Atelier das Massas

Top choice italian in Porto Alegre

Crammed with as much character as artisanal pasta, this dive-like pasta bar should go on your immediate to-do list – never mind the curmudgeonly old school servers. There's an irresistible antipasti buffet (per kg R$115.40) and a long list of delectable homemade pastas.

Fettuccine à forestier (filet mignon, onions, garlic, red wine, béchamel, cream, Worcestershire, peas, parsley and pepper) is the fan favorite, but there's is no path to wrong at this gaúcho icon. It's a linger-all-afternoon over a bottle of red type of place.