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“Really excellent marriage of food and wine”
Review of Dueto

Dueto
Ranked #24 of 948 Restaurants in Montevideo
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Ciudad Vieja
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Really excellent marriage of food and wine”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Dueto is a small, charming and lovely restaurant in the Old City part of Montevideo. We had a window seat with a view of an old architecturally interesting building across the street - it felt like parts of Madrid. The food was wonderfully prepared - beef marinated in wine in one case and large grilled prawns which they call langostinos on the other. We asked for suggestions of a national wine because we were not familiar with the wines from Uruguay. The owner suggested a Don Prospero Pinot Noir Reserve that was really excellent. The service was faultless and the food came to the table hot and in a very short timeframe. All in all, a wonderful choice and well worthy of the slightly high prices,

  • Visited December 2013
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San Diego, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very Good But a Bit Pricey”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

The overall comments we had read in TripAdvisor were spot on, i.e., the place is cozy, the food freshly prepared but in fairly small portions, the service is excellent, and the one glass of wine we shared with my wife was outstanding. And while I think the high quality food and service probably justify the higher prices, I was annoyed by the added cover charge of 180 pesos - almost $9 U.S. - tacked onto our bill (in fairness, I found out this separate charge is listed on the dinner menu).

So, if good food in a cozy and romantic setting is what you are looking for, Dueto is a nice choice. If, however, you are looking for value after eating out for the previous 20 days, I would suggest trying the more informal but friendly Corchos Bistro and Wine Cellar a block away, where we had a great meal with a full bottle of wine for 30% less. Corchos is also on the recommended T.A. listings.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Papipoka
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Cozy restaurant in the old town of Montevideo”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This little restaurant has the perfect ambience and the food is excellent. A little bit if everything is offered - pastas, grilled meats, salads and fish. Try the Bouza Tempranillo wine from Uruguay. Delicious! Great service.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Jill G
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great wines and very talented menu. The service is good, very personal. Small ambient and romantic, right in the middle of Cidade vieja. Fair price!

Visited November 2013
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Thank Guilherme C
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Extremely Attractive Restaurant With Oustanding Food and Service”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

This restaurant is a gem run by a young chef and his assistants. It is small and extremely nicely decorated and the food was both very innovative and delicious. It was attractively presented and the service could not have been better. I have nothing but accolades for this place.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Magexport
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