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La Gondole

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Rua Andre Simas 247, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro 28906-420, Brazil
(22)2643-5264
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quiet, cosy and romantic atmosphere. Great chef and Swiss owner who came around to say hello to every table. However, only speaking English I should not expect the waiter to understand everything but when I ordered medium rare and got medium, this was a bit of a disappointment. Could not blame the chef as our other dish was great but... More 

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Thank Chris Z
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Found this dream on a little corner park in Cabo Frio. So good that we went back twice during our short stay there. Delicious decor, great attendance by the waiter and the owner who made special efforts to all his clientes to ensure satisfaction. Nice that the owner of the place goes to each table complimenting the customers - nice... More 

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Thank Barrie L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing. The restaurant is great for couples and families. The owner of the restaurant is really polite, he goes around the tables talking to the customers and making sure people appreciate the food. We had at this occasion two different dishes: my husband had the duck with fettuccine and I had a fillet mignon with the fettuccine... More 

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Thank Mariana M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Well, I read the reviews on this place and thought that they couldn't possibly be true. But they are! This is really a gem of a restaurant in a place I did not expect it to be. Maybe in Buzios, or Sao Paulo, but not in Cabo Frio. Only two small errors, noted below, kept me from giving this magnificent... More 

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Thank Thomas W
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at La Gondole. We were seated pretty quickly and ordered great wine at the suggestion of our waiter. All of the food was excellent but especially the Chef's Seafood Platter, served on a cast iron skillet. The Chef came out to greet us and tell us his story (He's Swiss). I'd recommend this place to... More 

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Thank TheTravman
Cabo Frio, RJ
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Waiters are very nice! Good food and friendly atmosphere. Probably one of the best restaurants in Cabo Frio. The prices are reasonable. I do recommend

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Thank Raoni_Vidigal
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The best seafood that i ever had... From seafood till premium steaks, La Gondole's Menu is from another planet... Don't miss the Octopus... Shrimps and everything else.....

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1 Thank Bernardo P
Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Super nice owners, great food, light jazz, candles. We recommend grilled octopus or tuna moda de chefe, top it off with Tiramisu.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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577 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2015

This is a definite must go if you are in Cabo Frio. The restaurant has a really great atmosphere. the owner and his staff are so friendly and the food is absolutely delicious. probably one of the best meals I've had in Brazil. There is a great wine list too. I will be back on my next time in Cabi... More 

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Europe
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56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015

La Gondole served us the best seafood we had during our holiday in Brazil. Andrea is a great host and we really had a lot of pleasure discussing with him, he's full of great advices regarding the area. Don't hesitate to ask him the "special seafood plate for two", you won't find it in the menu: it is a hidden... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Brazilian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Andre Simas 247, Cabo Frio, State of Rio de Janeiro 28906-420, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Cabo Frio
  • Phone Number: (22)2643-5264

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?