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Live music and late night pizza in Pinheiros

There are tons of restaurants lining Rua dos Pinheiros in Sao Paulo, but if you are in the mood for pizza, I recommend Fração da Pizza.  Located in a cute house, this multi space pizzeria is serving up some of the best thin crust pizza in Sao Paulo.  The house is divided into 3 spaces: […]

New gastronomic complex in Zona Sul: Gourmet Lagoon

When I feel like going to see a movie I have always tried to go to Cinepolis Lagoon for two reasons: It’s a beautiful location right on the Lagoa and they serve caramel and regular popcorn (you can mix them).  You can read more of my thoughts on the movie theater here, but I want to […]

Skip The Popcorn! Go For A ‘Classy’ Dinner & A Movie In Gavea

When you think of eating in a mall the first thing that comes to mind are scary images of an over crowded, fast food disaster ‘food court’ (at least that is what I picture).  To my surprise, there are actually a number of good restaurants in the Rio malls, which makes doing ‘dinner and a […]

São Paulo’s Hotel Unique

While in São Paulo this weekend, I stayed at the Hotel Unique and I must say, it is very unique.  The hotel was created by architectural genius Ruy Ohtake who made this boat shape or watermelon, not just a ‘unique’ hotel but also an urban work of art. When you enter the Unique, you will […]

Stravaganze Is No Ordinary Pizzeria

I remember my first cab ride around Lagoa and out of the corner of my eye spotting an adorable glass-front restaurant with candles lining the walls.  Since that first glimpse a year ago I have wanted to try this cute restaurant and finally, made my way to Stravaganze Pizzeria, my mystery restaurant. From the outside  this […]

Late Night Pizza at Vezpa

Do you get hungry after a night of dancing and partying?  For most people, I believe it all started in college…After a long and usually wild night out the ‘late night’ craving hits and what is always open late? Pizza.  Whether you like it, want it, don’t want it or know you shouldn’t have it, […]

Stay In Or Dine Out At Pizza al Taglio

On Carlos Gois in Leblon, tucked away down a little alley way is Pizza al Taglio, a tiny  place (more like a small window) with a couple of tent covered tables outside.  This is the only place in Rio that you will find Neapolitan style square pizza’s! Owner Migan Leandro, studied a fermentation process which […]

Ilha Grande: Marbella Pizzeria

After having seafood for dinner and lunch we needed a change of pace and pizza seemed to be the perfect fit.  Marbella Pizzaria located in Abraao Ilha Grande is an old fashioned pizza restaurant with a tropical twist.  The inside reminded me of your standard pizza joint with red and white place-mats, the outside area […]

Mamma Jamma- Opening Night

On Thursday night I attended my first ‘Opening Night Party‘ in Rio for the newest Barra location(other is on Lagoa) of Mamma Jamma Pizzeria.  First let me say that when it comes to getting ready for an event in Rio,  I am never quite sure what to wear (since Rio tends to be on the […]

Garden Dining in Ipanema: Artigianos

Every time I walk across the canal into Ipanema the restaurant Artigiano (same owners as Fiorino, The Anna, Pomodorino) always catches my eye (I am such a sucker for outdoor dining).  I was immediately intrigued by the enchanting presence this dim lit two story ‘house’ with large balconies  provides.  From the outside, the balconies (on […]