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Trattoria Don Francesco

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$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Olinda
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Rua Prudente de Morais, 358, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3429-3852
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Today
12:00 - 16:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Sat 18:30 - 00:00
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This trattoria is currently overrated. The food was all right, but nothing to rave about and certainly not very Italian in anything other than name. They serve some not very good pasta with either a tomato or a bolognese sauce with (not before) your meat or main course. In fairness the meat was well cooked, but that is as far... More 

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Thank Hulot101
Cologne, Germany
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

The location is nice. The outside area was quite lovely. The waiter ony spole portugese but they had a menu in english. The food was quite expensive for brazil. The noodles i orderen were way to salty but when i complained the waiter did not understand the problem. There are far better options in olinda then this restaurant

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Thank sarahs123321
Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

The visit was tiresome. Expecting a quick meal here is pointless, it took nearly an hour to the food get to the waitress take my order, and with only 2 waitress for the whole restaurant they are overburdened. Even thought the food was great, really enjoined it all and I highly recommend to visit when the restaurant is empty. DO... More 

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Thank ElisaSPG
Toulouse, France
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015 via mobile

After a wait of an hour and a quarter we had to ask for some bread. They had forgotten our order. When it finally arrived the provolone ao forno was adequate but not special. The two tagliatelle dishes were disappointing - especially after the fuss that everything was homemade. I am sure it was but no better than fresh tagliatelle... More 

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Thank Peter T
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I came here on our last hours in Olinda before flying back to Rio. It was hard to decide what to order as everything sounded so good! The service was fast and pleasant! Mind you, it was a quiet Thursday afternoon with only four people in the restaurant. Also the waitress spoke English. We ordered the tagliatelle... More 

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Thank James S
Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

Lovely cozy little restaurant overlooking Olinda. Great hosts, warm and friendly. After 5 weeks of Brazilian food it was a nice change. Good salads and wonderful pastas.

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Thank Texascountess
London
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

I am not a chef, but I would assume when one side of the Lasagne is piping hot and the other side is cold, it might be a sign that is was not be prepared on the spot. I was then told, that they prepare all the Pasta's in the morning and they just heat it up in the oven... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

Tasty, friendly, go there if you can. The pasta is hand made and you can taste the fresh ingredients

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Thank ghanbg
Recife, PE
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

A wonderful restaurant in Olinda. It´s perfekt to have a table on the terrace and aprecciate a beautiful view from Olinda. The food was delicious and the service very kind and polite, desert was a miracle (Tiramisu) I could ask for another one without weight remorse. The dishes have a perfekt size for one person. I would recomend to try... More 

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Brazil
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

The pasta is hand made by the owner, they have their own vegetal garden. Delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:00
Saturday
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rua Prudente de Morais, 358, Olinda, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Olinda
  • Phone Number: (81) 3429-3852

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?