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Gero Ipanema

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Rua Anibal de Mendonca, 157, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-050, Brazil
+55 21 2239 8158
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12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:30
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The welcome was discreet and the staff attentive. They didn't bother when we asked for a change of table as I preferred a quieter one by the wall. We were a party of two and got one starter each (potatoes and tuna carpaccio) and one main each (tagliatelle and risotto). Their selection of wine by the glass is very limited... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant has a lot of charm and can be a romantic spot for two if you desire. The meal was fabulous, I can't say enough about it. Service was excellent as well. If you're looking for a really good meal in a really pretty setting, this is it. Our menu was pre-planned as we were with a group, but... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

remember your parent´s favourite neighborhood restaurant, the one you went every sunday ? well, this is the place where the´ll take you if you were a child living in Ipanema today , and you your mom and dad were very cool. The place, the food, the maitre de, even the 40 minutes waitng is beautifull, so go ahead and enjoy

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180 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Gero Ipanema on my own and had the most wonderful evening. Perfect service, polite, swift and discreet, sophisticated ambiance (understated elegance, candlelit romantic yet buzzing with soft chatter and jazz tones), and excellent food and wine. I had a delicious Pinot Grigio by the glass, the mozzarella ravioli in tomato sauce, and a tiramisu accompanied with a small... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Héléne, Thank you so much for taking your time to write about your experience at Gero Ipanema Restaurant. Your words are as delightful to hear as it is our gastronomy! I will pass along your comments to our staff and everyone will be thrilled to know all your kind words about your experience with us. I hope to... More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Gero comes as close to perfection as a restaurant can expect to be, especially in RJ. The dishes are well thought out, even better prepared, with invariably fresh ingredients and absolute consistency in their quality (sadly I know this because I far too often order the Angola chicken with mushrooms and polenta, but it is wonderful). The service is remarkable... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking your time to write about your experience at Gero Ipanema Restaurant. Your words are as delicious to hear as it is our gastronomy! I will pass along your comments to our staff and everyone will be thrilled to know that you have enjoyed the quality of our service and menu. We look... More 

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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We had been wanting to have a meal at Gero Ipanema for a long time, but never seemed to find the opportunity to do it. We had been to Gero at Shopping Leblon and were not very happy about it. Last Sunday we finally had lunch at Gero Ipanema. What a great meal!! Everything was excellent (the pasta, the fish... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking your time to write about your experience at Gero Ipanema Restaurant. Your words are as scrumptious to hear as it is our gastronomy! I will pass along your comments to our staff and everyone will be thrilled to know all your kind words about your experience with us. I hope to welcome... More 

Ithaca, New York
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516 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The exterior is dark and low-key but the restaurant obviously has a reputation -- it was chosen by local members of our party and I heard it being recommended to a guest by the concierge at my hotel. It proved to be an excellent choice for our party of 17 people. They created a dumbbell shaped arrangement to seat all... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you so much for taking your time to write about your experience at Gero Ipanema Restaurant. Your words are as scrumptious to hear as it is our gastronomy! I will pass along your comments to our staff and everyone will be thrilled to know all your kind words about your experience with us. I hope to welcome... More 

Matthews, North Carolina
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Loved each course especially the octopus over black rice! Comfortable, open and elegant setting. Clean and beautiful presentation as well

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southport ct
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We were in Rio for the Olympics and our tour guide randomly pointed out Gero and said it was a very good Italian restaurant, so we went there for lunch the next day. It was fabulous. Beautiful interior, attentive service and great variety of choices on a price-fixed menu. Every course was delicious and perfectly prepared. The reviewers here who... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Joyce, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our restaurant Gero Ipanema. I am so happy for your kind words, my team and I felt so glad for your price comparison with NYC, this is a truth and it is a hard work for us to keep this nice perception of value per price paid.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My wife and I hated this place. It was easily one of the worst restaurants we have ever had the misfortune of going to. We are stunned and somewhat concerned that Gero gets such rave reviews on Tripadvisor. These guys are way below standard on every front, and they seriously need to get over themselves. We reserved a table at... More 

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Alves A, Gerente at Gero Ipanema, responded to this review

Dear Customer, Thank you for taking your time to review our restaurant Gero Ipanema. I feel really sorry about all your words, definitely this is not level of service we aim to provide regarding the quality of food and the warm welcoming so present in our culture. My sincere apologies for all the mentioned negative aspects. I hope to have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
19:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Anibal de Mendonca, 157, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22410-050, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2239 8158
Description
The first "Carioca" version of Gero opened in 2002 and follows in the successful footsteps of its sister restaurant in São Paulo. Awarded top prizes in the city's main culinary and news magazines, the menu is based on Italian recipes passed down through generations, such as baked lamb with potatoes and small artichokes and ravioli stuffed with veal and mushroom sauce. Designed by Aurelio Martinez Flores, Gero Rio brings the same minimalistic and laid-back ambience to Rio de Janeiro. In a few months, the restaurant became a staple in the city nightlife scene, a mecca for the town's many musicians, artists and personalities.

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Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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