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Il Fiume

$$ - $$$
Puerto Madero
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Olga Cossettini 1651, Puerto Madero Este, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant that was open in the middle of the day - it was hard to find. We stumbled on Il Fiume, around the corner from our hotel in Puerto Madero. The food was good to very good. The service could barely be called service. Our waiter acted as if it was an... More 

Thank J_Mas_63
Orlando, United States
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Home-made, fresh, delicious, authentic, big portions... All the attributes you want to hear out of an Italian restaurant, Il Fiume has them! Just go and, weather permitting, sit "al fresco."

Thank Gabriel M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

I was out with my mother looking for a place to catch a few drinks and had outdoor seating. We walked up on this place and found it to be very nice in appearance and my mom likes wine so Italian was a good choice. When we arrived the place was 15% occupied and there were still three tables open... More 

Thank Travis U
São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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205 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

This is a nice option of italian food in Puerto Madero. The restaurant is nice and cozy, the staff is friendly and the food is always great. I have been there several times and never got disappointed. They have a nice wine list. Prices are ok.

Thank Thelma G
Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Pros - clean modern good location excellent desserts, service good, cons - menu is only in Italian, no english language menu, and need more menu choices. They bring lots of bread but to go with the bread they bring a small dish with some type butter or sauce for the bread, but only a tablespoon of it, not near enough... More 

Thank tanguero43
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013 via mobile

The place looks nice at first glance, but it soon turns terrible due to the incredibly poor service. Food is, at most, poor, lacking all its flavor. We had to pour our own wine, our own water, the cutlery was handed to us...just absolutely terrible. NOT RECOMMENDED at all

Thank cesilva87
Dallas, TX
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013

I reviewed this restaurant in March 2010 as great but we were there in May 2013 and it was a huge disappointment. The quality of the food was terrible. The mozzerella in our caprese salad was hard and tasted spoiled. We couldn't eat any of it. My husband's fruita de mare risotto was passable but several years ago he had... More 

Thank dlflyer
Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Unpretentious restaurant in a very good location. Excellent pasta. We recommended it !!! We had a pasta and a very good, just grilled salmon. The price is ok for such a restaurant and the location.

Thank mili g
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

Dropped in after a long day touring BA since this restaurant is close to our hotel. Must say that I was rather disappointed. Our young waiter had very rudimentary English skills and was of little help with the menu (only available in Italian and Spanish). While I am sure there had to be someone else on the wait staff with... More 

Thank RLTW
São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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205 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012 via mobile

Definetely a good option in Puerto Madero. The wine list could be better.

Thank Thelma G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Olga Cossettini 1651, Puerto Madero Este, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Puerto Madero
  • Neighbourhood: Puerto Madero
  • Phone Number: 5787-3097

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

Staying in Puerto Madero

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Puerto Madero
From its refurbished red brick buildings and port cranes to its modern skyscrapers and luxurious apartment buildings, Puerto Madero is the perfect combination of old and new. The river provides a quiet, relaxing atmosphere that contrasts with the hustle and bustle of heavy traffic just blocks away. Across the river, flanked by skyscrapers, are beautiful parks and quiet streets that make this neighbourhood a unique destination in a city as busy as Buenos Aires. The restaurants, bars, and nightclubs on the docks make it a prime spot for nights out and have come to symbolise this area. Puerto Madero is even more striking after dark, when the lights from the docks and skyscrapers glow against the night sky.
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