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 curmudgeon old school servers. There's an irresistible antipasti buffet (per kg R$1…
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…