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“Intimate, great atmosphere, good food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurante Porto - CLOSED

Restaurante Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Brazilian, Mediterranean, European, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Sao Paulo, SP
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Intimate, great atmosphere, good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2012

This is a intimate restaurant with live music (just instrumental and not noisy), decorated with paintings from local artists!

I had the fettuccini with sea food and I recomend it. As starter I had the "crab meat cake" and It was average (not special). As a dessert I had the coconut icecream with ginger, which was a tasteful combination.

Be aware about the size of the dish you order. If you are hungry, the size of some dishes could be disappointing.

The service is not that fast, but it is friendly.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Mnovoa
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  • English first
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English first
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level Contributor
1,246 reviews
660 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,721 helpful votes
“Good food, pleasant atmosphere, nice service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2011

We had a great fine dining at this cozy restaurant right next to our hotel. The fish was very good, the waiter Dado was friendly and the live soft music (brazilian Bossa Nova) performed by one cello and another voice and guitar guy was something unforgetable.

Visited November 2011
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2 Thank GUSDALI
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Amsterdam, Holland
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Intimate, creative with pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2011

We 're always happy to find a place with a bit of a different menu. And so we had ravioli with some pretty creative filling and sauces, and liked it. There was live piano being played which gave a nice atmosphere but you're indeed charged 8 reais pp for it. Cover charge of 12 pp includes a selection of bread and mini snacks that you can also turn down. The service is very nice.

Visited November 2011
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1 Thank indegloria
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Stamford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2010

Found this restaurant because it was written up by the NY Times as one of the best places to eat and I was delightfully happy with the choice. The restaurant is a little pricey but the food was cooked perfectly. We both started with soups and the I had the Tbone steak and my husband had the fish. Service was great and they evem spoke English. The steak was a recommendation by the staff and they were very helpful is helping us make the right choice.

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1 Thank TravelLover912
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Chicago, IL
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Overpriced food, great service and atmosphere”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2010

Dined here based on multiple positive notices in major US publications, but the food was disappointing and overpriced. A friend had a steak which was overcooked and tough, I had whitefish which was pretty mediocre... The sides were poorly executed attempts at creativity; swings and misses. The service, however, was absolutely excellent, and the atmosphere is beautiful, although they charge a cover for the live music, which is rare.

Try the nearby Margarida Cafe, which had amazing food (one of the best steaks I've ever had), a great, modestly priced wine list and unbeatable atmosphere.

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1 Thank mkk_2009
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