A world away from the touristy restaurants that line Copacabana's beachfront, this small Italian restaurant is easily overlooked but well worth seeking out. The menu celebrates Italy's diverse regional cuisines. The fish-stuffed ravioli with saffron sauce stands out among many wonderful pastas, and the meat cuts are uniformly top-quality. The knowledgeable staff can advise you about the proper wines to pair with your food—you might find yourself gladly accepting it,
as the list is extensive. The baskets of bread placed on the table aren't free. Ask the waiter to remove them if you don't want to pay for them.