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“FLAWLESS and ELEGANT”

Hotel Cipriani Restaurant
Ranked #142 of 13,663 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$100
Cuisines: Italian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Copacabana
Seattle
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“FLAWLESS and ELEGANT”
Reviewed 29 February 2012

It isn't often you have a meal in which every element is superb. Entering Cipriani you are genuinely greeted by the most charming hostess in Brazil (and, that is saying a lot.) The maitre'd Leonardo Capdeville is attentive, always there when needed, neither obtrusive nor obsequious just perfectly there. In fact, all the waiters and busboys know their jobs so well it makes the entire evening comfortable, relaxed and just a bit of perfect formality. Separating the restaurant from the cocktail lounge is a grand piano and Klinger Vieira at the keyboards. What a charmer he is making wonderful music. One of the two evenings we had dinner there friends of his, Fernanda and Fred, from Rio's opera company stopped by for some impromptu singing. It was one of those magic events you cannot plan. Dining late one evening and eating light, the tab was around US $90. per person. On another evening for a more complete dinner I spent over US $155. per person. A couple of menu items we tried and loved: Cipriani Green Tagliarini au Gratin with Ham (every bit as luscious as the one served in the flagship Venetian restaurant); Veal Rosette filled with black truffle and parmesan in foie gras sauce; Talharim Verde Apatinado (small green fettuccini, white cream finished under the broiler for a crispy top.
One evening began with an amuse bouche of foie gras crème Brule. Two of my favorites combined in a sinuous new way. How can you beat that? An elegant start to a flawless meal.

  • Visited November 2011
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Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent atmosphere but highly average, almost uninspiring food”
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Beautiful classy place and whilst not Michelin expensive, it is still pricey and certainly not value for money. I had a carpaccio and a 45eur main course which ended up being some kind of brazilian wienerschnitzel and weak sauce to it. Go to the bar for a glass of brazilian sparkling instead, and you have the atmosphere and value.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The food was delicious and the view of the pool was great”
Reviewed 12 January 2012

We sat at a table by the window and had a view of the pool which was lit up as it was dark out. The wine list was presented to us with an electronic tablet like an Ipad. The food was great from the bread to the appetizers and the main course. I had the shrimp risotto and it was a great choice!

Visited October 2011
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evian
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant!!!”
Reviewed 1 January 2012

The food was very, very good and the service reminded me Venice

Visited December 2011
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Rio de Janeiro
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Copacabana palace's restaurant”
Reviewed 25 November 2011

Very fancy and pricy. According to some tourist's feedback, it is worth to go once , although there are better ones in the city that I can recommend

Visited November 2011
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