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Rascal Leblon

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Ave Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22430-060, Brazil
(21) 2259-6437
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Miami, Florida
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112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good option for buffet style (all you can eat) lunch and dinner, inside Shopping Leblon. Buffet features a variety of salads and cold dishes and additionally, you can have pasta or pizza. Service is on the weak side, as after ordering and delivering drinks they no longer paid attention, which led me to go pay directly at... More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I'm from London. A real foodie. This place is an absolute steal! For £15 pp you can eat the freshest most delicious Italian foods salads - carpaccio home made pizzas mozzarella basil crunchy bit fresh veg cous cous tagliatelle . Honestly I could go on all day! Their fruit cocktail drink is so yummy too . The BEST buffet I... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I went to Rascal on a Saturday night. Despite the wonderful food in the buffet, the plates in the menu itself was a disaster. I admit eating there many times, but this time it really got me stressed out. The things are getting worse. I was with a group of four including three small kids. We were looking for a... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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575 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The food choices in this restaurant are excellent! The staff is friendly and I love the option for fresh pasta and sauces. Seating is good.

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Thank Danuza
Rio de Janeiro
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Another visit to Rascal in Leblon, but this time there were subtle differences. Of course, the basic prices for the same foods had increased about 60%, but it appear red to be different. The buffet which is their main attraction, seem to have less to offer and the only thing that seemed to be more was the amount of salt... More 

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Venice, Italy
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

We had missed breakfast at our hotel did to sleeping in and then had to quickly make our way to Shopping LeBlon to replace a phone. By the time we got finished we were hungry for lunch. And here was Rascal's LeBlon for an Italian buffet lunch. Salads, cheeses, brusschetta and caprese for the first round and pasta, cooked in... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

The service is excellent and he food as well. If you are hungry, opt for the buffet menu (eat as much as you want) , otherwise go for the menu. The pizzas are very good. Be careful on pick hours, as you might cue!

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Thank JeanK1964
St. Louis
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Rascal in São Paulo a few times. This was my first visit to this one in Shopping Leblon. The space was very congested, not enough to move about freely while taking your food. The pizza on the buffet was cold, and the pasta options were also not many. Wait was very long, and price a bit high.... More 

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Miami, Florida, USA
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Buffet style, great variety, all fresh and of the highest quality. Would eat there every day. Food is prepared to perfection as is the service. All flawless.

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Miami, Florida
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384 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

It is not my first time in Rascal. Whenever I go there I feel terrible afterwards. This time although I was very attentive with what I ate it was no different. Keep away from this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave Afranio de Melo Franco 290, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22430-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Leblon
  • Neighborhood: Leblon
  • Phone Number: (21) 2259-6437

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Leblon

Neighborhood Profile
Leblon
In addition to being one of the most upscale neighbourhoods in the city, Leblon is charming, elegant and simple. This posh area has some of the most famous and expensive restaurants in Brazil, along with some of the city’s best nightlife (including some places open all night). One of the best places to visit is the beach, located under the impressive “Morro Dois Irmãos” (Two Brothers Hill). It’s a pleasant place to relax and admire the local beauty.