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Rua Barao da Torre 358 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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Lisbon District, Portugal
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed this restaurant. Good service tasty well done food. The only a bit disappointing aspect since this restaurant is part of one of the best wine shops is the wine list for glasses or even half bottles.. a list which really isn't one: 2 different whites for the glass and 1 for 1/2 bottles. It should be very easy... More 

Thank Strawinskyy
Galveston Island, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Despite the fact that we wanted to sit outside and it was closed...the food and service at Cavist was excellent. We had the fish of the day, and the filet and both were amazing. Highly recommend.

Thank emily b
Nairobi, Kenya
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2,437 reviews
837 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 954 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I had dinner at Cavist last week. Located on a quiet stretch of rua Barao da Torre in Ipanema, it is a classy & elegant restaurant that serves French food. It also presents itself as a wine cellar (they do tastings every once in a while). Great decor, a nice interior space with a great selection of wines well laid... More 

Thank Ibadanboy
Newport Beach, California, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Ate here for lunch on our final day in Rio. Food was really tasty Italian food and the service was excellent! They have a three course executive lunch menu that came out to about $18 USD pp and the options were very satisfying. They have a wine shop in the back where you can pick your own bottle. They will... More 

Thank Ben S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2015

We went to Cavist after dinner to have a couple of glasses of red wine to finish the night. We were greeted by a man who sent us to the cellar to choose our red. It was an excellent wine room and we were excited about drinking our wine. When we asked what red wine we could drink by the... More 

1 Thank petergalbraith2014
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Besides having a great menu, this restaurant also offers you the chance to walk around many bottles of wine. You can see the price tag, the country and the type of grape you prefer. You choose the bottle and the waiter takes it to your table! Awesome! I do recommend!

1 Thank Simone R
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Great restaurant, not just for wine lovers. Both the appetizers and the entrees were excellent. I recommend enjoying the lovely terrace upstairs overlooking the square. Also, the prices are quite reasonable given the preparation and quality of ingredients. Vast wine selection downstairs at the cellar. Thoroughly recommended if you a re looking for a nice dinning experience in Ipanema.

1 Thank fmonti
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2013 via mobile

The wine store is on the ground floor with a quite offer of good wines. You can have a table to degust some wines and have a dinner at the same floor. The tip: ask for a table on the second floor at the terrace - it is a special place in front of the Nossa Senhora da Paz Square.... More 

Thank Flavio M
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188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013

We went there just to taste some good wines : Mistake!. Though the name refers clearly to wine, it's a restaurant and they don't seem very interested by costumers who just want to have good time tasting few nice glass of wine. However, I can't talk about the food.

2 Thank Bernatchez
Syracuse, New York
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2013 via mobile

Cavist came highly recommended - we read the reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. We wanted something nice and figured a wine bar would be perfect. We had met another couple who stumbled upon this place randomly after the hotel concierge recommended a different place. The other couple said they really liked it so "why... More 

Thank Dennis C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$38
Italian, Wine Bar, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Barao da Torre 358 | Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Ipanema
  • Neighbourhood: Ipanema
  • Phone Number: 552121237900
Located in a charming house built in the 1930's, with a privileged view of the Nossa Senhora da Paz square, in Ipanema, the Cavist Vinoteca & Restô offers a light and modern environment, with a menu inspired by the french-italian cuisine, with a brazilian touch. On the first floor, apart from the restaurant, you can find a wine store with over 2 thousand labels from 16 different countries, offering the best when it comes to wine. On the second floor, a delightful balcony, where the most disputed tables in the restaurant are, is the ideal place for unforgettable evenings and nights.

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Staying in Ipanema

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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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