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Italian, Wine Bar, International
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Rua Barao da Torre 358 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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12:00 - 00:00
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Really great " maitre d' hotel" Waiters etc wine .... great!!! but ....the executive lunch was less than good...I wish it was better but the food must be great. My executive lunch was just ... more or less.

Thank 123456789Sergio
New York City, New York
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious executive lunch special with a lovely Malbec. The food was well executed and the service very attentive.

Thank Kitty2222
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91 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The place is a wine cellar, with a grear variety of wine with a good price range as well. You can choose and take it to the table. They have also pasta dishes, risotto. Its a good place for lunch and dinner. The maitre is amazing!

Thank Dorothyangie
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

the house has a good kitchen but its highlights are the wines. a superb selection and at affordable prices

Thank Carlos C
Sao Paulo, SP
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The place is fancy, but we did after Olympic game, sport clothes. Take a table upstairs with square view. They don't have a wine menu, you should go to the wine room and take yours. #awesome

Thank mpiresh
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

A great location but considering it sells wine and encourages you to choose your wine for the meal - the knowledge of the staff and ability to help was useless

Thank PhilGlobal
New Orleans, Louisiana
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112 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

My husband and I went to Cavist a few days ago with a group of new friends - a nice mix of people from the US and Rio de Janeiro. We turned ordering over to those who had been here before (2 of whom live in the neighborhood) They selected a wide assortment of appetizers, each and every one delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Charming winery with spectacular assortment of wines, quiet and charming ambient and comforting food! We had, among other dishes, the "feijoada" and the fish "moqueca"! It was fantastic!

Thank flavio s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Wine selection... There's no menu, you just pick a bottle from their store which is awesome! Appetizers...good. Shiitake Mushrooms and carpaccio fair. I ordered zucchini spaghetti...good. My bf ordered the rack of lamb. A bit chewy and hard to cut but still a bit tasty. Desserts...cheesecake - do not order, very gelatinous and processed tasting. Creme Brûlée very good. Overall... More 

Thank Cindy D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed this restaurant. Good service tasty well done food. The only a bit disappointing aspect since this restaurant is part of one of the best wine shops is the wine list for glasses or even half bottles.. a list which really isn't one: 2 different whites for the glass and 1 for 1/2 bottles. It should be very easy... More 

Thank Strawinskyy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$37
Italian, Wine Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Barao da Torre 358 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 552121237900
Located in a charming house built in the 1930's, with a privileged view of the Nossa Senhora da Paz square, in Ipanema, the Cavist Vinoteca & Restô offers a light and modern environment, with a menu inspired by the french-italian cuisine, with a brazilian touch. On the first floor, apart from the restaurant, you can find a wine store with over 2 thousand labels from 16 different countries, offering the best when it comes to wine. On the second floor, a delightful balcony, where the most disputed tables in the restaurant are, is the ideal place for unforgettable evenings and nights.

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Staying in Ipanema

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Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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