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$$$$ Ipanema and Leblon Italian

Owned by the Italian Fasano chain, this award-strewn and beautifully appointed restaurant is frequently cited as the best Italian in Rio, although quality like this comes at a cost. The high-ceilinged, wooden-floor building exhibits the clean, contemporary design that is the Fasano hallmark and the menu contains wonderful pastas and risottos, as well as excellent fish and meat dishes; a second Rio branch operates in Barra da Tijuca.

Italian Service Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

Rua Anibal de Mendonca 157
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro  22410–050, Brazil

21-2239–8158

www.fasano.com.br

Known For:
  • Plentiful vegetarian options in a meat-heavy menu
  • The tiramisu, a perfect blend of creamy, espresso-laced mascarpone
  • Elegant surroundings
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted, Reservations essential

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