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Fasano Al Mare

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Ipanema
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Av. Vieira Souto | 80, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-000, Brazil
21 3202 4000
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1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Mon - Wed 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent served dishes, high quality of food, friendly staff ensure your preferences and a long list of wines which include varieties almost from all over the world.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I've visited Fasano on Jan/2016 during my vacation in Brazil along with one Italian Chef that works with me. The food was beautiful and nothing too fine dining just at the point. We had starter Polenta and Crudo and Main Course we had Seafood Lasagna and Porquetta. It was well balanced meal without any complains from our side. Service also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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221 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice space to eat in. It's got a nice bar as you enter and the room is designed by Philip Starck so it's quite modern but has some good texture to soften the look. It's a lively bustling atmosphere. The food is traditional Italian with a modern twist. I had a raw fish 3 ways to... More 

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Thank Epicureously
Ricardo Z, Gerente at Fasano Al Mare, responded to this review

Dear Costumer, We were very honoured with your visit to our Fasano Al Mare Restaurant. It was a nice surprise know how you enjoyed the Restaurant atmosphere, design and all diversity of our menu, especially for your comments about the fish tartar and the crab raviolli. We have passed along your comments to all of our staff and everyone was... More 

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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service in a refined and elegant setting. Knowledgeable and friendly staff ensure the guest's preferences are maximized. Great extensive wine list with knowledgeable sommelier; but as always in Brazil it is best to stick with South American wines and they even have some small production southern-Brazil wines of high international standard produced by a few passionate wine-makers... More 

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Ricardo Z, Gerente at Fasano Al Mare, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience at Fasano Al Mare Restaurant. It’s very rewarding receive comments so pleasing about our main courses, atmosphere and service. We were very happy to know about your fantastic experience with the lamb dish. I have passed along your comments about the quality of wine list.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I was really looking forward to Fasano after friends that had visited a couple of years ago raved about it. Nothing to rave about ... The food was good as you would expect, not amazing with the possible exception of the "Linguini alla chitarra". The service however was well below what you would expect in what is possibly the most... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Supreme steak tartare + tuna. Congrats to Paolo Lavezzini for the wonderful reception and the food (what an experience). Tarte au limone for a grand finale :)! I know, prices may be a bit high but definetely deserves the visit. Ps lunchtime is much easier than dinner with you do not have reservations.

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Thank PRPCampos_RJ
Ricardo Z, Gerente at Fasano Al Mare, responded to this review

Dear Costumer, We are very grateful for your visit at our Fasano Al Mare Restaurant. We were happy to know that you liked the Steak Tatar and Tortino al Limone.I have passed along your comments to all of our staff and everyone was thrilled to know that you have enjoyed the quality of our food and service. We work just... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Fasano restaurant very excited. The service was good but the food failed our expectations completely. We ordered the full chef's menu and you would assume they had mastered it to perfection. The starter was best - a prawn, then an ok risoto al mare, but after that everything went south fast. The lamb leg was overcooked and... More 

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Ricardo Z, Gerente at Fasano Al Mare, responded to this review

Dear Vladislav, Thank you very much for taking your time to review our Fasano Al Mare Restaurant. We were happy to know that you liked the service, the prawn and risotto from the list, but we sincerely sorry for not achieving your expectations,our Executive Chef is taking into consideration all your comments with such special attention. We hope that these... More 

Luxembourg
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20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

Great looking restaurant and excellent service. Unfortunately, the food was extremely. We had two different appetizers, which both very bland and rather dull to look at. This was followed by two pasta dishes of which one was so salty that it was basically inedible. We finished the meal with an OK fish dish and the most horrible lamb chops, which... More 

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Ricardo Z, Gerente at Fasano Al Mare, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you so much for taking your time to tell about your experience at Fasano Al Mare. We were happy to know that you have enjoyed the quality of our service and Restaurant atmosphere, but we are sorry we did not achieve -the quality you expected regarding the lamb chops and the pastas. Above all and mainly, our... More 

Bretagne
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190 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

This is one of the top Italian restaurants in Rio. The food is very good and so is the service. But would have preferred if the restaurant was on the top floor withs view of Ipanema beach!

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Ricardo Z, Gerente at Fasano Al Mare, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Bindert, Thank you very much for taking your time to review our Fasano Al Mare Restaurant. We were happy to know that you have enjoyed the quality of our Italian food, service and mainly the view from the Pool Bar on the top floor, it is really wonderful! We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Sincerely, Ricardo... More 

Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

If you have read the Ruth Reichl memoir about her time as the food critic for the New York Times you will know that one thing that was very important for a restaurant was to treat every guest the same, celebrity or not. This restaurant followed that advice to perfection, and it is a restaurant that actually has a number... More 

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Ricardo Z, Gerente at Fasano Al Mare, responded to this review

Dear customer, Thank you so much for review the Fasano Al Mare Restaurant. I shared your comments with our staff and everyone was thrilled to know that you have enjoyed the quality of our restaurant as a whole. We were sorry that one of our dishes did not match our expectation, we work hard to delivery a perfect meal for... More 

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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
$15 - $305
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. Vieira Souto | 80, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-000, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighborhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 21 3202 4000
Description
The culinary tradition of the Fasano family finds a home in Rio de Janeiro at Fasano Al Mare, harmonizing perfectly with the marvelous city. Lead by restaurateur Rogério Fasano, the kitchen is run by chef Paolo Lavezzini, who joined the Fasano team from the Michelin three-star Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence. The refined menu features the diverse aspects of Mediterranean cuisine, with a special focus on seafood. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily in the main dining area as well as the inviting terrace. Designed by Philippe Starck to offer beautiful views of the sidewalks of Ipanema, the restaurant also has a private dining area, concealed by white linen curtains, a Starck signature. Scandinavian tables are arranged under a splendid Murano chandelier.

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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.