Top Choice Pizza in Flamengo & Around

Ferro e Farinha

Sei Shiroma, an expat from NYC, and a dexterous team of dough handlers serve up Rio's best pizza at this atmospheric and delightfully ramshackle spot in Catete. Seats are few, with just a handful of bar stools crowd…
Cafe in Centro & Cinelândia

Café Arlequim

In the middle of a shop selling books and CDs, this small, lively, pleasantly air-conditioned cafe is a fine spot to refuel, with Italian (Illy) coffee, sandwiches, salads, quiches, lasagna and desserts.
Cafe in Ipanema & Leblon

Armazém do Café

Dark-wood furnishings and the aroma of fresh-ground coffee lend authenticity to this Leblon coffeehouse. It serves waffles, snacks and desserts, and connoisseurs rate the aromatic roasts here much more highly than a…
Cafe in Copacabana & Leme


The Bakers is a fine spot for flaky croissants, banana Danishes, apple strudels and other treats. There are also waffles, omelets, salads, gourmet sandwiches (such as prosciutto and mozzarella on ciabatta), quiches …
Cafe in Centro & Cinelândia

Bistrô do Paço

On the ground floor of the Paço Imperial, this informal restaurant offers a tasty assortment of quiches, salads, soups and other light fare. Save room for the delicious pies and cakes.
Cafe in Ipanema & Leblon


In the heart of Ipanema, this inviting cafe with sidewalk tables is a fine spot for an espresso while watching the city stroll by. You'll also find freshly made sandwiches, salads, quiches and some very rich dessert…
Pizza in Copacabana & Leme


Like its better-known version in Ipanema, Capricciosa serves excellent thin-crust pizzas.
Cafe in Copacabana & Leme

Cafe Colombo

Far removed from the hustle and bustle of Av Atlântica, this cafe has magnificent views of Copacabana Beach. At the outdoor tables you can sit beneath shady palm trees, enjoying cappuccino, omelets, waffles, salads …
Pizza in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa


The much-touted pizzeria from São Paulo has had a huge carioca following since opening in Rio in 2007. Perfect crusts and superfresh ingredients are two of the components that make Bráz the best pizza place in town.…
Sandwiches in Ipanema & Leblon

Talho Capixaba

This deli and gourmet grocer is one of the city's best spots to put together a takeout meal. In addition to pastas, salads and antipasti, you'll find excellent sandwiches (charged by weight) made from quality ingred…