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Rascal

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$$ - $$$
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Botafogo
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Rua Lauro Muller | Shopping RioSul - 1o. Piso, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 2150, Brazil
21 3873 0339
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant food was average. We ordered pasta and mushroom pizza which had no taste. Also the pasta cause stomachache to my friend. However what is worst that the food is the scam... the waiter tried to scam us. He wrote a service charge that is more than 50% of the total cost. The service charge was written by the... More 

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Thank Hadeel55
Pittsford, New York, United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great Italian and Brazilian food. Large buffet with many local specialties. Trendy atmosphere. Very friendly staff. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and friendly. Serving Brazilian wines by the glass so you can taste several different wines. You can choose the meal with or without the buffet.

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Thank Geoff R
lucilenealmeida, MARKETING at Rascal, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We were very happy to have enjoyed our restaurant, the service and our plates. Hope to see you soon on a new visit! team Ráscal More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

looking the photos you can dream together.The place is open,although in a shopping mall.Very good quality although a restaurant chain.You may say I'd rather call this review 'although'.mediterranean food is the must but one can ask a pizza(there are several flavours).The risotto is present everyday,changing from shrimp to meat,from duck and pear to briecheese.you can order a menu or go... More 

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Thank acarajapa
Espoo, Finland
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218 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Nice restaurant in the shopping center. Buffet is really huge with cold and warm meals. Price is higher than other places in which we have visited.

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Thank Asko M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

great cold selections ... good spread and FRESH .. well replenished even the lettuce were spread with cold water to maintain the freshness .. thats CARE . Hot food ....pasta was over cooks and few meats but the Lasagne was perfect ..lots of Cheese with no limits . great Value for the money . wine selections can improve ..good service... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Pizza, salads and pasta bar. Food is pretty good and selection is adequate. The service was friendly and pricing reasonable. Overall, a decent meal at a fair price.

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Thank Steve R
Porto Alegre, RS
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218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

This restaurant it's inside the rio sul shopping, and has a interesting salad bar with some good options (expected more) some good cheeses . I chose the pasta instead of pizzas, which were all fresh and good, they had even a vegetarian lasagna. Don't recommend this place for vegans , mostly cheese based cooking .

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has a great buffet! The pizza was delicious, we couldn't stop eating!! The ravioli dish filled with banana and ricotta was great as well!! Really great place for lunch!!

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1 Thank Danielle S
Rio de Janeiro
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

I really like go to Rascal, it is like an Italian cantina and I feel like at home. I visit at list two times per month, love the salads, pizza, breads, the cuts of meat, and the wine options specially the Roots Carmener...my favorite ! The cost and benefit is very good, you can really eat with quality for an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

Located within the large RioSul Shopping Centre. Yes there is a food hall within the centre and as you would expect there are many fast-food outlets. Rascal is located on the lower floor and is quite different. We have eaten here on more than one occasion and the food and service are consistently very good. There is a substantial buffet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Brazilian, Mediterranean, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Lauro Muller | Shopping RioSul - 1o. Piso, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 2150, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Botafogo
  • Neighbourhood: Botafogo
  • Phone Number: 21 3873 0339

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Botafogo

Neighbourhood Profile
Botafogo
In recent years, Botafogo has become one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Rio. It hosts many modern restaurants with contemporary food and many venues to listen to rock and electronic music. Its numerous bars and pubs make this area a great choice for anyone interested in a great nightlife experience - in fact, some bars in the area are open all night. Casa Daros, an art museum that showcases amazing artists from Latin America, is a must see located in a historical building in Botafogo.
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