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“Great food, great wine, great view/atmosphere”
Review of Cavist

Cavist
Ranked #282 of 13,706 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $36
Cuisines: International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Ipanema
Description: Located in a charming house built in the 1930's, with a privileged view of the Nossa Senhora da Paz square, in Ipanema, the Cavist Vinoteca & Restô offers a light and modern environment, with a menu inspired by the french-italian cuisine, with a brazilian touch. On the first floor, apart from the restaurant, you can find a wine store with over 2 thousand labels from 16 different countries, offering the best when it comes to wine. On the second floor, a delightful balcony, where the most disputed tables in the restaurant are, is the ideal place for unforgettable evenings and nights.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great food, great wine, great view/atmosphere”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

Had a great large group dinner on upstairs patio. Weather was perfect, so was the view and the atmosphere. Had the amazonian fish rib special which was unique for me and superb. Wine selection is top notch, this is a great place for wine lovers. Cheese plate and smoked salmon were execellent appetizers. Price as a little high, but it was worth it. Service was excellent.

  • Visited September 2012
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Englishman on the Move
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A Different Experience”
Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Placed in Ipanema, but seems to be part of a chain, definitely worth a visit. Downstairs is an excellent wine store with a huge selection, mainly Argentinian and Chilean wines but also from South Africa, Australia , France and Spain. There you can browse at leisure to choose your wine for dinner. Once done make sure you have a table on the terrace upstairs , its not that big , maybe 12 tables, but in the evening ideal temperature.
Service was very attentive but quite relaxed so masses of time to enjoy conversation and something from the selection of Entres. Main course we all opted for pasta and the risotto was very good, reasonable portion and well-prepared. No dessert but coffee.
Dinner for three, including two bottles of wine we had chosen was R$420 (€170.-), which is dear by European standards but fairly normal in Rio.
Definitely would go back.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A place to include in your "must visit" list!”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Cavist is the best wine restaurant in Rio. The Ipanema store/bistro is amazing, but if you are in Barra da Tijuca, there is also a bistro there. Incredible wines and excelent dishes.

  • Visited September 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing meal and wine”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

This place doesn't have a wine list. Instead, you have to go into their wine room to select what you want. It is a very different experience, but it was great. And, the food was delicious as well. I can't say I loved what I personally ordered (a steak with a mushroom sauce) but everyone else's meal was delicious. The appetizers were very unique as well. And, the service was great.

I highly recommend coming here for great service, and for the wine experience. If you are a wine lover, this is the place for you. The food is great too, but this place really over delivers on the experience.

  • Visited August 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Table with a view”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Good food, excellent wines, superb ambient. Try to go during week days at evening/early night and go to the balcony 2nd floor. Choose a table near the front, select a white wine, ask for carpaccios or for the shrimp appetizers and have a good time..

  • Visited July 2012
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