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“Tried to steal a tip!”
Review of Pomodorino

Pomodorino
Ranked #213 of 14,452 Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Ipanema
Reviewed 23 September 2017

My friend and I had a lovely meal, great wine, and food. But at the end of the night, when we received our change - it was missing 20 reals. We had intended to tip the waiter with the remaining change but we still counted our change upon receipt and noticed the discrepancy. We asked the waiter and the manager why we did not have our full amount of change and he said "oh! the waiter must have tipped himself out of it." We were incredulous. Just like the reviewer below, all the waiters gathered around and tried to intimidate us - we were actually planning to leave 15% (being Americans) but were really angry that they just took it upon themselves to take the money and sneak it. This is theft.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Italian restaurant with homemade pasta, fancy and tasteful decoration, reasonable to high prices, privileged location facing the lagoon Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, no parking available (must park on the street or ask for an Uber/taxi). I ordered a couvert, then fillet scallops with bavette pasta and vodka sauce and 3 beers, ending with an espresso, for 140 Brazilian reais. What makes it expensive was the drink. The main course was about 60 BRL. Food and ambiance were just excellent (!), except for inconvenience of not accepting credit card; only cash is accepted.

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Thank PP_RJ
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

It's a very nice restaurante with good food and very good service. It's a place do return and tô go with the family.

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Thank Consuelo P
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Excellent food, very good wines, warm ambience, very reasonable prices. It is really amazing you can find a place in Pomodorino, I would it expect it to be crowded at any time...maybe the reason is they do not accept credit card? or it has the looks of an expensive venue, and scares people? or maybe I was lucky. Or maybe it is the crisis we are living in Brazil. Go there and tell me what is your theory...

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Thank Alexandre P
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The food was average, nothing really special. Check the numbers of couverts served and charged as this is a issue when you eat out in Brazil

Thank cthompson65
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