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“Huge servings, but maitaining the quality”
Review of Famiglia Mancini

Famiglia Mancini
Ranked #55 of 38,371 Restaurants in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Consolacao
Sao Paulo, SP
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“Huge servings, but maitaining the quality”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Usually when the servings are this big, you don't expect quality food, but this "cantina" has been doing that for years and the quality never drops. I've been eating here for over 25 years and still love their huge dishes. I also love what the Mancinis did for the surroundings at downtown Sao Paulo. On their street is like being in a different area than downtown SP.

Great place - make sure you taste the antipasti before your meal.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Very good pizza- expensive if you are alone, a good deal if you are at least two persons”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

For a long time Mancini restaurants have been taking over Avanhandava street. In the 80's there was only the Famiglia Mancini tratoria, which was nice. Now, the little segment of the street has been completely redecorated and the Pizzaria has an anchor position at the corner with Augusta street. The pizza is splendid! Reasonable selection of wines for not to expensive prices. Good beer and draft beer. They do charge for the live music (after 7:30pm). An individual pizza is, on my standards, a little too expensive. But the large pizza, that feeds very well two adults, is very fairly priced. You can have buffala muzzarela in any pizza, and the combinations available are quite nice. We tried parma, funghi and margeritha, on different nights. Very consistent quality. Service can be a little slow, but not bad. Worth visiting and enjoying a great pizza in a well decorated house!

  • Visited July 2014
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“A great improvement after the remodel!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

For several years I dined at this restaurant at least a couple of times a month. However, in 2010, the restaurant was closed for remodeling. While it was closed, customers were referred to the "other" Famiglia Mancini, located a few hundred feet away. That place was a total rip off . The food was bad, small portioned and over-priced. Consequently, I avoided the Famiglia Mancini restaurants from 2010 until last night.

Last evening, some friends convinced me to visit the remodeled Famiglia restaurant. From the moment I entered the restaurant until I left, I was favorably impressed with just about everything

A superb job was done on the remodel. While in the restaurant I got the impression of being in a quaint and elegant restaurant one would find in Florence, Italy. It is obvious that a lot of money was spent on the remodel. The quality of work and choice of interior design are excellent.

Even the food has improved from what it was prior to the remodel. A few more items were added to the menu. The prices are a bit high but the service and high quality food make up for the prices. Besides, how does one put a price on true quality?

I heartily recommend the newly remodeled Restaunte Famiglia Mancini.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Excellent Italian food”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Following a friends suggestion, went there with my family and wife's family. What a place. Starting from the little street , very charming, now about the food. You feel like in Italy, very good option in São Paulo. In the heart of downtown. If you want a good Italian food, forget all the fancy chefs restaurant. Go there, it is cheaper and much better

Visited August 2013
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“Italian Options in São Paulo...”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

As a huge metropolitan urban complex (some 20 million people live in this city), São Paulo, in the first place, has become home, too, a huge concentration of restaurants: over 21,000 listed restaurants according to some counts. However, perhaps, even more tellingly, many of these restaurants come with clear distinctive immigrant origins and orientations. Because of these very different immigrant origins - Southern European, Middle Eastern, and Asian - São Paulo, for one, has become a center for the best of Portuguese, Italian, Arab, and Japanese cooking. One more telling reason, São Paulo has the best of these distinctive cuisines also because - as the business and industrial capital of Brazil - it is also the city with the most money to pay top chefs, and for a pretty unique range of fine restaurants. And, again, as São Paulo has become a place of great wealth, the place of hard work in Brazil, São Paulo’s restaurants can also count on relatively rich, better-off customers with the need to sometimes unwind. In the nature of things, especially during weekdays, in São Paulo, after hard work, in a rather ugly chaotic city of the worst traffic, relief is sometimes sought in the city’s remarkable line-up of attractive and excellent restaurants. Here are the some of the best places to eat in São Paulo.

Want to go Italian in São Paulo? Well, apart from perhaps, Rome, Bologna, or Milano, when it comes to great Italian food, São Paulo is yet another “Italian” city. In May of 1981, Walter Mancini, opened “Famiglia Mancini” (incidentally, also when the present reviewer began to call São Paulo home for some 6 years), and an Italian restaurant which since then must rank as among the most typical Italian cantinas or trattorias anywhere, and from beginning to end evokes the food, the scents, the wines and ambiance of Italy. Fresh pastas of many kinds represent the workhorse of the “Famiglia Mancini” kitchen. In turn, from antipastos, to rich pasta-oriented primo piattos, to larger secondo piattos of meat and seafood choices, to the wide selection of Italian wines, one couldn’t find a better place in Italy to delight in Italian cuisine. Of course, Brazilians love Italian food! And, in fact, right next to Famiglia Mancini is another high class Italian restaurant. Gigetto is of a bit more formal kind, what is called in Italy, not a trattoria but a “ristorante”, but similarly presenting an authentic standard of the best of Italian cuisine. The way we used to do it, when the waiting line at Famiglia Mancini was too long, we settled for Gigetto, but without the need to lower food standards. Incidentally, when going for dinner at Famiglia Mancini, don't show up at 6 o'clock. Especially over the weekend, you might get to feel a bit lonely. Keep Mancini for late, very late, to really get the ambiance of the place. Brazilians, like Italians, can be fun lively company late at night. Buon divertimento, buon appetito!

  • Visited August 2013
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