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Trattoria Don Francesco

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner


Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol

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A little piece of Italy in Brazil. All dishes are handmade with ingredients from our own vegetable garden.
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Really exceptional pasta if you are a bit fed up with the local food. The lasagne are great, the pesto is really good tasting Nice place !

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Famille_uk
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Classic Italian food. 3 adults and one baby, very friendly and helpful staff, service was perfect and the food was excellent. Definitely going back for pasta!

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This place just got worse and worse. We were the only people there at 8pm for dinner, yet staff took ages to bring venues and then again to take the order. We had pasta ragu and the steak with gorgonzola which bizarrely came with a...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Deadgeckoo
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located in the old part of the city, with a nice atmosphere. The pasta is home-made, fresh and the flavour was good. Felt like i was in Italy. And the best, the prices were fair. Indeed, i will return.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Antonio1522
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This trattoria is currently overrated. The food was all right, but nothing to rave about and certainly not very Italian in anything other than name. They serve some not very good pasta with either a tomato or a bolognese sauce with (not before) your meat...More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Hulot101
Reviewed 23 March 2016

The location is nice. The outside area was quite lovely. The waiter ony spole portugese but they had a menu in english. The food was quite expensive for brazil. The noodles i orderen were way to salty but when i complained the waiter did not...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank sarahs123321
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

The visit was tiresome. Expecting a quick meal here is pointless, it took nearly an hour to the food get to the waitress take my order, and with only 2 waitress for the whole restaurant they are overburdened. Even thought the food was great, really...More

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank ElisaSPG
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

After a wait of an hour and a quarter we had to ask for some bread. They had forgotten our order. When it finally arrived the provolone ao forno was adequate but not special. The two tagliatelle dishes were disappointing - especially after the fuss...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 24 September 2014

My girlfriend and I came here on our last hours in Olinda before flying back to Rio. It was hard to decide what to order as everything sounded so good! The service was fast and pleasant! Mind you, it was a quiet Thursday afternoon with...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank James S
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Lovely cozy little restaurant overlooking Olinda. Great hosts, warm and friendly. After 5 weeks of Brazilian food it was a nice change. Good salads and wonderful pastas.

Date of visit: November 2013
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