Telephone (21) 2294 7830
Metrô bus Jardim Botânico
Lorenzo is a homely restaurant using French and Italian influences to fine effect. Located in a small Jardim Botânico road and blessed by Christ the Redeemer looming overhead, the top-floor terrace opens at the weekends or for private events, at the same time revealing the best seats in the house. Grab the couvert (R$14) for a regularly-replenished pot of nibbles and a whole baked garlic then delve deeper into a menu that offers a diverse selection ranging from steak bernaise to bacalhau cod. The pumpkin ravioli (R$48) is a safe bet, and the squid with baby tomatoes (R$26) simply tenderness personified.