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La Gondole

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Rua Andre Simas 247, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing. The restaurant is great for couples and families. The owner of the restaurant is really polite, he goes around the tables talking to the customers and making sure people appreciate the food. We had at this occasion two different dishes: my husband had the duck with fettuccine and I had a fillet mignon with the fettuccine... More 

Thank Mariana M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

Well, I read the reviews on this place and thought that they couldn't possibly be true. But they are! This is really a gem of a restaurant in a place I did not expect it to be. Maybe in Buzios, or Sao Paulo, but not in Cabo Frio. Only two small errors, noted below, kept me from giving this magnificent... More 

Thank Thomas W
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at La Gondole. We were seated pretty quickly and ordered great wine at the suggestion of our waiter. All of the food was excellent but especially the Chef's Seafood Platter, served on a cast iron skillet. The Chef came out to greet us and tell us his story (He's Swiss). I'd recommend this place to... More 

Thank TheTravman
Cabo Frio, RJ
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Waiters are very nice! Good food and friendly atmosphere. Probably one of the best restaurants in Cabo Frio. The prices are reasonable. I do recommend

Thank Raoni_Vidigal
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2015

The best seafood that i ever had... From seafood till premium steaks, La Gondole's Menu is from another planet... Don't miss the Octopus... Shrimps and everything else.....

1 Thank Bernardo P
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Super nice owners, great food, light jazz, candles. We recommend grilled octopus or tuna moda de chefe, top it off with Tiramisu.

2 Thank mauikira
Poole, United Kingdom
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575 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a definite must go if you are in Cabo Frio. The restaurant has a really great atmosphere. the owner and his staff are so friendly and the food is absolutely delicious. probably one of the best meals I've had in Brazil. There is a great wine list too. I will be back on my next time in Cabi... More 

1 Thank adammawright
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015

La Gondole served us the best seafood we had during our holiday in Brazil. Andrea is a great host and we really had a lot of pleasure discussing with him, he's full of great advices regarding the area. Don't hesitate to ask him the "special seafood plate for two", you won't find it in the menu: it is a hidden... More 

1 Thank Seraph1Lampion
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very nice italian/europeen style food. Andrë - the Swiss owner - is most helpful and friendly. i ate at his place 2 evenings, and he made me exactly what I was hoping for. This is far better than any other restaurant I have seen in Brazil. Only negative is it is a little expensive, but worth the money. He had... More 

1 Thank Jonhisoy
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were greeted by chef-owner André, who proposed us a special Octopus meal from a catch of the day. All dishes were very good, certainly the best meal we had in our 10 days in the region. Sophisticated menu, very fresh ingredientes, and the chef at the helm. of the kitchen. Since there are very few options in the region,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Andre Simas 247, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Cabo Frio
  • Phone Number: (22)2643-5264

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