Belo Horizonte is teeming with good food for every budget. The area between Praça Sete and Praça da Liberdade is best for cheap eats, with countless lanchonetes (snack bars), self-serve por kilo restaurants and fast-food places. Further south, the Lourdes and Savassi neighborhoods constitute the epicenter of the city’s fine-dining scene.

The lion’s share of the city’s non-mineira restaurants specialize in Italian food, although you can also find a world of other flavors if you look around.