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“The best place to experience Brazilian kilo”
Review of Fellini

Fellini
Ranked #224 of 13,943 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Brazilian, Mediterranean, Seafood, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Leblon
Description: Many times elected "Best Buffet a Quilo " , Fellini is a unique neighborhood Family run restaurant ,where everybody meets, our goal is provide a stellar customer experience , our fresh , diversified,All Homemade food became a reference in Buffet a Quilo , a system where you help yourself and we charge for the food weighed ,this way you can try a lot of small portions and having oportunitie to savour all ours preparations of Seafood, Filet Mignon, Fresh fish,lot of Vegetables and Grens, Pasta, Quiches, Famous Desserts, Premiun icecream,fresh fruits...
Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

An extensive buffet, kept fresh and you only pay for food you put on your plate. Very nice desserts. They make a good Caipirinha also. If this is your first time doing "kilo" find out how it works first. Essentially you keep a paper tab and they weigh your plate every time you visit the buffet. Drinks are extra.

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1  Thank marklen
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Fellini/rio, Owner at Fellini, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

Thank you Very Much for your time and for your comment regard our home.
It is a great to explain more about with our system of charging.
This fair and helpfull way of charge is quite popular in all cities in Brazil ,its great for those who came to visit us, here wich na enormous and savory buffet with more than 50 options beneath , Anti pasti, Fresh combined Salads,Home made Pasta,Red Meat, Sea food , Fish ,three kind of rices and beans, Vegetables. Desserts ,Premiun Ice cream ,etc.. can be just sampled, you´ll have oportunity to try diverse Brazilian Dishes, with probably the half of what would cost to have on a La Carte restaurant in the same neighboarwood, thats why those places atracts a lot of business.
I will let our satff have notice of your positive comment.

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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Fellini is the "a quilo" restaurant, a great Brazilian invention that offers you the possibility to eat many kinds of salads and other dishes that you would never prepare otherwise at home.

Fellini offers a great variety of salads, dishes, and desserts, and the quality is fair. Some dishes are excellent some not even interesting. It is meant more for the local population, especially the pensioners from higher social classes who can afford to eat out regularly. I wouldn't recommend it to tourists, because if you are not looking for a special meal you can find a cheaper "a quilo" restaurant.

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nlrio, Owner at Fellini, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2013

Thank you very much for your time and comments regarding Fellini.
Tasteful food with stellar customer service are ours goal.
We ´ve been in business for 20 years catering all our neighborhood , and a lot of tourists too who are passionate about gastronomy and are really interested in excelente food on a restaurant where the owners works daily .

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We ate here 2 nights ago. Arrived 5.45pm for an early dinner. Lunch lasts til 6pm! And is more expensive. Dinner, cheaper, starts at 6pm, but the food isn't fully changed over til 7.30pm.
The food was great, lots of variety and there were loads of locals there, always a good sign. Service was attentive.

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Thank april f
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Fellini/rio, Owner at Fellini, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2013

Thank you very much for your time and comment´s regarding our home Fellini,
As you mention we are a typical neighborhood restaurant , we know a lot of customers by their names , and a lot says that we are theirs living room ; Our great selection changing twice aday , is always a pursuit of new taste ,flavours in which customer and friends keep coming in our 20 years in business .
Thank you,
att,
nelson laskowsky

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Tucked in a quiet corner three blocks away from upscale Leblon beach, Fellini is an exceptionally good lunch or dinner option after a day languishing at the beach or during your wandering through the chic boutiques of Ataulfo de Paiva Avenue. You choose from a wide variety of tasty, well prepared foods, seeing what you will get and paying only for as much or as little you'd like to eat, not to mention that the weight system gives you the option to try a little bit of a wide variety of local food and then coming back for whatever your preference is. One of the owners (Helena or Nelson) are always there ensuring top food quality, smooth operation and friendly service. Helena is a very friendly person and happily engages in conversation. Being an experienced world traveler, she is warm and enthusiastic about hearing where you're from and about your Rio experience.

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Thank zamitay
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Fellini/rio, Proprietário at Fellini, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Thank you very much for such a nice positive comment regarding our home Fellini.
We really work hard to ensure quality on Family oriented service and excepcional food preparation.
Our goal is to deliver a stellar customer experience.
Since both owners are globe-trotters we also ensure myself or my mother Helena are Always working hard at the restaurant to maintain ours 20 years sucessful reputation.
We try to bring all the world flavours and trying to learn the best off everyworld service while we do what we love , that is travel.

We appreciate your time and words.

nelson laskowsky

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Kilo restaurants are a staple of life in Rio, and all over the rest of Brazil, as well. Kilo restaurants sell their food by weight and as you'd expect, and since quantity is not part of the equation quality and ambiance are the key deterninates that differentiate between the top and bottom of the barrel.

Here is where Fellini excels... You may have to walk to choose your food, but the choices are excellent. You cannot find a better filet mignon in any restaurant sit down or kilo in the city. The accompanying salads, vegetables and desserts are exemplary.

You will not go wrong by dining at Fellini. I do it several times a month.

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1  Thank Gerald E
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Fellini/rio, Proprietário at Fellini, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Thank you so much for your comments and time to write about Fellini.
It´s so good to hear how much our effort has been appreciated, we really work hard to serve a tasteful food with a Family oriented service.
As you commented ,one of ours buffet stars is our Filet Mignon, thick cut and always juicy ,that´s one of the few dishes that is everyday served .
Í will also make sure all of our team will have oportunite to read your comment.

nelson laskowsky

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