Telephone (21) 2512 4551
Metrô bus Baixo Leblon
With its contemporary design and romantic touches, Quadrucci has already won over a multitude of carioca hearts. The blue-tiled dining room with its large mirror, candle-lit tables and flower-filled vases lends an air of cosiness and the atmosphere attracts groups of friends on nights out and romancing couples in unison. The menu specializes in northern Italian food, but with dishes using quintessentially Brazilian ingredients and style - if you want fries with your steak tartare (R$29) the waiter won't cock a snoop at you for asking. Enjoy the restaurant's charms over a black rice risotto with squid and octopus (R$45) - a house favourite - slow cooked ribs with pumpkin risotto (R$59) or the incredibly rich steak filled with brie (R$59).