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Galani Restaurant

$$$$
Neighbourhood:
Ipanema
Brazilian, International, French, Contemporary
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Avenida Vieira Souto 460 | Hotel Caesar Park, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-006, Brazil
+55 21 2525 2560
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Today
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
Sat 13:00 - 15:30
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too many for too little. Food is regular, not really great but kind of expensive. Great view of Ipanema beach but we normally go to a restaurant to eat, right? So, other options are available around here...

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Thank Jose D
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food with a great selection. Special mention for the friendliest staff we have experienced on our travels.

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1 Thank Jim K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with amazing view on Ipanema beach. Amazing spot for lunch or dinner. Delicious food. A must go!

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1 Thank Eugenie C
Brasilia, Brazil
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Service was very courteous and helpful. Ambience was very nice and the view of Ipanema Beach is awesome. The food was delicious. Being diabetic, I would only have liked to find sugar-free dessert options in the menu.

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1 Thank souzael
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We arrived and knew we had to have the Sat feijoada! It was an expensive buffet, tasty but not t oo many options...

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Thank ClaudiaRz
Santos, SP
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265 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 555 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

It is a good restaurant, but too much expensive, the options are good, good list of wines, but because of the location is too far expensive.

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1 Thank Andrenalini
Reading, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We are as a four for two courses (starter and main). The restaurant is lively with a comfortable but stylish finish. The views are the initial draw looking directly over the crashing waves of Ipanema beach. The wine was good and the Wine list reasonable. The food was wonderful. Served with style and panache. A real mix of Brazilian cooking... More 

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Thank THFA1984
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

The service at this stylish restaurant with wonderful views of Ipanema beach was warm and friendly without being intrusive. The waiting staff went out of their way to help with questions about the food as well as enquiries about local artists that were represented in the restaurant. The food was delicious. We especially loved the gazpacho which was made with... More 

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San Jose, California
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Good atmosphere and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend eating here with friends and family..

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Thank alwaysworldtraveler
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We came here as a group of four on our last night in Rio. The service was impeccable and we all enjoyed our food. The waitress was wonderful, exceptionally polite and very attentive. We loved the location in the heart of ipanema overlooking the beach. Deducted one point only due to it being our most expensive meal whilst in Rio.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$24
Cuisine
Brazilian, International, French, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:30 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenida Vieira Souto 460 | Hotel Caesar Park, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22420-006, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: +55 21 2525 2560

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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