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Imperatriz Leopoldina

Certificate of Excellence
City Center
Contemporary, Brazilian, Mediterranean, European, South American
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Avenida Koeller 376 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-060, Brazil
+55 24 2103-3000
07:30 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 07:30 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I shared the bacalhau dish and we both said it was the best one we have ever had. It was so flavorful!

Thank Cindy F
New York City, New York
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved my lunch. The food was great. Service attentive. Decor splendid. I loved the painting on the walls! Do go!

Thank Kitty2222
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived hungry. Lovely colonial restaurant with open windows and hand painted walls. Food had lovely presentation and attractive options. We both had a ceasar salad then filet mignon with most most delicious risotto I have ever eaten followed by caramelised banana and chocolate ice cream. Wine was also well priced . Do go here. It's got charm, good service... More 

Thank MichelleLeamHotel
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nice gardens surround this restaurant set in a traditional house of Brazilian Imperial times. Good food and friendly staff.

Thank Andre_Stabel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This dining room, in a large hotel, looks like it could have served the monarchy. The food was perhaps above average, but the service was poor. There were so few diners there that the overall scene was depressing. There are difficult stairs needed to get to the restrooms

Thank Bahia123
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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1,055 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Whenever visiting the "Imperial City" of Petrópolis, in the mountains near Rio de Janeiro, dining at "Imperatriz Leopoldina" is absolutely a must! At the completely renovated "Hotel Solar do Império", a beautiful neoclassical mansion, you will find "Imperatriz Leopoldina", a first class restaurant named after Brazil's first Empress. Belgian Chef Bertrand Materne and his inspired menu will certainly surprise you,... More 

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Petropolis, RJ
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is my favourite restaurant in Petropolis. The atmosphere is relaxed and the building is gorgeous. You don`t pay as much as in other fancy places in the neighbouring Itaipava or Araras, and you get very good food. Also, they have good deals for lunch on weekdays - these are very hard to beat. Maybe you can get better food... More 

Thank AMadureira2014
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I highly enjoyed my meal at this place. The food was great, everything was something i wasn't used to. The meat was well cooked, the sauce was delicious, the wine was good and there was a good amount of choice in this regard and the desert was worth writing about. The place itself is well located and the dining hall... More 

Thank philippevgucht
Petropolis, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Located in the best location in town, part of the Solar do Imperio hotel, this restaurant has all ingredients to be the best top option in town. Nevertheless, service is so poor and unoredictable that the results is usually disappointing. Menu is good, although it should change more often, and the dishes are well prepared and presented. But as said,... More 

Thank DFM66
Bergen, Norway
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Great place, beautiful historical building, but with a full house, dishes came out cold and poorly cooked. The steak was completely overcooked, the risotto was raw. It has potential, but our first impression was not good.

Thank HenriqueFontes1972

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Contemporary, Brazilian, Mediterranean, European, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 00:00
07:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Koeller 376 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-060, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Petropolis>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +55 24 2103-3000
The Imperatriz Leopoldina restaurant, with walls hand painted by Dominique Jardy, is a special attraction at the hotel. The contemporary, international and Brazilian gastronomy is exceptional, and the charming atmosphere makes the experience even more special.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?