Rua Alvarp Caetano 908 Camboinhas, Niteroi, BR, 24358-000
- Phone: (55) 21 26199500
- Fax: (55) 21 26199521
A gastronomic and tourist landmark for more than thirty years, the Terraço Itália is located at the top of the Itália building, 41 stories above street level. The spectacular view, dance floor with live music, and the deeply romantic atmosphere, together with some excellent food on the menu, makes this one of the favorite eateries for both tourists and Paulistas alike. The restaurant's Tuscan cuisine offers such options as seafood soup and veal chops, which can be savored in one of the four separate areas of the restaurant.
Bar da dona Onça is located in the heart of the city. This place is great for a night of spirits and local cuisine. It features an all-day menu put together by chef Janaina Rueda that comprises of traditional dishes as well a pasta bar. Specialities include seafood cassoulet, ox tail rice, pork sausage and dobradinha. The vibrant and spacious interiors are replete with chic decor, lamps photographs and artwork.
Once you have begun exploring São Paulo, you will realize that this city has opened its arms to people from several ethnic origins and made them its own. And one of the proofs of this is Restaurante Fuentes. In1954, the restaurant was started by a Spanish entrepreneur who moved to this city in an attempt to escape the dictatorship in Spain. Since then, this family run establishment has served its guests with some of the most delicious Spanish cuisine in the city. All the dishes on their list are prepared on the spot with special care to ensure that every single ingredient used in a preparation is fresh. Moreover the fare is served with lots of love by their very friendly serving staff. If you are a foodie and want to try out something different, a meal at Restaurante Fuentes is sure to satiate your desire.
This traditional restaurant opened more than 50 years ago and is part of the Cà d'Oro Hotel. The atmosphere is elegant and posh, as diners tend to be high society, normally politicians and business people. Main course the favorites include the Casônseì alla bergamassa which is sweet and sour pasta filled with veal, dried grapes and amaretto, salvia sauce, hot butter and Parmesan cheese, and the quail alla bergamassa roasted in white wine sauce.
If you have a yen for Lebanese food, then a pit stop at Raful Cozinha Árabe in the Centro is a must. This modest eatery opened in 1960 and has been delighting diners since then with their delicious dishes and desserts. The service is quick and the food is fresh, packed with flavors. The restaurant is always bursting with people and such is their popularity that they have opened another one in Bela Vista. Raful is a great spot for a quick meal when you are on the run. Don't miss the kebabs and falafel here, they are definitely one of the best in town.
Porque Sim is essentially a karaoke club which also severs some amazing Fijian food. The karaoke coupled with authentic Fijian cuisine and chilled drinks is a treat for weekends. So sip on fine spirits and sing your heart out to your favorite song at this happening spot.
If you love Japanese cuisine, then Yamaga in Liberdade is a good option as it is one of the best in the neighborhood. This hidden gem serves authentic food such as tempura, sashimi, sushi and more. The wooden decor and lanterns adds to the charm of the restaurant. You can enjoy the fare here without breaking your wallet.
Izakaya Issa is a charming little bistro and bar that serves some amazing Japanese delicacies. Located in the beautiful neighborhood of Liberdade, this place is one of those cozy joints where you want to spend a cool evening. Charming and well-lit interiors, coupled with the best of Japanese food is what you can expect here. Takoyaki, octopus dumplings, yakinasu and okonomiyake are some of their most ordered dishes. These delicious specialties have a traditional taste, while they are often served with shochu, whiskey, beer or other high spirits. The lively ambiance and friendly staff will enhance your dining experience.
Right from the setting of this place to its cuisine, everything about La Casserole is French. Located in the center of the city, right in the middle of the flower market, this restaurant creates a true blue romantic ambiance. Opened in the year 1954, this is one of the oldest French establishments in the city. This chic eatery offers its patrons authentic French cuisine on its long menu to make selections from. Besides, there is also the lure of the full front bar that proudly displays some of the rare wines and other vintage spirits. If you want to indulge yourself or spend some quiet, quality time with that special person, a meal here is a requisite. To know more of this iconic restaurant or book a table here, check the website.
Lotus is a charming restaurant nestled near downtown and is renowned for serving some delicious Chinese cuisine. But mind you, all the Chinese here is purely vegetarian. So all those who are watching their weight or prefer healthy eating can definitely try this place. Serving healthy yet delicious food is the whole idea of Lotus. The have about 25 cold dishes and the same amount of hot ones. With so many vegetarian options to choose from, this place remains famous among meat lovers as well.
Its easy to miss this Chinese restaurant in Liberdade while on the go because of its simple and unassuming look. But the line of people waiting during lunch hours bears to the fact that Rong He is very popular among those who love this Asian cuisine. Modest and clean, Rong He serves one of the best Chinese food in town. The menu is extensive and the portions are hearty which is a great value for money. Watch the action in the display kitchen where chefs are in the process of creating those fabulous dishes that have been a crowd puller since its opening. They opened another branch in Paraíso in 2013. Its difficult to get a seat during the weekends, so try to come a bit earlier to grab a seat.
Hocca Bar is an award-winning restaurant that is sure not to burn a hole in your pocket. A modest little eatery that serves traditional Brazilian food, it is located in the maddening maze and crowd of the Sao Paulo Municipal Market. It is famous for its pastel de bacalhau that is the codfish turnover and mortadella sandwich. If you want to taste the best Brazilian that food money can buy, you have to come here. You may have to wait in a queue to get a seat in the restaurant, but the food is worth the wait.