Rio Grande do Sul restaurants

Top Choice Brazilian in Vale Dos Vinhedos

Valle Rustico

Wine country's best restaurant sits down a lonely and dark Vale dos Vinhedos dirt road – don't worry, it's open – where you'll find a wood-beamed dining room in the basement of a house and a lovely patio. Local chef…
Top Choice Seafood in Cambará do Sul

Restaurante do Lago

Chef Marcos Barberi pumps a ton of personality into his restaurant with a rustic, fireplace-warmed space full of antique furniture, colorful knickknacks and friendly demeanor. The speciality is fresh trout, prepared…
Top Choice Cafe in Porto Alegre

Agridoce Café

Don't judge a cafe by its facade! Enter the fascinating Victorian-vintage world of Agridoce and you'll quickly learn which Southern Brazilian cafe is hogging all of the personality. With walls adorned with a dissect…
Top Choice Italian in Porto Alegre

Atelier das Massas

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…
Top Choice Italian in Vale Dos Vinhedos

Mamma Gema

Unlike many of the trattorias in the region, Mamma focuses on quality, not quantity, and is a mainstay in Vale dos Vinhedos. The owner, a former professional footballer, harvests his own wild mushrooms for use in pe…
Top Choice Buffet in Cambará do Sul

Galeteria O Casarão

Set among homey hardwoods, this excellent restaurant serves the comfort food of Brazil's Italian immigrants. A buffet of organic salads, house-made pastas and soups accompanies house-specialty galeto (rotisserie spr…
Top Choice Sweets in Canela

Holic Pâtisserie

Pastry chef Amanda Selbach honed her skills at France's Institut Paul Bocuse. Colorful macarons (R$5; try bergamot!), decadent eclairs (R$14), mille-feuille (R$16) and a lovely ménage (chocolate, caramel and praline…
Top Choice Italian in Bento Gonçalves

Canta Maria Gastronomia

Occupying a lovely residential home in Planato near Igreja São Bento, this is the best of the restaurants specializing in the comida típica italiana buffet: capeletti (meat-filled pasta) soup, salad, pasta, galeto (…
Top Choice Italian in Gramado

Per Voi

Per Voi isn't Gramado's most famous restaurant specializing in the Italian-gaúcho tradition of bottomless capeletti soup, galeto (rotisserie spring chicken), and a series of pasta dishes, but it is the best and most…
Top Choice Cafe in Santo Ângelo

Kemper’s Haus

This decadent cafe and chocolataria makes for a mighty fine stop for a sweet treat (we're partial to the Italian merengue and doce de leite–topped Avenida Briefing brownie), espresso or a small but excellent menu of…