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#1,036 of 36,336 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
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££ - £££
Vila Mariana
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Rua Cubatao 837 | Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04013-043, Brazil
55 11 5084-0480
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:30
Tue - Wed 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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98 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

The first time I was in this place was long ago. I returned many times . The owner and chef ..Sauro is a gentleman ...Great food , a very nice staff ..( the maitre Luciano gave a lot of attention to explain wine choices ). Unfortunately in the evening can be a little bit tricking to find the place if... More 

Thank tanatol
RestauranteFricco, Proprietário at Fricco, responded to this review

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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Simple and tasty food, this is their speciality along with a great service. If you want something special ask to be served by Luciano, who has been at the place since the very beginning and he will get you anything you wish.

Thank BrazilAca
Sao Paulo, SP
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

there is always a new dish to be tasted, besides having the old good dishes always available; good wine, friendly environment. Bread and cold cuts made at Fricco are items that can not be missed.

Thank ElisaMie
Sao Paulo, SP
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85 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

A nice, cozy Italian restaurant with good food, some creative dishes and honest prices. They have an incredible wine cellar. They also make their own bread, bresaola, mortadela and other cold cuts. You can feel the care and passion they put in everything they serve. The service is very friendly and efficient - Luciano is outstanding!. They also have an... More 

Thank seotagni
RestauranteFricco, Proprietário at Fricco, responded to this review
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Muito obrigada . Esperamos a sua visita novamente e ficamos contentes em receber pessoas que realmente dão valor e entendem... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2015

It's for gourmet and gourmand , not for "gluttony". The food is exquisite and the wine list is really interesting. Fair price! Service is really good and chatting with them is delightful. Every time I've been there ( more than 10 times - lunch & dinner), I left it with pleasure, happiness and satisfaction. The quality never oscillates or goes... More 

Thank Monica T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Great italian food, with a nice couple taking care of everything. A menu that changes every week, and never disappoints. In a quiet neighborhood. Ask for a wine - they have a fantastic cellar, with honest prices. They don't accept credit cards. You have to applaud that, but sometimes it's useful.

Thank Bordoka
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013 via mobile

Went for lunch and ordered the menu for the day. Soup was ok, main consisted of 4 meatballs the size of jelly beans and very little sauce. Wouldn't go back unless I really had no option

Thank DuncanHay
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2013

Friccó is owned by a guy from Umbria, Italy, and it shows in the love of food. The service is very good, something rare in São Paulo. Not to miss: the porchetta, either as a starter or as a main course. Be careful - no credit cards accepted, only cash. Very good wines at reasonable prices. All in all, one... More 

Thank Sergiofreis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Cubatao 837 | Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04013-043, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Paulo>  > Vila Mariana
  • Neighbourhood: Vila Mariana
  • Phone Number: 55 11 5084-0480

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

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Vila Mariana
Located in south São Paulo, Vila Mariana is a nice residential area with plenty of businesses, recreation centres, hospitals and restaurants. Joaquim Távora is an up-and-coming nightlife spot, with trendy restaurants and bars. The cultural centre SESC Vila Mariana offers interesting architecture and a variety of activities for the public. You can rent a bicycle from one of the local bike share stations and ride along the neighbourhood's streets to get a sense of this pleasant area during the day. The area around ESPM, a school for publicity and marketing, offers a collegiate ambiance with busy cafes and pubs.
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