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“Excellent Food, No-Frills Atmosphere”

Restaurante Olivinho
Ranked #72 of 783 Restaurants in Petropolis
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff
Description: Olivinho is a traditional Petropolis' Restaurant. We present an international menu where ours customers can choose from seafood and steaks to salad and pasta. Every Saturday we also serve our magnificent Feijoada, to be degusted with the authentic Brazilian Caipirinha. Olivinho has a huge variety of drinks: International Wines, Whisky, Beer, and dozen of others kinds of drinks.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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209 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, No-Frills Atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

This is absolutely one of the best choices for lunch in Petrópolis, the "Imperial City" on the mountains near Rio de Janeiro. Olivinho offers a mix of portuguese cousine and traditional brazilian dishes, as well as some more "worldly" dishes. Try out their "Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá", a traditional portuguese codfish recipe, and the "Empada de Camarão com Catupiry", a traditional portuguese pastry appetizer. Their "Cozido" is outstanding, and so is their "Feijoada" (traditionally served on saturdays). My personal favorite is the "Frango ao Curry com Champagne", a very delicate chicken breast swimming on an intriguing curry and champagne sauce, served with white rice with raisins. My favorite restaurant in Petrópolis.

  • Visited March 2013
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3 Thank migliaribasso
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Amazing restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

True demi-french-come-Brazilian cuisine, good food and cold beers, a great place to go if you're in the area

Visited November 2012
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2 Thank Christian B
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Rio de Janeiro-Brazil
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177 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“An Institution in Petropolis since 1990”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

The place doesn't need to be introduced for locals, so if you are a visitor and looking for a cozy place, a very good meal, local taste and friendly service this is your best choice. The menu has it all: starters, salads, pizza, pasta, beef, fish, seafood, etc. Most of the dishes, approved by its regular clientele, have been created and perfected for over two decades. You will be welcomed by the owners and treated by the staff as if you are a regular. Highly recommend!!

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank ChrisBrazil
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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450 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
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“A very good diferent taste”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

When you go to the restaurant Olivinho order spaghetti served in a dish made of Parmesan cheese. The spaghetti is served with lemon sauce. This dish is my favorite.

  • Visited September 2011
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4 Thank Maximiliano J
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