italian food in the heart of Copacabana. Excellent food and very large group friendly. Close to the beach and nearby nightlife. Not romantic.

Thank Ken K
Alicante, Spain
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120 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our recent visit to Rio, once for dinner and once for lunch. The food was good value, very plentiful and typically Italian. The waiters were very friendly and help. On both occasions we took away what we could not finish and fed some local homeless. The restaurant is good value for Rio.

Thank Dick C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 5 friends Great dinner with quick service ! Spaghetti bolognaise was great as were the pizzas

Thank Walter L
Dublin, Ireland
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly customer service is nonexistent in this restaurant no "how was your meal" / "can I get you anything" etc the decor looks like it hasn't been updated since 1987 but the food was the reason we went there based on reviews here - the food when presented actually looked inviting but absolutely horrendous tasteless bland food served by moody... More 

Thank proflight82
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 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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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
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.
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